2014 Performances

August

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. 21
4:30 p.m.
St. Helena Church
Minneapolis, MN (map)
Sometimes when a family is overcome by hard times other families band together to help them. I get to be part of the band today. Thank-you, Cindy.
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. 27
7 p.m.
Westside Baptist Church
Aitkin, MN (map)
An end-of-the-summer community celebration with the Westside folks. I'll be doing an outdoor family concert 7-8pm. You're all welcome, naturally. Bring those song requests and get ready to eat ice cream!
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. 10
7:15 p.m.
Unity Church
St. Paul, MN (map)
I'm helping out with Wellspring Wednesday - a family fellowship event. I did this one last year, too, so it will be fun to return. I'll dig a little deeper into my bag of songs and stories this time. Join us!
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. 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
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. 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!

2015 Performances

January

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!

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.