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The funk soul band will increase attendance to the festival. We have heard many times that people love big bands with horns, but we have rarely been able to afford these bands in the past. We will measure attendance figures from 2017. Through data collection of attendees to the festival will measure our attendance for 2017 against attendance from 2016 on the Saturday of the festival. Saturday is the day the funk soul band is playing.
The festival had much higher than expected ticket sales/attendance. 4/29, sold-out, a 1st in Mid-West Music Fest history. Even though Sonny Knight wasn’t able to attend, Mid-West Music Fest leaders and musicians created performances comparable to Sonny’s
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Funk Soul Band to Headline Mid West Music Fest
Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; John Becker: art business owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Northland Words; Julie Fakler: Director of Operations at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Lee Gundersheimer: theatre artist and director; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Carter Martin, arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator.