2014 Performances

July

July 28
3 p.m.
The Rivers
Burnsville, MN (map)
A return engagement with my friends at the Rivers. Yvonne, you'd better be there!
July 30
11 a.m.
Chaska Public Library
Chaska, MN (map)
I don't believe I've performed at this library before so it will be fun! Always nice to make new friends. Second show at 12:30pm. We'll be celebrating books and reading, naturally.
July 31
3 p.m.
Auburn Meadows
Waconia, MN (map)
Helping out celebrating some birthdays!

August

Aug. 1
10 a.m.
Grand Meadow Public Library
Grand Meadow, MN (map)
I think this is the first time I've been to this library. Always fun to make new friends! Who knows what cool new songs might make an appearance?
Aug. 5
11 a.m.
Chanhassen Public Library
Chanhassen, MN (map)
Another new library for me. Doing another show at 1:00pm, too. Maybe I'll invite all the books to come. No, wait. Then we'd have to have it out on the lawn...
Aug. 5
5:45 p.m.
Twin Lakes North
Brooklyn Center, MN (map)
My ol' Radio AAHS friend, Dan Geiger, asked me to come and help with "National Night Out." So here we go! Dan, I could be talked into doing "Talkin' Sneezin' Pizza Blues" for you just for old time's sake. And for new times, too, far as that goes.
Aug. 6
7 p.m.
Lawnchair Concert Series
Houston, MN (map)
A fun outdoor community concert venue in Minnesota's scenic bluff country. This one should be a lot of fun! But why let me have all the fun? Come on down and join us!
Aug. 7
6 p.m.
Ridgeway Community School
Ridgeway, MN (map)
I'm doing my "I Love to Read" show for the kids and families down here near Winona. It's been awhile since I've been there and I'm eager to return. Gotta love reading!
Aug. 8
11 a.m.
Ojibway Park amphitheater
Woodbury, MN (map)
A return after a few years to share tales and tunes with the kids and families here at Ojibway. This group tends to be largely preschoolers but you're all welcome, of course.
Aug. 15
noon
Douglas County Fair
Alexandria, MN (map)
I used to attend this fair as a child and now have an opportunity to perform there as an adult! I hope they still have my favorite ride - the Tilt-A-Whirl. We'll be celebrating Alex's 125th civic anniversary. Second show at 2pm.
Aug. 16
3:30 p.m.
New London Music Festival
New London, MN (map)
Henry's in first grade at Prairie Woods Elementary School here in New London. I came to sing songs at this school and he liked it so much he got me invited to this festival that his dad coordinates! Way to go, Henry, and I sure hope you can come to help me sing that day! The doings are at Neer Park in New London, 2nd Av. SE and Mill St.
Aug. 19
10 a.m.
Covenant Village
Golden Valley, MN (map)
I'm on for a morning coffee concert for the seniors here. We'll do a little Minnesota focus and have a good time.
Aug. 21
noon
Centennial Lakes Park
Edina, MN (map)
Another noon concert for kids. We'll meet under the roof in the amphitheater. Keeps the sun off and we can all hear better. Come if you can, Katy S., and bring the boys!
Aug. 22
7 p.m.
Annandale Municipal Park
Annandale, MN (map)
A family concert in the park here in Annandale for the locals and vacationing lake cabin folks. Stop by a shop called "All Things Good" on Main St. while you're there. You'll be glad you did. Oh, and I'll be joined by my good friend, Scott Malchow, on bass, dobro and guitar. Bring some requests and get ready for a good time!
Aug. 28
11:30 a.m.
Burnsville Senior Center
Burnsville, MN (map)
Another round of songs and stories with the good folks in Burnsville.

September

Sept. 7
9:30 a.m.
Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Bloomington, MN (map)
I'll be doing some music in each of the worship services as well as a mini-concert between services in the fellowship hall. Second worship service starts at 10:45am. Thanks to my friends Mike and Else for making this possible!
Sept. 12
8:30 p.m.
Camp Lebanon
Burtrum, MN (map)
It's been a spell since I played here at Lebanon but now it's time to tell stories for the dads and daughters. Music too, naturally.
Sept. 14
9:30 a.m.
Oak Hill Lutheran Brethren Church
Bloomington, MN (map)
I get to help kick off the new church program year with some JP songs and stories. If you came, we'd all be happier still!
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. 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
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?

December

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. 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!

2015 Performances

January

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!

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 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 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.