Caravan du Nord's 2014 lineup revealed

John Mark Nelson is just one of the acts set to take part in 2014's Caravan du Nord
John Mark Nelson is just one of the acts set to take part in 2014's Caravan du Nord
Photo By Erik Hess

The lineups and locations have just been announced for the Minnesota Music Coalition's 2014 Caravan du Nord. The fourth annual Caravan is setting out to foster and strengthen connections between Minnesota musicians and aspiring artists throughout the state, as well as members of the arts community within each city on the tour.

In addition to live performances by some of the top musicians in the current Minnesota music scene (including the Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers), the Caravan du Nord also provides workshops and social hours for the benefit of developing musicians, who can network and create working relationships and friendships with the touring musicians as well as professionals within the industry.

Here are the dates, locations, and lineups for the 2014 Caravan du Nord:

Friday, September 26 - Paramount Theatre, Austin
Featuring: John Mark Nelson, Alex Rossi & Root City, James Bracken & Jon Stowell
Host: Bill DeVille

Sunday, October 5 - Historic Holmes Theatre, Detroit Lakes
Family day featuring: The Okee Dokee Brothers, Paul Spring & Dan Thornby of Hardwood Groove
Host: Barb Abney

Friday, October 17 - T.B. Sheldon Theatre, Red Wing
Featuring: Communist Daughter, Bomba de Luz & students from the Universal Music Center
Host: Mac Wilson

Friday, October 24 - Newhall Auditorium at Shattuck-St. Mary's School (Faribault)
Featuring: Romantica, Jillian Rae & Barbara Piper
Host: David Campbell

Thursday, November 6 - Mitchell Auditorium at College of St. Scholastica (Duluth)
Featuring: Sleep Study
Host: Jill Riley

Each stop on the Caravan includes a free afternoon workshop led by the musicians, industry professionals, and DJs from the Current, followed by a more casual social hour for networking.

The performances do require purchased tickets (which are sold through each participating venue), with each evening emceed by hosts from the Current. For fans who are unable to attend these shows and events, the festivities will be filmed and recorded by Essential Sessions Studio.

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