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You can catch the Brian Naughton Band in February 2016 at ShawsBar AndGrillin Nordeast, the Red Barn Bar and Grill in Spring Valley WI, Schooner Tavern in So Minneapolis and new to the live music scene, Lago Tacos Lynlake in Uptown! Click on 'Calendar' for details. Thank you for supporting live music! 








THANKSGIVING EVE BASH this Wednesday, November 25 with the Brian Naughton Band at The Red Barn Bar and Grill in Spring Valley, Wisconsin with Erick Ballard on drums and Patrick Smith on bass. Music starts at 9 PM. You won't want to miss this one! 





Brought to you by Rico Entertainment and the Red Barn Bar and Grill. Thank you for supporting live music.












 Fundraiser for close friends Liz Langro and Louie Faulman with live music by the Brian Naughton Band 1-4 PM. $10 donation suggested at the door.


Let's all come together and show our love and support for these two great friends, Liz and Louie, while they're struggling after a very serious motorcycle accident they were involved in back in August.

Louie's is recovering from several broken ribs, a punctured lung, road rash and lots of bruising. He was hospitalized for a week at HCMC and was out of work for a month.

Liz's injuries are more severe. She is suffering with a shattered tibia and fibula in her left leg along with a traumatic brain injury. She was hospitalized for 3 weeks at HCMC and then spent another 3 weeks in the Courage Center to help with her memory loss, speech and strength. She will continue physical therapy for months to come and will be out of work indefinitely. 

Liz will be without income until disability starts in approximately 6-months. Louie's income can not support the both of them unfortunately, especially all the while of trying to play catch up from loss of income.

Thank you for your support!

* Door prizes * Raffles * Silent Auction * Live Music
* $10 donation suggested at the door

If you can not make it and would like to donate click on the following link to make a donation. Thank you in advance!!























Mark your calendars!

THANKSGIVING EVE BASH Wednesday, November 25 with The Brian Naughton Band at The Red Barn Bar & Grill in Spring Valley, Wisconsin with Erick Ballard on drums and Patrick Smith on bass. Music starts at 9 PM. You won't want to miss this one!

Brought to you by Rico Entertainment and the Red Barn Bar and Grill. Thank you for supporting live music.





















The BNB will be taking part in two great events you will not want to miss.....Vig Guitars One Year Anniversary Party Sunday, September 27 at ShawsBar AndGrill in NE Minneapolis from 2-9 PM and Rico Entertainment's Fall Festival Sunday, October 25 at Wilebski's Blues Saloon in Saint Paul from 2-9:30 PM. Support Live Music!!













BNB Live at Shaw's Rockin' Music Fest & Brian Naughton's Birthday Celebration!

The Brian Naughton Band​ will be performing under the big tent at Shaws BAR & Grill​'s Annual "Rockin' Music Fest" Tent Party Saturday, September 19 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM with National Recording Artist Shannon Curfman​ following at 8 PM and RAMM Band​ on the inside stage at 10 PM.

Come on out and celebrate Brian's Birthday with us while enjoying live music. Beer and BBQ being served in the beer garden starting at 4 PM. Only $10 to get in to what will be the party of the year!!!!  Thank you for supporting live music.



Guitarist and singer/songwriter Shannon Curfman burst upon the blues and roots rock scene in 1999 with her major-label debut for Arista Records, ‘Loud Guitars, Big Suspicions.' She has sold a quarter million albums and has been Kid Rock's duet partner, background singer and guitarist since 2010. As an opener she has toured with Mellencamp, Buddy Guy, The Indigo Girls, ZZ Top, Page/Plant, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck and more. She has played on Letterman, Leno, Good Morning America, Rock n Roll Record Breakers and has recorded with John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Kid Rock, John Mayall and Joe Bonamassa, to name a few. Shannon is an electric and commanding performer who rips solos on the guitar like one of the guys. Between Curfman’s songwriting, her saucy and demanding vocals and her scorching lead guitar Shannon is not to be missed! - See more at: http://www.shannoncurfman.com



The perfect mix of American music in all its shapes and forms including Classic Motown, R&B, Funk, Rock & Roll, Americana and a taste of the best in Blues.




Shaw's Bar & Grill


1528 University Avenue NE


Minneapolis, MN  55413


(612) 781-4405










At 6 PM this Saturday, August 29, the Brian Naughton Band will be kicking off the last Town Square Blues on the Red concert of the season in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with headliner Randy McAllister taking the stage at 8 PM, brought to you by the Grand Forks Downtown Development Association. Food and beverage available from WILD HOG's Smokehouse and HELIX wine & bites; powered by JLG Architects.
The concert is FREE!! Thank you for supporting live music. @Rico Entertainment







At 1 PM this Saturday, August 15, the Brian Naughton Band will be taking the main stage at the 15th Annual Boundary Waters Bluesfest at the Longbranch in Winton, MN with Mario Dawson on drums, Patrick Smith on bass and special guest Ed Ehrhardt on guitar. Winton is located just 5 miles east of Ely, MN.





With music starting Thursday night, this years line-up includes Virgil Caine Band, Jimmi & The Band Of Souls, RAMM Band w/ Paul Mayasich, Corey Dennison, Carlos Johnson, The Groove Merchants Band w/ Jimi "Prime Time" Smith, Harper and Midwest Kind, Jimmy Nick, Tinsley Ellis and Reneé Austin.  The festival runs from Thursday, August 13 to Sunday, August 16.





For more info go to www.elyblues.com. Thank you for supporting live music.










The Brian Naughton Band will be taking the Main Stage at the 15th Annual Boundary Waters Blues Festival at the Longbranch in Winton, MN Saturday, August 15 at 1 PM with Mario Dawson on drums, Patrick Smith on bass and special guest Ed Ehrhardt on guitar. Winton is located just 5 miles east of Ely, MN. 

For 15 years the Boundary Waters Blues Fest has been entertaining the people of the north land with some of the best blues music and top musicians from across the country and beyond. The stage is set against the beautiful backdrop of Fall Lake, in the heart of the Superior National Forest. This years line-up includes Virgil Caine BandJimmi & The Band Of SoulsRAMM Band w/ Paul Mayasich, Corey Dennison, Carlos Johnson, The Groove Merchants Band w/ Jimi "Prime Time" SmithHarper and Midwest KindJimmy NickTinsley Ellis and Reneé Austin.

On-site camping is available. For those of you that prefer not to stay at the on-site campground, you can drive or shuttle to nearby Ely. Resort cabins and additional campgrounds are also available in the surrounding area.

For additional information and tickets go to www.elyblues.com





Brian Naughton Band live at the legendary Surf Ballroom & Museum this Thursday, July 16 with Andy Boterman on drums and Patrick Smith on bass!!!!! Doors: 7 PM; Music 7:30 PM. NO COVER!!!!!!! Thank you for supporting live music.







Just added to the Brian Naughton Band schedule....


For additional information and to purchase tickets go to www.elyblues.com




The Brian Naughton Band takes the Gull Dam stage in Nisswa, Minnesota Thursday, June 25 at 6 PM with Mario Dawson on drums and Patrick Smith on bass. NO COVER!! 

**Brought to you by Rico Entertainment***

Located in the heart of Minnesota's premier lakes/resort area, Gull Dam Brewing, Inc. has a taproom & event center which is open to the public year around. Current Gull Dam beers on tap: Wheat, Scotch Ale, Lager, Rye P.A., I.P.A. Helles Lager, Blackberry Lager.

For more info on Gull Dam Brewing, Inc. go to www.gulldambrewing.com









Route 65 Pub - East Bethel, MN
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM. NO COVER.


Schooner Tavern - South Minneapolis, MN
9 PM - 1 AM. NO COVER.


The Joint / Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
1 PM - 5 PM. NO COVER. (weather permitting)

Thank you for supporting Live & Local Music.





B.B. King will live forever. Rest in peace, Riley B. King.




The Brian Naughton Band is proud to announce we will be performing at the 11th Annual Ride For Wishes to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® of MN Saturday, May 30 at the South St Paul VFW from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM on the main stage.  At each BNB show until then we will be selling raffle tickets, only $5/each, for great prizes benefiting a great cause.  Check with the band to get your tickets.  For details go to chucksride.com or contact us at bnaughtonblues@gmail.com.


In memory of Chuck Worden

to benefit the 
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Minnesota 
Brought to you by:



Motorcycle Run, Street Dance & Barbeque 
Saturday, May 30th, 2015



<< Rain or Shine!! >>
Motorcycle not needed to enjoy street dance, silent auction and other activities

Begins 3:00 P.M.
Entry fee: $10.00 
- 6 years old and under free.
- Bike run participants free.





TONIGHT, Saturday May 2, The Brian Naughton Band is opening for Award-winning blues master, Blues Hall of Famer and Alligator Records recording artist JOE LOUIS WALKER at the Old Shafer Creamery Event Center in Shafer, MN.  Tickets $15 at the door.









We are excited to announce that the Brian Naughton Band will be opening for Award-winning blues master, Blues Hall of Famer and Alligator Records recording artist JOE LOUIS WALKER at the Old Shafer Creamery Event Center in Shafer, MN on Saturday, May 2, 2015.


Brian Naughton Band 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Joe Louis Walker - 9 PM - 11 PM


Tickets $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For tickets go to:http://oldshafercreameryeventcenter.com/tickets


More info on Joe Louis Walker:







Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming new album to be released Summer 2015!!!






Brian Naughton - Guitar/Vox
Patrick Smith - Bass 
Erick Ballard - Drums
Mario Dawson - Drums
Blues | Rock | Funk | Soul





For info go to:  mnbs.org