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7-16-22-Sounds of Summer Concert Series- Caledonia, MN-Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball

Super stoked for this one!!

Mainspring is a community organization with the goal of celebrating and cultivating local culture in Houston County, Minnesota. Our vision is to provide meaningful opportunities for Houston County residents to connect, inspire, and be inspired.

Join us in Caledonia on Saturday, July 16 at 6:00 pm for a boot-tapping show from Gregg Hall & the Wrecking Ball!
About this event
Mainspring is pleased to announce the second year of outdoor summer concert series, “Songs of Summer”, featuring singer-songwriters performing in the Driftless Region on two evenings in July and August.
Thanks to local support and a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, tickets are only $10/person or free for children 12 and under. They can be purchased online in advance of the show or at the event.
The series will kick off on Saturday, July 16 at 6:00 pm with Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball, an Americana country band from LaCrosse. Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball originates from the historic rivertown/musical mecca La Crosse, WI. Gregg Hall, founder of Deece Productions, has been a staple in the Midwest music scene for over a decade with his bands Mitgee Evers, Smokin’ Bandits, and outlaw country Minnesota legends the White Iron Band. Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball get back to their country roots and backwoods upbringing. With the release of the new album, “True Story,” GHWB solidifies their American country music sound.
All concerts will be held outdoors at the United Methodist Church lawn (308 N Kingston St., Caledonia) and will start at 6pm with seating beginning at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased online at
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fun

Tickets available now at

Mainspring presents Sounds of Summer concert series!!!


7-8-22- The Hook and Ladder Theatre- Minneapolis, MN- Gregg Hall album release w/ The Big Wu and Matt Pudas w/ the Johnson Bros

The Big Wu
with guests Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball (Album Release), & The Johnson Brothers featuring Matt Pudas (of White Iron Band)
Friday, July 8
Under The Canopy
at The Hook and Ladder Theater
Doors 6:00pm :: Music 7:00pm :: 21+
GA: $12 EARLY / $16 ADV / $22 DOS
Tickets On-Sale Friday April 22 at 10am
Let’s celebrate with a fat set by The Big Wu, an Album Release with Greg Hall & The Wrecking Ball, + a late night party (inside the theater) with Johnson Brothers featuring Matt Pudas!
The Big Wu
The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on. Still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly
Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball
Gregg Hall, founder of Deece Productions, has been a staple in the Midwest music scene for over a decade with his bands Mitgee Evers, Smokin’ Bandits, Nicholas David and the Feelin’ Band, and outlaw country MinnThis band features some of the best musicians southwestern WI has to offer featuring: Gregg Hall (guitar, vocals), Laun Braithwiate (guitar, vocals), Corey Minor (drums), Dedrick Benz (bass), Dan Kimpel (pedal steel), and Lisa Freedlund(keyboards). GHWB is just good Ol’ American country music.esota legends the White Iron Band. Gregg Hall and the Wrecking Ball is his first solo project getting back to his country life style roots and back woods upbringing.
The Johnson Brothers. with Matt Pudas
Mitch and Brandon Johnson co-founded the band “Kind Country” in the winter of 2011 as the 2 founding guitarists. Along with their friend Max Graham on Mandolin and Nick Whelan on bass. The brothers toured nationally together in Kind Country until the fall of 2018. The Johnson Brothers have also started and played in numerous other Twin Cities bands. Recently in the spring of 2021 the brothers began playing shows under the name “The Johnson Brothers”. Each show features a rotating cast of musicians. You never know who will be at this one!!
Set Times
7pm – Gregg Hall & The Wrecking Ball
8:15 – The Big Wu
10pm – The Johnson Brothers with Matt Pudas (Inside Theater) + many special guest sit-ins…
The Award-Winning* Under the Canopy series at The Hook & Ladder Theater returns with it’s uniquely seasonal urban footprint to the Longfellow neighborhood of south Minneapolis in 2022.*Voted Best in MN 2021 by Star Tribune readers.
Come hungry and enjoy dinner with the show!
The Hook has committed to having an eclectic variety of food trucks rotating Under the Canopy throughout the 2022 season for our guests. Please feel free to tell us anyone you’d like to see serving food UTC this spring!
$2 OFF An Arbeiter Brewing Pint!
Come enjoy a brew or two before or after any Under The Canopy Concert. Just show your purchased wristband and receive $2 off a pint! It’s only a few doors down from The Hook and Ladder.
*Some exclusions apply
Thank you to our presenting partners:
Summit Brewing, Star Tribune, The Current, Jack Daniels, Slane Irish Whiskey, The Hive Realty, & Nobool Presents
Thank you to our community supporters:
The Hub Bike Co-op, Moon Palace Books, Arbeiter Brewing, Lake Street Council, Sociable Cider Werks, Longfellow Nokomis Messenger, & 90.3FM KFAI

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