verb [trans.][often as adj.](localized):

make (something) local in character

How do we localize an event like the Twin Ports Bridge Festival? Well, we can start by lining up artists who have roots in the region. Then we can involve as many organizations as possible from our area, including everything from the production companies to the vendors and exhibitors at the event. See below for a list of performers, vendors and other local connections that make this event happen.

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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.