Chris Osgood receiving MN Music Campion belt from former St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman 

Summit Thank You!

What a blast! The MN Music Summit earlier this month was a wonderful gathering of musicians, professionals, and supporters from across Minnesota, Manitoba and beyond. We're still reveling in all of the good energy and wisdom shared earlier in the month on stage and in classrooms. We'll be uploading videos and photos from the events throughout the next few months but before we get too far away from all of the fun, we wanted to THANK YOU! You all made this a wonderful annual celebration. 
Ellen Stanley, Executive Director  
4th Annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Potluck on May 16

You're invited to join us for the 4th Annual Rock 'n' Roll Potluck on Thursday, May 16. As in years past, we will once again welcome some of Minnesota's finest musicians as they serve up their own favorite dishes for an exclusive dinner party you won't want to miss!

Taking place at the Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge in Minneapolis, this fundraising event will feature food and musical performances by Minnesota's top musical talent. Mingle with your favorite artists, meet local DJs and sample homemade eats -- all while supporting the Minnesota Music Coalition's musician mentoring program, which matches emerging musicians with artists or industry professionals to help them get to the next stage of their career. Hope to see you and your hot dish there!

Members, stay tuned for a promo code to get your discounted tickets. We'll email you with details soon.

Thursday, May 15, 6-10 pm
Hook and Ladder Theater & Lounge
3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis

Tickets: $50 or $35 for MMC members. Includes dinner

Learn More About MN Music Grants

Are you a musician, sound artist, or composer looking to learn more about how grants can support your art, and trying to figure out how to get support on writing grants?

The Cedar Cultural CenterAmerican Composers Forum, and MN Music Coalition are partnering to provide a Minnesota Music Grants Mixer and Workshop Wednesday focused on grants and grant writing. We're inviting musicians and composers to join us for a mixer and panel featuring Minnesota artists who've received grants along with staff from Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and Springboard for the Arts.

Talk directly to program officers about grant opportunities, meet artists who have gone through grant programs, learn about the grant writing process and mingle with other musicians.

Minnesota Music Grants Mixer
Monday, May 6, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis


Workshop Wednesday: Grant Writing for Musicians & Composers
Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Landmark Center - Room 326
75 W 5th Street, St. Paul
$5 | FREE to MMC members & students

You can always find recent workshops and events archived on our YouTube page as well. We'll be adding videos of quite a few workshops and MN Music Summit panels soon!

John Sims Plays NoVox Series at Summit Brewing

John Sims joins us in May for our new NoVox concert series, featuring the best in Minnesota instrumental music, including folk, blues, jazz and experimental. Sponsored by Summit Brewing and taking place in their newly renovated Ratskeller, this free concert series will take place the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 pm. John Sims’ music embodies a wide range of musical styles. As a Composer/Pianist, John is at home working in the Jazz, Blues, Rock and Classical idioms, sometimes combining these various forms within a recording project.

Thursday, May 9, 6-8 pm
Summit Ratskellar
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN
No cover

We're also pleased to announce we're continuing the NoVox series through the end of 2019 at Summit. Stay tuned!
Member Spotlight: Tim Cheesebrow
Tim has been on board with the MMC for years and released a new album, The Well Traveled Unknown, at Art Works Eagan this past weekend.The songs in this collection focus on his personal struggles and aspirations as a young parent and artist trying to remain positive in the face of depression and the influence of an increasingly strange and divided world.

Tim started writing songs at 15 as a way to make sense of the world. Tim studied the craft in earnest while getting his degree in classical music composition, and cemented his style while volunteering at a monastery and school near New Orleans. 20 years later and he’s still at it, playing over 120 shows per year. Tim is also the author of Songwriting for Wellness: Using Music to Heal the Mind.

Congrats to Tim on the new body of work. Proud to have you as a member!
MN Music Month Proclamation
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