musician - pianist - vocalist

AN EVENING WITH ... KARRIN Allyson & LORI Dokken in concert

Monday - August 6th - 7:00 PM - Tickets - $25

Join us at Unity Minneapolis for an intimate evening of music presented by five-time Grammy nominee, Karrin Allyson and “Beloved Twin Cities’ singer and pianist” (StarTribune), Lori Dokken. These longtime friends combine forces on stage for the first time to collaborate on a collage of musical selections, from jazz standards to Broadway tunes to Karrin’s originals and more than likely a Joni Mitchell song or two.


These grounded, authentic women promise to take you away from it all and bring you back to earth feeling energized and filled with soul and sass. Truly … an evening not to be missed.

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, August 4th - 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, August 11th - 7:00 PM

Judi and my "Vocal Performance Workshop - Level II" participants take the stage for their final performances! It is always a fantastically fun evening. This has been a really great group of singers - Lisa Leonard, Chris Bewell, Chris Hanson, Kory Wolter, Liz Manbeck, Rachel Darling, Tammie Weinfurtner, Sheryl Lange, Gary Gimmestad, and Kate Green. Hope to see you there.

SATURDAY, August 18th - 8:00 to 11:00

Stop in and see me in The Piano Lounge! 

SATURDAY, August 25th - Doors open at 7:30 ... Music 8:00 to 12:30

Fundraiser for The Alzheimer’s Association hosted by Anna Christy - Expect some great musical guests!  Stop in and support this fantastic organization!

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:

August 12th - Erin Schwab with The Unity Band

August 19th - Dane Stauffer with The Unity Band

August 26th - Judi Vinar with Jimmy Steffen and The Unity Band

"Mamma Mia" at The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Tuesday, July 24th thru Sunday, August 5th. 

I’ll be playing after the show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - July 27th, 28th, & 29th and also on Friday August 3rd!

Come to The Ordway and see Mamma Mia and then stay for the party afterwards! The Target Atrium on the Ordway’s mezzanine level will transform into a taverna, complete with atmospheric decorations and cash bar. Enjoy piano music, conversation with fellow guests, and a few songs performed by members of the cast.