Please join us for a special evening of wonderful performances to benefit The Wildcat Sanctuary. The night of musical entertainment includes two drinks and a delicious dinner buffet catered by Gingerhop. All for just $30 per person! TWS merchandise, enticing “Grab Bag” items and special “Feed-a-Tiger” cards will also be available for purchase. This is a wonderful opportunity to support The Wildcat Sanctuary residents while enjoying an amazing night out!
Doors open at 5:30, music begins at 6, dinner served at 7. Must be 21 or older to attend.
33% of tickets sales will benefit the cats of TWS.
All proceeds from all merchandise, grab bags and Feed-a-Tiger purchases at the event go to benefit the cats residing at The Wildcat Sanctuary.
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6:00 – 6:30pm Taylor Baggott
Born in Miami, FL to the proverbial son of a traveling preacher man, it was clear by the time he was five that singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Taylor Baggott was headed for a career in the music world. Encouraged by his music-loving father, Taylor joined the MN Boychoir and toured with the Broadway children’s chorus of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. By the time he was in junior high, Baggott had become a performer of acoustic and electric bass, guitar, harmonica and had become known for his one-of-a-kind soprano vocals. Taylor studied classical music and voice at St. Olaf College while performing in their world renowned choir and has since toured with acappella vocal band InPulse, sang in Don Jose is Bizets Opera and put out a solo EP, Pick Me Up. Baggott calls his sound, “Roll N Soul” and that encapsulates the wide variety of sounds and influences he has managed to corral. Taylor is a brilliant musician with nowhere to go but up!
6:40 – 7:10pm Brady Lillie
Born near the banks of the mighty Mississippi, Brady Lillie’s stage presence is a strong as the mighty river of his youth. Harnessing his skills at the Perpich Center for the Arts and later McPhail and McNally Smith music colleges, Brady Lillie has become a influential guitar instructor, singer, songwriter and performer in the Twin Cities. Brady performs hundreds of shows every year with his variety band, Soul Tree, his original project, Step Rockets, and solo guitar or singer-songwriter appearances. Brady, like Paul “Wallace” Esch, absorbs himself with full-time teaching, composing and performing. Due to his skill and determination, Brady Lillie’s sound and presence will continue to dominate the music scene.
7:25 – 8:00pm Paul “Wallace” Esch
Growing up on a healthy diet of Blues, Heavy Metal, Classical and Flamenco, Paul “Wallace” Esch began teaching guitar and basic music theory at age 16. He continued his studies into college, when he traveled through Europe studying Ethnomusicology and Composition. Paul absorbs himself with full-time teaching, composing and performing. His performance benefitting TWS will feature solo Flamenco and Classical compositions and arrangements.
8:15 – 9:00pm Jelloslave
Jelloslave, which originally formed as a duo in 2003 by cellists Jacqueline Ultan and Michelle Kinney, has since become an established quartet with the addition of drummer Greg Schutte and Gary Waryan on tablas. Known for their dynamic improvisational compositions, the foursome pours heart and soul into an eclectic original repertoire ranging from mesmerizing fusions of jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Indian rhythms, to surprising pop music interpretations. Jelloslave’s two critically acclaimed CD’s, Touch It, released in 2006, and Purple Orange, released in April 2010 feature original compositions by cellists Michelle Kinney and Jacqueline Ultan, as well as arrangements of compositions by other artists such as Leonard Cohen and Astor Piazolla. Jelloslave has been a featured act at some of the Twin Cities most prominent festivals and venues, including St. Paul’s Concrete and Grass and Sur Seine Festivals, The Northrop Summer Music Series, Macy’s Day of Music, Mill City Live Summer Concert Series, Walker Art Center, Cedar Cultural Center, Southern Theater, and many more.