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SING A TUNE: Free country music event brings Nashville to the Northland

Updated: Jan. 12, 2022 at 12:23 PM CST
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DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is preparing to bring Nashville to the Northland on February 5.

The event called North of Nashville will feature professional songwriters performing their work and explaining the story behind their music.

Bo Allen, the event’s host, joined Kendall Jarboe and Samantha Basirico on KBJR 6 Today to talk about the new event.

“We’re trying to raise the voices of the local artists and songwriters here,” Allen said.

Allen lived, worked, and learned about the music trade in Nashville before moving to Minnesota.

“When I moved to the Duluth area, I was a little scared, and I wanted to bring what I learned in Nashville to the Northland, so that was the whole mindset,” he said.

Singer-songwriter stars at the event also include Buffy Lawson, Heidi Pack, and Shane Nelson.

“You’ll hear a night of originals mixed in with songs you’ve heard on the radio by the writer who wrote the songs, so we’re definitely bringing that Nashville experience up here,” Allen said.

The event is free to the public.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The event starts at 6 p.m.

North of Nashville is also hosting a songwriter’s contest with prizes.

The grand prize winner will get a professionally-made music video, a one-year membership to Midwest Country Music Organization, and a performance spot at Duluth’s Fourth Fest at Bayfront Festival Park.

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