Rep. Keith Ellison brings his guitar to MinnRoast 2015 stage

New to the MinnRoast stage is Rep. Keith Ellison. The 5th District representative will be bringing his guitar with and, if the video below is any indication, might sing the blues for the audience on April 24. (This is the first MinnRoast to feature sitting members of the U.S. House of Representatives — thank you Keith Ellison and Tom Emmer!)

MinnRoast 2015 is our eighth annual song-and-skit variety show. All proceeds support MinnPost, your online source for local, high-quality, independent news coverage for Minnesota. MinnPost members who donate $10 per month or $120 per year (or more) are eligible for a 25% ticket discount on show-only MinnRoast tickets at the $16, $44, or $84 levels. Please contact membership coordinator Ashleigh at or (612) 455-6954 for details and the discount code.

Joining Ellison on the Historic State Theatre stage this year will be Sen. Al Franken, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, vocalist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Brian "BT" Turner, Philip Brunelle with VocalEssence, Roxane Battle and Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque Show Band. You can find more information about the event and special guests here.

A clip from Now This News showing Rep. Ellison, inaccurately stated as being from Illinois, playing the guitar in his D.C. office.

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