Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
RiverSong Music Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
August 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

RiverSong completes a market analysis to identify core markets and strategy to reach them, and volunteers develop new skills to execute the strategy. 1. Market research and report completed by consultant. 2. Task group reviews report and executes plan. 3. Board and marketing committee completes self-evaluation. 4. Marketing ROI is compared to other Minnesota festivals. 5. 2019 ticket sales increase

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details

RiverSong Music Festival will host its eleventh two-day, outdoor, family friendly music festival in Hutchinson, Minnesota, July 12-13, 2019, introducing a diverse audience to a variety of music in a scenic, riverside setting.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
RiverSong Music Festival
Street Address
PO Box 667
Zip Code
(320) 587-7278
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund.; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Fiona Avocado: Artist, educator, organizer, and writer; Michelle Gratton: Jewelry artist; board chair, Two Harbors Area Arts & Events; Stephen Manuszak: Program director, Arts Midwest; Tabitha Montgomery: Executive director, Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association; Xinyi Qian: Tourism specialist and extension educator, University of Minnesota; Craig Samborski: President and owner of Draw Events, producer of Tall Ship Festivals; Joseph Scapanski: Board member, Benton County Fair and Minnesota State Fair

Conflict of Interest Disclosed