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The May North at Grapes & Grains Fundraiser

Grapers & Grains Fundraiser at the Carousell Works Historic Event Center, 160 Lake St N., Big Lake, MN

(Fund)raise your glass in support of the Sherburne History Center and Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge Friends (Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge)! Wine and Beer Tasting, Raffles, Cash Games, Hors d'oeuvres, and Live Music from us! Tickets available at the Sherburne History Center located at 10775 27th Ave SE, Becker MN. Must be 21+ to attend.



The May North presents A Day Dream Brunch


Set in the heart of the North Loop community, Dalton & Wade is conveniently located off of the Cedar Lake bike trail and within one block of the Target Field transit hub, on the ground floor of the T3 building. For those wishing to drive, a large parking lot is situated behind the building. Check out their brunch! Menu link is on their website.



Party in the Prairie

Richardson Nature Center of Three Rivers Parks, 8737 E Bush Lake Rd, Bloomington, MN

A lively outdoor event for the whole family to enjoy! Grab a blanket to sit on and enjoy live music and local flavors in a beautiful setting surrounding Richardson Nature Center. Celebrate fall and marvel at the setting sun over the prairie with your family and friends. Lots of activities to explore into the evening. Advance tickets required. Tickets go on sale August 1. $9 online $7 discounted tickets are available at The North Face stores in Edina, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Cash only.  

$7 - 9

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The May North

There’s a restless spirit flowing through the North Country that’s hard to define, and sometimes a good song is the only way to put it into proper perspective. The May North has a rare knack for doing just that—making sense of love, loss, long winters, longer highways and the shifting lines between urban and country living. With a sound that’s part folk, part bluegrass and a bit of breakneck blues, The May North pays tribute to these forms while carving its own path.

The members of The May North converged around St. Paul, MN in 2010 and quickly found a home in the blossoming Midwest acoustic music scene. Prior to that, these diverse musicians honed their skills jamming in bluegrass and blues circles and performing in various rock, folk and symphony ensembles. The May North's most recent album, "By a String" was engineered and produced by Ryan Young of Trampled By Turtles and they are currently working on their fourth original album with recording and production by Dave Simonett of Dead Man Winter and Trampled By Turtles. Their previous two original albums, "Interstate Lives" and "Songs From the North Country" are available on iTunes and CDBaby.

The band is careful not to define themselves as strictly “bluegrass” as the music finds its influences, lyrics, and keys deviate away from the norms of the genre. However, they do employ the time-honored instruments of acoustic guitar, upright bass, banjo, dobro and fiddle to create an earthy and intricately-woven soundscape. With evocative ballads and hard-driving foot-stompers, their engaging songs bring live audiences from quiet reflection to howling jubilation within the course of an evening.

This is bluegrass without boundaries, folk without pretense, honest storytelling without apology.

The May North is:
George McCorkell, acoustic guitar/vocals
Stephanie McCorkell, fiddle/vocals/acoustic guitar
Chris O’Brien, roundneck dobro/vocals