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North Shore Music Association joins Cook County Pride Month to present Sara Thomsen & Paula Pedersen

May 17, 2023 10:08AM ● By Content Editor
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From The North Shore Music Association - May 17, 2023

The North Shore Music Association joins the Cook County Pride Month celebration with music of hope, change, and connection. Come join us for an evening of gorgeous harmonies and inspiring lyrics by Sara Thomsen & Paula Pedersen! 

Sara Thomsen is an award-winning singer-songwriter who is known for her efforts to build community through music. “Thomsen’s soulful voice, poetic lyrics and unforgettable melodies cut through to the heart and the soul of human experience,” writes the Minnesota Women’s Press. The Duluth Reader Weekly says, “The Twin Ports folk singer picks up the torch carried by the balladeers of decades past: Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, and Peter, Paul, and Mary.” 

Thomsen is the producer of five solo albums, two albums with her group Three Altos, and a duet album with her spouse, Paula Pedersen. Paula, as an educator, singer, and interculturalist, strives to facilitate understanding of the complexity of multiple perspectives, whether singing, teaching, training, or tending her garden. Paula and Sara live in the northwoods near the Twin Ports of Duluth/Superior along with their dog, cat, twelve chickens, and two beehives.

The concert starts at 7:00 pm on June 24, at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts (51 W 5th Street, Grand Marais). Tickets are on sale now at and will also be available at the door starting at 6:00 pm. The cost is $20 general admission, and all ages are welcome. 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Date & Time: June 24, 2023 - 7:00 pm
Venue: Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Concert Tickets: $20 general admission. For sale in advance at and at the door starting at 6:00 pm.
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