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2015 Minnesota Music Summit to feature great music and good advice

Photo by Nate Ryan, courtesy Chastity Brown

The Minnesota Music Coalition‘s annual Minnesota Music Summit is coming to the Amsterdam Bar & Hall and McNally Smith College of Music next weekend (April 9-11), with a packed lineup of concerts, artist workshops, video screenings, industry panels, mentoring sessions, networking events, and a keynote address by Dar Williams.

The Current’s Local Show host, David Campbell, will be there to participate in the three-day event as well as to receive the inaugural Minnesota Music Champion Award. Reflecting on his 18 years hosting radio shows of local music during a period when Minnesota music has gained an ever-higher profile across the country, David said, “I’m just lucky that something I love to do has become part of a larger movement. I’m very flattered.”

Highlights of the 2015 Minnesota Music Summit will include Williams’s keynote address; performances by Chastity Brown, MaLLy, Fathom Lane, Tiny Deaths, and the Counterfactuals; screenings of Minnesota-made music videos in association with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival; and parties at Summit Brewing and Third Bird. For more information as well as registration, click here.

Listen to the Local Show this Sunday (6:00-8:00 p.m. on The Current) to hear Ellen Stanley of the Minnesota Music Coalition talk about this year’s summit.