2022

NOV 20 SUN | Crooners Supper Club | 4pm (Doors 3pm)

A FEAST OF NEW ORLEANS!

It's a pre-Thanksgiving show full of your favorite Crescent City food songs. We consulted with the "Big Butter And Egg Man," and even got hold of Louis Armstrong's recipe for "Cheesecake!" We'll definitely be "Struttin' With Some Barbecue." Tuck in your napkin and join us. 

6161 Hwy 65, Fridley, MN

DEC 15 THU | Dakota | 7pm (Doors 5:30pm)

CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS!

The Southside Aces holiday show is a spectacle to behold. Favorites, lesser-knowns, originals even. Holiday tunes the way we do them make Yuletide haters love, and lovers love more! It's also a good chance to grab up our Christmas CD or maybe a teeshirt for the stocking. 

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

DEC 17 SAT | Amsterdam Bar and Hall | 8pm (Doors 7pm)

GOLDEN GARTERS BURLESQUE REVUE!

Curves! Curves! Curves! Including some musical curves. Hear the band play the Doors "Light My Fire." Why? You wouldn't believe it if we told you. It's a burlesque holiday with the Southside Aces. 

6th and Wabasha St. Paul, MN 55102

Past Performances

2022

JAN 6 THU | Icehouse | 8pm (Doors 6pm)

CARNIVAL!

Twelfth Night! Icehouse and the Southside Aces are kicking off Carnival Season right. We have you covered on both sides, starting with Epiphany and ending with Mardi Gras. Don't you want to feel like you did Carnival proper?

$12 adv/$17 door

2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

(612) 276-6523

JAN 19 WED | Dakota | 7pm (Doors 6pm)

LOUIS ARMSTRONG NIGHT!

A whole night of Armstrong's music, drawing from his nearly fifty-year recording career.! Featuring the Southside Aces Big Five (Dan Eikmeier-trumpet, Tony Balluff-clarinet, Dave Michael-drums, Rick Carlson-piano, Josh Granowski-string bass).

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

(612) 332-5299

FEB 8 TUE | Icehouse | 8pm (Doors 6pm)

DEMI-CARNIVAL!

We'll all be midway through the Carnival season. Hot jazz on a Tuesday in Minneapolis. The perfect chance to practice your Mardi Gras!

$12 adv/$17 door

2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

(612) 276-6523

FEB 12 SAT | Amsterdam Bar and Hall | 8pm (Doors 7pm)

GOLDEN GARTERS BURLESQUE REVUE!

What could be better for your Valentine than promising an evening of "rip roaring romance"? Burlesque and hot New Orleans Jazz.

$20 adv/$25 door/$60 VIP for two/$120 VIP for four

6th & Wabasha St. Paul

(612) 285-3112

MAR 1 TUE | Icehouse | 8pm (Doors 6pm)

MARDI GRAS!

Fat Tuesday in Minneapolis! Come out for a night of the best Mardi Gras music in the Twin Cities. From "Mardi Gras In New Orleans," to "Big Chief," and yes, even the official theme, "If Ever I Cease To Love." Pro tip: remember to take the next day off of work!

$12 adv/$17 door

2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

(612) 276-6523

MAR 26 SAT | Little Theater New London, MN | 8pm (Doors 6pm)

SWING DANCE IN NEW LONDON!

The Little Theater in New London, MN is hosting a swing dance! Happy hour begins at 6:00, dance lesson at 7:00, and the band starts up at 8:00. 

$12 adv/$15 door

24 Central Ave. E. New London, MN 56273

(320) 354-2559

APR 3 SUN | Paramount Theatre Austin MN | 2pm (Doors 1:30pm)

CONCERT AT THE HISTORIC PARAMOUNT THEATRE!

The Aces travel to Austin, MN to play a concert along with the Austin Area High School Jazz One band!

125 4th Ave. NE Austin, MN 55912

(507) 434-0934

APR 6 | Icehouse | 8pm (Doors 6pm)

New Orleans Night!

Hang out with the Aces for a night of New Orleans music while you get a plate of something and indulge yourself in a glass or two of something. If can't make it down to Louisiana, it's the next best thing!

$12 adv/$17 door

2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

(612) 276-6523

APR 14 THU | Crooners Supper Club | 7pm (Doors 6pm)

NEW ORLEANS NIGHT!

Settle into the Main Room of Crooners Supper Club for the Southside Aces sextet playing New Orleans favorites and deep cuts. Why don't you order some pot roast with that? 

6161 Hwy. 65, Fridley, MN

APR 21 THU | Dakota | 7pm

NEW ORLEANS NIGHT!

The Southside Aces bring the New Orleans dance hall into the Dakota! Music. From Jelly Roll Morton to Louis Armstrong to songs from our upcoming album of originals!

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

(612) 332-5299

APR 17 SUN | Dakota | 11am-Noon (Ginger Commodore & Michael Rambo 1pm)

EASTER BRUNCH!

The Southside Aces warm up the stage for Ginger Commodore and Michael Rambo, while the kitchen serves up a fantastic brunch! This is a very special edition of the Aces with clarinetist/soprano saxophonist Henry Blackburn taking the stage in the front line alongside clarinetist Tony Balluff and a rhythm section of Steve Pikal, bass; Mike Cramer, guitar; and Dave Michael, drums.

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

(612) 332-5299

MAY 10 TUE | Icehouse | 8pm (Doors 6pm)

NEW ORLEANS LIVING AT ICEHOUSE!

The Southside Aces bring a century's worth of New Orleans music into Icehouse every month! From Jelly Roll Morton to Louis Armstrong to Preservation Hall to songs from our upcoming album of originals! Plus, you never know when we might sneak up on you with the "Imperial March," or "Mah Na Mah Na." Things go at a happy tilt down in south Minneapolis!

Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

612-276-6523

JUN 3 FRI | Dakota | 7pm Album Release!!

SOUTHSIDE ACES ALBUM RELEASE!! MINNEAPOLIS BUMP!!

The Southside Aces have a brand new album of FIFTEEN ORIGINAL SONGS! We'll play all the music from the album, plus songs that inspired it.  CDs and digital albums will be available.

Minneapolis Bump-Original Songs Inspired by the Jazz Age

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

(612) 332-5299

JUL 28 THU | Peavey Plaza - Orchestra Hall | 4pm-6pm

OPENING FOR BEETHOVEN!

The Southside Aces will be the opening act out on Peavey Plaza before our beloved Minnesota Orchestra makes with Beethoven's Fifth inside. Da-da-da-da!

Nicollet Mall between 11th and 12th streets.

JUL 31 SUN | Vintage Band Festival - Northfield | 4pm

VINTAGE BAND FESTIVAL!

A whole weekend of brass bands playing the music of bygone eras, and you can hear it for free! Over thirty bands decend on Northfield, Minnesota over three days. Bygone eras? What do you think the chances are you'll hear the Aces play "Maple Leaf Rag?"  

AUG 2 TUE | Dakota | 7pm (Doors 6pm)

LOUIS ARMSTRONG BIRTHDAY BASH!

We're celebrating the 121st birthday of Louis Armstrong with a whole night of his music, drawing from his nearly fifty-year recording career.! Featuring the Southside Aces Big Five (Dan Eikmeier-trumpet, Tony Balluff-clarinet, Dave Michael-drums, Rick Carlson-piano, Josh Granowski-string bass).

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

(612) 332-5299

AUG 10 WED | Freehouse | 4pm - 6pm

HAPPY HOUR ON THE NORDIC PLAZA!

Join the Southside Aces Big Five for happy hour in downtown Minneapolis.

701 N. Washington Ave., Minneapolis

612-339-7011

AUG 11 THU | Longfellow Grill | 4pm - 6pm

HAPPY HOUR ON THE WEST RIVER COMMONS PLAZA!

Join the Pick-A-Rib Three for happy hour down by Mississippi!

2990 W. River Parkway, Minneapolis

612-721-2711

AUG 14 SUN | Crooners Supper Club | 4pm

THE SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS

Six Aces laying into everything from Jelly Roll Morton to Preservation Hall to brand new music off the latest album, Minneapolis Bump. The Aces will feature a rare appearance by trumpeter Zack Lozier in the front line. 

6161 Hwy. 65 NE, Fridley

AUG 20 SAT | Nicollet Commons Park | 2pm - 3:30pm

PAGIN' EDDIE! ARTS AND ALL THAT JAZZ!

What do you get when you put together four Southside Aces with Spruce Top Duo? A group called Pagin' Eddie! It's a very rare chance to hear the music of the Kansas City Six, a breakaway sextet of the Count Basie Orchestra regulars who created some of the lightest, most swinging music ever! Dan Eikmeier, trumpet,; Tony Balluff, clarinet; Dave Michael, drums; Josh Granowski, string bass; and Sprucetop Duo's Myra Burnette and Fitzgerald Palmer on guitars. 

12650 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville

AUG 24 WED | Bloomington Civic Plaza | 5:30pm - 7:30pm

MIDWEEK MUSIC AND MARKET!

The city of Bloomington throws a family style party every Wednesday evening throughout the summer which offers food trucks, beer, games, music AND fun! The regular Aces will be providing the music part of the equation. And maybe some of the fun.

1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington

East parking lot

SEP 10 SAT | Amsterdam Bar and Hall | 8pm (doors 7pm)

GOLDEN GARTERS BURLESQUE REVUE!

Swooning, swinging and strip tease! Burlesque plus Southside Aces equals extra hot!

6th & Wabasha, St. Paul, MN

(612) 315-3112

SEP 12 MON | Dakota | 7pm (doors 6pm)

CHEF SPOTLIGHT!

Come to the Dakota for Chef Remy Pettus, stay for the Pick-A-Rib Three! The Dakota is charging no cover charge so that folks can focus on the fantastic southern cuisine of their talented chef. But it doesn't mean you won't get some great music while you're at it. Rick Carlson, piano; Dave Michael, drums; and Tony Balluff, clarinet will bring you the music of the Benny Goodman trio. Two really good reasons to leave your house on a Monday night!

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

(612) 332-5299

SEP 14 WED | Dakota | 7pm (doors 6pm)

LOUIS ARMSTRONG NIGHT!

Louis Armstrong changed music with astounding recordings  over fifty years. For this appearance of the Southside Aces Big Five, , hear also how he was right in the thick of it during the Civil Rights Movement, and how his music helped change the world.

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

(612) 332-5299

SEP 18 SUN | Crooners Supper Club | 6pm (doors 4:45pm)

THE SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS!

Think Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Preservation Hall. It's why the band got together back in 2003! Get your pot roast, your Old Fashioned and a heap of New Orleans, all in the comfortably-tented confines of The Belvedere.

6161 Hwy. 65 Fridley, MN

OCT 3 MON | Dakota | 7pm (doors 5:30pm)

CHEF SPOTLIGHT! PICK-A-RIB THREE PLUS ONE!

Come to the Dakota for Chef Remy Pettus, stay for the Pick-A-Rib Three! The Dakota is charging no cover charge so that folks can focus on the fantastic southern cuisine of their talented chef. A special edition of No-Cover Monday is the Pick-A-Rib Three Plus One. We'll be featuring the music of Charlie Christian with special guest guitarist Mike Cramer. Josh Granowski, string bass; plus usual suspects Dave Michael, drums; and Tony Balluff, clarinet. Two really good reasons to leave your house on a Monday night!

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

(612) 332-5299

SEP 19 MON | Dakota | 7pm (doors 6pm)

CHEF SPOTLIGHT!

Come to the Dakota for Chef Remy Pettus, stay for the Pick-A-Rib Three! The Dakota is charging no cover charge so that folks can focus on the fantastic southern cuisine of their talented chef. But it doesn't mean you won't get some great music while you're at it. Rick Carlson, piano; Dave Michael, drums; and Tony Balluff, clarinet will bring you the music of the Benny Goodman trio. Two really good reasons to leave your house on a Monday night!

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

(612) 332-5299

SEP 26 MON | Dakota | 7pm (doors 6pm)

CHEF SPOTLIGHT!

Come to the Dakota for Chef Remy Pettus, stay for the Pick-A-Rib Three! The Dakota is charging no cover charge so that folks can focus on the fantastic southern cuisine of their talented chef. But it doesn't mean you won't get some great music while you're at it. Rick Carlson, piano; Dave Michael, drums; and Tony Balluff, clarinet will bring you the music of the Benny Goodman trio. Two really good reasons to leave your house on a Monday night!

1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

(612) 332-5299

NOV 4 FRI | Lake Superior Jazz Festival | 8pm

1ST ANNUAL LAKE SUPERIOR JAZZ FESTIVAL!

The Southside Aces travel up to Lutsen, MN to perform at this first of hopefully many to come. 

Papa Charlie's

466 Ski Hill Road, Lutsen, MN 55612

OCT 9 SUN | Meritage Oysterfest | 12pm

MERITAGE OYSTERFEST!

Hama Hama! Oysters on the street! Oysterfest is back, and the Aces once again get to kick it off. Tickets go on sale September 6, and sell out fast. Oysters, bands, and this year a whole roasted pig. Hama Hama, indeed!

OCT 16 SUN | Chef Jack's Memorial Chili Bowl | 2pm-5pm

CHEF JACK'S MEMORIAL CHILI BOWL!

Head over to St. Paul College to attend a chili cooking contest! The Southside Aces will provide the music as you grab a spoon and cast your vote for the best bowl. The winner gets a trophy and braggin' rights, and the proceeds go to fund St. Paul College culinary school scholarships.

NOV 5 SAT | Mama Digdown's Brass Band and Southside Aces | 8pm (7pm doors)

MAMA DIGDOWN'S AND SOUTHSIDE ACES AT THE PARKWAY THEATER!

Settle in for a night of classic New Orleans music at the Parkway. 

4814 Chicago Ave. Minneapolis

2021

JUNE 6 SUN | The Belvedere at Crooners | 4pm

BUTCH THOMPSON & SOUTHSIDE ACES

Performing favorites on the new outdoor stage, The Belvedere, including cuts from last fall's release HOW LONG BLUES.  

 

Seating, dinner, and cocktail service begins one hour before showtime.

JULY 18  SUN | The Belvedere at Crooners | 7:30pm

SOUTHSIDE ACES BIG FIVE

Louis Armstrong was born 120 years ago, and Crooners is throwing a birthday party! Join us for a concert of favorites spanning Satchmo's nearly 50 years of recording. Happy Birthday, Pops!

 

Seating, dinner, and cocktail service begins at 6:15.

JULY 28  WED | Mississippi Music at the Bemidji Waterfront | 6pm

SOUTHSIDE ACES

Take a trip up north with the Aces for a free concert at the Bemidji Waterfront! "Some watch from their boats, some watch from their chairs!"

 

BYO chairs, blankets, picnic baskets...and mosquito repellent!

JULY 31  SAT | MGM Food Truck Fest | 1:30-3:30pm

FOOD TRUCKS & JAZZ!

Your favorite food trucks plus music, kids' activities, marketplace, and more. Festival 11am-7pm.

FREE ADMISSION

MGM Wine & Spirits

1690 S Robert St

West St Paul, MN 55118

JULY 31  SAT | Vintage Band Festival | 5:30-6:15pm

NORTHFIELD!

One day, two festivals! From food trucks to brass bands, follow us down Highway 52 to Northfield for more fantastic music. Eleven bands, 9:30am-9pm.

FREE ADMISSION

AUG 5-7  THU-SAT | Bix Fest — Davenport, Iowa

50th ANNUAL BIX BEIDERBECKE JAZZ FESTIVAL

Southside Aces are honored to take part in celebrating the music of legendary cornetist Bix Beiderbecke down in his hometown!  Top-notch bands from around the country will descend upon Davenport for the festival in August. Join us, won't you?

AUG 26  THU | Jazz Fest Live | 7pm

SOUTHSIDE ACES ON YOUR HOME SCREEN!

Twin Cities Jazz Fest presents Jazz Fest Live, bringing live jazz to your home every Thursday night. Reserve your space now!

SEP 12 SUN | The Belvedere at Crooners | 4pm

HANDFUL OF KEYS — A Celebration of Fats Waller! With special guest Rick Carlson

Southside Aces are very pleased to have the inimitable rascal Rick Carlson join us on piano for a whole show of the music of stride master Fats Waller. As Fats would say, "It's so nice it must be illegal!"

SEP 18 SAT | Pryesfest 2021 | 3pm

SOUTHSIDE ACES AND BRATWURST!

Catch the Aces for a free, all-ages party outside on the river! Music, bratwurst and autumnal lagers.

Pryes Brewing Company

1401 W River Road N, Minneapolis

SEP 25 SAT | The Merner Mini Jazz Festival | 7pm

SOUTHSIDE ACES BIG FIVE IN FARIBAULT!

A clarinet/trombone front line with Rick Carlson on piano in back!

Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior

515 2nd Ave. NW, Faribault, MN 55021

Call for tickets: (507) 334-7732

OCT 7 THU | Icehouse | 7:30pm (Doors 6pm)

SOUTHSIDE ACES DEBUT AT ICEHOUSE!

The Aces bring the Jazz Age into the confines of one of the Twin Cities best purveyors of live music!

$13 adv/$18 door

2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

(612) 276-6523

OCT 8 FRI | Dakota | 7:00

SOUTHSIDE ACES BIG FIVE AT THE DAKOTA!

The Aces are going into the hallowed Nicollet Avenue jazz club. Hot jazz in the big city! 

OCT 17 SUN | Crooners | 4:00

LOUIS ARMSTRONG NIGHT AT CROONERS!

The Southside Aces Big Five playing the music of Louis Armstrong! From King Oliver Louis, to Hot Five Louis,

to Big Band Louis, to All Star Louis. We cover it all!

OCT 23 SAT | Amsterdam Bar and Hall | 8:00pm (Doors 7pm)

GOLDEN GARTERS BURLESQUE REVUE!

All live music! "Classic Strip Tease for these Modern Times!"

6 W. 6th St., St. Paul

NOV 9 TUE | Icehouse | 8pm (Doors 7pm)

SOUTHSIDE ACES DIGGING IN AT ICEHOUSE!

The Aces are turning Icehouse into your favorite New Orleans joint in Minneapolis!

$13 adv/$18 door

2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

(612) 276-6523

NOV 24 WED | Dakota | 7:00

A FEAST OF ARMSTRONG!

The Southside Aces Big Five are setting the table for a fantastic night of Louis Armstrong music. We'll play music from his nearly fifty years of recording, including our favorite food tunes! "Struttin' With Some Barbecue," "All That Meat And No Potatotes." Yes!

1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis

(612) 332-5299

DEC 8 WED | Icehouse | 8pm (Doors 6pm)

YULETIDE ON THE SOUTHSIDE!

You haven't heard Christmas tunes until you've heard a New Orleans band play them! The Aces play songs from their hit Christmas album, "Santaphone" and much more. Special guests and even some Yuletide door prizes!

$13 adv/$18 door

2528 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis

(612) 276-6523

DEC 23 THU | Dakota | 7:00

IT'S AN ARMSTRONG HOLIDAY!

The Southside Aces Big Five will take you all around the Louis Armstrong songbook, including the handful of Christmas tunes he found time to record. "Zat You, Santa Claus? 

1010 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis

(612) 332-5299