Garrison Keillor!!

I am beyond excited to announce a new show.. here are the details!!!

After a record sell-out of tickets for the fall season of A Prairie Home Companion, host Garrison Keillor has announced that he’s creating a new, non-broadcast variety show entitled The Rhubarb Show which will be “a club version of the radio show” and will premiere on Saturday, September 21 at 9 p.m., following the broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul.

Each of the shows will feature some guests from the APHC broadcast, as well as some local talent we’re excited to showcase. Sound effects wizard Fred Newman will be featured each week along with magician Bill Arnold, and musical guests include: Chic Gamine, the Canadian girl group (with a guy drummer), and Katy Vernon (September 21) and a few other surprises.

Tickets for the Rhubarb Show go on sale at noon on Thursday, August 15th. Tickets categories include “Box Seats” (which include wine and desserts) $40.00; $20.00; $10.00 and $5.00. A $2.50 facility fee will be added to the price of each ticket. MPR Members receive a $2 discount on the top two tiered price categories.

Happy August!!!

What an amazing day for Minnesota. I was so happy to see the joyful photos of couples getting married overnight. With that on my mind I just posted my song ‘This is it’ on my facebook page today.

This is going to be my busiest month ever! I am doing my first ever ‘Residency’ at a venue. Every Wednesday in August I’ll be at the Amsterdam in St. Paul. Music starts at 9pm and I’ve lined up a bunch of the most talented women I know.

Before that I’ll be at Lee’s Liquor Lounge (Near the Twins stadium) this Saturday night 8/3. I have wanted to open up for The Belfast Cowboys for a couple of years, so this is a dream show for me. Music starts at 9:30 and I just found out that Terry Isachsen will be joining us (he’s on the CD and is incredible).

Last but not least….. I’ll be back at the Aster, Friday August 16th. (Heads up they just started a Classic Movie series on Sundays, so check that out)

Thank you all for your support. These gigs only keep coming because people show up, so I am grateful.

Katy x

Saturday, August 3rd – Lee’s Liquor Lounge, opening for the incredible Belfast Cowboys, FULL BAND

Exciting August Residency dates!!!! Every Wednesday night I will host my favourite MN ladies at the Amsterdam.

Wed, Aug 7th, Katy Vernon Band, & Mary Bue

Wed, Aug 14th, Katy Vernon Band & The Natalie Lovejoy Band

Wed, Aug 21st, Katy Vernon Solo with Savannah Smith, Barbara Jean & Miss Becky

Wed, Aug 28th, Katy Vernon Band & The Jillian Rae Band & The Changeups

ALSO JUST ADDED: Aster Cafe, Friday August 16th with Sarah Morris. FULL BANDamsterdam-august-2013

Stone Arch Festival and More….

I have been waiting for years to return to the Stone Arch Festival! No kidding. My old band The Camdens played this festival 2 or 3 years in a row way back when this was just a little baby festival. It has grown to become not only one of the better art festivals in the City but a tradition for many families including mine for Father’s Day weekend.
I sang there two Summers ago with The Mad Ripple and am thrilled to be returning with my very own band.
We haven’t had a lot of full band shows so this will be a fun chance to rock out with the rhythm section.

Show time: Saturday, June 15th 3:15 pm
City Pages Stage under the Central Avenue Bridge
Full schedule at

We’ll be nicely warmed up too as we have a gig at Manitou Station in White Bear Lake the night before.
This is the kick off to the annual Manitou Days.

There will be a parade at 6pm and all kinds of fun events happening. We play 9pm-Midnight. So don’t miss your chance to see and hear us play more songs in one night than ever!!!

Summertime in MN, The sun will shine soon!

Singing for a cause…

This has been a very emotional and rewarding week. After seeing the video I made for my song ‘Peter’ I was approached by Arc of the Greater Twin Cities. This organization supports disabled people and their families. I was always aware of them but had never thought about a deeper connection I would feel to them. They told me how many other siblings and family members of disabled people would be touched by the song and invited me to sing at their annual meeting for volunteers.
They showed the video and I gave a speech about my brother and then sang another song. That was the hard part : )
Anyway I have never felt so embraced by a room full of people. What an amazing day and I will be looking to get more involved in the future with the work they do. I sold 41 CDs and gave half the money to Arc.

My next show is also solo and for another great cause.
Saturday, May 18, 2013

MusicWorks Minnesota will present a benefit concert at The White Bear Lake High School S. Campus Theater on May 18th featuring local ukulele slinging songstress Katy Vernon and modern bluegrass group Erik Brandt and the Urban Hillbilly Quartet.

Through the MusicWorks Minnesota Band Together program, the concert at the White Bear High School theater will aim to raise funds for an artist in residence program for next year to support music in public schoolsWBL Poster.

The event is $10. All proceeds to charity. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online

I will be selling Cds to raise money for the night. Please help spread the word.

Thanks, Katy x

PS: For any of you in the South part of the Cities, please come to the 318 Bar in Excelsior on Wednesday, May 22. Intimate Katy Vernon Trio Show!

Turf and TV!

This is a busy time. Sorry I haven’t been posting.

This SUNDAY night we play the Turf Club.
TURF CLUB. Sun Mar 24
Doors 8:00 PM | $5.00 | Main Stage
Yes, it’s a Sunday but lots of people have Spring break, so maybe you can join us. Fun line up. The Slush Puppies, The Meteor Boys (Who played on my CD) and then the Katy Vernon Trio at 11pm.
Don’t miss the Katy Vernon Band live on tv!

8:30pm to 9:30pm, Thursday, March 28th, 2013

TC Muzique is a LIVE show, so it will be airing Thursday March 28th, 8:30-9:30 on MTN Channel 17 (cable access) and also online via livestream at and!

This is a super fun show. I was lucky enough to play it with Jim Walsh and the Mad Ripple. In fact that was my first gig ever with the Mad Ripple and the first time I met most of my band mates!

Fun and merry music making will be had by all.

Tune in to see how the new lineup is shaking out and also what dress I decide to wear : )