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Presenter/Production Assistance

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mid West Music Fest
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2016
End Date
August 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Sherburne
St. Louis
Steele
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Wright
Anoka
Blue Earth
Carver
Chisago
Dakota
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Sherburne
St. Louis
Steele
Wabasha
Washington
Winona
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,000
Direct expenses
$3,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lynn Brown, Sam Brown, Jacob Grippen, Brent Hanifl, Crystal Hegge, Lois Sieve, Doug Westerman
Project Overview

Presenter/Production Assistance

Project Details

Funk Soul Band to Headline Mid West Music Fest

Project Manager
First Name
Parker
Last Name
Forsell
Organization Name
Mid West Music Fest
Street Address
168 3rd St E
City
Winona
State
MN
Zip Code
55987
Phone
(608) 498-0268
Email
parker.f@midwestmusicfest.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No