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Live Music at The Hideaway


Songwriter Showcase Hosted by Nick Hensley

Every Wednesday
8-10:30 PM

The Songwriter Showcase has moved just next door from Aster Cafe to Hideaway Burger Bar!

To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at

Rotating Songwriters 8-10:30 PM

Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called:
“The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter’s, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid.”

Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin Zellar, Dave Pirner, Ike Reilly, Michael “Eyedea” Larson, The Pines, Charlie Par, Dan Wilson, Ill Chemistry feat Desdemona and Carnage and many more. We believe it’s the diversity of the acts and the salt-and-peppering of veteran players and up and comers that makes the showcase interesting and always well attended. We’ve also had the pleasure of being a place where many great local players cut their teeth including: Ashleigh Still, Nici Peper, Thomas Kivi, Jeff Ray, Joe Carey, Sara Stritz, Lakewood Cemetery and many more.

Modeled after Nashville’s Bluebird open mic we make sure the showcase keeps its musical integrity while still being approachable and open to new players. To sign up for participation, visit

Live Music at The Hideaway

The Hideaway stage is perfect for solo/duo shows. We’ve recently launched our music program and are now booking shows. If you think you’d be a good fit for our venue, fill out the booking form and our music coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible.