Our events

Nathaniel Nelson performing
Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Nathaniel Nelson performing

Nathaniel is known to many of our regular customers as one of our bakery team.  Nathaniel's love of music is well-known to the staff and he's excited to share this with you!  He'll share his favorite influences and a few of his own works for an evening of sweet treats!

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NICOLLET OPEN STREETS!
Sep
24
11:00am11:00am

NICOLLET OPEN STREETS!

Back again - bigger and better - your day to enjoy ALL of Nicollet Avenue - as we clear the way for a two-mile long block party!

Butter will again host a stage at 37th and Nicollet - this year co-hosted by KFAI Radio 90.3 with Rico Morales. 

Here's our list for the Butter Stage

11 am: Teghan Devon

12 pm: 612LIVE

1 pm: Daisy Forrester

2 pm: J. Francis Olson

3 pm: Wilkinson James

4 pm Edie Ray

 

 

 

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Sep
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gregg Inhofer

The fourth Fridays have been the night to be at butter as Gregg settles in for his evening to share his love of music and to share his gift of piano wizardry!  We've moved to the 5th Friday this time around - just to be the last in the month again...

Join us for songs full of soul, love and fun.

http://www.gregginhofer.com/

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Kamp Welch First Saturdays
Oct
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Kamp Welch First Saturdays

Kamp Welch offers a Christian rock-blues style to his storytelling and witness.

  A veteran performer, Kamp is looking to make a regular go of First and Third Saturdays at Butter.  Kamp also offers to be available to just talk with folks about their experiences and is willing to share his story of life's ups and downs including time on the street without a home.

Kamp has a double cd called LET THERE BE LIGHT that contains his KFAI broadcasts and can be purchased at his performances for $20

https://www.facebook.com/kamp.welch.9

https://www.reverbnation.com/kampwelch

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Oct
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Ben Glaros - studio showcase

This special afternoon event will feature students of Ben Glaros - one our favorite guitar playing neighbors here at Butter!  It's a showcase event with students of all ages performing and word has it that Ben will perform too!
Stop by and enjoy - Butter is putting out the treats!

http://benglaros.com/

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High Holidays Concert with Judith Eisner and friends
Sep
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

High Holidays Concert with Judith Eisner and friends

What has been a house concert in years past becomes a public sharing our space at Butter to celebrate the Jewish High holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Join Judith and friends for great music, singing, treats and community building!

wishing you

shana tova u'metuka
5778

a healthy, happy, and sweet new year

 

 join friends and loved ones

newly composed YIddish Music by Judith Eisner 

with

Gretta Hunstiger, violin

Beth Albertson, cello

Diane Benjamin, tsimbl

healing thoughts and prayers by Rabbi Cathy Nemiroff

refreshments and time together

Space is limited.  To reserve your seat

RSVP by 9/12

  612.822.9236 or maven.juditheisner@gmail.com

 

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Kamp Welch Third Saturdays
Sep
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Kamp Welch Third Saturdays

Kamp Welch offers a Christian rock-blues style to his storytelling and witness.

  A veteran performer, Kamp is looking to make a regular go of First and Third Saturdays at Butter.  Kamp also offers to be available to just talk with folks about their experiences and is willing to share his story of life's ups and downs including time on the street without a home.

Kamp has a double cd called LET THERE BE LIGHT that contains his KFAI broadcasts and can be purchased at his performances for $20

https://www.facebook.com/kamp.welch.9

https://www.reverbnation.com/kampwelch

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NO TIME TO BE TIMID
Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

NO TIME TO BE TIMID

We're closing at 5 pm to help set up for several local poets (who happen to be women), who are providing a night of readings to raise awareness and funds for the Womens' Prison Book Project.  More info at their event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/132215290721951/

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Teghan Devon performs
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Teghan Devon performs

If you missed Teghan last year - she's back with another year of performing behind her!

Welcome our newest of the McNally Smith students!

Teghan Devon is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, who graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. Her music is often inspired by social causes and she performed in New York City at the "Going Noisy" event at the International Summit to End Sexual Violence.  She's performed in Colorado, Michigan, Texas, and Australia and has also been performing lately in Shephardstown and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Teghan Devon has released one EP called the Heart of Things, including a song entitled Christopher she wrote about the movie The Imitation Game. She hopes to write songs for movies and television shows and is pursuing that further at McNally Smith College of Music in Minnesota.

https://www.facebook.com/TeghanDevonMusic/

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Sep
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Anomaly Conversations Series

The band members of Anomaly join us for their Second Friday Conversation series

Our Conversations Series are open group discussions that take place at different coffee shops in the metro area. Come grab some coffee and bring some of those questions or thoughts that you may have concerning current events, religion, life, school, money, politics, cats, or any other topics that might be on your mind. No subject is taboo! Bring a favorite board game or cards. Let’s sit back, relax, and just communicate.

- http://www.sonexperience.com/conversations-series.html

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Lake Toba performs
Sep
2
2:00pm 2:00pm

Lake Toba performs

In town from Eugene Oregon - playing at the Dubliner Pub later in the evening -- catch them here at Butter for an intimate welcome to the cities!

Lake Toba is an old timey duo with rich harmonies over beautiful instrumentation on guitar, banjo and mandolin (no, not all three at the same time), and haunting original songwriting by Kyle McGonegle and Liat Tova Lis. They unravel a new story in each song with clear and heartfelt singing that exposes the emotion hidden in the verse. Their tight instrumentation brings each song to another level, as the pair breathes together, not just in their harmonies, but also through their instruments. Don't miss a chance to see Lake Toba live; the pair invites listeners into their world with warm conversation like old friends.

https://www.laketobamusic.com/

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Ben Druskin postponed until September --
Aug
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ben Druskin postponed until September --

            J. Benjamin Druskin makes his home in Minneapolis, devoting much of his time to the musical arts. In 1994, he received his B.A. in Music from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, with a concentration in music theory, and upon graduation, he moved to the East Coast to study acting with the National Shakespeare Conservatory. His studies in New York deepened his interest in music literature, and he returned to Minneapolis briefly to study 19th Century Chromaticism before moving to Los Angeles to pursue the opportunity to work with En Vogue in production of their 3rd album: EV3. Fascinated by digital audio production, he came back to the Twin Cities, this time for good, to nurture his passion for composing and simultaneously embrace the digital arts of music, completing his coursework in Audio Engineering at the Minneapolis Community & Technical College in 2012. This will be Ben's first experience performing songs at Butter Bakery Cafe, and the material will reflect a span of many years of song-craft in the making.

https://soundcloud.com/j-benjamin-druskin

 

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Tyler Edwards on tour
Jul
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tyler Edwards on tour

We welcome Tyler Edwards, originally from South Carolina - to perform with us as he introduces a new album, A Few Good Hearts.  

Folk- country - and lots of passion. A former rocker with I Anthem, he's running solo now.

http://www.tyleredwardsmusic.com/welcome

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KINGFIELD PORCHFEST!
Jun
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

KINGFIELD PORCHFEST!

We're setting up on the front patio for a night of music as Kingfield opens its porches to local musicians.  Hop on a bike or stroll around the neighborhood and hear lots of music!

FIRST UP - 6 pm- ALICIA KAY of the Changeups  - americana / country-rock

https://www.reverbnation.com/musician/aliciakay

7:30 pm -- Jamie Carter and his Band - jazz and blues -

https://www.facebook.com/events/129440950950763

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Reception for Deb Foutch -- artist
Mar
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

Reception for Deb Foutch -- artist

Help welcome Deb Foutch's neighborhood "Snow Birds" series with an afternoon of free Butter treats and time to connect with the artist herself!  Deb is a local artist - whose work spans many mediums. She's a member of Casket Arts Studios and a well loved Powderhorn Art Fair participant.

We're excited to offer a hands-on way for you participate through decorating your own bird for our cafe's windows as we celebrate spring migration using some of Deb's stencils.

http://www.deborahfoutch.net/

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Ovation String Quartet
Feb
26
10:00am10:00am

Ovation String Quartet

Make your Sunday morning brunch just a bit more memorable with this local string quartet playing while you dine with us.  A favorite for weddings, the quartet has a wide ranging set of from classical to pop and folk. 

 www.ovationstringquartet.com

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Stories from Students of English as a Second Language
Jan
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

Stories from Students of English as a Second Language

We partner with the MN Literacy Council and The English Learning Center to provide a space for adult students who are learning English as a second language to share stories about their experiences here. We will also hear stories from the MN Literacy Council's Journey's Anthology.  There will be opportunities for audience members to experience the life on a new immigrant to Minneapolis and there will be copies of the anthology Journeys available from MN Literacy Council.

http://mnliteracy.org/journeys

Join us to welcome these new immigrants to our community and share in their learning and achievements!

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Scott Horwath performing at Butter
Oct
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

Scott Horwath performing at Butter

Scott will join us for one of our occasional Sunday afternoon series of music events!

Piano player, singer -songwriter, Scott offers jazz and classic show/movie standards, and a wide range of classic folk songs, as well as originals. He's a seasoned professional often found with a trio performing locally, across the country, and overseas.  A classically trained pianist ready to inspire you for an afternoon!

https://www.facebook.com/scottghorwath

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Teghan Devon performs
Oct
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Teghan Devon performs

Teghan Devon is a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas who just graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. Her music is often inspired by social causes and she performed in New York City at the "Going Noisy" event at the International Summit to End Sexual Violence last July. She's performed in Colorado, Michigan, Texas, and Australia and has also been performing lately in Shephardstown and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Teghan Devon has released one EP called the Heart of Things, including a song entitled Christopher she wrote about the movie The Imitation Game. She hopes to write songs for movies and television shows and will be pursuing that further at McNally Smith College of Music in Minnesota.

https://www.facebook.com/TeghanDevonMusic/

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Wayne Horvitz - 21 Pianos Project
Sep
18
10:00am10:00am

Wayne Horvitz - 21 Pianos Project

Due to changes in travel plans...Wayne ended up at Butter on Thursday afternoon --- he'll be at the Kingfield Farmers Market on Sunday the 18th!  Perhaps we'll get him to find his way back to Butter for one last sidewalk appearance before taking off to other parts of the state!  Stay tuned (or out-of-tune- as the project turns out to be!)

Wayne Horvitz is rolling a piano around 21 Minnesota towns as a project that lets us explore entropy. 

“21 Pianos” is a site(s)-specific interaction with an extremely out of tune piano and twenty-one towns and cities in Minnesota. The project will take place over two month-long trips, followed by a period of composing and compiling. Finally the project will be documented in a book that includes two CDs.

Conceptually the work is about entropy, how things fall apart, and how people think about it. It is also about transformation, conscious or otherwise.

Working with a “ship’s piano”  (small, with only 67 keys) in extreme decay, Horvitz and a visual collaborator will travel with the piano to create mini, interactive performances. Voluntary performers will be able to play pieces from memory or improvise, which will then be recorded and visually documented.

 

http://www.waynehorvitz.com/

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jenTal and the huzBand perform
Sep
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

jenTal and the huzBand perform

On tour from Charlottesville, Virginia - this duo rocks with soul/jazz and folk. Jen on guitar, Jacob on percussion - they are members of We Are the Design - a band with a mission! They'll be promoting the release of their second album and are crossing the country - so we're honored to a stop along the way!  Join us in welcoming this talented pair!

http://www.wearethedesign.com/#!jentalband/c164h

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Jun
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Skally Line returns

Fred returns and the Skally Line will once again fill the cafe with sounds from the deep north!  Bluegrass, folk, roots, with that something special that gets your feet a-tapping.

This evening features a CD Release -- come hear some new tunes and pick up your very own copy of Skally Line's debut - Up the Road and Down the Flats

http://deepnorthmn.com/

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Jun
12
11:30am11:30am

BIRDS OF A DIFFERENT FEATHER

Join us in celebrating Birds of a Different Feather, a series of public artworks by Ben Janssens and Marjorie Pitz with mosaic artist Lori Greene. This series of work, spanning 8 blocks of Nicollet Avenue South from 32nd to 40th Streets, includes gateway sculptures and benches. Kick-off at 11:30am, Kingfield Farmer’s Market, 4310 Nicollet. Join Chicks on Sticks in a Parade to Ellwood Auto, 3948 Nicollet.

For more information contact Ann Godfrey

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