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We had a blast celebrating 2022 everyone, thank you all for choosing the Midway Saloon as your go-to spot for a beer and whiskey.
The Midway Saloon is pleased to host a growing variety of musicians, artists, and celebrations. Come stop by on your way to your next Minnesota Loons soccer game!
We'll see you in December 2023 for the 2nd annual Bobber Drop © .
Dylan started playing guitar at 9 years old and by age 13 he was playing professionally. Gigging lots locally in the twin cities, as well as traveling all over the United States playing festivals. In his early/late teens he was noticed and brought under the wing of many of the last living legends in blues music. At age 14 he was playing with Legendary Chicago blues man James Cotton. Dylan has also played with Buddy guys on several occasions, shared stages and bills with Mavis Staples, Kingfish Ingram, Marcus King and many more. Coming into his last year of high school, Dylan also started touring all over the world with Bernard Allison, and playing with Bobby Whitlock (of Derek & the Dominoes, Delaney & Bonnie and friends, George Harrison). He’s also played on many records, including every track on Bernard Allison’s latest record “Songs From the Road” featuring the legendary Grammy winning artist Bobby Rush. This record was #1 Billboard Blues and Rock charters for over two weeks in a row!
Jordan Hedlund is a performer, music director, composer, and recording engineer based in Minneapolis. As a multi-instrumentalist, Jordan performs with Dylan Salfer, Pete Hennig, Greg Schutte, Jose James, Isaac Gadient, and and Kenne Thomas. Jordan’s original compositions can be heard on commercials and museum exhibits across the United States, and locally at the Landmark Center and McNamara Alumni Center. A recipient of the Louis Armstrong Award for outstanding musical performance, Jordan is devoted to creating and performing music of the highest quality.
José James is a multi-instrumentalist artist, producer, three time Minnesota Music Hall of Fame inductee, has performed with UB40, Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman, Rubén Blades, Ipso Facto, Ziggy Marley, Shabba Ranks, Bernard Allison and Alexander O’Neal to name a few. He’s released a number of CDs on his JNJ Record Label.
Peter Hennig graduated from McNally/Smith College of Music with a degree in percussion performance. followed by 2 years of private study with Twin Cities based drummer Dave King. including, the Sons d’hiver festival in Paris, the Atlantique Jazz festival and the Pannonica Jazz festival in northern France, the Kind of Belou Jazz festival in Treignac (with Tony Hymas) In 2011 he received the Twin Cities Best Jazz Award with The Atlantis Quartet.
As a composer he’s had original compositions featured on 89.3 The CURRENT, 88.5 KBEM, and 90.3 KFAI. He is a recipient the Minnesota Emerging \Composers Award (MECA) and McKnight Fellowship (w/the Atlantis Quartet).