Being a part of the music community in Minnesota is a gift to every artist, listener and participant.  The stage of Vieux Carré is rich with history and whispers of musicians past. Today the tradition continues with a varied schedule highlighting local talents in many different genres with a focus on jazz, soul, blues, and the magic of each.  Patrons and artists share the room to commune in the celebration of life and each other.

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Ken Valdez

November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - November 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am

| $10

“Ken Valdez is a blue collar blues man with a roaring voice and monster guitar chops.” – Scene

“Ken can sing, play, write and turn the stage into an inferno. He has a talent and passion to last him a lifetime. His voice purrs like a ’66 Mustang. Ken Valdez will accomplish whatever he sets out to do.” – Santa Fe Reporter

Ken Valdez has been called “The Best Kept Secret” by well known/respected names in the industry. This guitarist/singer/songwriter/producer is grateful for the title; however, it is one he wishes to break free from. Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, now a resident of St. Paul, MN, his love for music was apparent early on and it has become his calling. After 3 albums, thousands of shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road, Ken took some time off from touring and focused on producing and writing. This time off also allowed him to explore other musical ventures which helped increase his already impressive versatility. Alas, the time has come.

Like the proverbial phoenix, he has returned and has taken the reins of his musical vision. His collaborations with multi-platinum selling and Grammy winning songwriters, musicians and producers have refined his skills. There is no doubt Ken’s rare blend of raw talent, sensitivity, and down-to-earth grittiness give his music a wide appeal. His voice and a guitar sound/style is unmistakable. His vision, talent and drive have pushed the envelope on creativity and has only added on to his already unique sound. The songs are real, the shows are riveting and Ken Valdez remains to be a must see, must hear experience. This “Best Kept Secret” won’t be a secret for long.


November 10, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
November 11, 2018 @ 12:00 am

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