Music in the Café

Wednesdays in July | 12 pm | Free

 

Landmark Center welcomes back the ever popular music series, Music in the Café, for the eighth year. Performances are every Wednesday, July 9 - 30 at 12 pm in the beautiful atrium space of Landmark Center.  Past Music in the Café musicians have gone on to be featured at the Dakota Jazz Club and on NBC’s The Voice! The concerts are a great opportunity to hear talented local musicians not to mention they are free and open to the public.  Guests are invited to bring their lunch or purchase one from Anita’s Café. Music in the Café is sponsored in part by KFAI radio. Larry Englund, from KFAI's Rhythm and Grooves show will be on hand to host each concert.

July 9 - Café Accordion - “Berets and Bongos” describes the Café Accordion experience as a loungy, eclectic mix, full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude. The heart of the Café Accordion repertoire is the romantic, gypsy-influenced valse-musette. The group complements the musettes with swing, ballads, tangos, cha chas, rumbas, and cumbias to create a wonderfully varied show. They inject their music with good humor and expressive abandon and their high level of musicianship and passion for performance makes them an entertaining concert act as well as a great dance band.

Café Accordion

July 16 - Michael Monroe - Michael Monroe is a national performer that has been performing nationally for four decades. Monroe performs at festivals, conferences, colleges and clubs. He can also be found performing his original music in school programs and various residencies with the MN State Arts Board Performing Artist Roster and the Young Audiences. A 2001 McKnight Performing Musician Finalist, Monroe's music blends rich vocals, guitar, bamboo and glass flutes and combines the music styles of acoustic folk and jazzy reggae.

July 23 - Café Mélange - Café Mélange is comprised of husband and wife duo Brian and Sheralyn Barnes. Their eclectic variety of music is performed on both the guitar and mandolin, ranges from classic Americana to French, Italian and Latin and is said to transport listeners to another time and place.

July 30 - Joey Ryan – Joey Ryan (of Joey Ryan and the Inks) returns for the final performance of Music in the Café. Vitam.mn says "Joey Ryan’s lust for ‘60s pop, abundance of melodies and penchant for hooks reward without asking for anything more than a pair of ears and a pulse."

Joey Ryan
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If you would like more information on the series, please contact Alicia at awiesneth@landmarkcenter.org or 651-292-3063.