Navigate Our Site
Search Site

McNally Smith Speakeasy Series Launches Tomorrow w/ Help From Guest Deejay JT Bates

The MSCM Speakeasy Series is Here!

Tomorrow (Friday, August 10) marks McNally Smith’s inaugural Speakeasy get together, featuring uber-drummer JT Bates as guest Deejay! Anyone and everyone is invited to come down to the Sound Bite Cafe (third floor of main MSCM building) between 4 and 6 p.m. for complimentary coffee and wine, good company, and killer tunes from JT’s music collection. Spread the word and help us make the Speakeasy the place to be for the Twin Cities arts community this fall!

More about JT Bates: 

JT Bates is a first-call Twin Cities-based drummer who has played with… well, almost everyone—including Fat Kid Wednesdays, The PinesEyedeaJames Buckley Trio and Dosh. As you can see in the video below, Bates ain’t half-bad at his craft. As an added bonus, he’s a really nice guy with excellent taste in music! We can’t think of a better guest to help kick off MSCM’s monthly Speakeasy hang.

More about the MSCM Speakeasy Series:

McNally Smith College of Music is opening its doors and inviting the public to its gorgeous downtown St. Paul campus to take part in the brand new Speakeasy Series—four casual gatherings geared towards bringing the Twin Cities arts community a little bit closer together. Held on a Friday afternoon during each of the next four months, the Speakeasy Series boasts an eclectic mix of guest DJs from the Twin Cities arts community, including drummer extraordinaire JT Bates and 89.3 The Current Production Manager Derrick Stevens. In addition to impeccable playlists from these fantastic guests, Speakeasy attendees will be treated to complimentary coffee and wine in a laid back and hip environment. So grab a friend and come down, unwind and spend some quality time with your creative-minded neighbors at the end of the workweek. Each Speakeasy takes place from 4-6PM on a Friday in McNally Smith’s own Soundbite Café, located on the third floor of the main campus building.