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July 2022


July 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve seats and to indicate whether you are likely to eat here. Masks recommended in the tight space of our listening room. New England-raised, Minneapolis-based MOTHER BANJO makes her long-awaited return to Cafe Carpe after having a baby and releasing two new full-length albums. Called “an outstanding poet” (Inside Bluegrass), she was a Midwest Finalist for the prestigious NewSong Contest and has been featured nationally on SiriusXM Radio and CMT.com. Her latest album Eyes on the…

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July 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve seats and to indicate whether you will be eating here that night. Masks recommended in the intimate space of our listening room. JIM CRAIG, Chicago folk troubadour MARK DVORAK and C.T. THIEME-  together for a special in-the-round remembrance of folk legend Art Thieme titled “A Handful of Songs.” Great to have them all back for a fantastic evening of music and camaraderie. Art Thieme who passed away in 2015, would have been eighty-one on July…

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July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Masks recommended in our intimate back room. Round robin song circle led by TRICIA ALEXANDER– (performer, poet, healer, “with a voice, music and lyrics that resonate the heart”) done informally, not from the stage, no microphones. This is a lovely gathering of singers, songwriters, musicians and music appreciators, poets, and storytellers held somewhat regularly on the last Thursday of each month (unless interrupted by a pandemic). Traditional Round Robin protocol applies – everyone is part of the circle and has…

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July 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Ticket link below the bio.  Please check back to see what COVID protocol might be on that date. Masks recommended in our intimate back room. Alligator Recording artists the CASH BOX KINGS are bona fide blues royalty. Co-led by real-deal Chicago blues vocalist and songwriter OSCAR WILSON and  songwriter, harmonica giant and singer JOE NOSEK, the band plays masterfully raw and unvarnished houserocking blues. Wilson's huge, gritty vocals and Nosek's powerhouse harmonica fuel their razor-sharp original songs. BILLY FLYNN will be making…

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July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

ATTENTION:  Check back closer to the date of the show for any COVID protocols which may be in place at that time. Ticket purchase link follows the bio. THIRD COAST BLUEGRASS (TCB) is a band of longtime friends and musical cohorts with deep roots in the Upper Great Lakes bluegrass scene going back to the 70’s. The lineup speaks (and picks and sings) for itself, in alphabetical order: Marc Edelstein – Bass & Vocals Ken Finkel – Banjo & Vocals…

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