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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

06/09/2018: 8 PM @ Wunderbar
Big Dixie Swingers

Big Dixie Swingers
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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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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Ruthie Foster
Ruthie Foster
05/18/2018: 7:30 PM@ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Three-time "Best Blues Album" Grammy nominee singer/guitarist Ruthie Foster of Austin Texas has dueted with Bonnie Raitt, performed  with the Allman Brothers, and shared the stage with Susan Tedeschi. She's the recipient of Seven Blues Music Awards, three Austin Music Awards, the Grand Prix du Disque award from the Académie Charles-Cros in France, and a Living Blues Critics' Award for "Female Blues Artist of the Year."  

The Philadelphia City Paper writes of Foster, “The energy she brings with just voice and guitar is stunning. Ruthie's drawn comparisons to Ella and Aretha, but musically neither is really close. What she does have in common with Fitzgerald and Franklin is the irresistible blaze – it's impossible to look away, even close the eyes, for one second.” 

Tickets $15 general admission. Advance sales at http://aca.tix.com/ (no fees) and at door night of show (box office opens at 6:30 pm). 

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of  Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds.
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