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Thu • June 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

Jeff Ray & The Stakes + The Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins

“In The Fire” Album Release Party
The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $15 – $25


under the canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater

  • Doors 6:00pm
  • Music 7:00pm
  • 21+
  • GA*: $15 ADV / $20 DOS

*Does not include fees

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Jeff Ray & The Stakes+ The Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins

“In The Fire” Album Release Party

Join us for an awesome night of roots music as we celebrate the release of In The Fire, the highly-anticipated new album by Jeff Ray & The Stakes.  Twin Cities party favorites The Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins kick off the festivities.

Musicians from the Midwest have a knack for reinventing tradition and Jeff Ray & The Stakes are no exception. Go to any of their performances and you’ll hear fans say the same thing, “his music sounds old and new at the same time.” Their first gig was on MPR’s Radio Heartland and the band has been turning heads and opening ears ever since.
The musical oddity of this band becomes clear when you realize how much rhythm is pounded out with every note played: Mikkel Beckmen’s one-of-a-kind syncopated washboard foot-stomp combo, joined with Nick Salisbury’s homemade foot shaker contraption on 60’s soul-style bass, Hurricane Harold Tremblay’s pulsing style harmonica, all combined with Jeff Ray’s thumb-thumping alternate tuning east-meets-west fingerstyle resonator slide guitar. The band is definitely an earful and a true roots and blues musical oddity
Don’t let the name fool you! The Pistol Whippin’ Party Penguins are not a violent group of flightless aquatic birds looking for a party – rather they’re 5 self-proclaimed gentlemen with 2 guitars, a mandolin, a bucket of fiddles, an upright bass, a banjo, and 4-part vocal harmony, combining folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and some fully-loaded stage banter. Their combination of folk, rock, blues, bluegrass, and stage banter creates an experience that everyone can enjoy!

Come hungry and enjoy dinner with the show!
The Hook has committed to having an eclectic variety of food trucks rotating Under the Canopy throughout the 2022 season for our guests. Please feel free to tell us anyone you’d like to see serving food UTC this spring!


The Award-Winning* Under the Canopy series at The Hook & Ladder Theater returns with it’s uniquely seasonal urban footprint to the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis in 2022.*Voted Best in MN 2021 by Star Tribune readers.


$2 OFF An Arbeiter Brewing Pint!
Come enjoy a brew or two before or after any Under The Canopy Concert. Just show your purchased wristband and receive $2 off a pint! It’s only a few doors down from The Hook and Ladder.
*Some exclusions apply



Thu • June 9, 2022
6:00 pm
$15 – $25
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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