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GM Ole Opry


The brainchild of local classic-country aficionado Dean Farnum, the theme of a “Grand Marais Ole Opry” was conceived in the halls of Sawtooth Elementary School in a conversation with pre-school teacher and local musician Amanda Hand. A fan of Amanda and her steel-guitar-playing father, Cal Hand (A Prairie Home Companion house band alum), Dean had a vision of a classic country and old-time music showcase featuring talented regional and local musicians. The North Shore Music Association signed on as event organizer and host, and the first Opry was held at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in January 2014, hosted by WTIP’s “Classic Country” host Carl Solander. Four years later, the Opry is still going strong and has become one of Cook County’s most popular annual music events. Wowed by a fresh slate of highly skilled, charismatic, and energetic performers each January, Opry audiences revel in tunes made famous by artists such as Hank Williams Sr., Patsy Cline, The Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, and the Carter Family, as well as original tunes written by the artists in classic country and old-time style.
 
 
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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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