'Voice' singer to headline Fourth Fest in DuluthNicholas David, known as “The Feelin’,” will perform up until the fireworks display July 4 at Bayfront Festival Park. The concert is one of about 30 days of events booked so far this summer at the park.
By: Christa Lawler, Duluth News Tribune
The big-voiced, bearded musician from “The Voice” who charmed audiences with his colorful clothing and earnestness will headline the city of Duluth’s Fourth Fest celebration.
Nicholas David, known as “The Feelin’,” will perform up until the fireworks display July 4 at Bayfront Festival Park.
Openers include Circuit Breakers, Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank and Big Wave Dave & The Ripples.
The concert is one of about 30 days of events booked so far this summer at Bayfront Festival Park, Mayor Don Ness announced during a news conference at the park to unveil the schedule.
Ness called 2012 the best season at Bayfront to date and has a similar vision for this summer.
“We’ll continue that success,” he said.
Nicholas David is a regular in the Minnesota music scene and has played at least two Homegrown Music Festivals in Duluth with Teague Alexy. He is the nephew of Jaima and Tom Hanson, owners of Duluth Grill.
“He’s wonderful,” said Dan Russell, executive director of the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center, which manages the park and arranged the concert. “It’s a different vibe for Fourth Fest. … And just, that voice.”
David, of Eagan, Minn., finished third on Season 3 of the reality talent show that features musicians working with celebrities from the music biz, performing and staying in contention through audience votes.
Cassadee Pope won David’s season, which ended in mid-December.
David will be the third musician from the show to play Bayfront’s stage. Beverly McClellan and Vicci Martinez, both from Season 1, have played Bayfront Blues Festival.
“We look forward to wowing Duluthians and visitors alike,” he said.
Organizer Clint Agar anticipates about 550 competitors for the Aug. 25 event.