Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

Celtic Junction Arts Center

Best Cultural Center in North America –IrishCentral, 2018

836 Prior Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55104

A 501(c)(3) organization

Country Western Concert & Dance with the Cactus Blossoms & Pop Wagner, June 2

8pm concert, 10pm dance. Advance tickets $10, $12 at the door.

This will be a rare opportunity to see these artists in a special collaborative performance. The first set (8:30 to 9:30PM) will be an "unplugged" round-robbin concert with Pop Wagner, Jack Torrey and Page Burkum. During a brief intermission the dance floor will be cleared for an evening of honky tonk dancing to the music of the Cactus blossoms with special guest Pop Wagner.

“... there's still a lot of vintage twang in the Twin Cities, courtesy of the Cactus Blossoms. The Minneapolis group, fronted by a pair of brothers, harkens back to the roots of country with their earnest songs and pristine harmonizing.”
- Chris Roberts - Minnesota Public Radio

Honky tonk harmonies on a warm summer night... It's the sound of THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS.

Brothers JACK TORREY & PAGE BURKUM sing songs of the people in a country and western style. Songs of love and of love gone wrong. Of life and death, and the great beyond. The guitars strum while the fiddle takes a lead. The steel guitar cries, and the bass walks up the street.

Based in Minneapolis, the band features the fine talents of MIKE "RAZZ" RUSSELL on the fiddle, LIZ DRAPER on the upright bass, and RANDY BROUGHTEN on steel guitar.

Pop has quite the reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet and downright funny guy.

He appeared quite frequently on Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion during the show's formative years and for the last four decades he has worked his cowboy magic throughout 44 states and ten countries.

His cowboy anthems crackle with the warmth of a prairie campfire and his old time fiddle tunes set toes a-tappin' while he serves up spellbinding rope tricks and tall stories -- all with a good dose of friendly humor.