The Tribute Fest holds a weekend of non-stop music to help raise awareness and money for homeless Veterans to get the help they need and have earned.

The Tribute Fest works directly with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV), a nonprofit organization that has been assisting veterans for over 25 years, and they have helped over 5,500 veterans and their families. About 1% of the veterans in this state, or close to 4,100, will be homeless at some point this year, which is a sad statistic.

The Tribute Fest is still looking for Vendors and people who want to volunteer for the weekend in whatever manner. If you are interested, call Lou Campbell at 218-940-3513 or email him at or apply online.

Nick Cooper
Nick Cooper

Here is the line-up in order of headliner and groups on the Bent Paddle Stage:

Friday, August 26th

  • Tribute to AC/DC - Noise Pollution - 9 pm Main Stage
  • Tribute to Cheap Trick - Cheap Trixx - 8:30 pm Bent Paddle Stage
  • Tribute to JOURNEY, KANSAS, FOREIGNER, & STYX - Xpedition - 7 pm Main Stage
  • Tribute to Pink Floyd - Tom Laubach and Band - 6:30 pm Bent Paddle Stage
  • Tribute to BOB MARLEY - One Gunn - 5 pm Main Stage
  • Tribute to Bon Jovi - Half Way There - 4:30 pm Bent Paddle Stage
  • Tribute to SUPERSTAR WOMEN OF COUNTRY - 3:00 pm Main Stage
  • Tribute to be announced - 2:30 pm Bent Paddle Stage
  • Tribute to THE EAGLES - Silver Streak - 1 pm Main Stage

Saturday, August 27th

  • Tribute to IRON MAIDEN - Iron Maidens - 9:30 pm Main Stage
  • Tribute to KISS - KISS in Time - 9 pm Bent Paddle Stage
  • Tribute to GUNS ‘N ROSES - Paradise Kitty - 7:30 pm Main Stage
  • Tribute to Black Sabbath - Sabbatage - 7 pm Bent Paddle Stage
  • Tribute to TOM PETTY - Free Fallin - 5:30 pm Main Stage
  • Tribute to Judas Priest - Hellion - 5 pm Bent Paddle Stage
  • Tribute to MOTLEY CRUE - Girls, Girls, Girls - 3:30 pm Main Stage
  • Tribute to be announced - 3 pm Bent Paddle Stage
  • Tribute to LYNYRD SKYNYRD - Chained Lightning -1:30pm Main Stage
  • Tribute to be announced - 1:30 pm Bent Paddle Stage
  • Tribute to ALANIS MORISETTE - Dog Talk does Alanis Morissette - 12:00 pm Main Stage

Veterans & Active Duty and their families can get tickets FREE of charge courtesy of and available at North Shore Credit Union locations:

  • Duluth
    2104 London Road
    Duluth, MN 55812
  • Two Harbors
    404 Seventh Ave
    Two Harbors MN 55616
  • Silver Bay
    85 Outer Drive
    Silver Bay MN 55614
  • Grand Marais
    122 East Hwy 61
    Grand Marais MN 55604

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Where Is The Best Fish Fry In The Twin Ports?

The fish fry is one of those meals that has become synonymous with Upper Midwest cuisine. While New England claims its seafood, Texas has its barbecue, and California is the land of 10,000 salads - it seems like the fish fry is omnipresent on a lot of restaurant and grill menus in the part of the country we live in.

And while some could argue what constitutes a proper fish fry (i.e. is the fish battered and deep dried, grilled, or broiled?). And - some might debate whether or not the side dish matters (i.e. is it served with "chips" (French fries) or some other side like mashed potatoes or rice?). No one debates what day of the week is traditional for a fish fry meal: That honor goes to Friday. The Friday connection has it's origins because a variety of religious denominations couldn't eat meat on that day of the week - especially during the Lenten season. However, even outside of Lent, the fish fry special is something most people expect to see on the menu at a restaurant on a Friday.

Even with the special being so prolific to Friday restaurant menus, it seems like the common question - especially here in the Northland - is "who has a fish fry?" or "who has the best fish fry?".

To answer those questions, we've compiled the following list of businesses - listed in alphabetic order - who specifically make mention of their Friday fish fry special on their menus, websites, and social media sites.

Try one, try some, or try them all. You can't go wrong!

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