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!