Our events

Apr
28
7:00 pm19:00

Gregg Inhofer performs

The fourth Fridays have become 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!

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

http://www.gregginhofer.com/

Kamp Welch First Saturdays!
May
6
7:00 pm19:00

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 been a long time supporter of The Tawn Mastrey Foundation, helping to spread news and information and hope about Hepatitis C

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

May
12
7:00 pm19:00

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

Hannah McDaniel performs
May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Hannah McDaniel performs

Hannah returns for another show!

welcome this McNally-Smith school of music student for some real-life learning experience - we're excited to see the growth Hannah is making through her studies!

https://www.facebook.com/hmcdanielmusic/info

Kamp Welch Third Saturdays
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

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 been a long time supporter of The Tawn Mastrey Foundation, helping to spread news and information and hope about Hepatitis C

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


Daisy joins us for Brunch
Apr
15
11:00 am11:00

Daisy joins us for Brunch

Daisy Forester is a musician from Uptown, Minneapolis. 

She enjoys ski jumping, boxing, writing and basketball. 

She doesn't enjoy folding laundry or cleaning out the chicken coop.

She will be attending Southwest High School next year.

Ben Druskin performs
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Ben Druskin performs

            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

 

Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

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/

Reception for Deb Foutch -- artist
Mar
11
2:00 pm14:00

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/

Ovation String Quartet
Feb
26
10:00 am10:00

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

Stories from Students of English as a Second Language
Jan
28
3:00 pm15:00

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!

Richard Atkins performs
Dec
4
2:00 pm14:00

Richard Atkins performs

Singer, songwriter - and folk rock musician, Richard joins us for a Sunday afternoon to help you finish off your weekend and get ready for the week ahead!

https://www.facebook.com/richardatkinsmusic

Hannah McDaniel performs
Dec
2
7:00 pm19:00

Hannah McDaniel performs

Hannah is currently a student at McNally Smith.  She's a singer songwriter and instrumentalist - with lots of varied musical interests.  In town and ready for you!

https://www.facebook.com/hmcdanielmusic/

Nov
19
7:00 pm19:00

Helen Lapakko's stories and songs

Helen will be sharing stories from a new book she has just released - and will weave some of her original songs from a new cd - "Got to Keep on Going"  There will be books for signing - join us to celebrate with Helen!  Helen will be joined by local singer, songwriter Mark Subialka bringing a few of his own!

http://helenlapakko.com/

https://www.facebook.com/mark.subialka

Teghan Devon performs
Oct
21
7:00 pm19:00

Teghan Devon performs

If you missed her the first time around - here's a second chance.  If you caught her show on Oct 8 and need to hear more - here's another chance!

Welcome our newest of the McNally Smith students!

eghan 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/

Scott Horwath performing at Butter
Oct
9
3:00 pm15:00

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

Teghan Devon performs
Oct
8
7:00 pm19:00

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/

Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

Rick Davidson performs

Rick is a local singer songwriter who'll perform as solo acoustic guitar this time at Butter.  He's a frequent performer at the Underground Cafe in St. Paul.

NICOLLET OPEN STREETS!
Sep
18
11:00 am11:00

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.  Watch for a list of performers and guests to the stage - we'll also be doing some live remote broadcasting!

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

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/

jenTal and the huzBand perform
Sep
8
5:00 pm17:00

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

Jun
25
7:00 pm19:00

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/

Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

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!

We'll be featuring Dan Tanz of Farewell Tenney and Bobb Fantauzzo.

Dan and his guitar will be offering Americana/Roots music and Bobb shares his mix of Native American / Jazz on flute/recorders.

Jun
12
11:30 am11:30

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

Jun
4
7:00 pm19:00

Word Sprout is Back!

The Word Sprout Crew returns with Spoken Word, poetry and storytelling - in their First Saturday of the Month series at Butter - "Speakin' Easy" -

a $5 donation is suggested for this event -

http://www.wordsprout.org/

Apr
15
7:00 pm19:00

Bruno Nehemy performs

Bruno joins us again before returning to Brazil this summer.  If you missed his first appearance the word from the audience is you'll not want to miss this one!

 

Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

Anomaly

This awesome group brings ministry and mission to music! We are excited to have the members of this group back in the shop for an acoustic performance that will lift your spirits this winter! We provide an intimate space to connect with these fine musicians - you provide the energy.  Opportunities for conversation will be a part of this ongoing Second Friday series.

more info at http://www.sonexperience.com

Feb
27
Feb 28

Eugine Rosso performs

Acoustic guitar and original songs from Eugine - a singer musician of Ukranian background.

https://www.facebook.com/EugineRosso

http://www.grammyamplifier.com/artists/submission/sound-demo

Jan
10
2:00 pm14:00

Track Lighting Improv

The Track Lighting Improv group return for another 2nd Sunday Funday!  They need you to help create this lively afternoon of creative dramatics - stretch out your laugh muscles before you arrive.

Dec
20
2:00 pm14:00

Richard Atkins performs

Welcome Richard - a singer, songwriter who'll bring an acoustic folk set to Butter.

https://soundcloud.com/ratkins99-1/sets/ra-1

Dec
18
7:00 pm19:00

Robbin Molnar's Holiday show!

We are excited to have Robbin Molnar bring this year's Butter Holiday performance!  Robbin's exuberant and lively jazz background will offer a night of sing-along favorites for the whole family.