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Twin Cities' Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Music Festival





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Thurs 3 July @ 7pm
The Calof Series
Free! Spoken word/storytelling artists and singer/songwriters.
Produced by Scott Artley.
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Thurs 3 July @ 9pm

Free! An uncompromising, uncensored open stage.
Emceed by Tom Cassidy.
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Wed 16 July @ 7:30pm
Patrick's Presents

Burlesque, theater, dance, fashion performance, storytelling, & music.
Produced by Scott Artley.
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Sat 19 July
Gates: 12pm
Music: 1-10pm
rain or shine
4th Annual Twin Cities' Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Festival
30+ bands on 5 stages.
CityPages Best Rock Festival
Star Tribune Best Block Party
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~ Patrick's Cabaret will be closed for construction the end of July through around August 20 ~

Fri 22 Aug @ 7:30pm
My Horrifying Youth

Part empowering group-therapy, part collective shame-fest.
Produced by Scott Artley.
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Sat 23 Aug @ 7:30pm
Movement Tour

Kickoff celebration featuring Longshot & Desdamona.
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~ Patrick's Cabaret will be closed for construction
the end of July through around August 20 ~

Patrick's Cabaret's premises are alcohol-free

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State's general fund and its arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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  • The 4th Annual Twin Cities' Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Music Festival
    Saturday, July 19th 2014

    IndieGogo FestivalSupport the 2014 Roots, Rock, & Deep Blues Festival IndieGogo campaign.

    Recently honored as "Best Rock Festival Minneapolis 2014" by City Pages Best Of 2014 issue, this year will mark the fourth annual incarnation of the music and arts festival which features visual artists, performance art, and an astounding mix of local, regional, and national music acts on multiple stages. "We didn't have a single quibble with this past summer's Twin Cities' Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Music Festival... Tickets were only $20 at the gate. Beer from Harriet flowed freely, several food trucks were on the premises with tasty eats, and the crowds seemed duly appreciative." - City Pages

    Every year Patrick's Cabaret partners with local businesses and organizations to attract several thousand tastemakers to the Longfellow neighborhood and immerse them in music, art, community, craft food, and beverages. Patrick's Cabaret strives to offer the single best summer entertainment value by keeping entrance ticket prices at just $20 or less. However, with space limitations in the city, ticket sales are limited and advance purchase is strongly recommended.

    Scott ArtleyNew to the event this year is an Indiegogo crowd-sourced funding campaign to help raise money for the valuable year-round community arts programming at Patrick's Cabaret.

    Regular ticket sales will begin on our website May 15th, with a limited number of tickets available for just $15! "We are extremely excited to present the 4th annual Twin Cities' Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Music Festival, featuring artists and bands in the biggest, one day, all day feast for serious music fans. Just like last year's record setting event, this year will feature a fantastic, eclectic, and unique mix of music showcasing the best of old and new, experienced and emerging, local and national. This is an all ages event with something for everyone."
    - Chris Mozena, Music Festival Coordinator.

  • Time for a change

    Dear Friends,

    In our 28th year, it is time for a change.

    Patrick's Cabaret has spent nearly three decades as a grassroots organization built on what community members bring to the stage. We're still preaching the gospel of the original Cabaret format Patrick Scully started in 1986, providing a uniquely accessible platform for new performance. And we're excited to announce a new Cabaret format with new ways to get involved.

    Scott ArtleyAs you already know, Scott Artley joined our staff in January as the Performing Arts Curator. We asked Scott to redesign our Cabarets, creating more intentionally curated shows that engage new artists and audiences.

    He has done just that. Today we unveil Concept Cabarets, events that invite the local community to share performances around a common theme. Curated from an open Call for Performers, each Concept Cabaret explore a different facet of local identity, culture, and practice for an eclectic night of theatricality. 

    Scott's background in community organizing means he's committed to actively seeking out emerging and established artists working on the edge of culture, whether because of radical content, experimental form, or cultural marginality.

    We will continue to present our Open Call Cabarets several times a year, without thematic constraints. Open Call Cabarets focus on emerging artists of any genre or discipline wishing to bring their work to a new professional level, and established artists who would like to explore a new part of their practice or share new work.

    Learn more about the artist programming process at our updates Performers Page and check out the Call for Performers Page to learn about current opportunities to participate (and a sneak peek into upcoming events!). Keep an eye out for future Calls for Performers via our email list and Facebook page.

    Amy Hero Jones
    Executive/Artistic Director