Mike Agranoff

Upcoming Gigs

April 13
8:00 PM
Middletown, CT BUTTONWOOD TREE The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center
605 Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
Tickets: $20
The Buttonwood Tree PAC�s mission is to uplift, inspire, educate, and enrich lives through artistic and cultural programming, while supporting the creative endeavors of emerging and established artists. Always high quality, always warm & friendly, casual and entertaining, they serve light snacks and beverages of all sorts. FREE parking is available behind "It�s Only Natural" market.
Fri. - Sun.
April 19 = 21
Marlborough, MA NEFFA Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel
181 Royal Plaza Drive West
Marlborough, MA 01752

Tickets: See website
It's the 80th annual New England Folk Festival!!! (Holy smokes! It's even older than me) The premier festival of folk song and dance in the Northeast. I've been a regular at this Festival for more than 30 years. This year I'm scheduled for two events:
Saturday, 7:00 PM: "Ballads: Stories Told & Sung"
Sunday, 4:00 PM: "Concertina Repair & Maintenance"
Schedule subject to change. Check schedule on NEFFA website
May 3
7:00 PM
La Grange, IL WESLEY'S PLACE First United Methodist Church of La Grange
100 West Cossitt Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
Tickets: $15 adult, $10 youth
Wesley's Place is here in La Grange to provide good musicians a venue for live music. And we are one of the few family-friendly (just coffee, soft drinks, water and cookies) places where children and young people can develop an appreciation for live music. Wesley's Place also fits into the vibrant Friday evening scene in La Grange, where there are dozens of restaurants and pubs for dining before or after the show.
May 4
8:00 PM Central Time
Chicago, IL FOLKSTAGE WFMT Studios
5400 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
Tickets: See notes

I am very proud to be featured on this long-standing folk concert series broadcast before a live audience on WFMT, 98.7FM and livestreamed on www.wfmt.com/listen/. Live attendance is available only to WFMT members, but you can hear the concert on the radio or on the Internet.
May 25
7:00 PM (Potluck at 6)
Rio Rancho, NM RIO RANCHO HOUSE CONCERTS A private home in the Albuqurque NM area
Call or email for reservations (required) and directions
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Tickets: $15
My first appearance at Rio Rancho had the misfortune of being scheduled on March 15, 2020. That was precisely when the entire country came to a screeching halt due to COVID. The folks that did show up agreed it was a great show. Too bad there were so few people to hear it. Hopefully we'll do better this time :) Arrive at 7:00 for the concert, or bring a dish to share for a potluck dinner at 6:00.

What's a "house concert", you ask? Pretty much what it sounds like: a concert in someone's home. the most intimate way to hear music. Here's a short video that describes the concept.
June 8
7:30 PM
A private residence in Lakeville, MN. Call or email for reservations and directions.
Lakeville, MN 55044
Tickets: $20 suggested donation
Says our host, �The Greenhouse House Concert series seeks to grow community around live music while offering artists a place to recharge. We built the space to start paying back the joy that music has brought to our lives over the years�We bring in attentive and enthusiastic audiences and emphasize the contribution that artists make to our lives. The focus of a Greenhouse concert is the music, while it is playing, and our friends and neighbors during the breaks and before / after concerts.�
June 9
St. Paul, MN GINKGO COFFEEHOUSE Ginkgo Coffeehouse
21 N. Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Tickets: Free-will tips

For more than thirty years, the Ginkgo Coffeehouse has been a place to get intimate with folk music. Whether national artists like Claudia Schmidt, Cliff Eberhart, or Bob Franke, local titans such as Dakota Dave Hull, or the young kids and old-timers at the twice-monthly Open Stage, the Ginkgo has hosted them all! Serving great coffee, wonderful soups, sandwiches and baked goods, you can get a meal with your show. It has a great ambience and a fine PA, a built-in stage.
June 14
8:00 PM
Princeton, NJ SALON 33 A private music room in Princeton, NJ.
Ckick link below for reservations and directions
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tickets: $15 suggested donation

Salon 33 is a concert series in a private home featuring all sorts of different kinds of music from classical to jazz to world music to...yes, even folk. Watch this space for a link to click for reservations.

What's a "house concert", you ask? Pretty much what it sounds like: a concert in someone's home. the most intimate way to hear music. Here's a short video that describes the concept.
Tickets: $23 in advance, $28 at the door
Cadenza is a tastefully decorated, wonderful listening room with well spaced, comfortable table seating, great acoustics and a premium sound system. The beverages and food are of high quality. But while some venues provide food and drink with music on the side, Cadenza does it the other way around. I will be splitting the bill with the wonderful songwriter, Carole Wise

This show will also be live-streamed. To view the show, visit Cadenza's FaceBook Page at 7:00 PM Eastern time.