Yay and yay! I’m returning for the second-year-running to the Heart of the City Music Factory. My friends Dan and *”Sally” Adler have asked me back … and I’m only too happy to oblige! I had such fun last October that I’m anxious to do it all again this year. And, yes, as usual when I’m in the vicinity of the Twin Cities, I’ll be on the prowl for another heaping helping of, perhaps, my very favorite pizza anywhere (and that’s saying something, right): Red’s Savoy Pizza!

Advance tickets are $35.00 through Eventbrite. Tickets at the door are $40.00. See the Concert Listing page for Group Rates info. (Please note this venue is not currently handicapped accessible. There are stairs involved for getting to and from the second-floor performance area.)

*  During a Bob Bennett Weekly Live session from the Adler Kitchen, I spaced and mis-identified Dan’s Beloved Sandy as “Sally”. So, of course, I now have to call her “Sally”, right?

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From their website, here is a great summary of Heart of the City’s mission and work. Who wouldn’t want to be a part if this?!?


Since 1996, Heart of the City Ministries – a non-profit, Christian, multi-ethnic music ministry, has been sharing the Gospel and bringing a message, model and experience of multi-ethnic worship and Biblical unity through the amazing talents of the Heart of the City Worship Band! Now, since 2018, they are continuing this mission through hosting stylistically and ethnically diverse quality concerts at the Heart of the City Music Factory in Anoka, Minnesota.In a time when divisions are increasing and becoming more entrenched, the need is great in every big and small way to build bridges in the name of Jesus.The Heart of the City Band has 11 different ethnicities represented in it with it’s members coming from many different congregations of various Christian denominations.Their music reflects that diversity in style including Native American, East Indian, Gospel, Urban Contemporary, Reggae, Salsa, Bossa Nova, Modern Worship, Hymn styles and others.