Hook and Ladder still standing and ready to begin concert streaming series

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 by Keith Harris in City Pages Music

The Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge was all set to begin broadcasting an ambitious series of high-definition, multi-camera concert livestreams on June 5. If you know where the Hook and Ladder is, you’ll understand why things didn’t go quite as planned.

Situated at the corner of Lake and Minnehaha, in the shadow of the Third Police Precinct, the hardy nonprofit music venue somehow emerged from the recent unrest structurally intact, despite suffering fairly extensive water and smoke damage. While the middle section that separates the Hook’s two performance spaces was broken into, no one could enter the theaters themselves.

Now, after a surprisingly brief delay, the Hook is set to resume the Hook-Stream series this weekend, with a slate of concerts scheduled through August 1 set to stream on Facebook, YouTube, and the Hook’s website. Davina & the Vagabonds kick things off this Saturday, June 20, with Grayson DeWolfe performing on Sunday. Future performers include Charlie Parr, GB Leighton, and Sarah Morris.