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2023 Lineup

Walking Phoenix

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Walking Phoenix is an indie-alternative rock band that hails from the Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN, region of the Red River Valley. Their debut album ‘American Dreams’ is gaining recognition throughout the world of music.

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Instagram: @walkingphoenixofficial
Facebook: @walkingphoenixofficial

Hannah Lou Woods

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Hannah Lou Woods is a singer and songwriter from Rochester, MN, who constructs heartfelt lyrics and melodies to reflect her own personal journey. She’s received numerous awards for her folksy-bluesy-pop songs.

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Instagram: @musicofhannah
Facebook: @musicofhannah

Beyond the Trees

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Based in Minneapolis, Alek Glauvitz and Arja Niskanen make up the acoustic duo Beyond The Trees. Their original bluegrass-folk music strives to blend an urban-feeling beat with a walk in the woods.

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Instagram: @beyondthetreesmusic
Facebook: @beyondthetreesmusic

Rootz Within

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Rootz Within is a group of musicians and friends from throughout Minnesota who enjoy sharing their unique island reggae style of music with fans around the country. 

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Instagram: @rootzwithin
Facebook: @rootzwithin

Kyle Colby

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Kyle Colby is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Detroit Lakes, MN, who has released three EP’s throughout his musical career. Writing songs about the heartbreak of divorce, falling in love, and everything in between, his original music is garnering attention as he regularly tours the region.

Follow Kyle Colby

Instagram: @kylecolby13
Facebook: @kylecolbymusic

Nicole Jasperse

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Nicole Jasperse is a songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist from Moorhead, MN, who blends folk and rock music with a unique style of finger-picking and is joined by fellow musicians whom she’s known since middle school. Nicole released her second LP, ‘Shallow Breaths,’ in the spring of 2022.

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Instagram: @nicole.jasperse

Sarah Morris

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Sarah Morris, from Shoreview, MN, writes and performs a style of Americana music that encourages the audience to let go of stress or confusion and focus on healing and personal wellness. Her velvety voice soothes the most challenging of days and invites the listener to get lost in the moment.

Follow Sarah Morris

Instagram: @sarahmorrismusic
Facebook: @sarahmorris10

The Hero and The Villain

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The Hero and the Villain, from St. Cloud, MN, is a singer/songwriter with musical roots in rock, country, and folk who has a passion for telling musical stories. With a flair for the dramatic, The Hero and the Villain will entertain as well as mystify.

Follow The Hero and The Villain

Facebook: @herovillainmusic

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