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The Setlist: Where to hear live music July 5-6, 2024

"The Setlist" and "Cohasset, Laporte, Duluth, Walker, Grand Rapids" written over a crumpled paper background.
Maria Hileman
Live music happening July 5-6, 2024 in Minnesota.

KAXE's weekly list of concerts near you features Adessa & the Beat, Kitchi Boogie, Trampled by Turtles with Houndmouth and Baharat, Red Fever and Corey Medina & Brothers.

Fourth of July weekend in lakes country means live music on the water.

The Setlist this week includes two boat-in concerts (one also accessible by land), Trampled By Turtles' annual hometown show, and additional shows in Walker and Laporte.

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On Friday night, those lucky enough to own a boat, or know someone who does, can see Adessa & The Beat at Sugar Bay on Lake Pokegama in Cohasset. The boat-in only concert is hosted by the Reif Center and will feature Adessa & The Beat's wide range of covers. Music begins at 7 p.m. If you're planning on attending and have extra space, consider reaching out to someone who doesn't have access.

The Popple Bar in Laporte is hosting an early afternoon show Saturday with jam-funk group Kitchi Boogie. Part of the larger citywide Laporte Days celebration, the band will play from 3-6 p.m.

Hometown heroes Trampled by Turtles will return to Duluth this Saturday alongside Houndmouth and Baharat. Their once-a-summer show at Bayfront Festival Park is becoming an annual event, with one national support act joined by the winner of the year's Palomino Grant. The former are indie rockers Houndmouth and the latter is Duluth group Baharat, led by songwriter and vocalist Lyla Abukhodair. Doors are at 6 p.m.

Dave Simonett of Trampled by Turtles on stage in blue lighting. He is holding an acoustic guitar and wearing a baseball cap.
Paul Gregerson
Dave Simonett performing with Trampled by Turtles at at Grand Rapids Riverfest in 2021.

In Walker, Indigenous rock group Red Fever will take the stage at Ole's Bar & Grill at 7 p.m. The group features Mel Hunt, Eddie Kidd, Chris Bedeau and Walker Mallory.

Also taking place Saturday at 7 p.m. is another boat-in concert, this time with Corey Medina & Brothers. It's the fifth year of the North Gama Jam, taking place on Pokegama Lake near Gama Beach Road. The show is also accessible to those without a boat with limited parking available on the road.

Friday, July 5

  • Adessa & The Beat - 7 p.m., Sugar Bay on Pokegama Lake, Cohasset, free (boat-in only)

Saturday, July 6

  • Kitchi Boogie - 3 p.m., Popple Bar, Laporte, free
  • Trampled By Turtles, Houndmouth, Baharat - 6 p.m., Bayfront Festival Park, Duluth, resale tickets available
    Dave Simonett talks new Trampled by Turtles music and touring with country superstar Zach Bryan.
  • Red Fever - 7 p.m., Ole's Bar & Grill, Walker, free
  • Corey Medina & Brothers - 7 p.m., Gama Beach Rd, Grand Rapids, free (boat and walk-in)
    Corey Medina singing into a microphone. He has long dark hair and beard, and is playing a guitar.
    Corey Medina is playing in Walker on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024.

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.