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Bear & The Barrel

Don't touch that dial! We are just getting started here at the "Bear & the Barrel" studio. Where else can you find a variety show with live music from guest bands and local films, all accompanied by a house orchestra? I'll tell you where - in your very own backyard, then down the street, take your second left and 100 more paces, and you're right where show business lives. Come join us, and get lost in the magical world that is prime television programming. It'll be a hoot!

Bear & The Barrel

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Benjamin Kelly

Benjamin Kelly has worked as a professional musician for 8 years. He started working on larger projects with his first film score for Shiny Thunders film "My milton." Bear & the Barrel is Benjamin's vision following his love for Prairie Home Companion and Laurence Welk.


Old Arizona
Coffee Pot
McNally Smith
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Get 'em while they're hot

Episode # 4:

The Colder The Snow The Closer To Home

Everyone's favorite variety show is back.

Come enjoy the 4th episode of everyone's favorite variety show. If you love Holidays, if you love fun, if you love Punch the puppet and joyous choirs, then you are not going to want to miss this. It will be an evening of characters, stories and music. Guest music act Brian Just accompanied by the Coffee Pot Orchestra. All your favorite returning characters and all the same jokes you have heard before.

Guest Band Brian Just

Friday Dec 19, 7pm
Saturday Dec 20, 7pm
Sunday Dec 21, 3pm

Fun for the whole family! Children 12 and under get in free.

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A variety show of various proportions. Complete with a house orchestra, short films, and local musical entertainment- it's the right kind of production.


OUR PREVIOUS Performances

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There Is Nothing To Fear But Bear Itself

There Is Nothing To Fear But Bear Itself This Halloween go to the 3rd episode of your favorite …

How Much Does Love Really Cost?

Episode #1 with musical group Sexy Delicious, and Jeremy Hosterman’s film “My Milton.”

Keep Singing & Stay Cool

Episode 2 of everyone’s favorite variety show. New Films, New Acts. Same fun and different clothes. Special guest …

Such a funny, creative, and well done show. I'll definitely be back.

Aaron W.

I had so much fun! I absolutely can't wait for the next one.

Corrie P.

Our Team

Meet Everyone Who Helps Us

Rachel Roberts

Posted 17 Dec 2014 by bearandthebarrel

Rachel Roberts is a dynamic, versatile and determined singer, songwriter and actress out of the Twin Cities. Originally …


Posted 16 Dec 2014 by bearandthebarrel

Punch is a living local legend, though he comes from humble origins somewhere in Northern Minnesota. His is …

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Ann Nelson

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Ann Nelson has called snowy Minnesota her home since age 7. She graduated in 2011 with a degree …

Nick Wolf

Posted 02 Nov 2014 by bearandthebarrel

A theater artist living in Minneapolis Nick has worked as an actor, carpenter, stage manager, and fight director. …

Kara Laudon

Posted 30 Oct 2014 by bearandthebarrel

Kara Laudon is a singer/songwriter who has been actively performing around the Twin Cities as a solo artist …

Ezra Bartsch

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Ezra Bartsch is a local writer and puppet-maker, although in at Bear & the Barrel you’ll know him …

Rya Demulder

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Rya DeMulder is a multimedia artist and performer. This summer she cowrote, produced and starred in a musical …

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Bear & The Barrel

  • Person :Benjamin Kelly
  • Phone :763-227-9651
  • City :Minneapolis
  • State :MN
  • Email :bearandthebarrel@gmail.com

Become a part of the Bear & the Barrel team! or just say Hi

We always are looking for artists to work with. New films to show. New bands to have, and new ideas from all. If you want to be a part, we always need help around the studio. Or if you have questions or want to just say "Hey, gonna be hot today" then send us a message. We would love to hear from you.

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