Twin Cities, MN
Boy, did we ever score this past weekend! It's always a bit of a risk to welcome first time performers to the Rookery's outdoor stage. But the EverGreen Grass Band of Eau Claire wowed everyone in attendance with their distinctive fast-picking blend of bluegrass, rock and roll, jam, and country. And they loved our little venue as well. A lot of folks (including the band) already are asking when we'll have 'em back again. The answer? As soon as possible! Maybe not until next year given our full performance schedule for the remainder of this summer. But you just never know.
In the meantime we're really excited to welcome yet another first time band to the Rookery this coming Sunday afternoon. And truth be told it's really no risk at all this time around. Not when we're talking about a group of performers who just this past April won "Famous Dave's Battle of the Blues Bands" competition in Minneapolis over a host of other great Twin Cities acts. The fact is we're darn fortunate to have snagged this awesome quintet to perform a rare gig outside the Twin Cities. The full story of how we did so will remain our little secret. But let's just say the promise of gourmet dining and superior quality lodging didn't hurt.
Armadillo Jump is a Twin Cities based Rockin Rhythm and Blues band that has taken the music they love -- rockin blues -- and cranked it up. The passion, excitement and energy they pour into the music comes across as something that's fresh and crispy. Mix in a little Texas-style rockin' blues attitude, slather it with moppin' sauce and a generous splash of the hot stuff and my friends, you have a recipe for a show that's unmistakably jumpin.
Believe me when I tell you this is a performance you're not gonna wanna miss. And once again the weather is shaping up to be just beautiful for live outdoor music this Sunday, with the long-term forecast calling for partly cloudy and a high in the upper 60s. Sounds like dancing and jumping around weather to me!
As always the Rookery grill fires up at 1:30 and the music begins at 2. There's no cover charge though gratuities for the musicians are most appreciated.
Get Jumped this Sunday. Live. Outdoors. Only at the Rookery!
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
The Rookery recently was awarded a 2013 Certificate of Excellence by the online review site, TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to businesses that rank in the top 10% worldwide for traveler feedback. This is the third consecutive year the Rookery has been recognized by TripAdvisor for exceptional customer feedback. Thanks to everyone who submitted reviews which helped us earn this very valuable distinction.