See a list of past performances.

2016 Performances

August

Aug. 23
noon
Centennial Lakes Park
Edina, MN (map)
Another rollicking show for my Centennial Lakes friends!
Aug. 26
9:30 a.m.
Rogers Elementary School
Rogers, MN (map)
My second summer working with the Elk River EdVenture kids. Another round of imagination, music and fun!
Aug. 26
11:30 a.m.
Hassan Elementary School
Rogers, MN (map)
More music/story EdVentures...
Aug. 29
1:30 p.m.
Cherrywood Pointe
Roseville, MN (map)
Playing for some seniors at a place I've never been before, so ... fun's in the offing!
Aug. 31
7 p.m.
Trail Head Park Bandshell
Houston, MN (map)
I get to be part of the "Lawnchair Concert Series" again here in Houston. I was with them a couple of years ago and now's a chance to send some sweet rootsy music out over the Root River. Cheryl and Allen, hope you can come!

September

Sept. 7
1:30 p.m.
Minnesota Veteran's Home
Minneapolis, MN (map)
Another opportunity to give some music and stories to these folks who have given so much.
Sept. 8
2 p.m.
Legacy of St. Anthony
St. Anthony, MN (map)
An hour of music for these seniors. I've been here before and we always manage to have a fun time! Music has sweetened my own aging and that's a fact.
Sept. 11
9 a.m.
West Union Lutheran Church
Cologne, MN (map)
I'll probably be helping out with worship today and maybe something else. Plans unfolding. I've worked with these fine folks before and know we'll have a good time kicking off the new church year!
Sept. 11
6 p.m.
Farmfest
North Oaks, MN (map)
Another year adding to the joy at Farmfest. It's a family event centered on the old James J. Hill family farm. All kinds of stuff going on. Look for me over by the blacksmith's shop. I'm doing a 45-min. set.
Sept. 15
2 p.m.
Oak Meadows Senior Living
Oakdale, MN (map)
My first time here. Sharing songs and stories with the seniors, naturally!
Sept. 17
noon
The Anderson Center
Red Wing, MN (map)
One of the funnest events of the year here in Minnesota! It's the annual Celebration of Minnesota Children's Authors and Illustrators festival near Red Wing. It's just what it says, and it's great! My sixth year doing music there out on the lawn. Times and details to follow.
Sept. 20
1:30 p.m.
Covenant Village of Golden Valley
Golden Valley, MN (map)
An hour program for these fine folks. My fifth time with them. Tony and Pat, hope to see you there!
Sept. 21
2 p.m.
Heathers Estates
Crystal, MN (map)
An opportunity to give back musically to seniors who have given so much all their lives.
Sept. 22
noon
Edinborough Park
Edina, MN (map)
More song/story fun at Edinborough! This show was changed from October 13th, incidentally. Complicated life.
Sept. 24
12:45 p.m.
St. Peder's Lutheran Church
Minneapolis, MN (map)
Helping out at a Sons of Norway meeting today. And do those guys know how to cook! Ohhh, ja.
Sept. 27
11:15 a.m.
Faith Lutheran Church
Coon Rapids, MN (map)
Doing a program for the seniors here today. Been awhile since I've performed here so it'll be good to be back.

November

Nov. 16 to
Nov. 17
Wayzata Community Church Nursery School
Wayzata, MN (map)
Working with the preschoolers here at WCCNS to day and tomorrow. More fun might break out than we can manage, but that's a risk I take every time I open my banjo case!
Nov. 19
1 p.m.
Washington County Historic Courthouse
Stillwater, MN (map)
Once again I'll be be providing mellifluous Christmasy music for "Victorian Christmas at the Courthouse" on my harp guitar. Lots of great food and crafts, too. What? You don't know what a harp guitar is?? Come and find out! And be sure to tour the old jail.

December

Dec. 1
6:30 p.m.
Alexandria Technical College
Alexandria, MN (map)
Year # (drum roll, please...) NINETEEN doing music for the ATC family holiday party! It's always lots of fun. And Santa always seems to show up! I get to roll out a lot of my favorite Christmas/holiday stuff along with the cookie decorating.
Dec. 9
2 p.m.
Gramercy Park
Richfield, MN (map)
A show for the seniors here at Gramercy.
Dec. 13
9:30 a.m.
St. John's Childcare
Minneapolis, MN (map)
My twelfth year working with the St. John's kids. Holiday songs and stories and they all get to learn how to play the spoons!
Dec. 13
6:15 p.m.
Forest Lake Central Learning Center
Forest Lake, MN (map)
A fun time of songs and stories for preschoolers and their families.
Dec. 15
10 a.m.
My Own Montessori
Elk River, MN (map)
My friend, Lynn, runs this outstanding preschool housed in Union Congregation Church in Elk River. This is my fourth year helping out with the "Goodwill Tea" where the kids sing, the parents clap and we all have coffee, cookies and laugh. It's great!

2017 Performances

January

Jan. 14
11:15 a.m.
George Latimer Central Library
St. Paul, MN (map)
Near as I can tell it's been fourteen years since I've played here. but now I'm back! Songs to celebrate reading and applaud books and all that stuff we love so much. Come and join us on a chilly Saturday morning and get warm to the music!

April

April 12
12:10 p.m.
Wooddale Academy
Eden Prairie, MN (map)
Some songs and stories for my little Wooddale buddies with an Easter flavor. Like it!
April 13
12:10 p.m.
Wooddale Academy
Eden Prairie, MN (map)
More Eastery tale-tunes for the Wooddale buglets!

May

May 31
9:30 a.m.
Creek Valley Elementary School
Edina, MN (map)
My 24th year working with the K kids at Creek Valley! Hard to believe. We all sit down in one of the K rooms and celebrate the end of the school year with a bunch of fun JP songs and stories. What a fun way to end kindergarten!

June

June 23
10 a.m.
Hjemkomst Festival
Moorhead, MN (map)
A guy named Robert Asp built a replica of a Viking ship which he and crew proceeded to sail to Norway. Talk about tenacity! He called this ship the Hjemkomst (homecoming) and this nordic festival is named in his honor. I'll be doing music there at times to be announced. Incidentally, this listing originally appeared as happening in 2016, but it actually should have been listed as 2017. Whoops!
June 26
10:30 a.m.
Wheaton Community Library
Wheaton, MN (map)
The first stop on a week-long Viking Library tour. I'm doing fourteen shows here in west-central Minnesota between now and Friday. I performed here in 2015 so it'll be fun to be back. Please join us if you find yourself in the area. The more the merrier!
June 26
2 p.m.
Browns Valley Public Library
Browns Valley, MN (map)
Getting into high gear here with this tour. I had a fine time at this library in 2015, so here we go again here on the far western edge of the Minnesota Territory. Fall out the back door and you're in South Dakota.
June 26
7 p.m.
Perham Area Library
Perham, MN (map)
My third time playing here in recent years. It's gonna be a fun, fun time, as always. Jinny-With-A-'J' I hope you can come. And bring Mr. Hugo!
June 27
10:30 a.m.
Morris Public Library
Morris, MN (map)
More songs and stories on the Viking Library tour. I played here in 2015 and we sure had fun! More of the same, but different.
June 27
2 p.m.
Hancock Community Library
Hancock, MN (map)
Afternoon: time to be confirmed. I've played here at the local school a couple of times. This time we're at the library with a reading focus.
June 27
6:30 p.m.
Fergus Falls Public Library
Fergus Falls, MN (map)
My third show today celebrating reading on my Viking Library tour this week. Having this much fun can be tiring!
June 28
10:30 a.m.
Pelican Rapids Public Library
Pelican Rapids, MN (map)
I'll be settin' up the system, opening the cases and holding forth musically on the joys of books. What a life! I'll also be on the lookout for books to acquire for my Little Free Library (#3976).
June 28
3 p.m.
New York Mills City Ballroom
New York Mills, MN (map)
Mid way on the Viking Library Tour. NYM is a cool town with a fine arts center and some fine folks. If you're one of them, come on out and join in the song/story fun. This show on behalf of the local library.
June 28
6:30 p.m.
Henning Landmark Center
Henning, MN (map)
A show for the Henning Library. I've performed here in Henning several times in the past but this is the first time for the library. Fun to follow! Time to be confirmed.
June 29
10:30 a.m.
Douglas County Library
Alexandria, MN (map)
Another stop on my Viking Library tour, and a very special one to me. This is the library that I came to when I was a little guy falling in love with books. Here's where I was enchanted by "McElligott's Pool" by Dr. Seuss. I think it's in a different location now, but such a joy to play here fifty-three years later!
June 29
2 p.m.
Glenwood Public Library
Glenwood, MN (map)
More book-related tales, tunes and musical tomfoolery. Er ... jackfoolery! Time to be confirmed.
June 29
6:30 p.m.
Thorson Memorial Library
Elbow Lake, MN (map)
Beating the reading drum on my guitar and banjo. So to speak.
June 30
10 a.m.
Evansville Care Campus
Evansville, MN (map)
My last day on this library tour. It's been great! Time to be confirmed. I have the distinct privilege of playing for the seniors here at the Care Campus today. Old, new, borrowed, blue - all the good stuff!
June 30
6:30 p.m.
Evansville Art Center
Evansville, MN (map)
An evening show for the local library. Time to be confirmed. The last show on my 5-day Viking Library tour. Home again, home again, hippity-hop!