Kelly Jo Mitchell

Free Music (feeling the love and feeling generous)

September 8th

Limited time only to download my latest album sticks & stones for free on bandcamp! Enjoy!


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Holiday Shows Announced

November 4th

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Kelly Jo Mitchell, An Acoustic Christmas



Send me your favorite songs, and I will do my best to play them all!

Happy Holiday Planning Everyone!

Kelly Jo

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New Shows Posted (plus some singing with my dad)

June 5th

Enjoy this video I made with my dad during my visit back home for the local High Street Beat Blog and check out the new shows that I recently added to the Tour tab.

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Help Fight Childhood Cancer

April 15th

Miracles of Mitch Foundation

I am excited to announce that I am partnering with another great organization, Miracles of Mitch Foundation. Starting NOW through August, download on iTuens Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, and proceeds will go to help families fighting childhood cancer.

Kelly Jo Mitchell, An Acoustic Christmas - Kelly Jo Mitchell

Find more music and stay in touch: CD Baby, SoundCloud, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Meet my inspiration….

Photo: Today is "Carter Zirbes Day" in the city of Crystal, MN!  The mayor issued a proclamation which will be read at the city council meeting tonight, honorning him for his service to the Miracles of Mitch foundation, and his goal of raising $15K for them this  summer.  He'd love to say he raised $1000 tonight, but he's well short of that goal.  Anybody willing to pitch in?  Here's the link:

*Photo courtesy of mother, Justine Zirbes

Want to give back more? Check out the incredible 11-year-old young man, Carter Zirbes, who inspired me to give back to this organization. He races in the MiracleKids Marathon for his younger brother, Axel, who has leukemia. Help him reach his $15,000 goal HERE

About Miracles of Mitch Foundation

At the Miracles of Mitch Foundation, we believe kids who are fighting cancer have the courage of a warrior and the heart of a champion. Therefore, we call them Mitch’s All-Stars, and it is our mission to help every All-Star and their families during the cancer fight.Money raised at MOMF events, including the MiracleKids Triathlon, New Year’s Eve Celebration, Miracle Open and Shoot for a Miracle, help to keep Mitch’s Pinky Swear alive.At the MiracleKids Triathlon, every MiracleKid races in honor of an All-Star, and that’s what the theme Kids Racing for Kids Who Can’t is all about.

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Aster Show March 29! Get Your Tickest NOW

March 18th

Hey Everyone!

The snow is starting to kind of melt, and just in time for my show are Minneapolis’ Aster Cafe on March 29. Super excited to share the stage with my friends from Lynhurst. I will open at 9 and Lynhurst will close the night starting around 10. Call ahead and reserve your spots (612-379-3138) or go online now and get your tickets HERE.

See you soon!

-Kelly Jo

ps if you like Hall and Oates.. you will love the show.. sneak peek coming soon of a cover we will sing at the show. stay tuned and follow me on Facebook to get all of the details.



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Picture Perfect @ The Nicollet Island Inn

December 17th

Hey Everyone!

This past weekend was incredible! I had a great time reminiscing with old friends and meeting new ones. Thank you to everyone who came out to the Nicollet Island Inn! Thanks also to Dan Phan for taking this lovely photo.

*Don’t forget there is still one more show next weekend on Sunday night*


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Kelly Jo Mitchell featured at Holiday Sparkle Jewelry Market Saturday, December 15 NKB

December 12th

Support Local Business

FREE live music on Saturday December 15, from 3:30-5 at Northrup King Building in Room 332 on the 3rd Floor! Another chance to buy Kelly Jo Mitchell, An Acoustic Christmas, while checking out some  custom-made local jewelry


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Christmas BOGO Alert (Limited Time Only!!)

December 10th

 **Christmas Special Alert**

Buy 2 Kelly Jo Mitchell, An Acoustic Christmas CDs, get 1 FREE Sticks & Stones CD!

…word on the street is these are great stocking stuffers :)

Click HERE to buy yours now!
Remember 100% of the hard copy CD sales will go to Feed My Starving Children

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Check out the WCCO Interview w/ Kelly Jo Mitchell for Feed My Starving Children

December 10th

If you missed the interview on Friday morning with WCCO’s anchor Natalie Kane and Kelly Jo Mitchell, check out here. Kelly Jo will be performing Sunday evenings at the Nicollet Island Inn and selling her holiday CD. 100% of the proceeds from the CD sales will go to support Feed My Starving Children. Find out more about Kelly Jo’s shows at tour page or check her out on Facebook.

Kelly Jo Mitchell WCCO Interview December 7, 2012

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WCCO Morning Show Featuring Kelly Jo Mitchell THIS FRIDAY Dec. 7

December 6th

Hey Everyone! Super excited about my show tomorrow morning with local TV staion, WCCO!! Tune in tomorrow (Friday, December 7) from 6-6:45 to hear me talk about my Christmas shows at the Nicollet Island Inn, My Christmas CD and my partnership with Feed My Starving Children! AND I will be singing some tunes with my guitar player, as well!!

In the meantime, don’t forget to check out my videos on YouTube and also my music on iTunes! a portion of the digital downloads will go to Feed My Starving Children. And if you order a CD or come to one of my shows at the Nicollet Island Inn and buy a CD, 100% of the hard copy sales will go to FMSC!!


Happy Holidays!

-kelly jo

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Sneak Peek Video-I’ll Be Home For Christmas

December 1st

Merry Christmas (a little early)!

Check me out singing more Christmas classics, originals and more every Sunday at the Nicollet Island Inn.

*Christmas shows start tomorrow! see you there…

-kelly jo

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Christmas Music at the Inn Starts This Sunday, December 2nd

November 28th

Hey Everyone!

I hope that you have all checked out my tour page for details about my upcoming Christmas shows at the Nicollet Island Inn! The first one starts this Sunday, December 6 at 5 p.m. 

Also, I am excited to announce that my friend, and incredibly talented musician, Diedrich Weiss, will be joining me on his guitar for some added entertainment at the Christmas shows!  

If you would like to make a dinner reservation in the dining room, book it here:

*I will be playing in the piano bar, which is first-come, first-serve BUT you can order from the full menu!

-kelly jo

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Happy Holidays

November 22nd

Happy Holidays

*100 % Hard Copy Sales will be DONATED to Feed My Starving Children

  Kelly Jo Mitchell, An Acoustic Christmas - Kelly Jo Mitchell

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I am excited to share that my holiday CD, Kelly Jo Mitchell, An Acoustic Christmas, is now available with iTunes. I am even more excited and proud to share with you my recent partnership with non-profit organization, Feed My Starving Children. During the rest of the month and through December, 100% of the hard copy sales of An Acoustic Christmas will be DONATED to FMSC, and a portion of the digital sales will also be donated to FMSC. you prep your turkey, set your table and mentally prep for a system overload of food and possibly a crazy Black Friday extravaganza… take a minute, check out the music and FMSC.

Don’t forget to check out my events page for my upcoming Christmas shows at Minneapolis’s Nicollet Island Inn


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Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter Series “SONGWRITING FINALIST”

November 8th

Hey Everyone!

It’s been awhile since I last said hi. I have been staying busy in Minneapolis rocking out with my fantastic Radio Disney Road Crew at local family friendly sponsored events! Hope you all have been keeping busy, as well.

I have a couple great things happening in the next couple of months.. so check out my tour page, my facebook page, Twiter… just get online! and find out when and where to see me next.

Tomorrow I will be in Mequon Wisconsin competing as a finalist in the Wisconsin Singer/Songwriter songwriting competition. Super excited to share my music.

Winners will open for folk singer, Cheryl Wheeler, and receive studio time, radio airplay, and $$. So it should be a grea time!

If you are getting excited for the holidays as much as I am, don’t forget to check out my upcoming shows at Minneapolis’ Nicollet Island Inn!

See you all soon!

-Kelly Jo

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October 1st

Hey Everyone!


It is been awhile. But we are back! We spent this summer hibernating and practicing in Joe’s (my bassist) basement, recording with the amazing Matthew Zimmerman at Wild Sound Studio in Minneapolis, and now we FINALLY have the CD, Sticks & Stones READY for you!

Like my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter and subscribe to my YouTube for upcoming free download information and join us this Wednesday, October 5 at the Kitty Cat Klub.


Thanks for listening!


-Kelly Jo

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Kelly Jo Mitchell- “I’ll Be Here” {Live @ Soundworks Studios}

September 16th

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February 14th

Hey Friends-


When you get a chance and have a break in your day, please go to the below link and VOTE TODAY for a chance to send me and my band to SXSW 2011 in Austin Texas. Please tell your friends and have them tell their friends and their friends… Forward to as many people as you know. And feel free to leave a message!


VOTING ENDS TOMORROW, Tuesday February 15

Kelly Jo Mitchell for ARE YOU LOCAL, SXSW Contest

Happy Valentine’s Day, and Happy Voting!

kelly jo

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2011 Update..

February 13th

hey everyone!

2011 is off to a great start! back inside hibernating and getting ready to release my third CD THIS SUMMER!

stay tuned for sneak peaks.

In the meantime, leave a message and let me know where you’d like me to make an appearance next.

happy listening,

kelly jo

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Now Available: Kelly Jo Mitchell, An Acoustic Christmas

December 7th

Happy Holidays Everyone!

After months in the studio, I am excited to share with you Kelly Jo Mitchell, An Acoustic Christmas.

The album is now available to purchase through my website, as we work to get it on iTunes. Check out the Store Section for more details.

The CD features a mix of newer festive songs and traditional holiday music, with favorites like Oh Holy Night and the more contemporary Hallelujah–all songs with a twist and hint of blues and jazzy piano and vocals. My sisters even joined me for a couple songs adding awesome harmonies.

Check out the complete track list below

Kelly Jo Mitchell, An Acoustic Christmas

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Jingle Bells
Silent Night
We Three Kings
Oh Holy Night
Frosty the Snowman
The Little Drummer Boy
What a Wonderful World
Santa Baby
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Auld Lang Syne

This has been my favorite project yet! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
-kelly jo

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Hello Minneapolis..

July 29th

Hi guys-

It’s been awhile. I have been keeping busy writing, playing and practicing for the upcoming shows! The first couple weeks of August are going to be packed with great opportunities to check out the band in action:

August 4 Kitty Kat Club
August 7 Nomad World Pub
August 9 Pickle Park (Battle of the Bands)
August 25 First Ave Main Room (Paul McCartney Tribute)

Hope to see you out there!

thanks for the support,
Kelly Jo

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Live in Studio 10 Recording Christmas Music

March 11th

Hey Guys-

We are excited about 2010. The new band is joining me on a few songs for upcoming Christmas album! Cannot wait to share it with you. Check out the video below and take a look at what goes on behind the scenes in the studio!

Thanks for stopping by!

yours truly,

Kelly Jo

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Midwest Mayhem..

November 14th

Hey Guys-

It’s been awhile since last posting. Just a quick update. Played with Phil Solem at The Whole.. you know.. the frontman for the Rembrandts. He closed with the Friends theme song and it was amazing.

What’s in store:

Booking for the upcoming months and would love feedback. What cities and venues would you like to see Kelly Jo Mitchell perform? You pick:

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota

See you soon,

Kelly Jo

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August 5th

Hey Guys-

The countdown is finally over and the big night is here! Come check out the free CD release at the Fine Line Music Cafe in downtown Minneapolis.

Doors open at 7:30. Kelly Jo’s music starts at 10 p.m.

For directions, click HERE

See you there!

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July 24th

It has been a crazy couple of months– Smile is finally finished and the official CD release party is just around the corner (Wednesday August 5, 10 p.m. Fine Line Music Cafe)

It is FREE. Go online and print your ticket HERE! Don’t forget to tell the man behind the window you are there to see the CD RELEASE show for Kelly Jo Mitchell!


Erik J of Red Card Production just rleased my first ever music video for “Paper Cuts” on YouTube! Check it out by clicking “media.”

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CDs on sale.. NEXT WEEK!!

May 8th

Hey Guys!

Exciting news– I will be selling my CD, Kelly Jo Mitchell, Smile, at my next show:

Thursday May 14, 8 p.m. at the Varsity Theater! Be there and get one of the first copies.

Click for tickets HERE.


Kid Dakota

Adam Levy of the Honeydogs

The Great Upset


Pass it on and bring your friends!!

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follow me on…MY BLOG

April 29th

no tweets for me.

check out my music merry-go-round and sign up! you will be the first to know what is going on with my music and get a chance to offer your feedback and get involve

see you out there,

-kelly jo

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a trip down memory lane

April 27th

check out the handful of photos compiled throughout the last four years at venues like The Varsity Theater, the Fine Line Music Cafe and more!

show photos


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album out soon

March 24th

I am excited to share that I FINALLY sent the 11-track album, Kelly Jo Mitchell, Smile, to mastering genius Jake Johnson at Paradyme Productions in Madison, WI. Thanks to the help of many people, I am proud to get this much-overdue CD to you!

So stay tuned–and enjoy the music!

-kelly jo

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