2014 Performances

September

Sept. 19
9 a.m.
Oakwood Elementary School
Plymouth, MN (map)
A fellow I worked with years ago asked me to come and play for the kids here, so here we go! The 9am show will be for grades K-2 and there's another performance at 10am for 3-5. Songs, stories, reading, instruments, you know. The Good Stuff!
Sept. 20
1 p.m.
the Anderson Center
Red Wing, MN (map)
The 15th annual Celebration of MN Childrens' Authors and Illustrators. The best quality people in the entire state tend to show up at this event, folks. Why, I'll even be there myself! All kinds of fun stuff going on with visiting authors, stilt walking, music, food, marbles and ... well, just come! JP sets starting at 1, 2, 3 & 4pm.
Sept. 21
10:30 a.m.
Blooming Grove Methodist Church
Medford, MN (map)
I'm basically doing the worship service for this little country church. They have two steeples. When two churches merged they thought it would be a good way of symbolizing the two streams of history and tradition they now shared. This morning is a fun fringe benefit of having played at a square dance convention.
Sept. 27
4 p.m.
Richardson Nature Center
Bloomington, MN (map)
I remember Mike from when he was in grade school but now he's running the nature center! Thanks for having me, Mike! I'm doing 30-min. shows at 4:00, 4:45 and 5:30pm for "Party on the Prairie." Kid/family friendly!
Sept. 28
9:50 a.m.
Plymouth Congregational Church
Minneapolis, MN (map)
I'm helping again with the family-friendly chapel worship prior to the main service. We meet in the chapel and have a great time. It's a little less formal and a lot of fun. But don't take my word for it!
Sept. 28
12:30 p.m.
St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church
Cannon Falls, MN (map)
Doin' a little show mostly for the kids for the St. Ansgar's 145th anniversary/Harvest Festival. Adults are allowed to listen in. If they behave.

October

Oct. 5
1 p.m.
Nemadji Research Center
Bruno, MN (map)
The Oak Lake/Trinity Lutheran Health Council is sponsoring this concert. It's open to everyone with refreshments following. I hope to see my old friend, Nate there. Nate, are you listening? Or reading, I mean?
Oct. 6
6 p.m.
Esko Public School
Esko, MN (map)
An evening show for the ECFE kids and families in Esko. Just south of Duluth, don'tcha know...
Oct. 10
1 p.m.
Ridgeway Community School
Ridgeway, MN (map)
Songs and stories for the Ridgeway families at school this afternoon! We're celebrating our older folks and all they bring to enrich our lives. It's a lot.
Oct. 17
11 a.m.
Northfield Public Library
Northfield, MN (map)
A little program I call "On the Trail of America" for the kids on break while their teachers have meetings. Sometimes it really does pay to be a kid.
Oct. 20
6 p.m.
St. Clair Elementary School
St. Clair, MN (map)
An evening of stories and songs for the ECFE preschoolers and their families.
Oct. 21 to
Oct. 22
Crest View Elementary School
Brooklyn Park, MN (map)
I'm working with my music teacher friend, Terra, on songs for the kids that explore character and positive life outlooks. They'll be getting ready for putting on a concert. We'll make sure they're ready!
Oct. 23
7:15 p.m.
Wooddale Church
Eden Prairie, MN (map)
"Forever Friends" is a group of special needs folks who meet at Wooddale. I get to meet with them today and share some songs and stories. They sure love to sing!
Oct. 26
2:30 p.m.
Buffalo United Methodist Church
Buffalo, MN (map)
A little show for the kids at their "Trunk-and-Treat" event. Kind of a Halloween alternative thing. Don't worry - it won't be scary!
Oct. 28
1:30 p.m.
Hinckley Elementary School
Hinckley, MN (map)
This started out as a preschool program for the ECFE kids but grew into an all-school celebration! Come and celebrate with us if you're in the area. We'll be in the gym.

November

Nov. 15
11:30 a.m.
The American Swedish Insitutue
Minneapolis, MN (map)
Year #6 for my annual show at the ASI! It's the start of the holiday season with Christmas Family Day. Come early and lunch at Fika, the amazing in-house restaurant. Second show at 1:00pm. Each show is thirty minutes so don't be late!

December

Dec. 4
6:30 p.m.
Alexandria Technical College
Alexandria, MN (map)
My 17th year entertaining at the ATC family Christmas/holiday party. I might have to write a new song to weave into the mix this year. Any ideas out there?
Dec. 6
11 a.m.
Inver Glen Library
Inver Grove Heights, MN (map)
These guys recently renovated their library and I'm helping them celebrate! Part of the "Raise a Reader" campaign. Now there's one I can get behind.
Dec. 6
5 p.m.
Julebyen
Knife River, MN (map)
Julebyen is an annual ephemeral Norwegian Christmas village (how's that for a string of adjectives) that happens on Superior's north shore. I get to be part of it this year. Meet us at the town recreation center at Church and Alger.
Dec. 9
9:30 a.m.
St. John's Childcare
Minneapolis, MN (map)
My tenth year singing and telling for the buglets at St. John's. Always a lot of fun.
Dec. 9
3:45 p.m.
RidgePointe
Minnetonka, MN (map)
The Chris & Jack Duo are entertaining here today. I'll be playing harp guitar joined by my friend, Chris Becknell on violin. That sweet holiday music will definitely flow!
Dec. 16
6 p.m.
Vermillion Community College
Ely, MN (map)
Yet another fine opportunity to hike up to Ely to sing and play for the kids. This show is mainly for preschoolers and their families sponsored by the Ely Early Childhood Coalition. Thanks, you guys!
Dec. 18
10:20 a.m.
My Own Montessori
Elk River, MN (map)
Lynn has a wonderful little Montessori school at Union Congregational Church. I'm helping out with Good Will Tea, an annual holiday event she hosts.

2015 Performances

January

Jan. 7
10:30 a.m.
St. John Lutheran School
St. Paul, MN (map)
Year #9 doing music with my friends at St. John School! A better clutch o' folks you'll never meet. Come join us if you'd like. Naomi and Vanessa, you, too!
Jan. 11
noon
Plymouth Congregational Church
Minneapolis, MN (map)
I'm doing a mini-concert for the kids and families as part of their Twelfth Night party. The show will be in Jones Commons. You're oh-so-welcome to join us!
Jan. 12
10:30 a.m.
Presentation of Mary Preschool
Maplewood, MN (map)
Doing a little Presentation presentation for the buglets today.
Jan. 13 to
Jan. 14
Tedd Mann Concert Hall
Minneapolis, MN (map)
I'm leading some sessions on songwriting with 3rd-4th graders. We'll have fun! I would have had a great time being part of a workshop like that led by me when I was that age, I'll tell you. Who knows who I would have become? The event is a a two-day thing sponsored by Success Beyond the Classroom.

February

Feb. 6
9:30 a.m.
Concord Elementary School
Edina, MN (map)
My tenth year celebrating songs and stories with the Concord kindergarteners! We'll break out my magical trunk of rhythm spoons and - well, watch out! Second session at 11:30am.
Feb. 12
12:15 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
White Bear Lake, MN (map)
A program for the seniors.

March

March 21
9 a.m.
Centennial Middle School
Lino Lakes, MN (map)
A truly interesting day! I'm working with a group called "Minnesota Future Problem Solvers." It's their annual competition and conference. It equips and challenges kids to apply creative thinking and imagination to crucial societal problems now and in the future. Wow, can I get behind that!

April

April 28
5 p.m.
Lincoln Ele. School
Hibbing, MN (map)
A show for the Title One kids and families in Hibbing. I played at the local library last summer.

May

May 14
10 a.m.
West Suburban Women's Club
Plymouth, MN (map)
Private event. If you'd like to preview my work, let me know and I'll arrange it.
May 21
2 p.m.
Hayes Elementary School
Fridley, MN (map)
Exuberant celebration of an as-yet unspecified nature will be going down at Hayes today. Stay tuned. It will be huge!
May 29
10 a.m.
Creek Valley Elementary School
Edina, MN (map)
My 22nd year working with the K kids here at Creek Valley! I always look forward to sending the kids off to summer play with some good songs and stories.

June

June 10
2 p.m.
Perham Public Library
Perham, MN (map)
Last year was my first time to this library. We had so much fun we're doing it again! I don't play in lots of stone libraries, but this is one of them. Jinny, can you come?
June 11
10:30 a.m.
Park Rapids Public Library
Park Rapids, MN (map)
My 18th year performing at one of my favorite libraries ever! We're having the concert over at the local Lutheran church - thanks, Pastor Sara! Please join us if you're in the area. This show is often on of the high points of the year for me.
June 11
5:15 p.m.
Bemidji Middle School
Bemidji, MN (map)
I'm helping with the 21st Century Kids program celebrating reading and all that good stuff. It went so well last year that we're doing it again.
June 12
10:30 a.m.
Bemidji Public Library
Bemidji, MN (map)
Yet another fun time at the Bemidji Library! It's become a tradition I very much enjoy. Look for lots of songs and stories and with a sweet accent on reading.