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LPTV Tapes Full Season of Backroads This Week in Bemidji

LPTV Producer Andrew Dziengel

Four years ago, Lakeland Public Television(LPTV) revived a beloved music program that aired decades ago.  Backroads showcases northern Minnesota musicians and has become somewhat of an Austin City Limits of the northland.  Each September, LPTV schedules a week's worth of concerts complete with live audiences.  Beginning in November, those concerts and backstage interviews with the artists begin airing on LPTV as the Backroads season takes off.

The new season of Backroads begins filming Monday, Septemeber 16th at the Rail River Folk School in Bemidji.  Andrew Dziengel produces Backroads.  He stopped by the morning show to talk about the many musical acts on the schedule for the week and the impact the program has had on the careers of the artists.

The public is invited to attend every concert.  Doors open at 6:15 and are locked by 6:55 so nobody interupts the recording session.  Musical guests and schedule is below. 

Monday, September 16th
7:00 PM - The Latelys
8:15 PM - exo/exo

Tuesday, September 17th
7:00 PM - Dennis Warner Music
8:15 PM - The Buzzardz

Wednesday, September 18th
7:00 PM - OliO
8:15 PM - The Jensen Sisters

Thursday, September 19th
7:00 PM - Classical Wind
8:15 PM - Jesse Eugene & the Regulators

Friday, September 20th
7:00 PM - Slickville

Every show is FREE but seating will be first come first serve.

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.