Join us this May for the Silver Tea series.
Enjoy great local musicians playing bluegrass, jazz, dance tunes, songs of Minnesota’s history and American legends and more.
The Silver Teas series, now in its 10th year, presents programs especially for folks age 55 and older.
Programs are free.
Hear Finn Hall, an award-winning group of musicians that preserve the feel and sounds of historic Finnish-American dance halls with music on the mandolin, accordion, violin, nyckelharpa and more.
Tuesday, May 5, 2–3 p.m.
Veteran’s Memorial Community Center
8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights
Enjoy an introduction to Persian history, geography and culture through a spirited performance on duduk, violin, oud, tar, choombush, saz and guitar by Twin Cities music veterans Robayat.
Wednesday, May 6, 1–2 p.m.
Curtis and Loretta
Tap your toes to traditional tunes and heartfelt original acoustic songs from Ireland, America and beyond with local folk musicians Curtis and Loretta. Space is limited.
Thursday, May 7, 11 a.m.–noon
Thursday, May 7, 1–2 p.m.
Zachary Scot Johnson
Hear Zachary Scot Johnson perform original songs and covers from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s on keyboard, guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and dobro. Space is limited.
Monday, May 11, 1–2 p.m.
Monday, May 11, 2:30–3:30 p.m.
What is Jazz?*
Experience what jazz is all about with two of Minnesota’s premiere jazz musicians: Joan Griffith and Ruth MacKenzie. Trace the history of jazz through field songs, spirituals, call and response, scat, rap, and jam, and join in composing an original blues song. Space is limited.
Tuesday, May 12, 10:15–11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 12, 12:15–1:30 p.m.
Tap your toes to a variety of traditional music from Pop Wagner, a curator of fine fiddle music who has appeared frequently on “A Prairie Home Companion,” and John Hurt, a style guitarist, cowboy singer and lasso twirler.
Wednesday, May 13, 1–3 p.m.
Leroy Larson and the Minnesota Scandinavian Ensemble*
Enjoy an eclectic and entertaining mix of music, humor and history of Scandinavia and of the early immigrant traditions of the Midwest from this award-winning ensemble.
Thursday, May 14, 2–3 p.m.
Settle in to see and hear a great performance by Paul Imholte, the “musical stringman” and master of a variety of instruments including the hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, cello, harmonica, jaw harp, auto harp and spoons.
Tuesday, May 19, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Switched at Birth*
Enjoy the music of Switched at Birth, featuring KFAI radio’s Pam Kolapailo and the broadest repertoire of any bluegrass band in our territory. Refreshments beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 20, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Enjoy a musical performance of Swedish folk songs and music from Swedish immigrant America by Flickorna Fem — Swedish for “The Five Girls.”
Thursday, May 21, 1:30–2:30 p.m.
Lawshe Memorial Museum
130 3rd Ave. N
South St. Paul