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Photos: Mid West Music Fest roars through Winona

This weekend, The Current went to Winona — and Winona did not disappoint. The river city was rocking with the annual Mid West Music Fest, with musicians from near and far playing at bars, in coffee shops, and under the big tent. Despite an unseasonal chill in the air and the persistent threat of rain, […]

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Mid West Music Fest 2015 preview: Who to hear in Winona this weekend

Winona was recently called (on this blog) a town where “music and adventure [are] undoubtedly akin,” where “a day-long trek through the woods [is] incomplete without Bob Dylan’s ramblings, Frank Ocean’s crooning, or Jimi Hendrix’s electric wails played on a mobile-phone speaker.” Then writer Alex Miller talks about a pass-the-err-guitar session out on the beach while […]

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Charlie Parr, Toki Wright and Big Cats among 2015 Mid West Music Fest headliners

Going into its sixth year as a music festival in Winona, Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) promises three days of live performances, along with educational presentations and family friendly activities from April 23-25. This year’s festival will feature headliner Charlie Parr—who has performed every year at MWMF since 2011—as well as DJ Abilities, Chastity Brown, Communist Daughter, […]

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Mid West Music Fest 2014: An abundance of riches

This weekend’s Mid West Music Fest, in Winona, was an epic event. The weekend started early with Wednesday night shows by Dessa at Broken World Records and Apollo Cobra at Ed’s No Name Bar in celebration of the festival’s fifth anniversary; festival organizers actually kicked Dessa’s show off by singing “Happy Birthday” with the crowd. […]

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Midwest Music Fest will bring a mini-SXSW to Winona next week

Starting next Thursday, April 19, thousands of music fans will flock to Winona, Minnesota for the third annual Mid West Music Fest. Much like the South By Southwest music festival hosted in Austin, Texas, each year, the MWMF sprawls across the downtown area and into 15 different venues with a schedule so bountiful and busy […]

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