Doors at 6:30 | Trivia at 7:15 | Music at 8:15 | $10 Gen. | $5 Members
James J. Hill Reference Library
80 W Fourth Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota
It's baaaack...! Blue Plate Restaurants present Book It: The Party. Bring
your friends and join us at the James J. Hill Reference Library for another series of four fun evenings of
socializing, music trivia and some of the best the local music scene has
to offer. Cash bar and good friends in a fabulous setting with great
acoustics... C'mon, you're overdue for a night out!
*Show your library card and ID to get a beer from our sponsor, Summit Brewing Company.
Music Trivia - All Dates
Books & Bars' host Jeff Kamin knows music; do you? Kamin brings his wit, sensibility and wealth of knowledge to school you in music trivia. Prizes for top three teams, so bring your best trivia crew.
Desdamona is an international award-winning artist; who has taken her distinct lyrics and sounds to audiences from Minnesota to Puerto Rico to Germany; gracing some of Hip Hop and poetry’s most illustrious stages.She has opened for artists including Wyclef Jean, GURU, Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, KRS ONE and many Rhymesayers artists. She also co-founded B-Girl Be, one of the world's most successful hip-hop festivals focused on the influence of women in hip-hop. Share on Facebook
Davina and The Vagabonds are known in The Twin Cities as being the busiest band in town because of their high energy stage performance and original sound that can make any crowd happy. Described in the Star Tribune as "Part Bonnie Raitt, Etta James and a little Amy Winehouse," Davina brings a timeless soulfulness to the stage backed by a rollicking four piece band. They have shared the stage with Aaron Neville, Buddy Guy, Pinetop Perkins, Los Lobos, Trombone Shorty and many more. Share on Facebook
Brute Heart is a trio of bass, drums, viola and vocals. The trio's propulsive yet haunting mystical incantations appear to call forth a tempest of elemental forces—earth, sea, sky, fire, and stone—sublimely and tumultuously dancing together. Their eerie aural combinations have been receiving local attention and critical acclaim since they first started playing in 2009. Last year's record, "Lonely Hunter," offered traces of everything from Stereolab and Joy Division to Velvet Underground. Share on Facebook
The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the Mississippi-headwaters community of Kirkwood Hollow, Minnesota. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band blends characteristic old-time sound with rock & roll urgency and influence. With a mix of original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes, every performance raises a ruckus. Find them on Facebook. Share this event with your friends on Facebook.
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