Mississippi River Festival

The 14th Annual Mississippi River Festival is set for Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 under the Rotary Tent the KAXE Studios. Humbird will kick off our festival with eclectic folk music. Led by Siri Undlin (from Undlin & Wolfe) on vocals, the band has set themselves apart in the strong Americana scene in Minnesota as evolving and creative folksters. Their influences are wide-ranging, crediting Bjork, Bill Frisell and Aoife O’Donovan as inspirations.

Grant Frashier

The complete line-up for KAXE/KBXE’s 2018 season of ‘Events Under the Tent’ is set.  The season is filled with a wide variety of events including live music, family movie nights, nature walks and more. 

In total, there will be 8 events as part of ‘Events Under the Tent.’  The season kicked off Friday, May 11th with a concert by The Social Animals.  Based in Duluth, this indie rock band is fronted by Dedric Clark. 

The Mississippi River Festival is set for Friday and Saturday, July 14th & 15th at the KAXE amphitheater in Grand Rapids. This year’s lineup is OUTSTANDING and will be a great mix of blues, folk, rock and world music.


Har Mar Superstar (Friday 8pm) - Sean Tillmann (aka Har Mar Superstar) is an American songwriter / performer who makes R&B / Pop / Soul music. What started as a one-man show in 1999 has grown into a full band revue. Often noted as a premier live act, Tillmann works the crowd and earns his keep with sweat equity.

Did you hear this year's Mississippi River Festival line-up announced this morning?

Here it is!

Friday, July 14:

Har Mar Superstar


Saturday, July 15:

Professor Louie & the Crowmatix

ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat

Dawg Yawp

The Lowest Pair

Food Trucks Wanted

Mar 1, 2017

It's hard to believe but spring is right around the corner and we are gearing up for some great events this coming spring and summer.  No event is complete without great food! So, we are putting out a call to all food trucks and food vendors who would be interested in participating in the following events:


April 22, 2017 noon-5pm @ Rail River Folk School - Bemidji


July 14 & 15, 2017 - @ KAXE Studios - Grand Rapids