Trampled by Turtles join Twin Ports Bridge Festival to help Duluth flood victims
As the devastating, catastrophic images and stories of the flooding in the Duluth began circulating, you knew that the dedicated, hardworking people of that area would see to it to help those in need and do what was necessary to begin rebuilding what was lost. You also knew that it would just be a matter of time before the tight-knit musical community of Duluth would lend their talents towards the flood relief efforts.
Duluth natives Trampled by Turtles have joined Sunday's bill for the upcoming two-day Twin Ports Bridge Festival at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth. The celebrated quintet are donating all proceeds from their performance on Sunday, July 8 to flood relief efforts, as will as the other acts scheduled to perform on the second day of the festival.
The money raised on July 8 will be donated to a United Way fund for long term flood relief, routing money raised directly to those in need. In addition, the kids activity tent from Saturday will turn into a flood relief tent on Sunday to house organizations looking for flood relief volunteers.
The rest of the acts scheduled for the festival on Sunday, July 8 are Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Trapper Schoepp, Solomon Witherspoon, Sarah Krueger, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Mary Bue, Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses, and the Boomchucks. Tickets for Sunday's show just went on-sale on Tuesday, and are $35.
On Saturday, July 7, there will be a headlining performance from the Jayhawks, as well as sets from the Honeydogs, Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, Charlie Parr, Moors and McCumber, the Fractals, Sara Thomsen with Michael Laughing Fox Charette, an acoustic set from Adam Levy, and Batteryboy. Tickets for Saturday's show are also $35, with two-day tickets available at a discounted rate of $60.
The money raised from Saturday's show was already pledged to benefit the Music Resource Center--Duluth, and will continue as planned. But anything above the original fund-raising goal of $10,000 will be donated directly to flood relief efforts, as will all the money raised by Sunday's show.
Hopefully, this will be the first of many fund-raising efforts scheduled to help the good people of Duluth and all of the surrounding areas who were recently affected by the flood, and music can once again be a way to unite and uplift people in need as they regroup and begin to rebuild.
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