Gig updates and taking a break to record…

I have only two shows this month. I’m really excited about this one.

Set Swap with Dan Israel. Wednesday, July 2nd. 9-11. 331 Bar (331 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413)

Dan was an inspiration to me before he even knew it! I read an article about him by Jim Walsh many years ago and decided I wanted to meet him. I ended up making friends with both of them and they were both a huge part of getting me out of the house and singing again!

We’ll be swapping sets all night, so come along if you can.

I’ll be taking a break from gigs for much of the next couple of months to start work on my next record. It’s an exciting time but I need to slow down a bit to make it happen… Stay tuned..


This week I have two outdoor shows, so please cross fingers, toes, eyes, whatever you’ve got to keep the rain away!!

The first one is tomorrow night, Thursday, June 26th in downtown White Bear Lake. It’s the second week of Marketfest. If you’ve never been, it’s a super fun tradition in those parts. Come for the corn dogs and car show and stay for the music. Lots of stalls selling and pitching everything that’s great about WBL. My band plays on the Banning Street Stage from 6-9pm. Everything is free, but come early to find good parking.

Then on Sunday, June 29th my band will be playing at PRIDE! I’m so excited. It’s going to be our biggest show as a band and we have a fun, upbeat set list to keep people hopping. We play 2:30-3:15 on the RAINBOW Stage. Loring Park Minneapolis is one of my favourite places in the world, so I couldn’t be more excited.

I only have a couple of shows lined up in July. I’m going to take a little break and start recording. It’s been hard to keep up the pace but I am so grateful for the opportunities and fiun shows we’ve had this year. Now it’s time to create new music.

Take care and see you soon, Katy


PS: Please note that there is a singer in Minneapolis called Katy Vernon Thomasberg. She has only recently started including her middle name in her show billing and it has caused a lot of gig confusion. I know some of you have shared with me that you’ve seen my name on posters, websites etc that were not my actual shows. I am trying to correct this whenever I see it but before heading out to a show please check my website. I always do my best to keep that up to date. Cheers : )

Tonight, tomorrow and this weekend…

Tonight is the last ‘Residency Show’ at the Amsterdam Bar. It’s been a ton of fun and tonight will feature a set by Brian Just (Our True Brit! radio show link up now at archives) and then the Katy Vernon Band.
Music starts in the Bar at 10pm due to a John Moe Book Signing event happening at 7pm in the Hall.

Thanks to all the great bands that have made this such a fun residency. As always the music is free : )

Then, just added: A Katy Vernon Trio Podcast.
“This week the FladCast is at 1600 Portland Ave. St. Paul. Our good friend and former WCCO producer “Tom” built…an….entire…..cantina….in his back yard. Complete with coy ponds/vines/exotica. It’s the perfect setting to broadcast Wednesday’s show featuring KATY VERNON TRIO.
Discovering the outstanding original songwriters of Minnesota and broadcasting every Wednesday at 7pm. Visit for more info!!!”
The event is free and BYOB!!

Last but not least is the Stone Arch Festival this weekend. We are thrilled to be playing the Cities 97 Stage (Out on the river!) at 1:45-2:30pm on Saturday, June 14th.

Thank you all, Katy.

Katy, Katy everywhere!!

Hi all, this is going to be the busiest couple of weeks ever!!

I just got really exciting news yesterday: JUST ADDED* Saturday, June 14th , Stone Arch Bridge Festival, Cities 97 Stage, Water Power Park. Full Katy Vernon Band 1:45-2:30pm. Free, All ages. Art, sunshine, music, fun!!! I am so grateful to the bookers of the Stone Arch Festival for having us back this year. It was one of my favourite shows of the Summer last year and has been a family tradition for years to attend this fun Father’s Day weekend event. (Special shout out to Dan Israel, who among others put in a good word for the band x)


Before that though please consider coming down to Harriet Brewing this Saturday, June 7th to see two ukulele driven songstresses!! The delightful Savannah Smith will be celebrating her recent fundraising success and the launch of her next recording project. She plays at 7 and the full Katy Vernon band will take the stage around 8:30. If you have never been to Harriet Brewing you really should check it out. It’s a fun, relaxed venue with awesome beer and usually a high quality Food Truck right out back. In other gig news the Trio will play outside at the Piazza on Nicollet Mall this week and next Tuesday,

June 10th is my LAST residency show of the year at the Amsterdam. It’s been a lot of fun and I couldn’t think of a nicer guy to end the run with, Mr. Brian Just!!! Music starts at 10pm. Speaking of Brian, we will be taking over ‘True Brit!’ Radio on KFAI this coming Friday, June 6th at Midnight. Fun, music a cheeky shenanigans will be had by all. You can listen in or stream the archives the next day.I will post a link.

Thank you all for the encouragement and support. It means so much to me and inspires me to work harder every day, Katy xx