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Music Festival Expects to Draw Tourists, raise funds

May 14, 2017 10:42AM ● Published by Editor

From The Star Tribune - By Pam Louwagie May 14, 2017

Leaders of the Grand Marais Music Collaborative are planning a new three-day music festival to be held in the prime of the summer tourism season.

The yet-to-be-named event in the city's park on the Lake Superior harbor will feature a mix of music styles from local, station and regional musicians.

The festival, which received a permit from the Grand Marais city park board this month, is set to start the afternoon of Friday, July 28 and wrap up on Sunday, July 30.  Organizers are hoping to raise $10,000 for the festival with the overall goal of providing music lessons for area students next winter.

"We have a tourism economy here," said Todd Miller, the board chairman of the collaborative.  "For these kids to learn to play and perform is a valuable skill.

The group is seeking donations at http://grandmaraismusic.org
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