Good friends and people sat in boats together the shore or sprawled out on grass along the waterfront in the vicinity of the Tourist Information and facts Center to hear to new music while small children played, partners danced, and all those 21 and older savored a beer in the beer back garden courtesy of Bemidji Brewing.
Bemidji Brewing serves Mississippi Songs attendees at the to start with live performance of the summertime on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer)
“This well-liked party options totally free, stay tunes down along the Lake Bemidji shoreline exterior of the Tourist Information and facts Heart on Wednesday evenings through the summer,” organizers claimed in a release. “This 2021 season will be a little bit shorter, because of to the before unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Mississippi New music committee is thrilled to once once more give absolutely free, stay music to downtown Bemidji.”
This week’s concert highlighted the Erik Koskinen Band, which blends American folks, region, rock-n-roll, and blues, the release said.
“Koskinen and his top rated-shelf band comprehend a audio that is distinctive and clean when acquainted and rooted. Their music is a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theater of appreciate and war, of history and suffering, and of the reflections in the mirror,” the launch explained. “Recognizing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the techniques of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry tracks with the likes of Woody Guthrie, Ry Cooder and Randy Newman even though speaking as plainly as your neighbor.”
The Erik Koskinen Band performs the to start with Mississippi New music concert of the summer on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer)
Situations will be held just about every 7 days from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays as a result of the close of August. Following Wednesday, July 14, Mary Cutrufello, who has been hailed by United states of america Nowadays as “a intense guitarist with a blistered-throat voice,” will choose the stage. The St. Paul roots-rock singer-songwriter mixes initial music and classics of American audio into a charming, heartland-very pleased musical stew at the moment timeless and fast. Her live performance is produced achievable thanks to the assistance of Edward Jones, the release explained.
Co-title time sponsors for the complete year are Paul Bunyan Communications and the Bemidji Downtown Alliance, in addition to weekly sponsors.
This is a glance at the summertime lineup:
- July 14: Mary Cutrufello and band sponsored by Knife River Resources
- July 21: Black-eyed Snakes sponsored by Edward Jones
- July 28: Southside Acres sponsored by Sanford Health and fitness
- Aug. 11: The Negative Companions sponsored by North Central Doorway
- Aug. 18: The Slamming Doorways sponsored by Selection Treatment
- Aug. 25: Recognised Only Regionally and Buddies sponsored by Stability Bank United states of america
Mississippi Songs attendees dance in entrance of the stage as the Erik Koskinen Band performs the very first Mississippi Audio concert of the summertime on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. (Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer)
A beer backyard is also out there just about every 7 days to individuals 21 and older. Fans are inspired to deliver chairs, blankets or boats to appreciate this household friendly tunes venue. In situation of rainy weather, local media will make bulletins and symptoms will be posted close to the venue directing concertgoers to Brigid’s Pub.