Gaelynn Lea live-streamed show this Sunday

Note: Given the enormous economic hit that musicians and their community are taking in this current crisis, we’ll be working to do whatever we can to help support/promote the musicians that have played for us in the past.

This Sunday the 29th, Gaelynn Lea will be hosting a live-streamed candle-lit meditation concert. Please share this with others who might be interested and join her if you can.

Link here to the Eventbrite page.

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Help represent and support backyard concerts and community-building!

If you haven’t bought a Grand Oak Opry t-shirt and would like to we’d love to help you out.  Just email us at  ($15 includes postage.)

Roe Family Singers this Saturday at 6:30!

Welcome to everyone! We can’t wait for the Roe Family Singers this Saturday!

If you’ve been to the shows, the only thing new is that the show starts at 6:30. Gates at 5:30. For everyone:

  • $10 suggested donation/adult (>16) with 100% supporting the artists thanks to our generous sponsors (see below).
  • Bring a chair/blanket, and anything you want to eat/drink, including adult beverages. Make a picnic out of it. Our bathroom is available for your use but ‘drink/hydrate responsibly’ to avoid a line during the show. We have recycling and garbage containers.
  • Kids are welcome, and can run around in front if they get bored. No pets or smoking.
  • If you forget your shirt, or if you want to take home one of our Grand Oak Opry t-shirts, they’ll be available for sale. Same for merch from Roe Family Singers.
  • Selby Acupuncture will be on-site before the show doing $10 mini-treatments, with 100% of contribution going to the artists.
  • Please thank our neighbors for being SO supportive of this effort. All of the volunteers for the show come from the neighborhood!

Thanks to our sponsors: Claddagh CoffeeLiquor Barrel – West 7th St. PaulPeg Ganey REMAX Professionals of St. PaulSelby AcupunctureTimberwolf CrossFit, and Waldmann Brewery. Stop by before or after the show!

Roe Family Singers Sep 21

Maria Isa this Saturday at 7:30

We can’t wait to host Maria Isa and her band this Saturday at 7:30. Our address is 273 Goodhue Street in Saint Paul, 55102. Map link here. Event information is in the link here.   Logistical information:

  • Gate open at 6:30. Arrive early for best seats.
  • $10 suggested donation/adult with 100% of proceeds going to the artists thanks to our amazing neighborhood business sponsors.
  • Bring chairs/blankets, and anything you want to eat or drink, including adult beverages. Make it a picnic if you want. We have a few extra chairs.
  • “Drink responsibly” and plan ahead to avoid a line at our bathroom. (Our bathroom is available for your use.)
  • We’ll have t-shirts for sale, and merch for the artists. Take a bit of the evening home with you!
  • No dogs or smoking.

Please thank our neighbors for supporting this, and for volunteering their time to make it happen.  Thanks to our sponsors: Claddagh CoffeePeg Ganey RE/MAX ProfessionalsLiquor Barrel West 7thSelby AcupunctureTimberwolf Crossfit, and Waldmann Brewery.

See you soon! Can’t wait.

Maria Isa Sep 7

More details on the Erik Koskinen show Saturday 8/31.

Thrilled for the coverage from the Post Bulletin’s 507 Magazine today!

Doors for the Erik Koskinen show open at 6:00 on Saturday the 31st, with the show starting at 7:00.

Here is how it works logistically.
* The address is 6513 W River Road NW, 55901. Here’s a map link.  (This is personal home, who has opened up their fantastic yard for this community/music opportunity.)
* There is off-street parking but carpool if you can.
* Gates will open at 6:00.
* Suggested donation of $10/adult 16 and up, with 100% of your contribution going to the artist thanks to the support of our generous local sponsors, Minnwest BankSolar ConnectionThesis Beer Project, and Stogies On Grand in St. Paul.
* Bring chairs/blankets, and anything you want to eat/drink. Adult beverages are fine. There is a bathroom available but please “drink responsibly” to avoid a line.
* Erik will have merch for sale, and you can buy Grand Oak Opry t-shirts if you want.
* No dogs/smoking.

Message us if you have any questions.  You can also check out our Facebook page here.


Aug 31: Grand Oak Opry Presents Erik Koskinen in Rochester!

Grand Oak Opry is ‘branching out’ – and we’re thrilled to have Erik Koskinen play at a new site with new partners in Rochester!

“Koskinen specializes in workingman’s blues, the hard work and good times of life in the hardscrabble region of his youth. In addition to his own brand of Americana music, Koskinen is sought after as a guitarist and producer by bands like Trampled by Turtles.” -Rochester Post

On Saturday, August 31st at 7:00 pm (gate opens at 6:00), Grand Oak Opry will host a Rochester concert with Erik W. Koskinen. The address for the site is 6513 W River Rd NW, Rochester, MN 55901-2144. Here’s a map link.

TICKETS & LOGISTICS: There are no tickets. We request a $10 donation/adult, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist. Seating is first come first served, with gate open at 6:00. (You can also check out our Facebook page here.)

We ask that you bring your own chair/blanket, and anything that you like to eat or drink. (Adult beverages allowed.) We provide an onsite bathroom in our house but please “drink responsibly” . No animals allowed.

This summer for the first time, and in partnership with The Jive Mill and Root River Jam, Grand Oak Opry is ‘branching out’ to Rochester, MN. The event is sponsored by MinnWest Bank, Solar Connection, Thesis Beer Project, and Stogies on Grand in St. Paul.

Koskinen has been promoting his new album to rave reviews throughout the region. Check it out here:

Minnesota-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer Erik Koskinen has released four independent albums since 2010. He has played over 500 dates, sold in excess of 5,000 independent albums, and amassed over 300,000 digital streams. Koskinen has also recorded albums with and for Trampled by Turtles, Dead Man Winter, The Lowest Pair, The Waifs, Frankie Lee, The 4ontheFloor, and Haley Bonar.

As the Rochester music scene continues to grow, and hosted music events are becoming more popular, Grand Oak Opry hopes to add to the opportunities for live music.


Akie Bermiss Trio w/ Candice Corbin tonight!

We hope you will join us for amazing music, people, and (finally) nice weather tonight (Saturday) at 7:30. $10 suggested contribution/adult with all proceeds going to support the artists. Bring your own chairs/blanket, and anything you want to eat or drink. We’ll also have Grand Oak Opry t-shirts for sale.

Selby Acupuncture will be onsite before the show doing 20-min mini-sessions for $10,  with all proceeds going to the artists.

We hope you can join us!

Thanks to our sponsors that make this possible: Claddagh Coffee, Peg Ganey RE/MAX Professionals, Liquor Barrel West 7th, Selby Acupuncture, Timberwolf Crossfit, and Waldmann Brewery.

Akie Bermiss Trio w/ Candice Corbin July 20