Its a Hot summer!!! 

Wow! What a summer its been so far! We've played so many great places and met so many new friends. Started the latest run in New London, MN at Goat Ridge Brewing June 30th, played an opening set for Front Country at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on July 3rd and then out to Greenwood,WI for their 4th of July bash. Great times!!! And lotsa great shows ahead so check our calendar here and follow us on Facebook so you don't miss out. Love to all and thanks so much for being the best friends and fans.

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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

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...

KFAI's House Party

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

Another year older but probably not wiser we'll celebrate with our good friend Harold Trembly host of KFAIs House Party.

Goat Ridge Brewing Halloween Party

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

Annual Halloween party! Every year has been a blast! We love our New London goats, yah!

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...

Private Event

Rieder Homestead Concerts

Rieder Homestead, See event details..., Delano, MN

We are honored to be performing rain or shine at the Rieder Homestead. Built in 1881, the Rieder Homestead barn hosts "house concerts," providing a listening room atmosphere for people who love original music. The concert is scheduled to happen outdoors but If the weather looks funky in a bad way we'll move indoors. RSVPs are required for all shows. Email riederhomesteadconcerts@gmail.com for ticket reservations and more info.

Roundhouse Brewery

Roundhouse Brewery, 1551 Northern Pacific Road, Brainerd, MN 56401

Great brews and friends!!! What else do you need? Great music! We'll bring that from 7-9pm!

Froggy Bottoms

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

Right on the river... perfect!

Liberty Tree Farm

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

Beautiful farm setting for the very best shows of the summer.

Meet Me Under the Bridge

Heritage Park, 291 Main St W, Wabasha, MN 55981

Meet Me Under the Bridge concerts are held Fridays from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Heritage Park on Main Street West in Wabasha, MN. A food vendor will be on site for each concert. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

Private Event

Athena Fest

Uptown VFW , 2916 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

All procedes to benefit Planned Parenthood . All ages until 8pm.

Private Event

Canon River Winery

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

We play 6-9 and our good friends in Relativity play play 2-5 so plan to spend an afternoon with great music, wine and friends.

Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm Mini Music and Art Festival

Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm, 41142 160th St, Waseca, MN 56093

Music starts at noon, 6 great bands (see poster for schedule), and many art vendors selling amazing handmade/ homemade products! Pizza orders begin at 11:30am!

Froggy Bottoms

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

Back at the Bottoms for a great night with our Northfield friends.

Concert at Spring Brooke Nature Center Amphitheater

Spring Brooke Nature Center Amphitheater, 100 85th NE, Fridley, MN 55432

Free to the public we'll be playing on the Spring Brooke Nature Center Amphitheater stage from 7 - 8:30pm. Get there early for a good spot!!!

July 4th Celebration in Greenwood Wisconsin

George Scherer Softball Park, East Schofield Avenue, Greenwood, WI 54437

A community event with softball, ice cream, a veterans 5k, and fireworks!!! That's America!!! God bless us all!! Music 6:30 - 8:30 and fireworks to follow...

Front Country with BK and the GPs

Cedar Cultural Center, 1416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Hey there y'all we're gonna opening for the amazing From Country. What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco's Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband roots. Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called "passionately intoxicating" and "orchestral" and Melody's bluesy vocals have been described as "rafter-shaking."