Lucy Michelle featuring Chris Koza and John Munson to headline Historic Masonic Theater

In 2012, Lucy wrote a batch of songs more deeply personal than any she’d written before. The result was ‘Attack of the Heart’, Lucy Michelle’s first ever solo album. Enlisting the help of local greats John Munson and Chan Polling,…

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MWMF Vets Black-eyed Snakes to return in 2015

“The Black Eyed Snakes are another outlet for the restless creative energy of Low’s Al Sparhawk, whose alter ego Chicken Bone George wails distorted vocals through a harmonica mic to thrash-blues accompaniment. Just as Low are subversive in their minimalism,…

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Black Market Brass is coming to Mid West Music Fest 2015

“Their live show is the stuff you rave about to your friends the next day. It’s precise execution meets raw and freaky free-experimentation, locked tight into an uptempo groove that just won’t quit.” – City Pages Black Market Brass started…

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MWMF to Preview Jack Norton Film "Jug Band Hokum"

Mid West Music Fest is proud to announce that we will host a teaser screening preview of the film Jug Band Hokum – Jack Norton’s directorial debut – on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Jug Band Hokum follows the whimsical lives…

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Folk Singer Peita Brown to Perform at MWMF

Folk singer Pieta Brown grew up surrounded by music. The daughter of the accomplished musician Greg Brown, Pieta grew up surrounded by artists and musicians, absorbing all manner of bohemian artistic influences. She’s a self-taught guitarist and songwriter with a…

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A Thank You to Our Sounds Like School Partners

The Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) would like to thank it’s partners in helping to make it’s first semester of the Sounds Like School  initiative a tremendous success.  Partners include the Winona State University Music Business Club, KQAL Radio, WSU…

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Charlie Parr Coming Back to Mid West Music Fest

It is that time of year to give thanks and we would once again like to give thanks to Charlie Parr’s mom for giving birth to such a swell guy, the one who writes the best Facebook posts, plays the…

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Mid West Music Fest’s Sounds Like School  Fall Semester Ends with Four Events and Album Release Party

Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) will be hosting a series of concerts and workshops on Friday, November 7, 2014 as part of its culminating first semester of events for its Sounds Like School initiative, which aims to build a strong…

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