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ERIK KOSKINEN/ Will Overman-buy tickets here

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm


ATTENTION: The summer fling of the Delta variant has us once again rethinking how to do safely do our business. The CDC recommends that vaccinated Americans return to wearing masks in indoor spaces in communities where coronavirus transmission is substantial or high, and Jefferson county, Wisconsin, is currently in the substantial category https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view, so we’ll do our part.

The small space of the listening room prevents any reasonable distancing. For the safety of everyone, and to protect the performers who cannot mask while performing, we will be requiring:

  • mask wearing in the listening room, and recommending it in all of our spaces when not eating or drinking
  • proof of vaccination

Keep checking for updates.

The show will also be live streamed on our Carpecast YouTube channel, accessible through this link: https://youtu.be/DBnOpfD1-10

If you watch , please make a donation to help support the artists and the Carpe in this endeavor.

Musically driven from blending American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, ERIK KOSKINEN  realizes a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and rooted. Koskinen’s music is a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theater of love and war, of history and pain, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie, Ry Cooder and Randy Newman while speaking as plainly as your neighbor.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Koskinen “the real deal” and “the best country songwriter in Minnesota.”  ​

WILL OVERMAN–  will do an opening set.

The Charlottesville, VA based singer-songwriter’s music carries a maturity to match the up-and-down life he has lived over the past 26 years. From fronting a touring band while attending college, through-hiking the Appalachian Trail and traveling around the world for several months, to witnessing his parents’ divorce, standing by his wife as she fought and beat cancer twice, and going through tough financial situations while trying to make it as a creator; Will’s songs evoke the wisdom of an old soul with youthful optimism. Listeners can easily recognize a blending of genres such as Folk, Pop, Country and Rock n’ Roll among Will’s music, bearing to mind the approach that legends Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, or James Taylor took in their prime, and how today’s singer-songwriter heroes such as: John Mayer, Jason Isbell, and Josh Ritter, have expanded on it.


September 9
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm