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Fri • April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Ben’s B-Day Food Shelf Drive & Celebration featuring Kung Fu Hippies, Lolo’s Ghost, Tom Freund with guest Mark Joseph

The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $12 – $22
16th Annual Ben’s B-Day Food Shelf Drive & Celebration Kung Fu Hippies / Lolo's Ghost / Tom Freund with special guest Mark Joseph Friday, April 26 The Hook and Ladder Theater Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+ General Admission*: $12 Early / $16 Advance / $22 Day of Show *$1 from every ticket sale will be donated to the food shelf. Cash & Food Donations Accepted.


The Hook and Ladder Theater

  • Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm 
  • 21+ 
  • General Admission: $12 Early / $16 Advance / $22 Day of Show
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16th Annual

Ben’s B-Day Food Shelf Drive & Celebration

Kung Fu Hippies / Lolo’s Ghost / Tom Freund

with special guest Mark Joseph


Massive Amounts Of Giving and Jammin’ with some of our favorite Minnesota family of musicians & friends!!

Cash & Food Donations Accepted: Dry Goods and Canned Goods. Please feel free to bring what you want but we do have a need for ethnic foods of all kinds as well.

“Always Spread The Love” ~ Ben Perrier

8pm – Lolo’s Ghost (75min)
9:30pm – Tom Freund (45min)
10:30pm – Kung Fu Hippies (90min)
Mark Joseph special guest artist at large!

Kung Fu Hippies

Minneapolis based rock and jam band. Kung Fu can refer to any discipline or skill achieved through hard work and practice, not necessarily martial arts. These double drum hippies have been playing across the Midwest since 2001!

Lolo’s Ghost

For over ten years, the music of Lolo’s Ghost has been heard on countless stages in the Twin Cities area. The leader and songwriter of this band of gypsies is James Loney, a Twin Cities musician for over 30 years who’s recorded at Paisley Park Studios and even had Hollywood knock on his door. Their live show is the heart and soul that makes them a great band. James has surrounded himself with the cream of the crop musicians. Members in the band also belong to other top bands in the area like the Flamin’ Ohs, Run Westy Run, Curtis A, The Steeles….

Tom Freund

Over the course of his career, singer/songwriter and Americana artist Tom Freund has released more than a dozen records, collaborated with legends such as Elvis Costello and Jackson Browne, pulled a half-decade stint on bass for alt-country pioneers The Silos, and has shared bills with everyone from Matthew Sweet to Guided by Voices.

“Tom Freund is indeed one of the great singer- songwriters. He constructs a unique world, defines it, and then burns it to the ground. Truly unique and absolutely brilliant.” –All Music Guide

It’s the ease with which he delivers conversational lyrics and honeyed melodies, a natural magic that is the soul of Tom Freund’s music. Though he’s widely-traveled in a variety of genres– from hearftelt folk to buoyant pop to boho jazz to straightforward rock ’n’ roll, and beyond –Freund is, simply put, a singer-songwriter with a defined and captivating presence.

Mark Joseph

American Soul is a fitting brand for Mark Joseph; since his 2017 album by that title, he has charted a relentless and soulful course through America, and Americana, from blues to country to psychedelic rock and everything in between. On his newest offering, “Palisade Peach,” Joseph’s fourth full-length album, he continues this journey, from his soul, straight to your heart. It is a “blues” album in the truest sense of the word, with familiar 12 bar strains that echo the march of American music from the rural southern US up the Mississippi, to cities like Minneapolis and Chicago where it found a wider urban audience; it is the blues that has given rise to “rhythm and blues,” to “soul” and to “rock and roll.” You find it all on “Palisade Peach.”



Fri • April 26
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
$12 – $22
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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