This dance hall at 1929 North Rice Street in St. Paul saw some action over the years: THE BOULEVARD DANCE HALL Rosemary Ruffenach writes: Family stories have my great uncle Ted (Theodore) Laber (1905-1982) and his sister Martha Laber … Continue reading →
1100 W. University Ave. near the Coliseum in St. Paul. Played host to Fats Waller, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong. Became the Vanity Fair. Very elegant. Ben Pollack’s band made a lengthy appearance in the late 1920s and early ’30s, … Continue reading →
The Bow and Arrow Club was located just north of First Street in Mendota starting in early 1941. “In the early 1950s the Bow and Arrow became a modern jazz stronghold featuring the Bob Davis Quartet and Rook Ganz’s band. … Continue reading →
9400 – 6th Ave. No. (Highway 55 and County Road 18), Golden Valley. Live music and dancing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. 3.2 beer and setups. Lee Lofstrand, new owner, May 26, 1960.
Brady’s Pub was at 604 Hennepin Ave., on the site where a sandwich shop and two different restaurants had been. It opened in 1936. In April 1959, Cedric Adams reported that “Brady’s on 6th is still pitching western with the … Continue reading →
The Break was a folk spot at Oak and Washington in 1962.
702 Olson Memorial Highway, 1948. Good Food – Latest Records – Arcade Games – Make Your Own Record. … Continue reading →
327 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis – coffee house/jazz venue, 1966 – 1967. Allan Holbert of the Minneapolis Tribune described it in an article about Coffeehouses on July 3,1966: Owner of the Broken Drum, a jazz-and-folk music coffeehouse at 427 Cedar Ave. … Continue reading →
The Bronco Bar was in Chanhassen. “Bulletin: Frontier in Chanhassen Announces the Opening of the Bronco Bar and Frontier Wines and Spirits (Package Store) For Your Convenience and Pleasure. MORE TO COME. Just the Beginning of a Great New Complex. … Continue reading →