Gaines and Wagoner June 7th

Based in Madison, WI, the award-winning husband and wife duo of Mary Gaines (cello, guitar, bass, vocals) and Chris Wagoner (violin, mandolins, lapsteel, ukulele, guitar, accordion, vocals) play an eclectic mix of Americana—original and classic tunes ranging from folk to jazz, bluegrass to blues, honky-tonk and a little singer-songwriter on the side.

Tickets can be purchased at

Gaines and Wagoner

Let’s just say you happen to walk into a music venue and see a duo playing cello and violin. You’d most likely expect to hear either classical or folk music of some kind, right? But just as you spy the lineup of crazy acoustic and electric stringed instruments of all varieties the duo tears into a tune that combines funky electric fuzz-wah fiddle with thumping pizzicato cello and your assumptions start to crumble. The next tune features old-time duo vocals over the jangle of an acoustic mandolin and guitar followed by a righteous gospel-fired slide-guitar-driven blues and then right into a crooning, heart-stopping jazz ballad. The space in-between the tunes is alternately punctuated by folk-style storytelling and light-hearted riffing with the audience. This is not “one-size-fits-all” music. This is Gaines and Wagoner.

Show starts at 7:30 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm

Wine, beer, non-alcohol drinks and snacks available

Vinyl Night Every Thursday at 5 pm

Join us every Thursday night at 5 pm for Vinyl Night and specials. We have over 30 selections of wine from Cedar Ridge, Brick Arch and Cherry Meadows wineries and beers available now. We’re also carrying Cocoa Bellissimo chocolates now too…yum Vegan and Dark Chocolate varieties with wine…who could ask for more? In addition we have Almost Famous Popcorn varieties.

Bring your own records or listen to ours and sit back and relax in our comfy living room.

The Mount Vernon Senior HS art show is up til May 24th.

May 16th Special: Chocolates $1 off

May 23rd special: Popcorn $1 off any size

Music Line Up

March 16th – Lilywren 7:30 – 10 pm

‘Lilywren’ will be playing at Mount Vernon Creates in our new event space. Just in time for St Patty’s Day!!! Wear your green…

Members: Karen Pierce on hammer dulcimer, Bill Hart on bodran and fiddle, Arianne Waseen on fiddle, Abram Doval on fiddle, banjo, Irish flute and pennywhistle and Patty Ankrum on guitar and bodran. Session tunes from the Celtic nations.

Cedar Ridge and Brick Arch Wines available for Purchase.

Tickets: 10.00 (purchase tickets ahead to secure a spot)

Lilywren – Celtic Group

To Purchase: or stop in to the gallery or call us at 319-895-2682.

April 27th – Soul Moungers 7:30 – 10 pm

May 18th Society of Broken Souls 7:30 – 10 pm

Doors open at 6:30 for all shows.

Music Series: Chad Elliot Dec 15th from 7:30 – 10 pm

Tickets on sale now, only 10.00 online or stop in to the gallery. You can also reserve your wine and dessert ahead of time.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Chad Elliott’s soulful, foot-stomping shows are incredible. His laid-back storytelling and his skillful fingerpicking weave well-crafted songs together for an evening of pure entertainment. Averaging more than 200 shows per year, Elliott has been on the road for nearly 20 years performing a blend of Americana, roots and country music.

Elliott has worked with many greats and shared the stage with artists of the highest caliber, including Odetta, Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, R.L. Burnside, Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Counting Crows, Ruthie Foster, Lonestar, Jimmy Vaughan, etc. He has won coveted awards including the Woody Guthrie Song Contest and Iowa Blues Challenge. He placed 3rd in the International Song Contest with his Americana song, “Same Old Way.”

photo credit to Michael Gruich

Ryne Doughty Performing Live on Nov 17, 2018

Join us in our ‘new’ expanded event center on Main Street in Mount Vernon, IA.

Ryne Doughty Live: Finger-pickin’, Folk/Americana singer-songwriter from the Heartland with songs and stories from the Heart.

The performance is 7:30 – 10:00 pm with intermission.

Doors open at 6:30 for the show.

Please order tickets on line ahead of time and pre-order wine and food options to secure your selections.

Go to our ‘shop’ tab to order online tickets, wine and food.

Ryne Doughty