RiverSong is Minnesota’s homegrown music festival on the music scene for a decade. It’s proudly one of Minnesota’s most affordable music festivals, where we work hard to offer value-priced tickets to make RiverSong affordable to everyone. Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and attendees, RiverSong continues to be a “must-attend” festival in the heart of summer.
So Karen, you’ve attended RiverSong and volunteered on the steering committee for a number of years. Inquiring minds want to know:
What is your Minnesota tie?
I’m a Minnesota native and have called Hutchinson home for about 12 years.
What is your favorite thing about RiverSong?
I love the vibe of RiverSong. Being outside in the summertime is my favorite, and listening to great music is a close runner-up. With RiverSong, I get both! The intimate grounds and high-caliber of musicians come together in a really cool way. The artists love the atmosphere, and you can feel it in their performances. Great storytellers can really shine on the RiverSong stages. Seeing the park come to life with tons of volunteer hours, donor dollars, and fans’ smiling faces makes me really proud of my community.
If you were to offer a tip to someone attending for the first time this year, what would it be?
Bring family and friends! I always find myself thinking, “Oh, this person would have loved that band!” There’s plenty to keep everyone happy at the festival with the music, drinks, food, games. And, I’ve had fun sharing some of my other Hutch favorites like the brewery, winery and kayaking with friends who come to town for the whole weekend. RiverSong Friday and Saturday, explore on Sunday!
Bonus tip: If you enjoy RiverSong (which you will!), say “thanks” to the volunteers while you’re there. It’s 99 percent volunteer run and a labor of love. As a former board member, I know how much time and energy it takes to give everyone a fantastic experience. It’s great to hear appreciation in the midst of running around to keep things running smoothly all weekend.