We can’t wait for this Saturday with The Pines at Grand Oak Opry. The weather should be fantastic! Here are some points on how it will all work:
- There are no pre-sale tickets. It’s first-come-first-served, with 100% of your contributions ($10 suggested) going to the band. We have never turned anyone away. (Not yet.)
- Sign up and learn more on Facebook, here.
- Arrive early for the best spots, but not before 6:30pm.
- Bring a chair, a blanket, any food/drink you want (adult beverages are fine), and a friend/neighbor. We’ll provide water, a bathroom and great company. Kids are welcome.
- There will be merch for The Pines and Grand Oak Opry for sale.
- Just a reminder – no pets allowed.
- Spread the word on the concerts. We rely on social media for almost all of our promotions. “Like” us and share the page if you can.
- Please thank and support our sponsors.
Welcome to our neighborhood! It should be a fantastic night. Message us for anything else. Thanks!! – Sean and Tim
Don’t worry if you have never been to a show, don’t think you’ll know anyone, or haven’t heard Andy yet.
- Your $10 donation, thanks to our sponsors, goes entirely to the artists.
- Bring a blanket or chair, and anything you want to eat or drink. (We’ll provide a bathroom and water.)
- The weather looks like it will cool off later this afternoon, but we have a rain-out site at Art House North down the street. You should check them out! Great partner.
Thanks to our sponsors who make this possible: Claddagh Coffee, Leitner’s Garden Center, Liquor Barrel, Selby Acupuncture, Summit Brewing, and Timberwolf Crossfit. Check them out too!
Click on “About” to learn more. Our address is 273 Goodhue Street in St. Paul. THANKS!
More on Andy Cook here:
Instagram and Twitter: @andycooktunes
We hope you will join us this Saturday the 15th at 7:30 for Andy Cook in concert at the Grand Oak Opry!
This will be a great opportunity to bring a blanket and/or a chair — and a beverage of your choice. Join us if you can!
We’re excited to announce a new show with Andy Cook on July 15th at 7:30 pm!
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Andy Cook grew up not having a thing to do with music, not even listening to the radio in the car. He’s the first to say it’s pretty weird—but then again, what else can you expect from a hockey goalie?
As a kid unsure of himself, the game became a place to be someone else. But the truth is that a person can’t hide behind a mask forever.
After finishing college and the dreams of youth were replaced with the reality of unknown adulthood, music started to make its way in. One afternoon a song came on the radio that made Andy Cook want to make songs too. There was certainty—he had to pick up a guitar, learn to play, and begin to write. What started as an intrigued effort grew and grew, until Cook found himself immersed in the Minnesota music scene, learning from everyone he could and looking up to artists who a short time later would become teachers, producers, collaborators and bandmates. Life without music became impossible to imagine.
Andy Cook’s new EP “In Space” pulls on a combination of melodic guitar riffs, waves of synth and percussion, and longing vocals for a record that is both modern and reminiscent. Produced by Jeremy Ylvisaker (Andrew Bird, Haley Bonar, Alpha Consumer), “In Space” covers territory from sweeping and psychedelic to urgent and pressing, with lyrics that pit a wry cynicism against determined optimism.
“These songs are about feeling like we know ourselves one moment, and like we’re lost the next. About having almost everything, but not the one thing. About all the spaces we find ourselves, inside and out. Because sometimes all we can hang onto are hopes and dreams, and in this space that might be all we need.”
Andy Cook is in many ways still that unsure kid. And while dreams change, they never die—and there is only more to come from this late-comer to the music scene.
Instagram and Twitter: @andycooktunes
We host backyard concerts at our home that feature local musicians. 100% of the proceeds to support the bands.
Everyone is welcome to attend.We live in the “Uppertown” or “Dousman Park” neighborhood of St. Paul, in a pre-civil war house with a double lot and a 200+ year old white oak tree. The space works really well for music performances, and the neighbors have been incredibly supportive, including volunteering their time and skills to make these concerts happen. We’re lucky to live in a neighborhood with so many creative people in so many different fields of work.
Please contact us if you know or are a band intersted in playing the Grand Oak Opry.
(Header photo credit: Jason Campbell)