Catch me (but mostly music) at Miss. River Fest

This weekend Northern Community Radio is hosting its 9th annual Mississippi River Festival at the Rotary Tent near its studios next to Johnny Cash’s “Big River” in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

They’ll be broadcasting the event on their airwaves as well, but nothing beats seeing the music live with the Mississippi River flowing behind the performers. This year’s talent includes Kevin Bowe and the Okemah Prophets, Allison Scott, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, and 4OnTheFloor.

The event runs from 1 p.m. through the evening. Tickets are $45 at the door, $35 in advance. Members of Northern Community Radio receive a discount. Call 218-326-1234 for information.

At about 3:30 I’ll be filling some time in between music acts with a miniaturized version of my Great Northern Radio Show. Piano man Nickolai Koivunen and I will present a musically backed monologue and sketchlet. Nickolai’s piano found summer work somewhere else, so he’ll be playing his accordion in true Iron Range fashion.


  1. I go to university in Canada and we just learned about this in our class.
    Thanks for helping me with the final part of my report.

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