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July 16, 2018

Music in Mears, Thursday, August 2nd

Once upon a time I used to fiddle a little in the Brian Just Band, and it was good! Coming up on August 2nd, I'm super excited to return to Music in Mears for its FIFTEENTH season, where my band is paired with Brian's band, and nothing but fun and great music can be expected. And it will be good!

Where: Mears Park, Lowertown St. Paul
Thursday, August 2
Brian Just: 6:00 PM
Jillian Rae: 7:30 PM
All ages, family-friendly. Bring the kids!

xo Jillian

Jillian playing Mears Park in 2015


June 30, 2018

Icehouse, Friday, July 13th, 10:30 PM
Jeff Krause EP Release

My pal Jeff Krause is releasing his first EP and performing a farewell concert before moving to New Orleans. Let's bring in his new music with some fanfare, and send him off to his new home with some fanfare too!

In addition to Jeff and myself, we'll have Kansas City's Jessica Paige playing her own blend of folk, pop, and blues for you. Between the Twin Cities, Kansas City, and New Orleans, we've got a night that's a nice slice of middle American music for y'all!

Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. So., Minneapolis
Friday, July 13, 2018
Doors: 10:30 PM, Music 11:00 PM
Tickets: $8 Advance, $10 Door
Ages: 21+


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xo Jillian


June 10, 2018

CANCELLED DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT INDEX!
Lake Harriet Bandshell, Friday, June 29th

TUNE INTO MY FACEBOOK FAN PAGE (https://www.facebook.com/jillian.rae.violin) TONIGHT AT 7:30 FOR A LITTLE TREAT INSTEAD!

It's that time of year again, the time I get super excited to play one of my favorite shows of the year - at the Lake Harriet Bandshell! This year with all the convenience of a Friday night, and with Wonder Woman showing afterwards, I'm counting this as my favorite Friday of the summer.

It's all part of the Music and Movies in the Parks series, brought to you by Minneapolis Parks & Rec. I would so love to see you there, because I promise you, we'll be rockin' it hard for all y'all! After all, we've gotta be at our best when Wonder Woman is up next, am I right?

Music: 7:30 PM
FREE and all ages - bring the whole family!

xo Jillian

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"Don't Want You Back", Lake Harriet Bandshell, 2015


May 25, 2018

Radda Radda CD Release Party, Friday, June 8

My lovely band and I will be returning to the Hook and Ladder on Friday night, June 8th, for Radda Radda's release of their new album, "life again." My beautiful and talented friend Savannah Smith is playing as well, and between the three of us, we think we've got something for all y'all!

3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis
Friday, June 8, 2018
Doors: 8:00 PM
Music: 9:00 PM
Tickets: $9 in advance, $12 at the door.
​Special Offer: CD + Ticket Bundle, only $16
Ages: 21+

xo Jillian

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May 12, 2018

Art-A-Whirl! Saturday, May 19

Come to see me play a full band show outside Anchor Fish and Chips at 5:00 PM, and stay to enjoy all the amazing music, arts, and crafts at the many galleries and venues that will be open to the public for this signature Minneapolis event.

Art-a-Whirl is a 3-day event! It starts Friday night and goes through Sunday. To help you plan your weekend, check here for the music schedule, and check out the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District Map and the Greater Northeast Minneapolis Map to find out where the art is. There's even an app for iPhone and Android to help you plan your art tour!

xo Jillian

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May 4, 2018

Kickstart My New Album
Pre-Order "I Can't Be The One You Want Me To Be"

UPDATE: My Kickstarter is FULLY FUNDED!! Thank you with all my heart to everyone who has backed this "Kick-party."

I’ve written a whole full-length-album’s worth of new songs & sounds, and need your help in getting them pushed out into the universe. Love the new single & wanna hear more? Wanna pre-order the new record? Well, you can do that & more through this Kickstarter shindig!

It would mean THE WORLD to me if you would swing by, have a look at my page, & give me a KICK toward the goal! If you are feeling extra helpful, you can also share it with your friends & help spread the word.

Your love, friendship, & amazing support over the years means everything to me. BIG THANKS for every time you've come to a show, clapped at the end of a song, shared a post, bought merch, high five’d, requested my songs on the radio, or just brightened my day with your smile. I CANNOT WAIT for you to hear this new album! PLEASE JOIN THE PARTY & HELP ME DO DIS! <3

xo Jillian

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May 4, 2018

"Medication" Single Available Now

My new single "Medication" is available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Deezer, Spotify, you get the idea… Go where you go for music and have a listen. I CANNOT WAIT for you to hear this song! It’s a whole new sonic direction for me.

xo Jillian

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April 6, 2018

"Medication" Single Release, Turf Club, May 2

New stuff! I'm excited for you to hear a glimpse of what my new record has in store. Get an early sneak when I release the first single, "Medication," on Wednesday, May 2nd at the Turf Club. To help me usher in my latest, I've got Foxfeather and The Heavy Set joining me to celebrate a Wednesday like it's a Friday with all ya'll.

1601 University Ave., St. Paul
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Doors: 7:00 PM
Music: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $8
Ages: 21+

xo Jillian

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March 11, 2018

Red Gorilla Music Festival, Austin TX

I'm goin' to Texas, y'all!  You can find me at San Jac Saloon in Austin on the main floor at 7:00 PM Monday, March 12th, and then again upstairs on Jack's stage at 11:00 PM, March 13th. These shows are a part of the Red Gorilla Music Festival. It's an honor to be invited to this festival, and a great opportunity to connect with other artists and music professionals.

San Jac Saloon
300 E. 6th St, Austin, TX
Monday, March 12, 7:00 PM, Main Floor
Tuesday, March 13, 11:00 PM, upstairs Jack's stage
 

xo Jillian

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March 1, 2018

With Sarah Morris at The Hook, Saturday, March 31

You'd be hard pressed to find anyone more fun or more talented than Sarah Morris. That's why I always love it when I have the chance to play a show with her. We'll be at the Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge on Saturday, 3/31, 9 PM (music starts at 9:30). But wait, there's more! Do ya think yer gonna love the svelte sounds of Laura Hugo? You bet you will!

3010 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Doors: 9:00 PM
Music: 9:30 PM
Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. There is a limited quantity of Reserved Seats available for $15.
Ages: 21+

xo Jillian

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January 28, 2018

Hot Date "Spaces" EP Release

In the midst of making my own new CD, it's a pleasure to support friends who are releasing their own music. Please join me at the Kitty Cat Klub on Saturday, 2/24, 9 PM as Hot Date celebrates their new EP, "Spaces." To sweeten the pot, the ever-popular rockers TABAH will also be on hand to play for you. All for only $5!

315 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM
Cover: $5.00
Ages: 21+

xo Jillian

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January 12, 2018

I think we're just gonna stick with the one note...

I'm BAAAAAACK! In the studio, that is. Where I LOVE to be! I'm just getting started with my new full-length CD, coming out later this year, and already it's been loads of fun! In this video I'm experimenting with a new (for me) kind of fiddle, called a wheel fiddle, but better known as a hurdy-gurdy. It's got a totally unique sound that might just work in one of the songs.

I am so happy to be starting out the new year making new music for all y'all!

xo Jillian


December 29, 2017

You Made Me So Happy I Cried!

Holy crapskis! I’m friggen speechless...

I was completely honored to be included on the ballot for The Current’s Top 89 Local Songs of 2017 list. Friday night, I had just found out that my pals Fathom Lane got voted #1 so I excitedly pulled up the list to check it out (congrats lady & gents!).

Scrolling down this list, feeling so happy & proud of all of my pals / musicians that I admire who I'm seeing on this list, I came across my own song Free at #33. (!!!) After giving myself a minute to freak out & do a happy dance, I continue scrolling / long distant high-five-ing my fellow music community dwellers. (Seriously, there are so many amazing artists in this town. I'm in a constant state of feeling jazzed & impressed.)

15 minutes later I've made it through the entire list & I'm almost done crying...

YOU GUYyezZAA!! I can’t believe y’all voted for all four of my nominated tunes as some of your favorite songs to come out of our MN music scene this last year! WHAT!?! I am freakin' blown away. THANK YOU for supporting, and voting, and spreading the love, and most importantly for listening. I really love y'all lots & lots. I promise to make you more music, real soon.

xo Jillian

89.3 The Current Top 89 Local Songs of 2017


December 22, 2017

Aster River Room with Fathom Lane

Whew! After resting up a bit from the holidays, here's a show to launch your 2018. I'm very pleased to be joining my friends from the enigmatic and engaging Fathom Lane at the Aster Cafe River Room. This is a wonderful listening venue right next door to the Cafe, with a cash bar, and of course, the ever gorgeous view of the river and Minneapolis skyline.

Aster Cafe River Room
125 Main St. SE, Minneapolis
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Music
Tickets: $10 Advance (plus $1.40 tax), $15 CASH at the Door

xo Jillian

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December 12, 2017

Vote For My Songs!

Didja know I've got FOUR songs nominated for 89.3 The Current's Top 89 of 2017: Local Songs?  Until today, neither did I!! But there they are, When Dove's Cry (my Prince cover), FreeNebraska, and Wanderlust. Wanna do me a favor and go vote for one or more of my songs?  Thank you kind sirs. Thank you mesdames.

Voting ends Sunday, December 17 at 11:59 PM.

Vote!

xo Jillian


December 12, 2017

The Changeups CD Release and Landmark Live Holiday Show

I'm putting the final touches on 2017 by pitching in at some friends' gigs before the end of the year.

First, I'll be guesting on a few songs with my good friends The Changeups for their Unhinge the Moon CD Release party at Bunkers on Thursday, December 14th. What's also special for me about this show is the CD was engineered by my husband and bandmate, Eric Martin.

Bunker's Music Bar & Grill
761 Washington Avenue North, Minneapolis
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time:  7:30 PM Doors, 8:00 PM Music
$8 Cover, Ages 21+

The very next night I'll join an ensemble cast at the Landmark Center's F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium. This Holiday Show is headlined by Mother Banjo and Ben Cook-Feltz, and features music from their 2016 EP, "Christmas Came Early" as well as all your holiday favorites. They'll joined by lots of friends besides moi, and it promises to be a joyous holiday romp!

Landmark Center
75 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul
Friday, December 15, 2017
Doors: 7:00 PM
Music 8:00 PM
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

xo Jillian

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November 28, 2017

Guess Who's Back at Icehouse This Weekend?

If you missed my Wanderlust release show last month, don’t fret! We can recreate a mini / earlier-in-the-evening version this Sunday AND celebrate the release of Good Diction’s latest album.

Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. So., Minneapolis
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time:  5:30 PM Doors, 6:00 PM Music
Tickets: $8 Advance, $10 Door
All Ages


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xo Jillian

Good Diction


December 7, 2017

Midwest Music Store's Signature Series, Thursday, December 7

I always look forward to my trips down to lovely Winona. This time around you can catch me with guitarist Eric Martin at the Midwest Music Store, performing duo arrangements of my work. This show will wrap up the Signature Series for 2017, so please do come on out for the finale and some holiday cheer!

Midwest Music Store
168 E 3rd St
Winona, MN 55987
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Music: 7:00 PM
Tickets: $10.00

xo Jillian

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November 5, 2017

Friendsgiving at the Aster w/ Jillian Rae and Andy Cook, Monday, 11/20/2017

In the midst of driving yourself crazy w/ Thanksgiving food & family planning, give yourself a little treat & swing by the Aster Cafe on Monday 11/20. My pal Andy Cook & myself are putting together a Friendsgiving gathering & it’s gonna be a jolly ole time!

Aster Cafe
125 SE Main St.
Monday, November 20, 2017
Music: 8:00 PM
Cover: $6.00
All ages

xo Jillian

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November 5, 2017

Landmark Live, Opening for The High 48's, Friday, November 17

It's a week before Thanksgiving and you're wondering how to spend your last Friday night before the holiday season kicks into high gear. What do you do? I've got just the answer! Come see me play at the Landmark Center at 8:00 pm. I'm opening for the outstanding High 48's as part of the Landmark Live series. The show is preceded by a cocktail hour at 7:00 pm, with complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. This will be a terrific night of music, and a nice little pre-holidays treat for yourself!

75 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul
Friday, November 17, 2017
Doors: 7:00 PM
Music 8:00 PM
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

xo Jillian

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October 23, 2017

Wanderlust Live Performance on Pony Rug

Maybe you missed my Wanderlust EP release show on Saturday. Maybe you just really enjoy the tune & want to hear it more. Maybe you just really enjoy my new/old Kool-Aid tee. Whatever it is you’re after, find it in this awesome little live recording the fellas and I did over at Sovereignty Recording for the Pony Rug series.

xo Jillian


October 23, 2017

In-Studio Performance and Interview

Hey, thanks to 89.3 the Current and the fine folks at Radio Heartland for some air time! Have a listen to hear three songs from Wanderlust performed live in studio, and get a little of the back story behind the EP.

xo Jillian

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October 23, 2017

Watch My "Back to the Cities" Interview Series

Simon Calder and I go in depth about Wanderlust, Heartbeat, and all things Jillian Rae.  Thanks, Simon!

xo Jillian


August 25, 2017

Wanderlust Release Party, Saturday, October 21

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I am RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED to tell you that I've just released a new EP!

I spent so many years gigging and hitting the road, it finally dawned on me, "Hey, when am I going to create some new, freakin, music?!" So, I took some of my favorite new tunes (all written while on the road), decided to spend a little more time at home, hit the studio with some music-folk that I really love & admire, and voila! This little nugget was born:

Wanderlust
a 4-song ep
Now Available on iTunes
Now Available on Amazon
Now Available on Bandcamp

Digitally released Friday 8/25.

Official Release:

  • Saturday, October 21st, at Icehouse in Minneapolis.
  • Tickets: $10 in advance (recommended), $14 at the door (ya takes yer chances!)
  • Doors 10:00 PM, Music 10:30 PM
  • Special Guests: LASKA
  • CD and Vinyl (pressed as a 45) available for the first time.
  • The artwork is incredible and you will probably want to put it up on your wall.
  • I CANNOT WAIT to share these songs with you.

xo Jillian


August 6, 2017

Hopkins Summerfest, Thursday, August 17th

Well my Lake Harriet Bandshell show didn't work out so great, did it?

But there's still another chance to see me at a free outdoor venue. Come to lovely downtown Hopkins on August 17th, where I'll be playing at Downtown Park for Hopkins Summerfest, sponsored by Girls on the Town. If the weather refuses to cooperate again, the show will move indoors to the Hopkins Activity Center - so we will, we WILL rock you, guaranteed!

Downtown Park
40 9th Ave S, Hopkins
Inclement Weather: Hopkins Activity Center, 33 14th Ave N, Hopkins
August 17, 2017
Music 7:00 PM
FREE and all ages - bring the whole family!

xo Jillian

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July 27, 2017

Soon, soon, soon!

Hey guess what? This beautiful piece of art is the cover of my new EP, Wanderlust!!! Heartfelt thanks to Mike Carina. Stay tuned for deets on when this baby will finally meet your ear drums... 

Wanderlust album cover

xo Jillian


July 26, 2017

Lake Harriet Bandshell, Saturday, August 5th

It's that time of year again, the time I get super excited to play one of my favorite shows of the year - at the Lake Harriet Bandshell! For the past two years, this show has been a major highlight of the year. This year it'll be easier than ever to join us, because it's on a Saturday night. I would so love to see you there, because I promise you, we'll be rockin' it hard for all y'all!

 

Music: 7:30 PM
FREE and all ages - bring the whole family!

xo Jillian

"Don't Want You Back", Lake Harriet Bandshell, 2015

Stage shot from 2015
Come join in the fun!


July 22, 2017

Como Park Groovin' In The Garden, Wednesday, July 26th

While you get your groove on with us, the kids will be entertained by a climbing wall, bouncy house, and lawn games. Pack yer dancing shoes, spread out a blanket & join me for this FREE outdoor concert in the Enchanted Garden.

This is a family-friendly event - bring the kids! Groovin' In The Garden is sponsored by KFAI RadioPioneer Press and TwinCities.com. Groovin' In The Garden is funded by the Legacy Amendment.

Como Park, Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
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July 26, 2017
Music 6:00 - 8:00 PM. All ages.

xo Jillian

Groovin in the Garden


April 17, 2017

When Doves Cry - A Tribute to Prince

Please enjoy my new single When Doves Cry, a take on my favorite Prince track. This cover tune is intended to pay tribute to The Man in Purple & celebrate his music, life, genius, & philanthropy.

This song is yours free of charge BUT if you would like to pay, proceeds from this download will be directed to Little Kids Rock, a music education charity that Prince himself donated to while he was still with us.

You can download this cover song, and donate to Little Kids Rock if you wish, at my Bandcamp page.

xo Jillian