Trampled by Turtles to headline Duluth fundraising concert at BayfrontTrampled by Turtles will headline a fundraising concert as part of an added second day of the annual Bridge Festival.
By: Christa Lawler, Duluth News Tribune
Trampled by Turtles will headline a fundraising concert as part of an added second day of the annual Bridge Festival.
The local bluegrass band that has drawn national attention will be part of a lineup that includes Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Trapper Schoepp, Solomon Witherspoon, Sarah Krueger, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Mary Bue, Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses and the Boomchucks.
The concert is July 8 at Bayfront Festival Park. Tickets are $35 for a single day and $60 for a two-day pass and are available at twinportsbridgefestival.com.
Mayor Don Ness, who made the announcement, said Trampled by Turtles front man Dave Simonett contacted him on Wednesday about wanting to play a benefit concert.
Organizer Shane Bauer of Laughingstock Design said the lineup is a collection of the biggest Minnesota bands.
“Aside from Bob Dylan and Prince, this is it,” he said.
Proceeds from the event go to the United Way of Greater Duluth’s long-term fund.
The Bridge Festival starts July 7 with the Jayhawks headlining and a lineup that includes Charlie Parr, Caroline Smith & the Goodnight Sleeps and the Honeydogs, in addition to group yoga and activities for kids. Proceeds from the first day of the event go to the Music Resource Center. Any money raised over $10,000 goes toward the flood fund.
All proceeds from July 8 go toward the flood fund.