Washington Square Bar & Grill

Washington Square Bar & Grill

4736 Washington Square
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

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651-407-7162

Serving breakfast, lunch,
dinner and drinks

8 am – 1 am
7 days a week

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APRIL 2014
April 3, Thursday
Live Music
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Javier and the Innocent Sons featuring Hurricane Harold

"Javier Matos and his band, HUD, play blues. Stone cold Blues. The kind that causes a circus of emotion in the gut: despair, excitement and elation. Recalling delta gods like Son House and Robert Johnson, Matos’ singing and slide guitar can be haunting and painful one moment, and uproarious and infernal the next. He’s covered just about every state in the union and has shared the stage with heavyweights like RL Burnside, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Lucinda Williams and Brian Setzer to name a few. In 2008, Javier enlisted the talents of Grant Wibben on upright bass and Page Burkum on drums to form HUD's rhythm section. In 2009, HUD was joined by Twin Cities harmonica ace Hurricane Harold Tremblay, who now regularly performs with the trio."



April 10, Thursday
Live Music
8- 11 pm
Love Songs For Angry Men

Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co writer of The District, a regional act from the upper Midwest, co-based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL. He created Love Songs For Angry Men shortly after The District called it quits in 2003. Hensley's alias, stage name and alter ego, Love Songs For Angry Men, was born simply as just a way to get people curious, talking and through the doors. Now, seven years later, it is  the title of Hensley's first solo effort and still used as a general band name. The full band, studio album was released on Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 14th 2009 to a sold out crowd at the Tiffany Lounge in Saint Paul, MN. More than half the songs on the new album had been played at shows for years and recorded live, but only as an acoustic duo (more than 80,000 live acoustic double discs are circulating throughout the Midwest). However, the new full band, studio album has been released through major distribution and will be backed by several short Midwest tours in 2010. Hensley's  Love Songs For Angry Men have maintained a full schedule since 2003, averaging 3-4 nights a week and more than 200 shows a year. The band has shared the stage with several National acts including: The Gear Daddies, The Samples, The Why Store, Wishbone Ash, Big Head Todd and The Monsters and countless others.



April 17, Thursday
Live Music
8:00- 11:00 pm
The Scottie Miller Band

Come join the party with The Scottie Miller Band! Scottie Miller & The Re-Uptake Inhibitors dig satisfyingly into Southern soul, slow blues and a bit of Latin/Caribbean jazz on their self-released 'Elixir For The Soul'.  

 

The project is dominated by dramatic ballads and greasy funk. Under the fingers of Minneapolis keyboard ace Miller, the welcome retro sounds of Clavinet and Fender Rhodes in addition to Piano and Hammond organ, lend varied textures to the Inhibitors' superbad grooves.

Sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen's house”.  

- Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue Magazine



April 24, Thursday
Live Music
8- 11pm
Under Cover

"Under Coveris an acoustic cover band made up of long-time friends Shelly (Vocals), Erin (Vocals), Ron (Guitar/Vocals), and Bob (Guitar). They got together with a simple goal in mind: have fun playing the cover songs they loved, regardless the genre. Furthermore, they take classic tunes and put their own unique, yet colorful spin on your favorite songs. Artists covered include: Edie Brickell, America, Stone Temple Pilots, P!nk, Young The Giant, Indigo Girls, Journey, Poison, Limp Bizkit, Johnny Cash, Brittany Spears, The Beatles, just to name a few. Under Cover gigs about once/month so don't miss your chance to see them soon! And they like beer and wine. That is all."



April 26, Saturday
Live Music
9:00 - midnight
Soul Tree Trio

Born of rock and roll fire and raw sensuality, Soul Tree delivers a sound that is both gratifying and magnetic The band burst onto the Minneapolis/Saint Paul music scene in 2007 and proceeded to win the Bogarts Battle of the Bands that same year. The addition of 5 hours of cover material to their scathing original set has turned Soul Tree into more than anything a live band. They rocked over 100 shows in 2008 and will do so again in 2009 - with grass root fans in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. The band is comprised of college trained musicians who have an overall good understanding of the music scene, both locally and nationally.



MAY 2014
May 1, Thursday
Live Music
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Joe Cruz and Scenic Roots

Scenic Roots

Folk-Rock World-Roots

This eclectic trio brings to the stage a vast array of styles, sounds and
influences, painting a broad spectrum of musical landscapes.

The ensemble is led by multi-stringed instrumentalist Joe Cruz, who
entertains with an arsenal of acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin,
and Dobro, and sings songs from such great artists as Paul Simon,
Eric Clapton and Ben Harper, to name a few. He takes you into the
realms of jazz and blues, and transcends into infectious Latin beats
and shredding electric guitar a la Santana. Back in the engine room
holding down the drums, Joel Arpin offers up rhythms and beats from
reggae to samba, swing to swampy two-beat, African rhythms to
funky R & B backbeat, creating a wave for all to ride. The foundation
and bottom end of the group is commanded by bassist Kevin Rowe.
A solid groovemeister and skilled improviser, he brings a worldly
sophisticated sensibility with a background in classical music, along
with jazz and world beat.



May 4, Sunday
Live Music
PEACE MEAL

Welcome the beginning of our patio music season with a long time Washington Square favorite! A mix of blues, jazz and acoustic rock.



May 8, Thursday
Live Music
8:00- 11:00 pm
Trainwreck Duo

This amazingly talented duo featuring Adam Daniel and Trent Shaw create a sound like full band, specializing in piano, guitar, foot percussion, harmonica, mandolin, accordion, and sweet vocal harmonies, they are unlike any other lounge act.

 They play the widest variety of music from ragtime, deep tracks, classic country, 60s and 70s folk and up tempo blues. " Vintage cool tunes mixed with light hearted cheese "

 The duo loves to engage in crazy audience banter and whip up dry humor. All aboard, ride the train, crash and burn, it will make you feel alright.






 



May 11, Sunday
Live Music
6:00 pm-8 pm on our
Soul Tree Duo

Born of rock and roll fire and raw sensuality, Soul Tree delivers a sound that is both gratifying and magnetic. The band burst onto the Minneapolis/Saint Paul music scene in 2007 and proceeded to win the Bogart's Battle of the Bands that same year. The addition of 5 hours of cover material to their scathing original set has turned Soul Tree into more than anything a live band. They rocked over 100 shows in 2008 and will do so again in 2009 - with grass root fans in both Minnesota and The band is comprised of college trained musicians who have an overall good understanding of the music scene, both locally and nationally.



May 15, Thursday
Live Music
8:00 - 11:00 pm
The Federales

In 2012, six Twin Cities natives with a taste for country and folk music came together and started playing. They took their name from their favorite Townes Van Zandt song, calling themselves The Federales. Their guitar-driven, pedal steel-soaked sound is cut with close harmonies and plenty of whiskey.

It’s a classic formula with a modern flair.

So what does that sound like? It sounds like heartache. It sounds like a rowdy bar. It’s telling great stories. If you had to put a label on it, you might call it alt-country. But that would just be a starting point for The Federales.
 



May 22, Thursday
Live Music
8-11 pm
R.I.D.E.

Come dance the night away with rock and blues tunes from one of Washington Square's longtime favorite groups RIDE!



May 25, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 pm on the patio
Joe Cruz

Joe Cruz is regarded as one of the most versatile and energetic multi-stringed instrumentalists on the Twin Cities music scene. Throughout his 30-year career, this passionate musician has developed a vast array of styles (Jazz, Rock, R&B, Latin, reggae, country, bluegrass and folk.) In addition to his primary instruments, acoustic and electric guitar and mandolin, Joe also plays Cuban trs, Puerto Rican cuatro, banjo and dobro. Joe has been engaged by The Childrens Theater Company for several productions. He currently plays solo shows and with his band Scenic Roots. Also performs with, Brian Wicklund and The Barley jacks, guitar/vocal jazz duo Cruz with Roxy, and blues piano man Scottie Miller . Also a composer, Joe has an extensive repertoire of original compositions.



May 29, Thursday
Live Music
8:00 - 11:00 pm
Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra (GCO) is a unique and powerful musical ensemble that fuses an eclectic mix of original and traditional bluegrass-edged tunes with jazz and world/fusion elements. Their music is Chick Corea meets The Dixie Dregs meets A Prairie Home Companion. The mix ranges from highly accessible bluegrass tunes to extreme arrangements of East Indian ragas. GCO's instrumentation includes guitar, fiddle, bass and drums. The widely versatile instrumentals are accessible to music-lovers of all ages!



May 31, Saturday
Live Music
9 pm - midnight
The Lisa Wenger Band

"What can you say about Lisa Wenger? She's a beautiful, talented and passionate performer. A fixture on the Twin Cities Blues scene for nearly a decade now; Lisa has through various incarnations delivered a funked up, stripped down, wall shakin' and house rockin' blend of blues based American roots music."