For the Community.
By The Community.

Mid West Music Fest (MWMF) is a music festival in the Driftless region of Minnesota and Wisconsin featuring regional artists for over 13 years. 

The mission of the MWMF is to promote music and art in the region, creating opportunities for artists, stimulating downtown economic development, and providing diverse educational resources for artists, community members, and children.

MWMF | 164 E 3rd St | Winona, MN 55987

dylan@midwestmusicfest.org   |  507-251-3919

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HISTORY OF MID WEST MUSIC FEST

2009

MWMF is founded by Sam Brown

2014

Lizzo, Caroline Smith, Dosh, The Cactus Blossoms perform. 

2016

Established as a non-profit,

La Crosse Festival begins

2019

Longshot & Lazerbeak, The Last Revel perform.

2020

The fest takes place virtually

Charlie Parr, Sierra Ferrall headline.

2022

The festival returns to its original format!

2010

Dessa headlines the first festival

in Winona, MN

2015

Communist Daughter, Chastity Brown perform.

2017

Dead Horses, Night Moves, The Big Wu perform.

2020

MWMF Live Session production begins. 

Filmed by Nate Nelson

2021

The fest took place at new venues for one year only.

Prairie Island in Winona 

Nur-D, The People's Brothers Band headline.

 

River Roast at the Charmant in La Crosse

Night Moves, The Immaculate Beings headline.

MEET OUR TEAM OF MIDWESTERNERS

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Laura Pettersen is the Executive Director, Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center. She has a storied history of traveling across the country for various jobs teaching and learning along the way. Landing in the Winona area, she currently serves as Executive Director with Scenic Rivers AHEC and the Winona Workforce Development Board. You can find her hiking, paddling, or gardening with her partner Tony when she’s not wrangling their two cats, Lola and Powerman.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dylan Hilliker

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Nate Nelson | Booking & Media

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Maggie Panetta | Design & Marketing

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MEDIA MANAGER

Rosei Skipper | Outreach & Social Media

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BOOKING

Dylan Hilliker

Nate Nelson

PRODUCTION

Ben Assef, Northern Sun Productions

Corbin Flom

MUSIC SELECTION COMMITTEE

Nadirah McGill, Megan Hanson, Zach Zurn, Caleb Hammel, Matt Monsoor, Scott Lochner, Derek Swanson, Doc, Kurtis Karr, Rosei Skipper, Joe McShan, Allegra Wallingford, Maggie Panetta, Nate Nelson, Dylan Hilliker

DESIGN

Maggie Panetta

Cody Bartz

SOCIAL MEDIA

Rosei Skipper

VIDEOGRAPHY

Nate Nelson

Caleb Hammel

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jon Swanson, Nate Nelson, Bob Good, Andrew Williams, Corrie Strommen, Rosei Skipper, Caleb Hammel, Gary Pflughoeft, Chris Goyette

VENDOR TEAM

Johanna Frisch 

Jaqueline Marcou

LIVE SESSIONS

Nate Nelson

Carpet Booth Studios

Kneeverland Productions

GRANT WRITER

Beth Forkner Moe

PRINT PRODUCTION

Hal Leonard

 

BOARD MEMBERS

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Laura Pettersen

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Chad Staehly

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Aaron Koepke

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Chuck Berendes

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Andrea Northam

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Bill Raven

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Sam Brown

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Ian Thomson

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Paul Schollmeier

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Jacqueline Marcou

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Johanna Frisch

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Bill Stoneberg