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The North Shore Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives and create community by offering exceptional live performance and artistic diversity, engaging all ages with opportunities to experience, learn, and participate… for the love of music.

Upcoming Events

08/18/2018: 7:30 PM @ Venue TBA
Peter Mayer

Peter Mayer
08/23/2018: 7 PM - 10 PM @ TBA
The Lucky Dutch - Benefit for NSMA

The Lucky Dutch - Benefit for NSMA
09/22/2018: 7:30 PM @ ACA
Pura Fé

Pura Fé
Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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News

Ruthie Foster is on the way!
April 11, 2018 -
Bluegrass Masters Weekend Jammers on the Lakeshore!
December 28, 2017 -
This video of bluegrass jammers on Lake Superior's North Shore was recorded on Nov. 5, 2016, in front of Lutsen Resort in Lutsen, MN. From left to right are: Mike Hildebrandt (fiddle), John White (mandolin), Pete Mathison (bass), Lloyd LaPlant (guitar), and Lenore Siems (fiddle, and composer of this waltz, titled "Raveled"). This talented group was among the scores of people attending NSMA's 26th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend. An unusually warm day (70 degrees), attendees joyfully spilled out of the resort to jam and soak up the sounds of live bluegrass and old-time music played by the lakeside. Lenore would especially like to thank Lloyd LaPlant for his years of mentorship leading her into the world of jamming with friends and strangers. 
 
Watch NSMA's New Video!
June 23, 2017 - Watch this new short video that tells North Shore Music Association's story, created by Patrick Knight of Good Measure Media! 
 

A huge thanks to the NSMA board and community members who volunteered their time and thoughtful voices to this project. Thanks also to the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, whose generous funding helped support this work!
Welcome to Our New Site!
Welcome to Our New Site!
March 02, 2017 - The North Shore Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives and create community by offering exceptional live performance and artistic diversity, engaging all ages with opportunities to experience, learn, and participate… for the love of music.  Please visit us often to see music news, upcoming concerts, and opportunities for music lovers young and old!
 
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Big Dixie Swingers
Big Dixie Swingers
06/09/2018: 8 PM@ Wunderbar
Winners of the 2017 band division of the MN Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s Americana Roots Contest, the Big Dixie Swingers of New Orleans, LA, are a traveling musical collective headed up by fiddler Aaron Gunn and banjoist Elizabeth Vargas.

Often including Minneapolis singer/songwriter Jack Klatt and bassist Michael Carvale (of Davina & the Vagabonds) when performing in Minnesota, the Big Dixie Swingers gig with an array of highly talented players depending on the area of the country they’re touring. While rooted in the style of traditional Western swing, the group’s sound is also, as MBOTMA Magazine writes, “infused with showtune-pop sensibility and the kind of presentation that can only be learned by performing for your supper on the streets of the Crescent City.”

Check out The Big Dixie Swingers in concert at http://babybluearts.com/ 

Entrance fee at door (no advance ticket sales)
 
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