The Jayhawks to Headline 2012 Twin Ports Bridge Festival

Main Stage @ 8:30 p.m. Photo by Marina Chavez

During their heyday in the first half of the 1990s, The Jayhawks perfected a captivating sound that seamlessly blended the elegant folk-rock of the Byrds, the adventurousness of Buffalo Springfield, the hippiebilly soulfulness of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the soaring harmonies of the Beach Boys. So it’s richly ironic that their reappearance coincides with a dramatic resurgence of the musical approach they played such a central role in perpetuating—but this time around, The Jayhawks themselves are revered as icons by the young bands carrying on those same traditions., and it’s their own legacy that they’re advancing.

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2012 Festival Goals

With your help in 2012, we are setting out to accomplish the following:

Musice Resource Center-DuluthRaise $10,000 for the development of the Music Resource Center, Duluth
Based on the flagship organization in Charlottesville, Virginia, this program gives kids a chance to learn and create in a productive music environment after school hours. Free from bullying and judgment. Only wide open minds and state-of-the-art tools with a future home in Duluth’s historic Armory.

In partnership with Trees for the Future, we plan to plant a tree for every ticket sold. Trees that are Trees for the Futurebeneficial in places they are needed the most.

CREATE Opportunities for nonprofit organizations to connect with peers, volunteers and resources.

Build Community – where everyone in attendance from vendors to audience members become a part of the festival.

Gain Consciousness from an event like no other. The Twin Ports Bridge Festival is not just another concert or market festival. It’s an experience people will walk away from with something gained. It’s education. It’s fun for the whole family. It’s a pep rally for humanity. And it’s good for the soul.

So Many Reasons To Connect & Celebrate

There are so many timely reasons behind the Twin Ports Bridge Festival.

For Progress. This is the big reason. We’re all human. We all have struggles in life. If we realize and bear in mind that we all started in the same place, and will eventually be in the same naked situation at the end, then we can more easily help each other through our struggles. We may also have a chance to put an end to bullying and stop discriminations toward others in our community, whether it’s racism, mental illness, a disability, religion, poverty, age, or you name it. Respect and positive relationships are at the core of all these issues.

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