Village Square Café is a casual eatery and neighborhood gathering spot serving fresh, simple fare in a warm & inviting setting. We are located in the lovely Village of Cross Keys in Roland Park.

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THURS., SEPT. 19, 4:30-6:00 pm

Come meet the artist whose work now adorns our cafe walls, Shelley Amsel, and have a glass of wine & nibbles with us. Cafe is open for dinner until 8 pm.

More about this artist… Shelley is a figurative painter with roots in the German Expressionist movement of the 20th century. Particularly, he has been influenced by the paintings of Der Blaue Reiter and Die Brukcke group. To gain emotion in his paintings, Shelley relies on his fantasy life and dreams to create figures and content. This results in distorted figures and very primitive content. The power from these personal paintings come from tapping into his most primitive self. Shelley humorously calls himself an “id painter”.

Live Music Every Saturday Night

Live Music Every Saturday Night

Stop by the Village Square Cafe on Saturday evenings from 6-7:30 pm to enjoy  live music during dinner. Each week we feature different local musicians. Upcoming musicians include:

  • Oct. 19: Dallas Jacobs & A Clever Form of One (Country/Blues)
  • Oct. 26: The Dharma Bums (Folk/Rock/Indie/World Beat Blues)
  • Nov. 2: The M&M’s (Classic & Contemporary Soft Acoustic Rock)
  • Nov. 9: “Vagabond Motel”: Natasha Ramirez, Mike Gehl, Fred Louden (Americana Folk Rock)
  • Nov. 16: The Powell Younger Project (R&B/Soul/Blues)
  • Nov. 23: Thom Huntington & Mike Baumann (Rock/Blues/Jazz)
Next Open Mic Night Oct. 24

Next Open Mic Night Oct. 24

VSC hosts “Music Open Mic Nights” on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of every month. Sign ups start at 5:30 pm. Performances run 6-8 pm. Depending upon the number of participants signed up, each performer/group will get approximately 10 minutes; more, if time permits, for a second round.

Acoustic instruments are preferred, but electric guitars and keyboards will be permitted at low volumes. Sound levels must be kept to a reasonable level to respect the cafe’s diners. PA system will be provided by Rick Sambuco.