In Lake Superior -- On Madeline Island

1 Leonaís Plaza, Box 222, LaPointe, WI 54850

Tomís Burned Down CaféTM. & Phoenix Gallery

Home of the Middle Road Literary/Arts Society, Inc.

http://cp.duluth.mn.us/~roughy/tom.html & tomsburneddowncafe.com

715.747.6100; phoenix@win.bright.net

 

Itís not just a bar & art gallery, itís an adventure!

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THE CARNAGIE HALL OF JUNKYARDS

Tomís Burned Down Café TM& Phoenix Gallery

Re-Defining Classic Elegance Since 1992

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2000 TENT-ERTAINMENT SCHEDULE 2000

**HOT TUNES, FAST EATS, GOOD LIQUOR & CHEAP FINE WINES**

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THE FULL LIQUOR BAR, CAFEí & SCULPTURE GALLERY are OPEN EVERY DAY from 10:00 AM till Labor Day and then just nice days thru about October 10th, 2000 -- UWS* On weekends you can get jerk chicken or ribs out front and visit our new Daiquiri Bar. You wonít believe what weíve done with the place.

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Fri & Sat Evngs May 19 & 20 THE BURNED DOWN CAFEí HALF HOUSE BAND - John Pisa & Lew Orsoni - Jazzy, Bluesy, Swingy, Folky, French Cabaret-ish, Foot-Stompiní Original Music! Great Fiddle!

Fri & Sat Evngs May 26 & 27 THE BURNED DOWN CAFEí HOUSE BAND - Lew Orsoni, John Pisa & John Craig - Jazzy, Bluesy, Swingy, Folky, French Cabaret-ish, Foot-Stompiní Original Music!

Sun Evng May 28 Barbara With - Driving piano, ethereal guitar & soulful singing

Fri & Sat Evngs June 2 & 3 Judd "The Blasphemer" Herrmann & THE FIENDS Warning: Fun Adult Content. Their music is somewhere between Acid Folk & Uneasy Listening.

Thurs Evng June 8 @6pm Ed Perkovich & MINDSNARE - Abstract Word Art - Readers welcome

Fri Evng June 9 BLACK LABELS Surf Music / Rockabilly (Elvis on crank!) Duluth Party Weekend

Fri & Sat Evngs June 16 & 17 "SPIDER" John Koerner Donít miss this legendary Bluesman. Ric Gillman guitar techno-wizard will open & close on Sat Evng solo but Fri Evng "Nothiní To It" will open & close. We built the Burned Down Cafeí for this show!

10 AM - Wednesday June 20 & EVERY DAY to the 4th of July Parade - LIVE ART! Workshop presents: "The Arts of Celebration" (7th Annual !) - The public is invited, FREE OF CHARGE, to participate in mask, puppet & costume-making in conjunction with the July 4th Parade. Everyone is welcome, come as you are, we supply everything but your ideas. Located in the ART PARK next to the LaPointe Recreation Center. (Across from Tomís Burned Down Cafeí) This PUBLIC Workshop runs from 10 am to 6 PM every day from June 20 through the July 4th Parade. Everyone & their creations may join us in the Fourth of July Parade & Puppet Pageant.

Fri Evng June 23 THE BURNED DOWN CAFEí HOUSE BAND - Lew Orsoni, John Pisa & John Craig - Jazzy, Bluesy, Swingy, Folky, French Cabaret-ish, Foot-Stompiní Original Music!

Sat Evng June 24 -- Lost Nation String Band -- Exceptional local band plays the tent across the tracks.

Sun Aftn June 25 from 5 to 7pm LES FILS du VOYAGEUR Songs of the fur trade and more

Thurs Evng June 29 Circus Freaks Orchestra & "ADULT" Shoe Box Opera (Not a kids show!)

Fri, Sat Evngs, June 30 & July 1 Eddie Jeff Cahill & Friends Troubadour storyteller extraordinare

Sat Aft July 1@ 4pm BOB NORDQUIST with his famous song: "Burned Down Blown Down Cafe"

Sun Aftn & Evng July 2 Michael Monroe & his folk & reggae solar powered one man show

Mon & Tues Evngs July 3 & 4 TOM DAHILL -- Irish Folk songs, great fiddle and more

POETRY Four Alternate Thursday Evngs 6-8pm beginning July 6 (& July 20 / Aug 3 / Aug 17) TED GEPHART (779-3675) Hosts: Wisconsin Poets Calendar & Minnesota Poetry Calendar Readers welcome to just show up

OPEN STAGE Six Thursday Evngs @8pm beginning July 6 (& July 20, 27 Aug 3, 17, 24)

Ric Gillman (747-2983) guitar techno-wizard will be your Host "OPEN STAGE" bring your ax @ 8

Fri Evng July 7 "Nothiní To It" Ric Gillman / Don Pavel / Tom Shrider Soft spoken to hard-hitting, this trio says, "There's nothin' to it!"

Sat Aftn July 8 Ric Gillman (solo) 12 string guitar magic all afternoon

Sat Evng July 8 TOM DAHILL -- Irish Folk songs, great fiddle and more

Thur & Fri Evngs July 13 & 14 2nd Annual Bella LaDonna: Barbara With - Beautiful women, everything beautiful women!

Sat Evng July 15 Sally Ramirez & James Warren -- Come enjoy American Standards & Latin Jazz

along with MAGIC from their show at the Magic Castle in Hollywood Warren will amaze you with his masterful slight-of-hand magic. Come join us!

 

Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat July 20 through reception time on July 29- LIVE ART! Workshop -"SCULPTORS WRESTLE STEEL" (8th An.)

The public is invited to watch & perhaps help as 20 invited sculptors attempt to wrestle the beauty out of (reveal the beauty in) thousands of items of cast off junk and Tom's personal collection of scrap iron.

Watch the entire process of sculpture making from junk heap to finished work FREE OF CHARGE. Located in the ART PARK next to the LaPointe Recreation Center & at Tom's Burned Down Cafe' & Phoenix Gallery. Workshop -- 10 am to 8 PM every day from July 20 through July 29

This Workshop culminates in a gala reception for the artists & viewing of finished works from 6 PM to 9 PM Saturday July 29. The EXHIBIT of finished works from this workshop will run till the end of the season. Many of the works will be offered for sale by PHOENIX GALLERY.

Thur July 20 - POETRY 6 to 8pm & OPEN STAGE @ 8pm (see July 6)

Fri Evng July 21 TBA

Sat Aftn July 22 TOM DRAUGHON - Original & Traditional Folk & Acoustic

Sat Evng July 22 "COUSIN DAD" (6 piece band - no drums) Acoustic Eclectic Bluegrass Jazz Blues

Sun Evng July 23 URBAN HILLBILLY QUARTET - returning for their 2nd gig @ Tomís

Wed Evng July 26 ALLETTE BROOKS Dynamic & funny rhythmic folk singer-songwriter

Thur Evng July 27 OPEN STAGE @ 8pm (see July 6)

Fri Evng July 28 THE BURNED DOWN CAFEí HOUSE BAND - Lew Orsoni, John Pisa & John Craig - Jazzy, Bluesy, Swingy, Folky, French Cabaret-ish, Foot-Stompiní Original Music!

Sat, July 29 - Reception for Artists & Viewing Works - 6 till 9 PM -- "Sculptors Wrestle Steel"

-- with music by: -- some combination of ---- Al Radley & Friends ----

Sat Evng July 29 -- Al Radley & Friends -- Music that could change the world

Thur Evng Aug 3 - POETRY 6 to 8pm & OPEN STAGE @ 8pm (see July 6)

Fri & Sat Evngs Aug 4 & 5 Dick Solberg "The Sun Mountain Fiddler" & the Sun Mountain Band - Returning for their eighth season. This is a great band.

Thur & Fri Evngs Aug 10 & 11 BOB NORDQUIST & DAVID HANNERS Pure songwriters = Fun acoustic music = hot new CD includes the hit "Burned Down Blown Down Cafe"

Sat Aftn Aug 12 Amanda Geary -- Piano & Vocal "rock & roll"

Sat Evng Aug 12 FRB Band plays for "NICE MAN" semi-private party check your invite for details

Thur Evng Aug 17 POETRY 6 to 8pm & OPEN STAGE @ 8pm (see July 6)

Fri & Sat Evngs, August 18 & 19 "SPIDER" John Koerner Donít miss this legendary Bluesman. Ric Gillman guitar techno-wizard will open & close We built the Burned Down Cafeí for this show!

2pm - 6pm Sun Aftn Aug 20 CRY UNCLE Original Band / Hot new CD / Local Talent

Thur Evng Aug 24 Ric Gillman hosts OPEN STAGE @ 8pm (see July 6)

Fri Evng Aug 25 TBA

Sat Evng Aug 26 TBA

Thur & Fri Evngs Aug 31 & Sept 1 TOM DAHILL -- Irish Folk songs, great fiddle and more

Sat & Sun Evngs Sept 2 & 3 THE BURNED DOWN CAFEí HOUSE BAND - Lew Orsoni, John Pisa & John Craig - Jazzy, Bluesy, Swingy, Folky, French Cabaret-ish, Foot-Stompiní Original Music!

Fri Evng Sept 8 TBA

Sat Evng, Sept 9 -- "Ireneís Garden" -- Wheatie Wrightís Band returning for their third year

Fri OR Sat Evng Oct 6 OR 7 (Whichever night is the nicest) "Nothiní To It" Ric Gillman / Don Pavel / Tom Shrider Soft spoken to hard-hitting, this trio says, "There's nothin' to it!"

On the nice weekend nights from here to Oct 10 we will still have LIVE MUSIC = TBA

We do private parties, wedding parties, solstice parties, divorce parties and more. Just call TOM. I'm sure we can work something out. If your group wants to use THIS ART SPACE for an art event whether it's for a performance a show an exhibit or to host an art workshop or a benefit for a worthy cause please call TOM and get your event onto our schedule. All shows UWS (unless the weather sucks) Count on it --- Look for our liíl posters for full details PS: If you are of delicate sensibilities, pretend that we didnít say "unless the weather sucks"

No serious tourist should be able to sleep at night till they have drunk in the BEAUTY of Tomís Burned Down, Blown Down, Grudge Mongered, Train Wrecked, Froze Out, Insurance Challenged, Foreclosed, Zoning Challenged, Highway Encroached, Bankrupted, Financially Examined, Shut Down, Banned in LaPointe, Third World, Trucked In, Up next to the Wormhole, Beyond Thunderdome, Death Row, Duct Taped, Water World, Tree Fort, Pirate House, Pan Handled, Lost & Found, Phoenix CAFEí of Love, where Ambiance is only one of our middle names. Truly, the Carnagie Hall of JUNKYARDS. Where itís Just a short walk from the sublime to the ridiculous & the Art ainít always Pretty. Most shows have a cover charge ($2 - $3 - $5 - $6) the rest of the shows musicians are working for tips so if you fear change.........

TOMíS BURNED DOWN CAFEí & LIVE ART! Workshop are registered trademarks of Md Rd Literary/Arts Society, Inc.

**WE CHEAT THE OTHER GUY & PASS THE SAVINGS ON TO YOU**