musician - pianist - vocalist

Sing-A-Long Thursdays at Unity Minneapolis

May 31st - June 21st - July 19th - August 16th - hosted by Rachel Holder Hennig and Lori Dokken

Many people have asked me over the years to have an evening where we can just hang out ... sing some of our favorite tunes from all kinds of categories ... maybe a little open mic ... silly songs ... poignant ones ... easy peasy ones ... and intricate Broadway belters.

Well - HERE'S YOUR CHANCE !!!!  Woo Hoo!

We'll gather around 6:30 in The Fillmore Room and make music from about 7 to 9.  Absolutely EVERYONE is welcome to attend.  We'll do a lot of very familiar songs along with as many of your requests as we can get to over the course of each evening. We will also put lyrics up on a screen for those who need them.  

Bring your friends ... be casual and comfortable.  Its going to be a TON of fun!

What: A Good Old Fashioned Sing-A-Long

When: Thursdays - May 31st, June 21st, July 19th and August 16th

Where: Unity Minneapolis 

Time: 6:30 gathering - music from 7:00 to 9:00

Love Offering of $10 suggested

Unity Minneapolis 

4000 Golden Valley Road

Minneapolis, MN 55422

Upcoming Events and Performances

The Town House Piano Lounge - Saturday Nights

SATURDAY, MAY 26th - 8:00 to 11:00 

I'll be hanging out in the Lounge playing some of my greatest hits, some of your requests ... and as always, you never know who might sit in and sing!

SATURDAY, JUNE 2nd - I'll be in the Piano Lounge ... and I am currently cooking up some extra fun for the evening.  Stay tuned and check back to see what I have come up with ... 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9th - 7:00 to 9:00 - Participants in Judi and my Vocal Performance Workshop take the stage for their final performance!  This is always a FANTASTIC time!  There are some very fun singers in this group - Lisa, Mary, Bridget, Julie, Chris, and Kory. 


TCCAN takes the stage for their monthly "Salon."  This is always a great show and a very fun evening featuring some of the area's finest cabaret performers. 

Sunday morning services at Unity Minneapolis

Join me for a tremendously uplifting experience at Unity Minneapolis where I have been the Music Director for the past nine years. Weekly Sunday morning services in the summertime are at 9:45 and 11:30.  If you can't attend in person - watch the live stream of the 9:45 service.  (Tune in at 9:40 so you don't miss the Prelude!)

Frequent musical guests are The Unity Choir, Judi Vinar, Rachel Holder Hennig, Patty Peterson, Debbie Duncan, Dane Stauffer, and many many other Twin Cities' artists.

This month's schedule features:

May 27th - Debbie Duncan and The Unity Band 

June 3rd - The Unity Quartet (Mary Burns-Klinger, Sheryl Lange, Gregg Peterson, and David Reid)  and the Unity Band (Dave Berget and Pete Hennig).

June 10th - Unity Band bass player - Dave Berget - is the featured vocalist with Pete Hennig on drums and me on piano.

June 17th - Dane Stauffer with The Unity Band.

June 24th - Kate Finn with The Unity Band.

Patty Peterson Presents: The Jazz Women All Stars - POSTPONED TO June 7th at 7:30 PM

In 2016, the Jazz Women All Stars made a spectacular debut at the TC Jazz Festival in Mears Park. This ensemble celebrates the great women of jazz artists in the Twin Cities, instrumentalists as well as vocalists. Patty has, once again, organized a prestigious line-up that includes Ginger Commodore on vocals, Lori Dokken on piano and vocals, Liz Draper on bass, Jendeen Forberg on drums, Joan Hutton on sax, and, of course, Patty Peterson on vocals.

When: Thursday, June 7th at 7:30 PM

Where: White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church

328 Maple Street

Mahtomedi, MN. 55115

Fri & Sat, July 13 - 14 - "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar ..." Chanhassen Dinner Theatre Concert Series

Patty - Lori - Debbie - Judi - Rachel

(Photo by Bonni Allen Photography)

Join us for an evening celebrating some of the greatest women singers and songwriters ever! With Lori Dokken at the piano and an all girl rhythm section (including bassist Joan Griffith and percussion Beth Varela), Twin Cities' vocalists Judi Vinar, Debbie Duncan, Patty Peterson and Rachel Holder Hennig turn the Fireside Theatre into a celebration of some of the matriarchs of music. Sit back and enjoy the vibrant vocal harmonies these girls put to tunes made famous by such divas as: Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, Carole King, Tina Turner, Judy Garland, Christina Aguilera and many more. It promises to be a fantastic evening of hearing these women "roar" as only they can!