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Funding for a Cleaner River

Last month, the Minnesota Legislature passed a $988 million bonding bill, including $25.4 million in funding for the St. Louis River Estuary Restoration Project. This funding will ALSO trigger the awarding of $47.2 million in federal funds made available through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to accelerate the cleanup efforts of the St. Louis River and the Duluth- Superior Harbor. We talk with Kris Eilers, Executive Director of St. Louis River Alliance, about the vital clean-up...

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Female stand up bass player, male banjo player, male guitarist, and female fiddle player standing in front of a wall of CDs
Christine Dean for KUMD

7/7 Live from Studio A: Good Morning Bedlam

This Minnesota four-piece string band melds influences ranging from bluegrass to jazz to metal and features a blend of male and female vocals. 2016 was a busy year for the group; they toured nationally, signed to a record label, and released their first full-length album, Prodigal . We were happy to welcome them to the studio on July 7, 2017 . They performed the same night at the Red Herring in Duluth. http://www.goodmorningbedlam. com/
https://www.redherringlounge. com/

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Backyard Almanac - May, June, Milkweed, August ...

Duluth set an all-time record for heat back on July 13th, 1936 (106 degrees - down by the lake, mind you) but this year (yesterday) we barely crept to 57 degrees. Berries and flowers and mushrooms, oh my - and let us not forget milkweed.

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Thursday, May 4th at 1pm

We welcome artists from this year's Homegrown Music Festival into our studios for music and conversation.

Listen to our session from June 2nd, 2006 with this acoustic songwriter and slide guitarist from St. Paul.

Jeff Ray

Tuesday, May 2nd at 1:30pm

We continue our preview of this week's Homegrown Music Festival with an in-studio session with Charlie Parr, who plays the same night at Sacred Heart.

Tuesday, May 2nd at 3pm

Eric Pollard drops by for music and conversation.

Friday, April 28th at 3pm.

A. Paul Ortega is a Mescalero Apache musician and medicine man from New Mexico. He'll perform at St. Scholastica's American Indian Art and Music Festival.

Haley Bonar returned to Duluth for a CD release party for her new album, "Lure the Fox" on April 28th, 2006. She stopped by our studios for music and conversation. Listen to the interview and performance here!

www.haleybonar.com

Friday, April 28th at 1pm.

This St. Cloud band will drop by our studios to preview their "Cabin Fever Review" shows at the Tap Room on April 28th & 29th.

Join us for a session with this Minneapolis folk-rocker on Friday, June 9th at 1pm. It's a preview of his show with Ellery at Beaner's Central at 8pm.

Gabriel James
Beaner's Central.

Friday, March 31 at 1pm.

Local artists Sterling Waters and Bare Common are live in our studios.

Join us for an in-studio session with this Texas artist on Friday, May 5th at 1pm. It's a preview of her 9pm show at Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe.

Tish Hinojosa joins us for an hour of music and conversation in anticipation of her show at Amazing Grace.

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KUMD Events

KUMD is a Proud Sponsor of ReaderFest

Jul 17, 2017
Duluth Reader

On Saturday, July 22, The Reader is bringing a free and all-ages festival to Duluth. The festival will feature food stands, fire dancers, kids activities and tons of music starting at 2pm.

Lineup:

Red Mountain
Alamode
Reflectivore
Jaw Knee Vee
Superior Siren
Cloud Cult

Kids Activities:

Music and dance with Dan The Monkey Man and Four Mile Portage
Climbing wall
Bounce house
Face painting
and more

All Pints North is back again this year featuring over 120 breweries from local to national. The event is from 3-7pm on Saturday, July 29. Be sure to stop by the KUMD tent to meet our DJs, staff, and volunteers.

We will be giving away tickets valued at $45 on the week of July 24th. Tune in to win a pair!

Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/allpintsnorth2017

John Prine playing guitar
johnprine.com

KUMD just turned 60 and to celebrate this milestone we are proud to present John Prine at the Decc Symphony Hall on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 8pm. Join us as we conclude the KUMD 60th Summer Tour by welcoming prolific singer-songwriter back to Duluth.

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WTF joins us on Friday, July 21 at 2pm

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KUMD Event Photos

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