Live Music

EVENTS

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Jazz Savvy

Friday, Jul 5, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come down and tap your toes and snap your fingers to the fresh and innovative sounds of this talented jazz trio. A UO&V favorite!                           

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Beyond The Trees

Saturday, Jul 6, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Beyond the Trees is an acoustic duo made up of Alek Glauvitz (guitar and vocals) and Arja Lea Niskanen (vocals) from Saint Paul, MN. They perform an eclectic acoustic mix of folk, original, and contemporary and classic rock. Their original music blends a Minnesota/North Shore sensibility with an urban/bluegrass-folk feel for a very unique sound.

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Sarah VanValkenburg

Friday, Jul 12, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

I have been in music all my life but I think the song writing started when my kids were much smaller than they are now, I used to make up little songs and verses to keep them entertained. I enjoyed rhyming and watching their faces light up at the silliness! I decided to start guitar lessons and after a few lessons my guitar teacher encouraged me to try writing my own songs, and suggested I play a show or two. I told him I couldn’t possibly do that - to which he responded, “Why not?” I didn’t have a good reason, so I picked up my pen, paper, and guitar and began writing my story in song. My first CD is titled "WHY NOT?" My favorite part about playing shows is watching people’s reactions to my music. If I can make someone happy through a song, then I’ve done my job. I think music can create a space for camaraderie and togetherness, so when a listener comes up after a show and tells me they can relate to something I wrote about - it makes my night. Sarah VanValkenburg  

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Jim & Nancy Bierma

Saturday, Jul 13, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Nancy and Jim have been playing jazz together since 1976. Originally from Iowa, they performed in the Des Moines area until moving to the Twin Cities in 1994. Nancy (piano) and Jim (bass) love the opportunity to play as a duo, but each also have vast experience performing in all types of jazz ensembles. Their style can be described as post-Coltrane modern jazz. They love any song that has a beautiful melody and interesting chords, which makes their repertoire eclectic and includes a mix of jazz standards and popular songs from all eras.  Both Nancy and Jim have been inducted into the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame.

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Conor Moor Live

Friday, Jul 19, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Conor Moor is a talented and authentic musician with a soulful sound that resonates deeply with listeners. Hailing from diverse music scenes in major cities like Los Angeles, New Orleans, Portland, and Asheville, Conor has left his mark on stages big and small. With a background of playing in bands and recording multiple albums, Conor is now embarking on his solo journey, captivating audiences with his heartfelt lyrics and trance-inducing melodies. His performances are raw, emotive, and skillful, as he paints pictures with his music. Conor’s powerful vocals and skilled guitar playing create an immersive experience, drawing listeners into his intimate world of sound. As he continues to evolve as a solo artist, Conor Moor’s music performances promise not to disappoint and above all else, entertain. 

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Quinn and Meyer

Saturday, Jul 20, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pat Quinn and Peg/M.Etta Meyer perform a wide range of music, including folk rock, traditional and contemporary Irish songs, plus some pop and original material. Known for their tight harmonies and good-natured chemistry, Quinn & Meyer continue to welcome new listeners into their ever-expanding family of beloved regulars.            

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Classico Brazil

Friday, Jul 26, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Classics from the vast Brazilian repertoire in a traditional format, Very typical of the bossa nova and choros era in 1930 - 1970 in Rio de Janeiro - Guitar + Flute/Sax + percussion.       

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Jeffrey Smith

Saturday, Jul 27, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Jeffrey Smith has been playing music in the St. Croix Valley for 46 years. His solo show covers a broad swath of music from Coldplay to Willie Nelson to Sinatra - and a bunch of other things in between. With a pleasing mix of Pop, Country, Jazz, and Soft Rock hits, there promises to be something that will get your toes tapping and you humming along. 

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