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The Setlist: Where to hear live music June 6-9, 2024

"The Setlist" and "Bemidji, Grand Rapids, Aitkin" written over a crumpled paper background.
Maria Hileman
Live music June 6-9, in Minnesota.

KAXE's weekly list of concerts near you features Antonio Arce, Annie Humphrey & Jeremy Ylvisaker, Festival Rialto and Sonofmel.

The Setlist this week has four featured events spread over four days in Bemidji, Grand Rapids, and Aitkin.

Antonio Arce is a Latin folk guitarist and singer playing this Thursday at Ruttger's in Bemidji. With music influenced by his childhood in Argentina and Bolivia, he calls his style música romántica. The show begins at 6 p.m.

First Friday is here again and they are adding additional music throughout the summer months. The Old Central School Grounds in Grand Rapids will host music at 4 p.m., beginning this Friday with Annie Humphrey and Jeremy Ylvisaker. The two are fresh off a spring tour opening for the Indigo Girls. You can expect to hear songs from Humphrey's Light In My Bones album, produced by Ylvisaker.

In her fourth hill of life, Annie Humphrey talks with KAXE about her new album, The Light In My Bones.

Festival Rialto returns to Grand Rapids this Saturday at Rapids Brewing Co. Curated by headliners Wild Horses and Rapids Brewing, the festival this year will also feature artists like Charlie Parr, The Foxgloves and more on the main stage. There will also be a KAXE sponsored side stage with music from MorningBird, The Spinestealers and more. Doors open at noon. Tickets available here.

KBXE and Bemidji Brewing present the free block party in front of Bemidji Brewing on Saturday, June 22, 2024, with a great lineup of Minnesota musicians.

After the busy weekend, take it easy with Sonofmel at Sampaguita's Sunday Spot. A folksinger and poet from Hayward, WI, Sonofmel mixes story and song, inspired by a lifetime of traveling the world. The Sunday Spot is 1 p.m., Sundays in Aitkin.

Thursday, June 6

  • Antonio Arce - 6 p.m., Ruttger's, Bemidji, free

Friday, June 7

  • Annie Humphrey & Jeremy Ylvisaker - 4 p.m., Central School Grounds, Grand Rapids, free

Saturday, June 8

  • Festival Rialto - 12 p.m., Rapids Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, $55

Sunday, June 9

  • Sonofmel - 1 p.m., Sampaguita, Aitkin, free

The weekly live music spotlight is made possible by the citizens of Minnesota through the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Malachy started his radio career at a college radio station, where he played weird music in the middle of the night to possibly no one. On a good night maybe his parents were listening. Nonetheless, he was hooked on public radio and is still doing it today. He joined Northern Community Radio in 2022, where he gets to share his passion for local music as Producer of Centerstage Minnesota, an all Minnesota music show airing Fridays at 2pm.