top of page

Chops, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) music education organization based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

We offer year-round music performance and educational programs, including steel-drum bands, drum corps, color guard, drumline, and artistic residencies. We also support Minnesota performing arts through fiscal sponsorship, providing technical expertise to help community-based performing groups reach their full potential.


In many cases our programs are offered free-of-charge or at reduced rates due to the generous support from charitable gambling at our partner sites. Please visit our partners and support them and us as as we support your community and music education.

Make AN institutional Donation

Support us By gaming at one of our partner sites


Dugout Bar and Grill
158 Main St
Bethel, MN 55005


EJ's Bar and Bottle Shop
4832 Viking Blvd NE
East Bethel, MN 55092


Back to the SRO
18919 Lake George Blvd
Oak Grove, MN 55303


JJ's Bowl and Lounge
6427 Ash St,
North Branch, MN 55056

Muddy Cow
5896 Old Main St
North Branch, MN 55056

Tasty Pizza Bar and Bowl
3085 Bridge St NW
St Francis, MN 55070

Flaherty's Arden Bowl
1273 County Rd E
Arden Hills, MN 55112

metroNOME Brewery
385 Broadway St
St Paul, MN 55101

Hoagie's Bar
1900 Stillwater Ave E
St Paul, MN 55119


Chops, Inc. is a nonprofit organization and obtained 501(c)(3) status in 1997. Chops, Inc. receives revenues from its charitable gambling operation, and also counts on financial and in-kind donations from civic organizations, local businesses, and individual donors. Over the years, volunteers have contributed thousands of hours to provide the best experience possible for its members. Chops, Inc. strives to teach its members that lifelong friendships, leadership and fun are the essence of self-confidence and success.

Apply for a Grant

Do you work with an organization that could use financial support? Over the years we have donated thousands of member hours and dollars to support performing arts programs. We’d love to hear more about your program and see if it is a fit for our charitable giving.

bottom of page