$10 in advance/$12 at the door
10:30pm doors/11pm showtime
Hailing from Minneapolis, Alex Rossi is a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter who has been performing professionally for nearly 20 years. With strong roots in blues, soul and funk, Rossi has created his own unique and recognizable sound from his diverse musical background. Backed by a band featuring Minneapolis music scene heavy hitters, every set is dynamic and organic. Whether you're hearing them for the first time or the hundredth time, you'll never want to leave the dance floor.
Rossi formed and fronted his band Root City in 1998, beginning as a blues trio and developing into a full band including a horn section and a fellow Minneapolis beatboxer, Heatbox. The band has been a mainstay of the Minneapolis music scene for a over a decade, holding down its legendary Wednesday night house gig at Gluek’s, which recently relocated to the legendary Bunkers Music Bar & Grill. He is also known as a past cast member and co-creater of the Rhythmic Circus, an award-winning musical production with Broadway and international acclaim.
A nationally recognized songwriter, Rossi’s songwriting was recognized when he was selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. He has shared the stage with notable artists including Chicago, Steve Miller Band, Johnny Lang, Eric Hutchinson, Jimmie Vaughan, Blues Traveler, Morris Day & The Time, The Funk Brothers, Susan Tedeschi, Los Lonely Boys, Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Ave and many others. He has been honored to perform for the troops on multiple occasions, across the globe. Recently featured on Dana White's show 'Looking for a Fight', he and his band performed the official UFC afterparty in La Vegas last year.
Rossi's discography includes 3 full length albums, a live album and an EP. In August 2017, Alex Rossi released his new record "Echoes from the Arches", produced by the industry respected John Fields. The album is available on Itunes, Alexrossimusic.com, Spotify and more.
MIKEL WRIGHT & THE WRONGS:
Based out of Minneapolis, Mikel Wright & The Wrongs bring some of the best that the Twin Cities has to offer. Rooted in old soul, funk, and cajun rhythms, and inspired by current bands like Umphrey's McGee and The String Cheese Incident, MWTWs brilliantly transcend genres in every set. With their contagious onstage energy, Mikel and the ferociously talented rhythm section have gained a respected reputation for cultivating unforgettable nights of music.
Mikel Wright & The Wrongs are always a great time. Audiences will agree as they wipe the sweat from their brows and nurse sore legs from gettin' down!
With a well received debut album "We Get Down", and now their sophomore release "The Return Of The Wrongs", they are touring nationally to spread the word!