Minnesota's Legacy

Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
RiverSong Music Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2019
End Date
August 2020
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2019 First Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2020 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

RiverSong volunteers will improve/develop skills and processes to increase engagement and capacity to remain a vital, local arts organization. 1. Board and committee complete self-evaluation surveys and training. 2. Board adopts official orientation process for all volunteers. 3. Number of committee volunteers increases. 4. Board participation in training increases. 2: RiverSong attracts new audiences to attend the festival, increasing event revenue and organizational sustainability. 1. Ticket sales increase. 2. Survey of ticket buyers indicate location, first-time attendees and how they were reached. 3. Intern conducts on-site surveys of attendees. 4. Professional marketing support secured to supplement volunteer committee.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Minnesota Festival Support

Project Details

RiverSong Music Festival will host its twelfth two-day, outdoor, family friendly music festival in Hutchinson on July 10-11, 2020, introducing audiences 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

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; 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.; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen, Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; 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

Michelle Baroody: ; Wendy LaRoque-Lundin: Native American fiber artist and educator; Erik Madsen-Bond: Director of Engagement and Company Manager, Ragamala Dance Company; Holly Menninger: Director of public engagement and science learning, Bell Museum; Karen Michels: Executive director, Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce.; Patricia Mitchell: ; Raymond Rea: Filmmaker and writer; Kristen Twitchell: Executive director, Paradise Center for the Arts, Faribault

Conflict of Interest Disclosed