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Like you, we believe that great live music is more than just entertainment: it’s a vital cultural asset. When gifted musicians from diverse cultural and musical traditions reach out with their art, they join our hearts and minds in joy, deepened awareness, celebration, and hope that connect us more fully to our local and global communities. Please add your membership to our community of support—help sustain and boost our capacity to provide you and our community musical excellence through the magic of live performance, dances, and engaging learning opportunities. Together, we can sustain and grow this treasured tradition in our own community. Thank you so much for your generous support!

NSMA  gratefully accepts contributions in any amount. Suggested annual membership contributions are:
 
$35 Individual
$50 Family
$100 Donor (receive 2 complimentary tickets)
$150 Patron (receive 3 complimentary tickets)
$250 Sustainer (receive 4 complimentary tickets)
$500 Sponsor (receive 6 complimentary tickets)
$1,000 Partner (receive 2 tickets to each event for a year)
 
Memberships and donations may be given as gifts or dedicated in honor or memory of friends or family.
 
If you would prefer to donate monthly instead of making a single payment, please click here.
 
Please contact us for information about designating NSMA a beneficiary for planned giving.

NSMA Thanks our Generous Contributors

Business Concert Sponsors

NSMA thanks our generous Business Concert Sponsors:

Aspen Inn
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/aspen-inn

Aspen Lodge
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/aspen-lodge

Buck’s Hardware
http://www.buckshardware.net

Cobblestone Cove Villas
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/cobblestone-cove-villas

Inn at Terrace Point

Johnson’s Foods

Lake Superior Trading Post
http://www.lakesuperiortradingpost.com

Lutsen Resort
https://www.lutsenresort.com

North Shore Federal Credit Union
http://www.northshorefcu.org

Shoreline Inn
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/shoreline-inn

Spruceglen Inn
http://www.gmhotel.net/properties/spruceglen-inn
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Business Trade Partners

And our Business Trade Partners:

Grand Marais Art Colony
http://grandmaraisartcolony.org

Grand Marais Playhouse
http://www.grandmaraisplayhouse.com

WTIP 90.7 North Shore Community Radio
http://www.wtip.org

North House Folk School
http://www.northhouse.org

Grand Marais Area Tourism Association
http://www.visitcookcounty.com/communities/grand-marais

Grand Marais Chamber of Commerce
http://www.cookcountychamber.org

NorthShoreVisitor.com
http://www.northshorevisitor.com

Lutsen Resort
https://www.lutsenresort.com

Cook County Higher Education
http://www.northshorecampus.org/
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Become a Business Contributor

It takes commitment and generosity from many sources to sustain dynamic community nonprofits. We are very grateful to businesses who are doing their part by supporting NSMA as Business Contributors.
 
$ 500 (minimum) Business Concert Sponsors receive:
printed recognition on each event poster, name in programs distributed at concerts, business name and link on website, and 6 complimentary certificates usable for NSMA events.
 
$ 250 (minimum) Business Sustainers receive:
business name printed in programs distributed at concerts, 4 complimentary certificates useable at NSMA events.
 
$100 (minimum) Business Members receive:
2 complimentary certificates useable at NSMA events.
 
$250 trade value (minimum) Business Trade Partners receive:
a “thank you” listing in every concert program, a sponsor listing and link on our website, and 2 free ads in season concert programs.
 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
11/01/2019 - 11/03/2019@ Lutsen Resort
NSMA hosts its 29th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at beautiful Lutsen Resort, with fiddle as the instrument of focus and master fiddler Dan Kelly instructing workshops and Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats performing in concert. Three days of jamming, a full day of fiddle workshops, and an evening concert by the band  make for a lively weekend in a relaxed setting where all are welcome. For full event details, go to http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php

About our instructor: Dan Kelly, who began playing fiddle in his youth, earned state fiddle titles in seven states before winning the Grand Masters Championship in Nashville at age 17. On the heels of that recognition, Dan played with Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys for several years, followed by work and touring with Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner, and Lonestar. During that time, he performed at the Kennedy Center, the Grammy, CMA & ACM award shows, the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, and at Carnegie Hall. Holding fast to his love for old-time and bluegrass fiddling, though, he eventually returned to the genre and performed with the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band in the early 2000s. Dan joined the Banjocats with Michael and Jennifer McClain in 2016.  
About the band: Husband and wife, Michael and Jennifer McLain have performed in 27 states, from New York to California, plus Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, The Nashville Network, Country Music Television, RFD Television, National Public Radio, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States.


 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
11/01/2019 - 11/03/2019@ Lutsen Resort
NSMA hosts its 29th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at beautiful Lutsen Resort, with fiddle as the instrument of focus and master fiddler Dan Kelly instructing workshops and Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats performing in concert. Three days of jamming, a full day of fiddle workshops, and an evening concert by the band  make for a lively weekend in a relaxed setting where all are welcome. For full event details, go to http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php

About our instructor: Dan Kelly, who began playing fiddle in his youth, earned state fiddle titles in seven states before winning the Grand Masters Championship in Nashville at age 17. On the heels of that recognition, Dan played with Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys for several years, followed by work and touring with Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner, and Lonestar. During that time, he performed at the Kennedy Center, the Grammy, CMA & ACM award shows, the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, and at Carnegie Hall. Holding fast to his love for old-time and bluegrass fiddling, though, he eventually returned to the genre and performed with the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band in the early 2000s. Dan joined the Banjocats with Michael and Jennifer McClain in 2016.  
About the band: Husband and wife, Michael and Jennifer McLain have performed in 27 states, from New York to California, plus Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, The Nashville Network, Country Music Television, RFD Television, National Public Radio, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States.


 
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
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Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
Bluegrass Masters Weekend - Master Fiddler Dan Kelley with Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats
11/01/2019 - 11/03/2019@ Lutsen Resort
NSMA hosts its 29th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at beautiful Lutsen Resort, with fiddle as the instrument of focus and master fiddler Dan Kelly instructing workshops and Michael & Jennifer McClain & the Banjocats performing in concert. Three days of jamming, a full day of fiddle workshops, and an evening concert by the band  make for a lively weekend in a relaxed setting where all are welcome. For full event details, go to http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/bluegrass.php

About our instructor: Dan Kelly, who began playing fiddle in his youth, earned state fiddle titles in seven states before winning the Grand Masters Championship in Nashville at age 17. On the heels of that recognition, Dan played with Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys for several years, followed by work and touring with Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Steve Wariner, and Lonestar. During that time, he performed at the Kennedy Center, the Grammy, CMA & ACM award shows, the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Good Morning America, and at Carnegie Hall. Holding fast to his love for old-time and bluegrass fiddling, though, he eventually returned to the genre and performed with the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band in the early 2000s. Dan joined the Banjocats with Michael and Jennifer McClain in 2016.  
About the band: Husband and wife, Michael and Jennifer McLain have performed in 27 states, from New York to California, plus Canada, and have appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, Kentucky Educational Television, Iowa Public Television, The Nashville Network, Country Music Television, RFD Television, National Public Radio, and the PBS show, Song of the Mountains, which airs on over 180 Public Television outlets across the United States.


 
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