Adios Amigos y Amigas 

Hello friends,

Change is is the only constant and time for change has come to our wonderful band. Julie and I will be fulfilling a long time wish to return to our beloved southwest with a move to Albuquerque, New Mexico (the land of enchantment) in early November. We have been so very fortunate to make so many valued friends here in Minnesota and Wisconsin who have supported the Guilty Pleasures for many years. To all of you we say thank you for all the great memories throughout the years and know that you will be missed.

We have been doubly blessed to play with some great musicians who have made the journey so much fun and worthwhile. John Kurtis Dehn is without a doubt the most complete musician I have ever played with. A master at every instrument he plays with a dedicatton to making every song, lyric sung, sound and recording the very best. Bassist Bradley Smith brought a unique style that is always right on time with his own signature heart beat. We just don't have words that can really express how lucky we are to have had both John and Bradley along for the trip. They will always have a special place in our hearts.

Our last show will be November 1st at Casket Arts but we still have quite few shows to play before then so please check our schedule here on the website or on Facebook. Again thanks for your love and support.

Always your friends

Bernie and Julie

Welcome

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures might be tough to bracket but they sure are easy to enjoy. A little bit blues, a little bit bluegrass, a little bit rock, and a little bit kitchen sink, a style of music that some fans have come to call “blues-grass”. You'll hear some great original songs inspired by the styles of Shane McGowan, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, and Bill Monroe. With a rough and tumble mix of guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, washboard, snare drum, and accordion.

Need a dose of good times? Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures are what the doctor orders. 
 
Band…
Bernie King – singing, guitar, harmonica, songwriting
John Kurtis Dehn – guitar, mandolin, banjo, singing
Julie King – percussion, accordion
Bradley Smith - bass

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Previous events

Open Casket at Casket Arts

Casket Arts Building, 681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

The acoustics in this space are the best for artists and listeners. Here's more info... Many talented tenant artists will open their studios and exhibit exciting new work. Guest artists will line the hallways, showcasing their artwork, jewelry, apparel, and more. The entire Casket Arts campus will be alive with activity, from jewelry-makers to live music on the 4th floor (that's where we'll be).

KFAI House Pary

331 Club, 331 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN

Always an honor to play Harold Tremblay's KFAI House Party. C'mon on down to help us celebrate our last show at legendary NE Minneapolis's watering hole the 331 Club.

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures

Goat Ridge Brewing Company, 17 Central Ave. West, New London, MN

Nearly Halloween so dress and conduct yourself appropriately. Oh and have a brew or two... see ya there!!!

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures

Hells Kitchen, 80 South 9th St., Minneapolis, MN

We've enjoyed playing here for many years so come on down for our farewell performance at the kitchen in hell!

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures

Canon River Winery, 421 Mill St W, Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Wine, wine, wine.... fun, fun, fun.

ENKI Brewing

ENKI Brewing, 1495 Stieger Lake Ln, Victoria, MN 55386

Join us for the Annual ENKI Oktoberfest! Authentic German-style Beer, Food, live music performances by Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures (hey that's us) and lots of fun. Bonus! We’ve doubled the number of our souvenir mugs from last year. Be sure to grab yours before they run out!

Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures

Canon River Winery, 421 Mill St W, Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Wine and music! What more could you need?

Whitewater Music Festival

St Charles Minnesota

Stay tuned for more info...

Liberty Tree Farm Last Show of the Season

Liberty Tree Farm, W12351 Long Ln, Stockholm, WI 54769

Last show of the season at the amazing Liberty Tree Farm. Beautiful venue and friends. Music starts at 6pm. Check out their Facebook site for details... https://www.facebook.com/libertytreefarm/

Hell's Kitchen Brunch

Hells Kitchen, 80 South 9th St., Minneapolis, MN

Ah yes brunch in Hell's Kitchen... all the great food, drinks, and music you love. Sunday morning coming down doesn't better than this...

Washington County Bluegrass Festival

Lake Elmo Park Reserve - South Picnic Pavilion, Lake Elmo

2:00 Pickin' Up Steam 3:00 Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures 4:00 Armchair Boogie 5:00 Monroe Crossing

Froggy Bottoms Padio

Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio, 307 Water St S,, Northfield, MN 55057

Another gig at Froggy's to close out our Summer, we'll need you to help. See ya there...

Annandale Concert in the Park

Annandale Municiple Park, 300 Oak Ave N, Annandale, MN 55302

Summer concert series in a beautiful location on Pleasant Lake. Looking forward to this show and friends.

Hell's Kitchen Brunch

Hells Kitchen, 80 South 9th St., Minneapolis, MN

Ah yes brunch in Hell's Kitchen... all the great food, drinks, and music you love. Sunday morning coming down doesn't better than this...

Chanhassen Summer Music Series

City Center Park Plaza

Stay tuned for more details...