Fridays at Take 16 feat. Ted & Alice Miller
May
24
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. Ted & Alice Miller

Join us for our first Friday event of the summer! Featured are music by Ted & Alice Miller, food from The Bluestem, and free outdoor games.

More about Ted & Alice:

We are singer/songwriters in Northeast Nebraska writing songs and creating music about the life we know and live. You might catch us on a sidewalk downtown playing acoustic or plugged in on the "big stage". Our unique style blends Americana, Folk, & Old Timey music with Ted's strong affinity for punk rock. With three full length albums and the newest one in the works, there's no fear of running out of inspiration anytime soon. We're the fortunate receivers of "Americana CD of the Year" for our album Small Talk, and "Young Original of the Year" award for our album Adults Don't Speak through the Rural Roots Music Commission. We have also been highlighted on South Dakota Public Broadcasting TV's "No Cover No Minimum". Regardless of where you experience one of our performances you're guaranteed to hear the stories behind our songs, laugh a little, catch some harmonies, & toe tap along.

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Fridays at Take 16 feat. 2 Pixels
May
31
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. 2 Pixels

It’s Buffalo Days in Luverne and what better way to celebrate than enjoying great beer, food, live music, and outdoor games at Take 16? Featured tonight will be food by The Bluestem and music from 2 Pixels. 2 Pixels is anchored by Too Drunk to Fish and Neo Johnsons veteran Seth Curl.

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Fridays at Take 16 feat.  Paul Christian and The COR Band
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. Paul Christian and The COR Band

OK, Friday was so much fun why not do it again? This time let’s double the fun! So, join us for a special Saturday version featuring food from The Bluestem and fabulous music from Paul Christian and The COR Band, as well as our free outdoor games.

Paul Christian is a Nashville based singer/songwriter who has drawn comparisons to Chris Isaak and Roy Orbison.

The COR Band are Take 16 legends and will definitely make you want to dance. Better get there early to have a seat for this one!

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Fridays at Take 16 feat.  Neo Johnsons
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. Neo Johnsons

Take 16 veterans The Neo Johnsons make their 2019 debut, with food from Sterlings, and our free outdoor games.

The Neo Johnsons is the longest running classic rock band in South Daktoa having formed sometime in the late 80's as just The Johnsons when two members of the 80's band Off Balance branched off.  It was Magic on lead vocals/harmonica/congas with Emmanuel on bass.  A few years later the Neos were born in 1992 with the name changed to The Neo Johnsons (neo meaning new) when Lyndon became the new guitar player with a new drummer, Wormy.  Rico filled in often as the Neo Johnsons backup drummer from the beginning playing more and more over the next 20 years then full time until his retirement in 2012.

The current lineup has original Neo Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, back in the band on guitar with occassional vocals. There's always founding Johnson, Magic Johnson, on lead vocals/congas/harmonica and the fabulous Jack Johnson on vocals & bass guitar. The newest Johnson is Tom Zoss on drums who we first met with the Blues Cartel at the very first JonoFest. 

The Neo Johnsons have never stopped touring playing 50+ gigs every year since The Johnsons formed in 1989 never 'retiring' or taking a break.  Many musicians have changed their name to Johnson over the 30 years The Johnsons have continually played the area, and many return from time to time to fill in and play a gig or two to keep the party going.  Once a Johnson, always a Johnson!  Come out and see The Neo Johnsons at a bar, street dance, fraternity, hoedown, bar mitzvah, or party near you!

We'll play anywhere for a buck so give Magic (Dan) a call or email.  Full band or smaller acoustic gigs for private parties & events.

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Fridays at Take 16 feat.  John David & The Jerks and SRO Band
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. John David & The Jerks and SRO Band

We have a special double feature treat for you with food expertly grilled courtesy of Luverne Hockey Association, music by Luverne native John David & The Jerks and SRO Standing Room Only Dance Band, with our free outdoor games.

Take 16 legends SRO routinely pack the place so get there early to have seat, though it won’t be long before they have you on your feat.

John David & The Jerks will keep us rocking into the night with a rousing set.

You won’t want to miss this one.

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Fridays at Take 16 feat.  The Federales and Church of Cash
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. The Federales and Church of Cash

Don’t miss the biggest event of the summer! Church of Cash makes it’s much anticipated return to Take 16 Brewing Company. After their packed dual show stay last fall, we had to bring them back.

Food will be courtesy of Luverne Baseball Association.

“If there is anyone truer to the music and spirit of Johnny Cash, you’d have to prove it to me.” – Jamie Winpenny, Honolulu Weekly

Whether you are an ‘ol timer that grew up listening to Mr. Cash in your tractor or a young soldier driving your tank across the deserts of the Middle East with the Man in Black in your headphones, the Church of Cash will bring his music, with style and energy to fans everywhere.

What the Church of Cash has that no one else can match is their loyalty to the song and the message that Johnny left to all of us. The band merely keeps this word alive with a youthful spirit that has entertained audiences completely.

The Federales

Classic country for the modern world.

We're not from the Black Hills, the Texas Panhandle, or Appalachia. We're from the Twin Cities. Damn proud of it, too, but we play country music, because it's one of America's native languages.

We use it to tell our stories of love, good times, Grain Belt, and friends. Some are fact. Some are fiction with the truth hiding in there somewhere. All of them are heartfelt.

We're pickers, fiddlers, groovers, and harmonizers. We're ready to make you sing along, get up and dance, or just sit and tap your toes. We're The Federales.

"Don't let my disdain for what I call 'beard-rock' fool you — man, I fucking love country, and I love when it's done right. And I'm gonna say: The Federales, from what I can tell, tick every god-damn box possible."
— l'etoile Magazine

"Heartbroken lyrics sound like they'd fit right in at a summertime backyard party."
— The Current

The Federales are:

  • James Gould on electric guitar

  • Mark Larson on drums

  • Ben Miller on acoustic guitar, harmonica, and vocals

  • Jay Scabich on fiddle

  • Andy Schuster on bass

  • Karl Wahoske on banjo, acoustic guitar, and vocals

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Fridays at Take 16 feat. The SRO Band
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. The SRO Band

Is it possible to have too much fun in one weekend? We’ll find out as The SRO Band— Standing Room Only Dance Band makes it’s return in a special Saturday edition of Fridays at Take 16. This is your last chance to see them this summer so don’t miss out. Food by the Bluestem and free games on the patio.

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Fridays at Take 16 feat. Fattenin Frogs
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. Fattenin Frogs

Making their Take 16 Brewing debut, we’re pleased to introduce Fattenin Frogs. You won’t be able to stop tapping your toes. Food by The Bluestem and free games on the patio.

Born out of love for the back roads music of America’s past, The Fattenin’ Frogs play rock & roll in its original spirit by cranking up the electricity on the music of the juke joints, hootenannies, medicine shows and tent revivals of yesteryear. The Minneapolis quartet puts their heart and soul into every song so come on out, sing, dance, and clap along!

The Fattenin’ Frogs generate a freight train of emotional excitement with Amanda White’s unchained soulful wail and Chris Holm’s lonesome howl over a landscape of scorching fingerstyle electric guitar, hard charging drums, wailing harmonica, and thumping bass. Never safe or stamped out, they are not afraid to cap off a hot night of rock & roll with a zippy little kazoo solo because above all, rock & roll is supposed to be fun! Playing a mix of original songs and classic songs from America’s past, they’ll make you feel like you know every song even when you hear them for the first time.

In 2008, founding members Chris Holm and Mark Larson set out to dig deep into the American roots music that inspired their heroes. Within a year they had assembled a rock & roll band to put what they had learned to work. Six years and two albums later, they are still hard at it, bringing their brand of roots and blues inspired rock & roll to the masses. The band tours regularly throughout the Upper Midwest and has become staples of the music festival circuit including a 2015 Bayfront Blues Fest main stage performance and a performance at the 2014 Deep Blues Fest in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The Fattenin’ Frogs are: Elizabeth Duel (bass guitar), Garrett Kolb (drums), Chris Holm (vocals, guitar, harmonica), and Amanda White (vocals, kazoo).

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Fridays at Take feat.  Fishin for Olives
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take feat. Fishin for Olives

Enjoy the Rock County Fair, but if you want a little break or want hang out before you get there, come see our friends Fishin for Olives. Food by Teals. Hmmm, I wonder what Sherri and the gang at Teals could be planning?

Mark this one on your calendars—- there may be a special surprise. But, don’t tell anyone.

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Fridays at Take 16 feat.  Neo Johnsons
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. Neo Johnsons

The Neo Johnsons are back and this is the last chance to see them at Take 16 for the summer. Food by Sterlings and free outdoor games add up to a perfect night.

The Neo Johnsons is the longest running classic rock band in South Daktoa having formed sometime in the late 80's as just The Johnsons when two members of the 80's band Off Balance branched off.  It was Magic on lead vocals/harmonica/congas with Emmanuel on bass.  A few years later the Neos were born in 1992 with the name changed to The Neo Johnsons (neo meaning new) when Lyndon became the new guitar player with a new drummer, Wormy.  Rico filled in often as the Neo Johnsons backup drummer from the beginning playing more and more over the next 20 years then full time until his retirement in 2012.

The current lineup has original Neo Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, back in the band on guitar with occassional vocals. There's always founding Johnson, Magic Johnson, on lead vocals/congas/harmonica and the fabulous Jack Johnson on vocals & bass guitar. The newest Johnson is Tom Zoss on drums who we first met with the Blues Cartel at the very first JonoFest. 

The Neo Johnsons have never stopped touring playing 50+ gigs every year since The Johnsons formed in 1989 never 'retiring' or taking a break.  Many musicians have changed their name to Johnson over the 30 years The Johnsons have continually played the area, and many return from time to time to fill in and play a gig or two to keep the party going.  Once a Johnson, always a Johnson!  Come out and see The Neo Johnsons at a bar, street dance, fraternity, hoedown, bar mitzvah, or party near you!

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Fridays at Take 16 feat.  Too Drunk to Fish
Aug
16
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. Too Drunk to Fish

Too Drunk to Fish are back to make it a party. Rock County Cattlemans Assn will be doing the food and I can almost smell that heavenly grilling scent right now. Free outdoor games, as always.

TOO DRUNK TO FISH is an acoustic duo and/or a four piece band that plays a lot of Jimmy Buffett (our hero) and other music that crowds know and love.  The band started out in 1999 with the lineup of Dave Van Roekel on bass and vocals and Scott Jendersee (Big Scott Allen) on acoustic guitar and vocals. Brad "The Bassman" Burkholder joined the group in 2004 (best guess, the past can sometimes be a little fuzzy) and has been playing with Scott for nine years.

 

We've gotten to play a lot of cool places for awesome people over the years, including the College World Series and Baconfest at The Old Mattress Factory in Omaha, The Barefoot Bar in Lake Okoboji, plus numerous parties, weddings and bar gigs.

 

We've launched this site to let THE FISH FAITHFUL know where we will be on our ongoing "TOO DRUNK TO TOUR."  We're also looking to book more dates, so you'll find contact information here, too.  We're based out of Sioux Falls, SD, but we're always willing to play somewhere warmer. Thanks for coming out to see us...hope to see you again soon!

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Fridays at Take 16 feat.
Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat.

Fishin for Olives are back and we’ll soon be singing along.

We’ll have free outdoor games and food courtesy of Luverne Hockey Assn. Let the grilling commence!

Fishin for Olives

ever find yourself fishin' for olives? we are the perfect sound for such activities. so relax, get to the bottom of your glass, spear away, enjoy.


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Fridays at Take 16 feat.  Medicritones
Aug
30
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. Medicritones

Hide your children and lock your doors, the Mediocritones are hitting Luverne. With deep Luverne connections and a great following, this should be a night not to be missed.

THE MEDIOCRITONES  -- The Twin Cities' Best Average Band!

The Mediocritones started as a a group of mediocre musicians that wanted to play mediocre music for mediocre fans. The band was formed modestly in 2006 (in Minneapolis) and has now developed a cult-like following of average people.  Genres played:  1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Blues, Classic Rock and Rock

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Fridays at Take 16 feat. Too Drunk to Fish
Sep
6
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. Too Drunk to Fish

What better way to kick off the Labor Day weekend than a little Too Drunk to Fish, food from Sterlings, free outdoor games, and some great beer? ! It doesn’t get any better than that.

TOO DRUNK TO FISH is an acoustic duo and/or a four piece band that plays a lot of Jimmy Buffett (our hero) and other music that crowds know and love.  The band started out in 1999 with the lineup of Dave Van Roekel on bass and vocals and Scott Jendersee (Big Scott Allen) on acoustic guitar and vocals. Brad "The Bassman" Burkholder joined the group in 2004 (best guess, the past can sometimes be a little fuzzy) and has been playing with Scott for nine years.

 

We've gotten to play a lot of cool places for awesome people over the years, including the College World Series and Baconfest at The Old Mattress Factory in Omaha, The Barefoot Bar in Lake Okoboji, plus numerous parties, weddings and bar gigs.

 

We've launched this site to let THE FISH FAITHFUL know where we will be on our ongoing "TOO DRUNK TO TOUR."  We're also looking to book more dates, so you'll find contact information here, too.  We're based out of Sioux Falls, SD, but we're always willing to play somewhere warmer. Thanks for coming out to see us...hope to see you again soon!

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Fridays at Take 16 feat. Fishin for Olives
Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Fridays at Take 16 feat. Fishin for Olives

What better way to close out our summer series than with our friends Fishin for Olives? Food by Bluestem and outdoor games, the perfect way to wrap up summer.

Fishin for Olvies

ever find yourself fishin' for olives? we are the perfect sound for such activities. so relax, get to the bottom of your glass, spear away, enjoy.

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Faith and Football ~ Pub Theology
Feb
4
6:30 PM18:30

Faith and Football ~ Pub Theology

Join us for Pub Theology on Monday, February 4 for Special Guest Speaker John Stiegelmeier ~SDSU Head Football Coach. He will do a presentation during Pub Theology.

Open to All Men and Women.

Reserve your tickets at Take 16 or by calling Don Dinger 507-993-1747 or Cary Radisewitz 507-227-0466

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Summer Beer Dabbler
Aug
25
5:00 PM17:00

Summer Beer Dabbler

The 10th Annual Summer Beer Dabbler is a one-of-a-kind craft beer experience. With more than 120 breweries sampling over 350 beers, this premier summertime craft beer festival will take place on the grass at CHS Field, the home of the St. Paul Saints.

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The COR Band
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

The COR Band

The COR Band is a Minnesota based band that plays a compelling combination of jazz mixed with blues, rock and country. With a rock solid history, it’s easy to tell that the three founding members have been playing music together for over 25 years in various bands. The COR Band was put together with the idea of of having a core group that could back a number of individual musicians and entertainers but at the same time could play as a very tight four piece.

 

Lonnie:

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The Suburbs   Live!!
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Suburbs Live!!

Often described as a Midwest Roxy Music, but with more humor and rock scruff, The 'Burbs have been making their unique punk-pop-art-dance records and performing off and on ever since the ‘Mpls Sound’ heyday.

Founded in 1977, The Suburbs are recognized worldwide as among the original heroes of the "Minneapolis Sound”; a historic music era that saw the emergence of other bands like The Suicide Commandos, Prince, The Replacements and Husker Du.    

Led now by original keyboardist and singer Chan Poling, original drummer Hugo Klaers, and longtime saxophonists Max Ray (also of The Wallets), they are augmented by a supergroup of newcomers: Stevie Brantseg and Jeremy Ylvisaker on guitars, Steve Price on bass, Janey Winterbauer on backup vocals, Rochelle Becker on Bari Sax and Stephen Kung on horns and keys.

With dance-club hits like “Waiting” and ”Music for Boys" and radio hits like ”Life Is Like”, “Rattle My Bones”, and the recent Marriage Equality Anthem, "Love Is The Law”, The Suburbs could be forgiven for resting on their laurels. But the music and accolades keep on coming. Their last single "Turn The Radio On" was voted "Song Of The Year" by a poll of local music critics in the Mpls Star Tribune in 2013, and their brand new album “Hey Muse!” is already gathering what can only be described as a worthy buzz.

The Suburbs continue to entertain at the highest level and remain one of the most creative and vital bands out there today, honoring their past and blazing into the future. As The New Yorker magazine said about their latest ; “the ensemble maintains its quirky spunk and funky pop energy”, and we are proud that the music critic Chris Remenschneider tweeted after their last 1st Avenue show: “I didn't get to see @thesuburbsband Back in the Day™, but I see a lot of bands today & would rate em very high among em.”

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The Twilight Hours   Live!!
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Twilight Hours Live!!

John Munson and Matt Wilson of the Minneapolis band The Twilight Hours grew up on opposite sides of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. But the two came together as teenagers in a rock band, and they’ve been drawn to one another, both as friends and musicians, ever since.

The group’s primary songwriter Matt Wilson was raised in St. Louis Park where he became a fan of Elvis Costello, The Police and Bruce Springsteen. Initially, Matt had chosen to play the drums which suited his hyperactive energy. As a drummer, Matt and high school friends formed a rock group called The Panic, spending much of their high school years as under-aged performers in Minneapolis nightclubs, warming up for future luminaries Husker Du and The Replacements at Minneapolis’ 7th Street Entry, and for U2 at First Avenue. Matt eventually followed his brother to college at Harvard University where they performed in bands together, including the Love Monsters, marking Matt’s first turn as a songwriter and lead singer. That group won the school’s Battle of the Bands earning a chance to record a 4 song 7-inch EP. Matt quit school before his senior year to learn to play guitar and to make music full time.

Meanwhile on the other side of the Twin Cities, a bass playing prodigy from St. Paul was finishing his stint with an Aerosmith and Rush cover band. Now the young John Munson was on a higher mission to crack the codes of jazz bass, a quest the would continue throughout his life. It was the mid-80s when 19-year-olds John and Matt first collaborated as high-powered rhythm section for the Minneapolis new wave band E Brown, but the two eventually teamed up with Matt’s brother Dan to form their own group, Trip Shakespeare, for which the brothers shared music-writing duties while Matt penned the lyrics. That band toured the country for a decade during the 80s and 90s, releasing four albums including two on the A&M label. After Trip Shakespeare’s dissolution, John and Dan went on to form a power trio, Semisonic, eventually producing a platinum-selling album, “Feeling Strangely Fine.” In the wake of Semisonics commercial success, John also established a now-renowned jazz trio, The New Standards, performing modern pop hits in a boisterous jazz style.

But John and Matt seemed born to make music together and eventually they found themselves joined again, this time as an acoustic duo which they came to call The Twilight Hours. In 2007 the pair released their first LP, Stereo Night. The plan had been to create a predominantly acoustic recording, but the album that emerged was a rock record at heart, full of invention and musicality. Airplay on a local radio station, The Current, nudged John and Matt to build a band full of musical heavyweights including Dave Salmela on keyboards, Steve Roehm on guitar, rhythm savant Richard Medek on drums, and Minneapolis punk rock producer Jacques Wait on lead guitar. In 2016 The band’s second album, Black Beauty, evinced a refined sound with arrangements built from classic elements into a sort of rock that defies easy categorization. The music ranges in mood from subtle to soaring, but the band’s rangy melodies and energetic performances are always full of art and joy.

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