Sunday, May 8
11am - 1pm
Everett & Charlie / The Harriet Brasserie
Summer Sidewalk Music Series
Linden Hills in Minneapolis
Bring a chair, buy a beverage, or enjoy a meal at Brasserie (reservation requested) and be sure to visit Everett & Charlie's beautiful art gallery.
Please remember to tip the musicians!
Wednesday, April 27
7pm Doors / 8pm Show
Turf Club in St. Paul
Emmylou Harris and Loretta Lynn tribute
21+, proof of vaccination or negative COVID test (taken 72 hrs of event) required.
Zachary Scot Johnson's thoughtfully curated tribute series continues at the Turf Club with our friends at First Avenue & 7th St Entry with a big birthday party celebrating Emmylou Harris (76) and Loretta Lynn (90)! The talented cast of singers (Cathy 'n Abel, Doug Collins, Jennifer Eckes, Annie Fitzgerald, Lakewood Cemetery, John Louis, Sarah Morris, Mother Banjo, Jillian Rae, Lara Shortridge, Savannah Smith, Katy Tessman, Katy Vernon, and Nicole Wilder) will be backed by The Tribudours (Ben Cook-Feltz, James Crimmings, Atom Robinson, and Haley Rydell) led by multi-instrumentalist Zachary Scot Johnson.
Click the link for tickets. This is going to be a really special show; we hope you'll join us.
Thursday, April 7
Arts Consortium at Carver County's New Song Collective
Chaska Community Center Theatre
Salute to Women Composers featuring Mother Coyote, Kelley Smith, and Katy Tessman
The mission of the Arts Consortium of Carver County is to connect arts to communities and communities to the arts. Their new series "New Song Collective" hosts songwriters in an intimate setting holding a space for insight and discussion on their songwriting process and perform their original songs.
Cardigan Presents ... guest speaker series
Thursday, March 31, 2022
Cardigan Ridge Senior Living
Little Canada, MN
Katy Tessman is a Minnesota Women’s Press “Changemaker,” an award-winning author,and singer-songwriter. With a voice full of the wisdom she’s gained through breast cancer survival, heartbreak, and motherhood, her straight-from-the-heart songwriting style moves passionately over a diverse emotional and musical terrain.
Today, she will share her story and her journey of recovery and empowerment.
Saturday, March 26 , 3-6pm
Arbeiter Brewing Co.
Please join us for the third in a series of FREE shows to benefit striking educators in Minneapolis. We will be at Arbeiter Brewing Co. today, Saturday, March 26 with bands Monument of Humanity from 3-4:30 and Katy Tessman +The Boys from 4:30-6. Suggested donation of $5 or you can donate directly to the MFT Strike Fund. All proceeds raised at this event will go to support striking educators in need.
Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.
The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase
Celebrating National Women's History Month:
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Featuring ten women songwriters performing one original song + their take on a song by one of their biggest influences.
Jennifer Ruth aka Waltzing on Waves (Nina Simone), Ruth Maghanga (Lauryn Hill), Skarlett Woods (Amy Winehouse), Katy Tessman (Ani DiFranco), Rya Marie (Patty Griffin), Lacy Jean-Clare (Phoebe Bridges), Katrina Schleisman of Lakewood Cemetery (Emmy Lou Harris), Helen Johnson (Joni Mitchell), Marin Wilts (Lizzy Mcalpine), and Laura Hugo (Gillian Welch)
Monday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Mother Banjo Mondays
Northeast Minneapolis, MN
Katy had the honor of playing her new songs with four veteran musicians: Dan Gaarder (acoustic guitar), Bill Quinn (pedal steel), Brent Fuqua (mandolin), and Eric Paulson (upright bass).
Saturday, Jan 8 at 8:00 p.m.
with David Harland
St. Paul, MN
After a 20-year pause from the stage, Katy made her re-debut with a ticketed event at Ginkgo Coffeehouse in St Paul on January 8. During the height of the omicron variant of the Covid-19 pandemic, Katy filled the house with friends and fans alike.
David Harland performed an opening set of beautiful fingerstyle guitar and Katy & David performed a duet.
Katy was joined on stage by her 19-year-old son on electric guitar, Sweet Lou, and her Joe's Elevator band-mate, Tom Leier on bass and backing vocals.