Music in the Café


Music in the Café had a great tenth season of lunchtime performances. Performances this year were one Wednesday each in June, July and August of, 2016 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. The following artists were featured this past year:

June 22 - Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows - The first lunch-hour concert, features Kate Lynch who plays the upright bass and delivers heartfelt vocals to songs carefully culled from gem hits of the 1920s-1950s. She is backed by an amazing bunch of top Twin Cities talent, the most excellent fellows (include, but are not limited to); Chris Beaty, Ken Chastian, Greg Lewis, Michael Nelson, Andy Vaaler, and Tim Zhorne.

Kate Lynch

July 27 - Jillian Rae and Eric Martin - Jillian Rae is a multi-talented violinist, lead vocalist, and songwriter whose creative and dynamic style of violin playing, along with her lifelong experience as a performer, lend her an assured stage presence. She has an innate ability to create hook-laden tunes affirming the positives of life in the face of struggle and disappointment.

She will be performing with Eric Martin. Eric Martin is a singer/songwriter from Minneapolis

Jillian Rae

August 24 - The Hounds of Finn- ​The Hounds of Finn consist of three talented performers: Michelle MacGregor (fiddle), Pete McCauley(vocals, mandolin, guitar) and Lojo Russo (Vocals, guitar, mandolin, bass, bodhran). 

Michelle plays “fiddle with attitude,” steeped in Scottish and Irish traditions and is a transplant to the northern tundra from the mountains of Colorado.  Pete McCauley Pete has played in numerous bands over the years and is a founding member and the original guitarist for the rock trio Eddie Mac.  Logo Russo’s artistic and musical professionalism has proven time and again that she is the right fit - no matter what the program. She doesn’t just play at her audience - she plays with her audience.

Hounds of Finn

Minnesota Music Coalition


If you would like more information on the series, or wish to sponsor the 2017 season, please contact Judy at or 651.292.1239.