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Bluegrass Masters Weekend

28th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend: November 2-4, 2018

Celebrate, make music, learn, and listen at the North Shore Music Association’s 28th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend! Over a quarter-century of this popular event has been satisfying appetites of bluegrass musicians and fans from all over MN, the U.S., and Canada, who come to listen to and learn with the nation's best bluegrass players and instructors. Three days of jamming, a full day of workshops, and an evening concert by our featured group make for a pickin' weekend in a relaxed setting—a great opportunity to connect with your bluegrass friends.
 
No matter what the featured instrument is each year, given the ensemble nature of Bluegrass it's a great time for all. It's also a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to get together and get away to Lutsen Resort and the north shore of Lake Superior, stunning at any time of year. See you in November!
 
More Event Information: call 218-387-1272 or e-mail music@boreal.org

Lodging: 
Lutsen Resort 1- 888-752-2399, 5700 W. Highway 61, Lutsen, MN
(18 miles south of Grand Marais on Hwy. 61) www.lutsenresort.com
 
Reserve rooms now for your bluegrass weekend at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior! Don't miss their "3 days for the price of 2" special, for Bluegrass Masters Weekend attendees only. Call (888) 752-2399 for reservations.



 
2018's featured instrument:  Voice

Featured instructor/performer:  
Valerie Smith (of Liberty Pike)

Saturday Concert with Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike at 8 pm in the Lutsen Ballroom, $20 adults, $10 kids, general seating. Tickets for sale all weekend at the NSMA info table & at ballroom door 7 pm Sat. Open to the public. 

Workshops (9 am to 5 pm, Sat. Nov. 3)

Valerie Smith, a certified music educator specializing in voice and performance, has taught students of all ages for twenty years. Her performing career in Nashville got started under the mentorship of Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin and the Nashville Bluegrass Band’s Alan O’Bryant.

Valerie's workshop topics include: vocal range, tone, and technique; bluegrass and harmony singing; song phrasing and selection; songwriting and arranging 

Workshops are $4 to $10 each, or $40 for all day. All skill levels are welcome. Register at NSMA info table on Friday or Saturday. No participant maximum. 

 
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7:30pm Pura Fé
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Pura Fé
Pura Fé
09/22/2018: 7:30 PM@ ACA
Pura Fé, whose name means "Pure Faith," was born in New York City and is an heir to the Tuscarora Indian Nation. Her musical journey, running the gamut from folk to mainstream through an artful use of the blues, reflects the concerns of an artist who grew up in the Motown era, while citing Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, and Joni Mitchell as her true mentors. More widely, Pura presents "traditional music from all over the world, wherever the spirit is connected to our roots."

Pura Fé has studied and performed with The American Ballet Theatre Company and has appeared in several Broadway musicals and TV commercials. She has sung for The Mercer Ellington Orchestra and countless jazz, R&B, and rock bands, and she has stamped her distinct vocals on many recordings, demos, music videos, and movie soundtracks throughout her career. Pura is a founding member of the internationally renowned Native women’s a capella trio, Ulali, and is recognized for creating a new genre, bringing Native contemporary music to the forefront of the mainstream music industry. Ulali has shared bills with artists including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Miriam Makeba, John Trudell, Richie Havens, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the Neville Brothers. 

Tickets $15 general admission, for sale in advance at aca.tix.com and at door night of show (box office opens 6:30 pm). Call 218-370-1272 for advance phone sales. 

 
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