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Live in the RIVER ROOM: St. Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars $20 Adv/$20 Cash Door
Thursday, September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20
Join us for an intimate night with St. Paul and the Mpls Funk All Stars.
St. Paul Peterson, a teenage wunderkind who performed keys with The Time in Purple Rain before signing to Prince’s Paisley Park label as lead singer of The Family (‘Nothing Compares 2 U’), is acknowledged as one of the best musicians to emerge from the Twin Cities.
As the leader of fDeluxe (formerly The Family) St. Paul has been the driving force behind the 2 critically acclaimed comeback albums that have seen the group perform sold out shows in England, France, Holland, Belgium, Australia and Japan, as well as their native USA. Their performance at Carnegie Hall alongside D’Angelo, Chris Rock, Elvis Costello and others received rave reviews from the press, including The Village Voice who exclaimed “…a dominant appearance by fDeluxe, the Prince-curated band which rst saw the light of day as The Family in the mid-80s before being resurrected by frontman Paul Peterson (who goes by the moniker St. Paul) in 2009, whose high- energy funk set — comprised of Family song “High Fashion” into Prince live favorite “Mutiny” — was otherwise a master class in bass-driven grooves.”
In the tradition of Motown’s Funk Brothers, St. Paul & The Minneapolis Funk Allstars shines the spotlight on those who wrote, produced, performed or sung on some of the biggest hits from the era. From ‘Funkytown’ to ‘fDeluxe’ these players are the architects of The Minneapolis Sound.
An electro funk-rock sound that brought together people of all colours its in uence continues to ripple throughout pop music to this day with artists such as Questlove and The Roots, D’Angelo, Miguel, Dam Funk, Kimbra and many more proclaiming their love for The Minneapolis Sound.
ADVANCE TICKET SALES END 12PM NOON DAY OF SHOW. Please check in with Will-Call at the River Room Hallway entrance the night of the show – your name will be on a list. Have the receipt issued to you as a backup of proof of purchase (this can be on your phone or printed). Should the event sell out, you can arrive at the venue and be put on a waitlist. We do not take call-ins for the waitlist – you must be present. We will assess the room capacity after the show begins – ENTRANCE IS NOT GUARANTEED.
PLEASE NOTE THIS SHOW IS BAR SERVICE ONLY – NO FOOD SERVICE. IF you would like to join us for dinner, please make reservations in our Cafe prior to the show at 612-379-3138.
The River Room is adjacent to the Aster Cafe. Parking available in the St. Anthony Falls ramp on 2nd St. & 2nd Ave, with an underground tunnel connected. Meters on and around 2nd St. & 2nd Ave are free after 6pm. Please note meters on Main St. are in affect until 12AM Midnight daily.