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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JULY 2014
July 6, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 PM on the patio
PEACEMEAL

A long time Washington Square favorite!



July 13, 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 today. Throughout his 30-year career, this passionate musician has been involved with numerous groups and recording projects, developing a vast array of styles. On any given night he can be found playing anything from solo acoustic guitar to screaming electric, swinging with a jazz combo, picking mandolin in a bluegrass band or exploring Latin music on Cuban trés and Puerto Rican cuatro. Also a composer, Joe has an extensive repertoire of original song and instrumental compositions. In addition to his musical talents, Joe is an accomplished wood turner and furniture builder. He currently performs solo, as well as with his trio, Scenic Roots. He also plays regularly with fiddler Brian Wicklund &The Barley Jacks and with blues piano man Scottie “Bones” Miller.



July 20, Sunday
Live Music
6- 8 pm on the patio
Sasha Mercedes

Sasha Mercedes is a chick-singer, guitarist and songwriter from the shores of Lake Superior. She is an entertainer. She writes songs whose honesty and substance are easy for her fans to relate to and she sings them with passion and conviction, which make her performances nothing short of riveting. She tackles issues which may cause unease, but she approaches them with class and style. Topics like brothels, one-night stands and transvestites are not taboo for this edgy yet charming northern gal. Her stage presence is captivating. She has a set of pipes that always turns heads, as she beats her guitar, in her signature percussive style. Mercedes has released 3 solo albums and is currently wrapping up a fourth, which is being produced by Ken Valdez. She has traveled from coast to coast and abroad, performing and drawing inspiration out of every experience, which make for the material in her brilliantly crafted compositions. She has shared the stage with Dar Williams, Tracy Bonham, Guy Davis, Pete Seeger, and many others as she wanders... making new friends and fans along her colorful journey.



July 24, 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!



July 26, Saturday
Live Music
9 pm - midnight
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.
 



July 27, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 pm on the patio
Scottie Miller

Scottie Miller, (also known as Scottie “Bones” Miller) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His musical style is a combination of blues, soul, funk and jazz.  “Sounds like Dr. John meets The Band at Bruce Springsteen’s house.  Highly recommended.”  Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue Magazine.  (Quite the comparison, and he backs it up with high energy performance, creative song writing, dramatic lyrics and impeccable piano playing.)

 

He performs worldwide as a solo-artist, or with the incredibly funky “SMB” (Scottie Miller Band),  (which features drummer Mark O’Day, guitarist Joe Cruz, and bassist Kevin Rowe).

Recent theater performances find Scottie adding string quartet to the mix, further breaking the boundaries of style and genre.  This ”blues-pianist” shows again and again how versatile his

music can be with blues, jazz, classical, funk and soul influences that blend together seamlessly.

 

Scottie is also the touring keyboardist for 2010 Grammy nominee and multi-BMA recipient          Ruthie Foster & The Family Band.  He appears on her "Live At Antone's"-Ruthie Foster Family Band.  “DVD Of The Year” (2012 Blues Music Awards (BMA’s)).



AUGUST 2014
August 3, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 pm on the patio
PEACEMEAL

A long time Washington Square favorite!



August 10, Sunday
Live Music
6:00 - 8:00 pm on th
Sasha Mercedes

Sasha Mercedes is a chick-singer, guitarist and songwriter from the shores of Lake Superior. She is an entertainer. She writes songs whose honesty and substance are easy for her fans to relate to and she sings them with passion and conviction, which make her performances nothing short of riveting. She tackles issues which may cause unease, but she approaches them with class and style. Topics like brothels, one-night stands and transvestites are not taboo for this edgy yet charming northern gal. Her stage presence is captivating. She has a set of pipes that always turns heads, as she beats her guitar, in her signature percussive style. Mercedes has released 3 solo albums and is currently wrapping up a fourth, which is being produced by Ken Valdez. She has traveled from coast to coast and abroad, performing and drawing inspiration out of every experience, which make for the material in her brilliantly crafted compositions. She has shared the stage with Dar Williams, Tracy Bonham, Guy Davis, Pete Seeger, and many others as she wanders... making new friends and fans along her colorful journey.



August 14, Thursday
Live Music
8:00 - 11:00 pm
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 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.



August 17, Sunday
Live Music
8- 11 pm
Lehto and Wright

Lehto and Wright are a Celtic/American/English folk and Progressive rock band from Minneapolis, MN. John Lehto and Steve Wright perform either as a duo or, with the addition of Matt Jacobs on drums and percussion, a Celtic Rock trio. They have been positively reviewed by such notable magazines and webzines as Dirty LinenGreen Man ReviewfRoots (Folk Roots), Shite 'n' OnionsFolkWorldRamblesAllmusicSing Out! and Ledge.



August 24, Sunday
Live Music
6-8pm on the Patio
Amy and Adams

"For those who want specifics, the duo moves from folk tunes, to bluegrass to rock to ballads. About the only constant is their voices and their guitar playing, which makes for a varied listen. For local music fans, it would seem that the AMY & ADAMS band are welcome back anytime."



August 30, Saturday
Live Music
9 pm - midnight
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