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Naked Grouse Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Naked Grouse sponsors the MN Songwriter Showcase at the Aster Cafe!

To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at

Rotating Songwriters 8p-10:30p

Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table!

Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called:
“The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter’s, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid.”

Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin Zellar, Dave Pirner, Ike Reilly, Michael “Eyedea” Larson, The Pines, Charlie Par, Dan Wilson, Ill Chemistry feat Desdemona and Carnage and many more….

We believe it’s the diversity of the acts and the salt-and-peppering of veteran players and up and comers that makes the showcase interesting and always well attended.

Modeled after Nashville’s Bluebird open mic we make sure the showcase keeps its musical integrity while still being approachable and open to new players.

We’ve also had the pleasure of being a place where many great local players cut their teeth including: Ashleigh Still, Nici Peper, Thomas Kivi, Jeff Ray, Joe Carey, Sara Stritz, Lakewood Cemetery and many more.

To sign up for participation, visit


Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Aster Cafe
125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States