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Fri • August 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ELnO BYOC (Bring Your Own Cowbell)

The Hook and Ladder Theater
Tickets $24 – $40
ELnO BYOC (Bring Your Own Cowbell) Friday, August 18 Under The Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater "An Urban Outdoor Summer Concert Series" Doors 6:00pm :: Music 7:00pm :: 21+ Reserved Seats: $40 GA: $24 ADV / $30 DOS *Does not include Fees


under the canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater

  • Doors 6:00pm
  • Music 7:00pm
  • 21+
  • Reserved Seats: $40
  • GA: $24 ADV / $30 DOS
  • Public On-Sale -> Friday, June 23 at 10am

*Does not include fees

Thank you to our supporting partners:
Jack Daniels, Summit Brewing, Slane Irish Whiskey, KFAI – Fresh Air Community Radio, Mpls / St Paul Magazine, Nobool Presents, Arbeiter Brewing, Moon Palace Books, The Hub Bike Co-Op, The Hive Realty, Lake Street Council, & The MN State Arts Board

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ELnO BYOC (Bring Your Own Cowbell)


The Hook & Ladder Theater is very proud to present a very special outdoor concert event – ELnO is back again! Come spend a summer evening with the Twin Cities second best musical tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra!

ELnO has a fever! And the only prescription is, yep, you guessed it…MORE COWBELL! But wait, ELnO only has five cowbells. Where do you go from there? BRING YOUR OWN COWBELL night! That’s where!

For only the second time in ELnO’s rich history, we’re actually doing it! BYOC made its maiden voyage several years ago in the old Lee’s days and everything went exactly as planned. Well, OK. In truth, it was a bit of a sh*t show. But it sure was fun! And pretty hilarious! The rules are simple:

1.       Bring a cowbell. Preferably one meant for percussive use and not for hanging around a cow’s neck. But bring whatever you got.
2.       Play on the downbeats. No salsa beats, Tito Puente.
3.       Don’t play cowbell on Telephone Line. Or any ballad for that matter. Just watch Jeff Lynne #1 for guidance.

It’s that easy! We’ve cooked up a particularly cowbell-centric set full of all the Electric Light Orchestra bangers as well as a few other cowbell classics. There might even be a special cowbell intense medley specially prepared just for this event!

Of course, you don’t HAVE to bring a cowbell. But it would be a lot cooler if you did! So, break out your fanciest pair of jorts and join us Under the Canopy at The Hook and Ladder Theater for this twice in a lifetime event! Ya gotta have more cowbell!
The Award-Winning* Under the Canopy series at The Hook & Ladder Theater returns with its uniquely seasonal urban footprint to the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis in 2023. *Voted Best in MN 2021 by StarTribune readers.

The Hook has committed to having a food truck Under the Canopy throughout the 2023 season for our guests.
Come hungry and enjoy dinner with the show!


Fri • August 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$24 – $40
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The Hook and Ladder Theater
3010 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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