SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin // MayDay at The Parkway

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SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin // MayDay at The Parkway


SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin present The Young and the Rest... a tribute to Neil Young.

By The Parkway Theater

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Monday, May 1 · 7pm CDT.


The Parkway Theater 4814 Chicago Ave Minneapolis, MN 55417

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Monday, May 1, 2023

6 pm Doors // 7 pm Show

$45 VIP Seating (includes premium seating and pre-show reception from 5:30-6 pm with Billy and SimpleGifts!)

$30 Advance Reserved Preferred Seating

$25 Advance General Admission

All Ages

Ticket purchases are final and non-refundable.

SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin present The Young and the Rest...a tribute to Neil Young and the rest of your favorite acoustic acts from the 70s! This concert is all about women bringing new life to music made famous by men.

Familiar songs shimmer anew in this girl-powered reboot of acoustic hits and deep tracks by Neil Young, CSN, America, The Eagles and more.

A MayDay Celebration not to be missed!

The siren-voices of SimpleGifts (Carin Vagle, Karen Paurus, and Amy Courts) soar with a Celtic twist (Laura MacKenzie on whistles/flutes/bagpipe), along with acoustic guitar (Billy McLaughlin), bass guitar (Dan Ristrom), drums (Patrick Nelson), percussion (Billy O), and fiddle & mandolin (Nathan Wilson).

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Billy McLaughlin has been changing people’s idea of what an acoustic guitar can sound like since the 1980s. He is recognized as an innovative performer and composer who embraces the advantages of acoustic guitar amplification, unorthodox techniques and altered tunings while celebrating a gift for melody. His enormous yet fluid acoustic guitar tone has carried him around the world, to Billboard’s Top-Ten Chart and most recently through a devastating medical disorder called focal dystonia. McLaughlin has had to re-learn the guitar left-handed and is in the early stages of what might be described as ‘one of the great musical-comeback stories of all time.” His story is the subject of an award-winning documentary film called Changing Keys – Billy McLaughlin and the Mysteries of Dystonia.

“…you may swear Billy McLaughlin is two of the greatest acoustic guitarists you’ve ever heard.” — Pittsburgh Post Gazette

“… it’s amazing that such an extensive sound comes from one instrument.”

— Chicago Sun Times

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About the organizer

Organized by
The Parkway Theater
Originally built in 1931. Reimagined and restored in 2018. Dedicated to bringing people together through the thoughtful presentation of high-quality movies, music, and more.
$25 – $45