Monday, March 23, 2015

- Music festivals - Midwest ( some - upper ) - 2015 - April - May -

 - For The Festival People - 


(Apr. 10 – 12)Roots and Bluegrass Festival
  • River Falls, WI
Hear music at half a dozen venues in the downtown of this western Wisconsin college town.
(Apr. 23 – 25)Mid West Music Fest
  • Winona, MN
More than 75 musical groups in all genres play in museums, galleries, cafes and arts centers across town. There are arts workshops for children, too.

(Apr. 26 – May 3)Homegrown Music Festival
  • Duluth, MN
More than 100 musical acts will perform in venues around the Twin Ports, plus film, visual arts and beer.


(May 17 – 24)North Country Dylan Celebration
  Duluth, MN
The town in which Bob Dylan was born its native son with pub trivia, a poetry showcase, a Blood on the Tracks Express rolling musical revue on Thursday, a singer-songwriter contest Friday and, on Saturday, a bus tour to Hibbing and back and an evening acoustic salute to Dylan.

(May 21 – 25)North Iowa Band Festival
  Mason City, IA
There's a carnival, craft show and car cruise, but don't miss the 10 a.m. Saturday band parade in this northern Iowa town, which Meredith Willson made famous in "The Music Man.''
(May 22 – 25)World's Largest Brat Fest
  Madison, WI
There's music on four stages, with headliners including the Charlie Daniels Band, plus the world's largest touring grill (a Johnsonville semi that can cook 750 brats at a time), the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile,  carnival rides and Sunday fireworks. Admission is free. Outside the Alliant Energy Center.
(May 22 – 25)Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival
  Oak Forest, IL
In this west Chicago suburb, there's lots of music, plus a petting zoo, hurling, theater, Irish dog and pony exhibits and red hair, freckle and bonnie baby contests.
(May 24)BobFest
  Spring Green, WI
The Spring Green General Store in this artistic town on the Wisconsin River celebrates Bob Dylan's 74th birthday with free outdoor music.
(May 28 – 31)Bluegrass Festival
  Niles, MI
Listen to American roots music on two stages along the banks of the St. Joseph River. There's also a carnival, arts show and games.

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