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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DECEMBER 2014
December 4, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5 pm HAPPY HOUR
Dan Neil and John 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.



December 11, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5 pm HAPPY HOUR
Nick Hensley

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 2002. Hensleys alias, stage name and alter ego, Love Songs For Angry Men, was born to get people curious, talking and through the doors. Now, ten years later, its the title of his first solo and also used as a general band name for the duo, trio and even the 7 piece band.



December 18, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5 pm HAPPY HOUR
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."



December 21, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 PM HOLIDAY MUSIC
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.



December 31, Wednesday
Live Music
9 pm - midnight
Joe Cruz and Jennifer Grimm

Ring in the New Year with two of Washington Square's favorites!



JANUARY 2015
January 8, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5pm HAPPY HOUR
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.



January 15, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5pm HAPPY HOUR
Jim Czechowicz

Mahtomedi singer/guitarist, Jim Czechowicz, weaves popular songs from the '50s to the '80s into an audio tapestry - a sonic magic carpet - transporting you to a simpler, happier time.  Recall life’s milestones.  Re-live fond memories.  Listener participation is encouraged.   

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Jim is also co-creator of the Midwest’s most authentic Rolling Stones tribute band, Stoned Acoustic.  “Jim’s repertoire and ability to connect with audiences is fabulous….”- Dr. Roberta Kagin, Founder and Chair, Music Therapy Department, Augsburg College.   “You'll know all the words…” – Client, Linda Osterbauer, President, White Bear VFW #1782 – Auxiliary.   “Best Keith Richards’ open-tuning player ever…“– Dan Neale, Galactic Cowboy Orchestra.

 

 

 



January 22, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5 pm HAPPY HOUR
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)).



January 29, Thursday
Live Music
3-5 pm HAPPY HOUR
Terry Dubois

"After years of touring as a headliner and as an opening act for bands lik Ted Nugent, Molly Hatchet, Savoy Brown  and  Pat Travers and recording  with members of McCartney and Wings, Mike and the Mechanics, The Pretenders, Meatloaf, and Boys Don't Cry, Terry has settled in the Minneapolis area, working with area favorites such as The Mixx, The White Sidewalls, Blazer, Pizazz Band, Susie and the Studmuffins, Blue Backbone and Inside Out, to name a few."                                                                         

"Now performing as a solo artist, he blends his soulful singing style with a warm acoustic sound, bringing to life four decades of classic pop/rock favorites. Add some original selections, sprinkle in a dash of good humor and you're sure to be entertained!"



January 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."



FEBRUARY 2015
February 5, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5 pm HAPPY HOUR
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).



February 12, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5pm HAPPY HOUR
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."



February 19, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5pm HAPPY HOUR
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.



February 26, Thursday
Live Music
3- 5pm HAPPY HOUR
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."



February 28, Saturday
Live Music
9 pm - 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.