Twin Cities Weekend

Series produced by KBEM

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5-minute, highly produced heads-ups highlighting great musical activities in the Twin Cities broadly conceived. The pieces feature the musicians, their music, club owners, fans, in short all of those responsible for creating musical experiences.

The Twin Cities is home to many musical forms, including jazz, folk, Latin, gospel and bluegrass to name a few. Each week on Twin Cities weekend, we select an upcoming performance and in 5-highly produced minutes, give it context. The shows are entertaining and informative. Producer is Phil Nusbaum of KBEM-FM, Minneapolis, and funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


400 Pieces

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Caption: Steve Kenny, Credit: Andrea Canter
This Saturday Dec 15 is the 238th straight Saturday night jazz at the Black Dog in St Paul. The Constellation Band opens at 7pm. From 8:30 onward, ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Charmin Michele and Joel Shapira, Credit: Andrea Canter
Vocalist Charmin Michelle and guitarist Joel Shapira team up for many performances this holiday season. And they are part of a new series at Cadenz...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Erin Livingston, Credit: Erin Britt Laeger
As a third grader, Erin Livingston heard a classmate sing powerfully, and that was when Erin decided to become a singer. Erin sings Saturdays 7-11 ...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Adam Kiesling (l) and Scott Keever (r), Credit: David Bragger (l) and Been Zvan
Adam Kiesling and Scott Keever host a double CD release party Friday night Nov 30 at Celtic Junction in St Paul. These two acoustic players are ver...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jennifer Grimm, Credit: Nathan Nelson
Jennifer Grimm’s Christmas with Family in Friends is coming right up first at Crooners, in Fridley, 7:30 PM Mon and Tues Nov 26 and 27. And then a ...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Give Get Sistet, Credit: Uchechukwu Iroegbu
The Give-Get Sistet is so named because it is an all-woman singing group. The group pulls songs from many world cultures when they perform. Phil Nu...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Michelle Kinney, Credit: Kevin Odegaard
Michelle Kinney leads her group What We Have Here into jazz Central Studios in Minneapolis, Friday November 16 at 8:30. Michelle plays the cello an...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Larry McDonough and Joel Shapira, Credit: Andrea Canter and Emily Jane Davis
Pianist Larry McDonough and guitarist Joel Shapira are specialize in interpreting the piano and guitar duet from decades back, Bill Evans and Jim H...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: American Roots Review poster, Credit: Raquel Mendez
Larry Long has an extensive career using songs to promote his vision of a better world. On Nov 10, Larry and a group of other musical luminaries fr...

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: David Harland, Credit: Joanna Gail
David Harland performs and composes finger-style guitar music. His next show is at the Aster Café in Minneapolis, Thursday November 8 from 8 till 1...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Kat Perkins, Credit: Vaney Poyey
Kat Perkins. She’s a small-town kid from a musical family who writes and sings rock music. Kat’s musical trail led her through the television show ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Zeitgeist, Credit: Andrea Canter
Zeitgeist new Music Theater presents a Festival of scary music and narration Composed in Honor of Halloween. “Things That Go Bump in the Night” is ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Adam Meckler Orchestra, Credit: Tim McG Photography
Twin Cities Weekend is an eight minute feature that keeps listeners up to date on what's happening the following weekend. The show combines artist ...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sarah Streitz, Credit: Chris Hagedorn
Sarah Streitz Sings Her Pointed Original Songs Next Wednesday October 24 at the Black Dog in St Paul

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Travis Anderson Trio, Credit: Travis Anderson
Next Tuesday, Oct 16, The Travis Anderson Trio plays Vieux Carre in St Paul from 8 till 11. When Travis got together with Phil Nusbaum, Travis addr...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Pop Wagner’s been a folk music entertainer in the Twin Cities for at least a generation. On Sat Oct 20, he’ll take his general program to the Inver...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Wilkinson James, Credit: David Tanner
Local band Wilkinson James has had quite an evolution over its 10 years together. The group celebrates its decade of music making together 9-11 Fri...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Bill Simenson Orchestra, Credit: Bill Simenson
The Bill Simenson Jazz Orchestra’s instrument lineup looks like a typical big band, but that’s where the similarity ends. Bill Simenson leads a gro...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Twin Cities Brass Band, Credit: Samantha Garber
2018 is the 100th anniversary of Gustav Holst’s symphony The Planets. Originally written for full orchestra, The Twin Cities Brass Band plays it in...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Cedar Avenue Big Band, Credit: Jim Richards
The Cedar Avenue Big Band. After 25 years they still love playing big band music, big band fans love what they do. Currently, the group plays secon...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 08:00