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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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
The 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).



OCTOBER 2014
October 5, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 PM on the patio
PEACEMEAL

A long time Washington Square favorite!



October 12, 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."



October 16, 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.



October 19, Sunday
Live Music
6-8 PM on the patio
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.



October 25, Saturday
Live Music
9:00 pm - midnight
Karmic Soundsystem

Karmic Soundsystem is an experiment in electronic dance music. We create our soundscapes with computers, samplers, effect modules and turntables. Our musical stylings span the gamut of urban and modern electronic genres with an emphasis on live freestyle remixing and turntablism. Come check us out for a groovy good time!



October 26, 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.



October 31, Friday
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



NOVEMBER 2014
November 26, Wednesday
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!



November 29, Saturday
Live Music
9 pm - midnight
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!