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North Shore Music Association Enter

Our Mission Listen Learn & Participate

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.

Our Objectives

Sponsor and produce a series of concerts, dances, and workshops throughout the year.
 
Generate income to support our mission through a variety of methods, typically through ticket sales, grants, memberships, and donations.
 
Engage in partnerships at every opportunity, e.g., joint ventures with local entities.
Act as a musical arts consultant and a link between musical performers and educators and those seeking contact with them.
 
Use the Arrowhead Center for the Arts (ACA) as the primary venue for NSMA concerts.
 
Use volunteers effectively in the promotion and production of NSMA activities.


 

Our Legacy

For over 30 years, the NMSA has hosted live concerts, community dances, and educational programming for young and old. NSMA has hosted hundreds of musical artists—from local and regional virtuosos to internationally renowned and beloved icons. Just a few artist highlights from the past few years include:
 
Folk Peter Yarrow, Harpeth Rising
 
Blues Guy Davis, Shemekia Copeland
 
Country/Bluegrass GM Ole Opry, Bluegrass Masters weekendRosie Flores
 
Guitar Adrian Legg, Phil Heywood
 
Classical Borealis Chorale & Orchestra, The Parker Quartet, Minetti Quartett (Vienna)
 
World Music Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, McInnis' Kitchen

 

Staff & Board of Directors

What Makes Us Unique

NSMA offers high-quality musical performances at comfortable, accessible venues where listeners are immersed in the experience without distractions. Our audience members tell us the connection they feel with artists onstage is both sensory and emotional—a joining of hearts and minds in joy, shared sorrow, and uplift that great music by generous souls can offer.
 
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7pm Caravan du Nord - featuring Trailer Trash & friends
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Caravan du Nord - featuring Trailer Trash & friends
Caravan du Nord - featuring Trailer Trash & friends
10/14/2017: 7 PM@ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
The 2017 Caravan du Nord tour kicks off in Grand Marais with a day of artist workshops, music industry networking, and performances by honky-tonk heroes Trailer Trash, New Orleans swing band Patty and The Buttons and Grand Marais trio Lake Effect! Presented in partnership with the North Shore Music Association and sponsored by The Current and Northern Wilds Magazine.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

3-5 pm - Artist Workshops (free)
Learn from musicians and DJs about the art and business of making music.
Community Center 4-H Building - 317 W. 5th Street

6 pm - Social Hour (free)
Meet the performers, local artists and music industry professionals over food & drinks. Arrowhead Center for the Arts - 51 W. 5th Street

7 pm - Concert w/Trailer Trash, Patty & The Buttons, Lake Effect
($18 / $8 students) An eclectic night of music from some of Minnesota's top musical talent. Tickets on sale now at http://aca.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=15&framed=true and at door night of show (box office 6:30 pm)
FOR MORE DETAILS: http://www.mnmusiccoalition.org/ 

The 2017 Caravan du Nord is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
 
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