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 Mary, you’ve attended RiverSong for many years and volunteered in a number of ways. Inquiring minds want to know:
What is your Minnesota tie?
I’m the Hutchinson Chamber President in Hutchinson.
What is your favorite thing about RiverSong?
There are so many people, talented musicians, and yummy food. The people watching and relaxing in a chair is spectacular.
Share your top memory of RiverSong over the years.
The Fabulous Armadillos had people singing, dancing, and wow, they were soooo good. (yes, I answered the next question before this one… You’ll see)
What are your top 5 favorite performers of all time?
Michael Shynes, Como Ave Jug Band, the Eagles Tribute band (Fabulous Armadillos). The reggae band (from 2017) and Janis Ian! I learned so much listening to her story and really appreciated her musical talent. There were some younger guys behind me during her concert; they were “goin to church” when she pulled out her ol’ guitar and started jamming. Super fun.
If you were to offer a tip to someone attending for the first time this year, what would it be?
Be open minded! I am not a music aficionado…. But I have love listening to a large variety of music at RiverSong.