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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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



SEPTEMBER 2014
September 7, Sunday
Live Music
PEACE MEAL

A long time Washington Square favorite! A mix of blues, jazz and acoustic rock.



September 14, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 PM on the patio
Lisa Wenger and Billy Larson

"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."



September 18, 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!



September 21, 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)).



September 28, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 pm on the patio
Soul Tree Duo

Soul Tree is an amazingly well established variety band for their age (24-27). They have been playing over 100 shows a year around the Mid-West for the past 5 years. They have made their name by being an energetic and talented group of young musicians that have opened for national acts (Saving Abel, Koerner Ray & Glover) and have played on every big stage in the Twin Cities (First Ave, Triple Rock, Varsity Theatre).