In January, we got word of a new, very small, very quiet music venue called the Warming House set to open in south Minneapolis near Lakewood Cemetery.
Months later, the Warming House has announced which artists will break in the stage during the first two weekends in May. Most acts fall within the Americana/folk genre, so excuse the redundancy.
- May 6: Peter Miller (vocalist/songwriter of orchestral group We Are the Willows) and Chris Koza (Americana singer-songwriter)
- May 7: Reina del Cid (folk singer-songwriter)
- May 13: Brianna Lane (Americana singer-songwriter, also executive director of the Warming House) and Alison Rae (Northfield, Minnesota-based acoustic singer-songwriter)
- May 14: Adam Levy (frontman of the Honeydogs)
Executive director Brianna Lane says the nonprofit venue will also host jam circles every Saturday morning beginning May 14, two open mics every Sunday (one for youth, one for adults) starting May 15, and writers nights — where musicians bring unfinished songs to work on collaboratively — Tuesday nights starting May 10.
As previously noted, the Warming House won’t be your run-of-the-mill space with drinks and rowdiness. It will house between 30 to 50 people and function as a listening room where folk and Americana artists can play in a small, intimate, hushed space.
The Warming House is located at 4001 Bryant Ave. S. You can purchase tickets to upcoming gigs here.