A national act and local favorite, Trampled By Turtles, has agreed to headline a second day of the Twin Ports Bridge Festival at Bayfront Festival Park on July 8, allowing the entire weekend to become a fundraiser for community members around the Twin Ports who have been affected by the flood.

Trampled By Turtles will be donating all proceeds from their performance to flood relief efforts, as will all the other acts on the second day of the festival. Other acts include 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 money raised will go to a United Way fund for long term flood relief, also being announced today. The kids activity tent from Saturday will turn into a flood relief tent for Sunday to house organizations looking for flood relief volunteers.

Sunday tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26 at TwinPortsBridgeFestival.com for $35. Saturday is the same price and both days of the festival can be purchased for $60.

Saturday’s lineup features The Jayhawks headlining a full day that includes The Honeydogs, Caroline Smith and the Goodnight Sleeps, Charlie Parr, Moors and McCumber, The Fractals, Sara Thomsen with Michael Laughing Fox Charette, Adam Levy acoustic, and batteryboy. Saturday also features Yoga, Zumba, and lots of activities for the whole family like Bunny Clogs, Magic Mama, a climbing wall, and Amazing Jeffo, a blind magician.

The original fundraising goal for Saturday to raise ten thousand dollars for the Music Resource Center-Duluth is still in place, and all net proceeds above that goal will also go to flood relief.

The mission of the Twin Ports Bridge Festival has always been to unite the community under a dynamic entertainment experience. After the flood, it now serves as a fundraiser to kick off many other community-building events, some of which are already being planned.

(From a Twin Ports Bridge Festival Press Release)


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