Thursday, July 8, 2010

Saint Mary’s helps sponsor Mid West Music Fest

The first Mid West Music Fest, scheduled for July 30-31, will bring together more than 50 bands and musical acts at various venues around Winona to raise funds for three local non-profit organizations: Winona SEMCAC Head Start, Winona Fine Arts Commission and Winona360.

Saint Mary’s is proud to support SMU alumni by sponsoring Koo Koo Kanga Roo’s performance in the Fest. Swing Inc., which features Eric Heukeshoven and Dr. John Paulson from the Music Department, and The Wet Bandits, which features Adam Stasica from the Office of Admission, are also on the roster.

As part of efforts to raise money for playground development at Semcac Head Start, a portion of the festival at the Lake Park Bandshell will cater specifically to children and families. There will be live music and entertainment as well as hands-on activities for children. SMU alum Emerald Hulsing will be presenting a workshop as part of the event.

A two-day all-access pass is $20 and up to two children under the age of 10 are permitted with each all-access pass. Admission for individual shows will range from $5 to $10 at the door.

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