Our events

Oct
15
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!

http://helenlapakko.com/


Sep
23
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! It's a State Fair GRANDSTAND show - right here at butter!

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

http://www.gregginhofer.com/

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/

Sep
9
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

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
16
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/

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!

 

Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

Ebony Archer performs

Ebony is town from the Chicago-area and joins us at Butter to bring a night of R&B, soul, gospel and pop.  Ebony has a performed in lots of venues, and has several cd's to her name.  We're honored she has chosen us to share her talents with her local friends and family! 

https://www.reverbnation.com/ebonyarcher

Since the early age of four, she started singing in her church where her gift was discovered. In the year of 2000, Ebony joined Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago at the age of eight. With this group, Ebony has sung in front of audiences of ranging numbers and has shared the stage with many famous names in the industry such as YolandaAdams, R. Kelly, Celine Dion, Nick Carter, and the list continues. In the year of 2001, Ebony Archer was featured in R. Kelly’s video, “The World’s Greatest”. In the year of 2012, Ebony was the runner up in the national hymn competition for “Black Girls Run” with over 40,000 votes. Through her musical experiences, vocal training, and learning how to have great stage presence; Ebony has developed into a gifted singer and because of her inspiring voice, she is now known as the “Inspirer."

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.

Dec
17
5:30 pm17:30

REVERSE CAROLING

The tradition continues!  Join your Kingfield Neighbors for an opportunity to participate in community singing as caroling parties pop up around the neighborhood.  Butter is hosting an "indoor version" with local song-leader Bret Hesla providing the musical support and inspiration.  The cafe will set out warm cider and cookies to bring a bit of holiday cheer to the party!

find out more through the Facebook event page

Nov
20
7:00 pm19:00

Elliot Roche and his guitar

Elliot has a way of making his guitar sing.  Join us for a night of rock, blues, soul, jazz and more from this guitar player/singer.  If you missed him at the Open Streets event, come in from the cold and get an indoor show that will warm you up.

https://myspace.com/elliottroche

Nov
15
6:00 pm18:00

After Hours at Butter with the crew of CAFE MEOW

Join Jessica, Danielle, and Taylor- the trio behind what could be the first Cat-Cafe in the twin cities.  These young ladies will be promoting their kickstarter campaign with a chance to meet and greet at Butter.  Dan (former teacher of Danielle) is opening up the shop after hours on this Sunday, putting out the treats and keeping the coffee flowing to help make this dream move forward into reality.  Learn more at http://thecafemeow.com/

Join us for a lively evening of sharing cat stories and cat dreams.

Sorry, no live cats allowed. Which is exactly why this cafe needs to be.

Nov
13
7:00 pm19:00

Matthew J. at Butter

Local pop and hip hop singer Matthew J. joins us for an evening of lively live music. Pledge Empire records brings this rising star in to share from his latest EP

http://www.officialmatthewj.com/#home-section

Jordin Baas performs
Oct
8
5:00 pm17:00

Jordin Baas performs

Jordin Baas is a young alternative folk/pop artist from Milwaukee Wisconsin. She has drawn recognition for her lyrical content with insight well beyond her years and melodies that the listener cannot help but carry away with them. Gaining recognition with a momentum that is unstoppable, She is breaching the boundaries of her native Wisconsin, which can’t contain her any longer.