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Interested in Finnish Culture? You Won’t Want to Miss this Musical Performance

The Kardemimmit Kantele Concert is Happening Friday, September 12

DULUTH, Minn. – Happening Friday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m., the United Protestant Church in Duluth in partnership with the Finlandia Foundation Northland Chapter, are set to host a Finnish concert featuring Finnish group Kardemimmit. The church is located at 830 88th Avenue West in Morgan Park. Admission is $10 for adults, and there’s no charge for children to attend….

Fish Heads to Perform Thursday Evening in Gary New Duluth

The Fish Heads' Performance is One of Three Free Musical Events Happening this Summer in Gary New Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Fish Heads and Friends, an evening of blues to bluegrass, will entertain crowds Thursday, July 25 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Gary New Duluth Pavilion. Fish Heads and Friends will perform starting at 5:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public to attend. Concessions will be available for sale. This is…

Cultural Food Frenzy Takes Over Bayfront Festival Park This Saturday

Twin Ports Entertainment and Lundeen Productions are Proud to Present the 3rd Annual Taste of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – The 3rd annual Taste of Duluth is taking on a new look and sound for 2019. Performers are being featured on the main stage this year that are going to reflect many of the ethnic origins that are a rich part of Duluth’s history. In the previous two years the festival has been going on, more than…

Coffee Conversation: Gowns on Display, Concerts on the Pier at Glensheen Mansion

View More Than a Dozen Gowns Inside, and Concerts on the Pier Outdoors at Glensheen Mansion this Summer

DULUTH, Minn. – They’re back! Glensheen’s annual Concerts on the Pier begin Wednesday, July 3. New this year, the series will begin each Wednesday evening with an opener taking to the Pier at 6:00 p.m., followed by a headliner at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Admission is free to the grounds of Glensheen. You’re encouraged to walk, bike,…

Rhubarb Lovers, Rejoice! CHUM’s Annual Festival Happening Saturday

The 2019 CHUM Rhubarb Festival is Happening Saturday, June 29

DULUTH, Minn. – CHUM along with dozens of local volunteers are putting the finishing touches on hundreds of pies, brats, sweet treats and beverages in preparation for the 2019 CHUM Rhubarb Festival. The event is happening Saturday, June 29 from 9:00 a.m. – 3 :00 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church located at 1100 East London Road in Duluth. Festival…

Whiskey Trail Kicks off Chester Creek Concert Series Tuesday Evening

The Chester Creek Concert Series Begins Tuesday, June 11

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s time for live music and entertainment! Summer activities are kicking off at Duluth’s Chester Bowl with the 2019 Chester Creek Concert Series on Tuesday, June 11. The 37th annual concert series continues each Tuesday through August 13th (with a rain date on 8/20 if needed). Shows start at 7:00 p.m. for June and July, with earlier start times…

Thirsty Pagan Hosts Grand Opening Celebration Saturday

Thirsty Pagan is Hosting a Grand Opening at their New Location in Superior Saturday, June 8

SUPERIOR, Wis. – It’s a big weekend for the staff and brewers at Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior. The local brewers is hosting a grand opening celebration Saturday, June 8 starting at 11:00 a.m. Live music will include Woodblind starting at 1:00 p.m., followed by Similar Dogs starting at 5:00 p.m. Thirsty Pagan is now located at 1615 Winter Street in…

Countdown Begins to Grandma’s Marathon, Volunteers Needed

Grandma's Marathon Weekend is Happening June 21 - 23

DULUTH, Minn. – The countdown to Grandma’s Marathon is on! The jam packed weekend of events will run June 21 – 23 this year. While the 2019 race isn’t even over yet, planning has already started for next year’s big race. More than 6,000 volunteers are needed to make race weekend happen. Volunteers are needed from Two Harbors to Canal…

Jazz Lunch at University of Wisconsin-Superior

UWS held a different kind of music event today at Yellowjacket Union

SUPERIOR, Wisc.- Today, those in the music department at Wisconsin-Superior filled the Yellowjacket Union with a different kind of music. At the end of each semester, music students get together to play some jazz as students can listen to something different while they prepare for finals next week. Sawyer Jones, a student at UWS, says “I think its just a…

UWS Chamber Orchestra to Host Upcoming Performances

One Performance is Happening on the Campus of UWS, With the Other Taking Place in Duluth

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – It’s a busy week for the talented musical performers at UWS as they have two upcoming concerts this week. One of them is taking place across the bridge in Duluth. The UW-Superior Orchestra will close out its season performing Mozart’s Requiem along with showcasing the winners of the 2019 Orchestra Concerto Competition. The concert is taking place…

Bluegrass Festival Continues Into Weekend

The Raddisson in Duluth is hosting the event full of great toe-taping jams

DULUTH, Minn.- A weekend long cabin fever reliever event from Minnesota bluegrass continued today with stage shows at the Radisson in Duluth. Dances, workshops, theme jams, and open mic sessions are all happening while impromptu jam sessions break out constantly. Different groups of bluegrass players gather in circles and play until their heart’s content. Matt Johnson, an event manager, said…

Concert at CSS to Showcase Music Unheard for 350 Years

The Concert "Intimate Music for Lute and Voice" is Happening Saturday, January 26 at The College of St. Scholastica

DULUTH, Minn. – A performance combining lute and voice at The College of St. Scholastica will feature recently discovered music that hasn’t been played in 350 years. Intimate Music for Lute and Voice is happening Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mitchell Auditorium on the College’s Duluth campus. Longtime lutenist Edward Martin is set to perform solo baroque lute songs…

Rock the Night Away Friday with 2019 Homegrown Winter Fiasco

The Winter Fiasco is Happening Friday, January 11, 2019 in the Lincoln Park Craft District

DULUTH, Minn. – Prepare to rock the night away Friday, January 11 in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Craft District. The 2019 Homegrown Winter Fiasco will provide listeners with a large lineup of musical performance and entertainment. A free shuttle will be going between venues from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. A list of venues and acts is listed below: Lake Superior…

DSSO Presents “Unforgettable Views” Saturday at the DECC

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra is Hosting Its Third Concert of the Season; Great Adventures: Unforgettable Views

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra continues its Grand Adventures season as 150 voices and 100 orchestral instruments will fill the hall at “Unforgettable Views” on Saturday, November 17, sponsored by the Pachel Foundation. Music director, Dirk Meyer, along with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Chorus, will take the audience on an emotional…

Todd Eckart Band to Headline Duluth Sister Cities International Fundraiser

The Fundraiser for Duluth Sisiter Cities Internation is Happening Saturday, November 3 at Mitchell Auditorium

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Sister Cities International is set to host their 4th Annual Fundraising Concert. The event is taking place at Mitchell Auditorium on Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. This year’s theme for the event is “Buddy Holly Meets The Everly Brothers.” The Todd Eckart Band will be headlining the evening of fun and entertainment all for…

Denfeld Theater & Music Present “Anything Goes”

The Performance of "Anything Goes" Opens Thursday, November 1

DULUTH, Minn. – Students involved with Denfeld Theater and Music have been busy preparing for months to debut their latest production, “Anything Goes.” The S.S. American is setting sail from New York to England, on the Denfeld stage. Billy Crocker, a young assistant to a Wall Street tycoon, decides to stow away in hopes of wooing his long-lost love, Hope…

DSSO Set to Take Northlanders on Grand Adventures this Season

The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra will Kick Off their 2018/2019 Season on Saturday, October 6

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra has ten extraordinary adventures up their sleeve this season, and they’re more than thrilled to share the sights and sounds with the public. On Friday morning, DSSO Music Director Dirk Meyer spoke with FOX 21’s Brett Scott about the upcoming list of performances. The first production of the season will be on…

Local Musician Todd Eckart to Release First Album Sunday

Eckart is Set to Host an Album Release Sunday, August 19 at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – After years of songwriting, singing and saving, local musician Todd Eckart is set to host his first official CD release concert on Sunday, August 19 at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. Ticket sales for the event will begin at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, with doors opening at 5:00 p.m. The album is called “Out of the Blue,” and…

Get Bubbly for the 10th Annual Duluth Bubble Festival

The 10th Annual Duluth Bubble Festival is Happening Sunday, August 19 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Clyde Park

DULUTH, Minn. – Families in the Northland will have the chance to get bubbly this Sunday, August 19! This marks the 10th year for the Duluth Children’s Museum’s Bubble Festival. Organizers say the event is the perfect way to end summer vacation with a pop. The event will happen from noon to 4:00 p.m. at 29th Avenue West and Michigan…

Beautiful Views for Bayfront Blues Festival 2018

The 2018 Bayfront Blues Festival Starts Friday, August 10 and Will Conclude on Sunday, August 12

DULUTH, Minn. – Tickets are now on sale in preparation for the 2018 Bayfront Blues Festival in Duluth. Organizers say the Blues Fest is the longest running in the State of Minnesota, as they celebrate thirty years in 2018. Folks flock to the annual festival from across the world for the weekend full of musicians and beautiful views of the…

No Weekend Plans? No Problem, Mon

The Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival is Happening Saturday, July 21, Gates Open at 11:00 a.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Island life is coming to Bayfront Festival Park Saturday, July 21. Gates are set to open at 11:00 a.m., rain or shine. Organizers says thousands of people will flock to the park, from all across the globe for the annual Bayfront Reggae and World Music Festival. From traditional cuisine, to fun and entertainment, event emcee Dexter Baxter…

Eyes on the Sky as Fourth Fest Inches Closer

Officials Will Make a Decision Regarding Fourth Fest by Noon on Wednesday, July 4, Weather Permitting

DULUTH, Minn. – All eyes are on the sky as forecasters have mentioned rain showers and strong storms multiple times for the forecast on Independence Day. As of Tuesday afternoon, FOX 21 Meteorologist Brittney Merlot says we should expect storms in the morning hours, and a mix of sun and clouds through the afternoon. Later into the evening, strong storms are…

Keeping Prince’s Music Alive

Prince's band The New Power Generation is playing his tune here in the Northland.

DULUTH, Minn. The music of the beloved Minnesota artist Prince is being carried on through his band. Prince’s band the New Power Generation performs around the globe, now they’re in the Northland. The NPG will be playing at the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, Wisconsin Saturday, July 7th. To get a ticket visit The New Power Generation. Categories: Entertainment,…

Prince’s Band to Perform in Northland

BAYFIELD, Wis.-The spirit behind Prince is making its way to the Northland next month. Prince’s band the New Power Generation will perform at the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield July 7th for a very special show. Since Prince’s death back in 2016, the group grieved of their loss, but now they are hitting the road again to let Prince’s music…

Coffee Conversation: 2018 Chester Creek Concert Series

The 36th Annual Chester Creek Concert Series Kicks Off Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Northlanders will have the chance to start rocking out every Tuesday evening (weather permitting) at Chester Bowl in Duluth. The 36th Annual Chester Creek Concert Series starts Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The concert series is ten weeks from June 12 through August 21. The concerts will run every Tuesday from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Organizers ask concert attendees to bring a…

Duluth to Celebrate Music and Passions of Bob Dylan

Duluth Dylan Fest to Kick-Off Saturday

DULUTH, Minn. – Starting Saturday and lasting through the following week, Bob Dylan and his music will be the talk of the town. It’s all part of the Annual Duluth Dylan Fest. The week-long celebration honors Bob Dylan’s music, passions and influence on the Northland. Events will be taking place throughout the Northland May 19 – 27 in conjunction with…

International Music History Can be Found in Superior Museum

A World of Accordions Museum Displays Evolution of Instrument

SUPERIOR, Wis. – International music history is alive in the Twin Ports. Some refer to the Harrington Arts Center as a hidden gem. The center has featured musicians from all over the world and the World of Accordions Museum also has international flair through their instruments that are on display. “They’re all individual personalities. They play, they handle differently, but…

2018 Homegrown Music Festival Continues with Weekend Full of Shows

Bratwurst to Perform Saturday Night

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is well underway and there’s still time to take in some great shows. One of the founding members of the band “Bratwurst” stopped by FOX 21 to chat about their upcoming show. Bratwurst will be performing at The Red Herring Lounge at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. For more information on…

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Kicks Off

"Big Science" Describes Their Sound Ahead of Performance

DULUTH, Minn. – Music is filling Duluth as the Homegrown Music Festival is officially underway. With several performances each day, the festival will run through Sunday, May 6. Tonight, Monday, April 30, “Big Science” is performing at 8:45 p.m. at the Rex Bar at Fitger’s. “Big Science” describes their music as experimental. Group members tell FOX 21 they avoid rehearsing…

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Celebrates 20 Years

Local Musician and Brewer Share Homegrown Memories

DULUTH, Minn. – Springtime brings a music festival to Duluth that no one wants to miss. Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is starting up on Sunday, April 29 celebrating 20 years. Many Duluthians have been part of every festival. Dave Hoops, the owner of Hoops Brewing, has been brewing for Homegrown since the second year. While he was working as the…

As Prince Heirs Stew, Bankers and Lawyers Cash in on Estate

A Hearing on Prince's Estate is Scheduled for Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS-As the second anniversary of Prince’s death approaches, the rock star’s heirs have yet to collect a dollar of his estimated $200 million estate. But bankers, lawyers and consultants have earned millions from it. The long saga to settle the estate provides a cautionary tale about what can happen when someone dies without leaving a will – as Prince did…

UMD Students to Perform in Annual Bands Concert

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend the musical talents of UMD students will be on display for the Annual Bands Concert. During the concert, two bands, The UMD Concert Band, which is made up of primarily non-music music majors, and the UMD Symphonic Wind Ensemble, perform. Mark Whitlock, the Director of Bands, Trombone and Graduate Studies visited FOX 21 to discuss…

Talents of Young Musicians Featured at Upcoming Christmas Musicale

DCHS Hosts 2nd Annual Christmas Musicale

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The talents of local youth are being featured in a concert this weekend in Superior. The Douglas County Historical Society is hosting the 2nd Annual Christmas Musicale. The performance is taking place Friday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m. This year, musicians Austin Engelhardt & Gabrielle Koepke a Violin Virtuoso Duo, The Soul Sisters, Izzy Bromdahl and the…

Liberace and Liza Minnelli Christmas Show to be Performed in Duluth

"A Liberace & Liza Christmas"

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend two musical legends can be seen in Duluth. “A Liberace & Liza Christmas” will be performed at The Underground located at 506 West Michigan Street. David Saffert, who is portraying Liberace, and Jillian Snow Harris, who is portraying Liza Minnelli, created the production together last year. They both describe the variety show as something that…

Christmas by the Lake XI to be Released Wednesday

Local and Homegrown Musicians Create Christmas Music for Bluebird Foundation

DULUTH, Minn. – For months local and homegrown musicians have been working to produce a Christmas album that spreads cheer and supports aspiring artists. All of this work is for Christmas by the Lake Volume XI. The album features more than 200 musicians. The CD release party is being held on Wednesday, November 15 from 5-9 p.m. at Clyde Iron…

Organ Music to be Heard Throughout Duluth as Organ Historical Society Comes to Town

Four Concerts to be Performed

DULUTH, Minn. – The Organ Historical Society is coming to Duluth as part of its 62nd Annual Convention. Several organ recitals will be happening around town Friday, August 11 to celebrate. FULL SCHEDULE: Isabelle Demers and Jillian Gardner on the 2011 and 1980 Jaeckel organs at First Lutheran Church When:    11:35 a.m. Where:   1100 East Superior St., Duluth, MN  55802…

30 Acts Expected for Bayfront Blues Festival

Coffee Conversation: 29th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – Music will be filling Bayfront Festival Park this weekend for the 29th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival. Cyndee Parsons, the Media Relations Director, says out of the 30 acts expected there will be something for everyone. The festival starts up on Friday, August 11 and runs through Sunday, August 13. Following the performances on the main stages, a…

Musicians Prepare for “A Day at the Wade”

Fundraiser Supports Youth of Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Musicians are tuning up and preparing for a new fundraiser supporting youth in Duluth. It’s called “A Day at the Wade” and is taking place Wednesday, July 19. There will be live music, food, raffles and vendors.   One band playing, “Born Too Late,” is a group of young musicians in Duluth who recently won Duluth’s Got…

Local Musician, Todd Eckart, Performs on FOX 21

Summer Concert Series Begins Tonight at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

CLOQUET, Minn. – Starting tonight, music will be filling Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s Ampitheater Stage. The 2017 Hot Summer Nights Concert Series will be held from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. every Thursday night in July. The first performer of the series, Todd Eckart, visited FOX 21 to chat about the series, his new album and to play…

New “Taste of Duluth” Festival to Provide Local Entertainment

Festival Encourages Family-Fun

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend a first-of-its-kind festival is coming to Bayfront Festival Park. The Taste of Duluth is Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be more than 60 vendors of food, beer, crafts and more. There will also be live music throughout the entire festival. The event is aimed at highlighting all the great…

48th Annual Park Point Art Fair to Attract Thousands

The Art Fair Kicks off Saturday, June 24 and Wraps Up on Sunday, June 25

DULUTH, Minn. – Duluth’s Park Point residents are inviting the community to take part in the 48th Annual Park Point Art Fair June 24-25. The fair starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. both days. Admission and parking is free at the nonprofit-coordinated event, which supports local ecological and civic initiatives. Over 110 premier artists will come together…

Chester Creek Concert Series Kicks Off

Every Tuesday At Chester Bowl Jam To Many Musical Guests

DULUTH, Minn. – This summer hundreds will pack the park at Chester Bowl in Duluth for the 35th Annual Chester Creek Concert Series that kicked off on Tuesday. There are nine weeks left to enjoy all types of music from musicians across the Great Lakes region with friends and family. “Our average attendance number last year was 500. The area…

Duluth Dylan Fest 2017 Begins Saturday

Events Feature Music, Poetry and Museum Displays

DULUTH, Minn. – The next week Duluth will be celebrating one of the Northland’s favorite musicians. Duluth Dylan Fest is Saturday, May 20 through Sunday, May 28. The eight days are a celebration of Bob Dylan’s 76th birthday and Nobel Prize in Literature. Duluth Dylan Fest highlights include a rare Bob Dylan Exhibit from the William Pagel Archives at Karpeles…

Aimee Tischer Performs on FOX 21 for Duluth Homegrown Music Festival

Tischer's Full Performance Takes Place Tonight

DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is filling the town with some beautiful sounds and it’s continuing through the weekend. This morning, Aimee Tischer performed on FOX 21 Local News at Eight ahead of her show tonight. Tischer is playing at Blacklist Artisan Ales tonight, Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m. For more on Tischer’s music and future…

Teague Alexy Performs on FOX 21 Ahead of Duluth Homegrown Appearance

Duluth Homegrown Music Festival runs through Sunday

DULUTH, Minn. – Music has taken over the city as the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival is well underway. The festival runs through Sunday, May 7th and will feature two hundred musical acts at multiple venues in Duluth and Superior. The Greater Downtown Council is sponsoring a Homegrown Trolley over the weekend for a quick and free ride up and down Superior…

Doctor Provided Oxycodone for Prince under Friend’s Name

Officials: Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg Prescribed Oxycodone to Prince, Under Friend's Name "For Privacy Reasons"

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A court document says a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince under the name of the musician’s friend to protect his privacy. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park home on April 21. Autopsy results showed he died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic drug 50…

Musicians Flock to Duluth for Annual Festival

Cabin Fever Bluegrass Festival

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend bluegrass music will be filling Duluth as musicians take over the town. It’s all for the Cabin Fever Festival which is Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Radisson Harborview Hotel. It’s an indoor weekend of stage shows, dances, workshops, draw bands,  open mic, and all–day and late–night jam sessions. This is put…

Pentatonix to Perform at Minnesota State Fair

A Cappella Group Has Won Three Grammys

St. Paul, Minn. – Pentatonix is confirmed for the 2017 Minnesota State Fair Grandstand Concert Series sponsored by Sleep Number. The a cappella vocal group has won three Grammy Awards and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. The group’s YouTube channel boasts close to 13 million subscribers, yielding more than 2 billion video…

Excitement Grows for 44th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival

The Two-Day Event Features Three Musical Guests and an Array of Talented Musicians

DULTUH, Minn. – The 44th Annual Head of the Lakes Jazz Festival is happening this weekend, March 17 and 18, at the Weber Music Hall and Marshall Performing Arts Center in Duluth. -Head of the Lakes Jazz Concert: Ingrid Jensen & Christine Jensen Quintet Friday, March 17, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall World renown saxophonist Christine Jensen and…

Local Musicians Perform at Glensheen this March

Northland Uncovered: Glensheen Unplugged

DULUTH, Minn. – Music will soon be filling the halls of Glensheen Mansion. Local musicians will be performing inside the historic estate for their Glensheen Unplugged concert series. Marketing Manager Jane Pederson tells FOX 21 museum officials have been working on this project for more than a year. The performances will be on the lower level of Glensheen from 7-9…