Mid West Music Fest 2020 has been forced to adapt in these uncertain times. Life has marched into uncharted territory for everyone BUT the show must go on, the mission continues — and the fest will continue to support artists. Board and staff have decided to make the festival a virtual event — Mid West Music Fest 2020 — AT HOME, a two-day virtual fest on May 8-9!
“MWMF virtual fest May 8-9 and campaign to save Mid West Music Fest”
“Mid West Music Fest Fills Winona with Music for Ninth Year” “Compared to other festivals, there’s something different about the interactions you have with people at the Mid West Music Fest (MWMF). Whether you’re posting up next to someone at a stage or just passing them on the street, people greet you with a smile — as though you might be a friend, because you probably are.”
“MIDWEST MUSIC FEST WAS FIRE FOLKS!!! Two days. 80 bands. One city.”
“Minnesota Music Coalition Declares April to be Minnesota Music Month” “April is a busy month for Minnesota music fans. Each new week brings with it new opportunities to explore music through a local lens. There are events like the Mid West Music Fest, Record Store Day, and of course the events celebrating Prince.”
“10 Reasons why music lovers should visit Minnesota” “Over nearly ten years MWMF has featured the likes of Dessa, Nick David, Chastity Brown, Charlie Parr (who is an annual participant), Lizzo, The Big Wu, Jeremy Messersmith, Astronautilus, Dead Man Winter, Spider John Koerner and hundreds more. The only maddening part about the Mid West Music Fest is that it’s impossible to hear everything, which means you’ll want to go back again the following year.”
“Mid West Music Fest turns Winona into a giant hootenanny” – The Current, May 1, 2017 ““So many cities would kill to have something like this,” said John Munson, standing nextto a fermentation tank at Island City Brewing Company. He could have been talking about the beer — which he later praised, onstage with the Twilight Hours — but what he meant was the Mid West Music Fest (MWMF). The sprawling celebration of regional music returned to Winona this weekend for its eighth consecutive year, and the event’s momentum showed no signs of slacking.”
“Winona’s Mid West Music Fest returns” – Rochester Post Bulletin’s 507 Magazine, April 20, 2017 Click here for full article “Mid West Music Fest Returns To La Crosse With Weekend Of Music” – Wisconsin Public Radio, April 14, 2017 Click here for full article “Mid West Music Fest Returns to La Crosse with 2-day Lineup” – La Crosse Tribune, April 7, 2017 Click here for full article “Best of SoMinn 2016” – “Best Music Festival” – Southern Minn Scene, November 2016 Edition. Click here for full article “Armenian band to play MWMF” – Winona Post, April 20, 2016 Click here for full article “Mid West Music Fest: Minnesota’s booming mini-SXSW keeps it local” – City Pages, April 14, 2016 Click here for full article “One day, six venues, 28 bands: Mid West Music Fest Gets foothold in La Crosse” – La Crosse Tribune, April 14, 2016 Click here for full article “Midwest events happening in April and May, from Cinco de Mayo to Polka Fest” – Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2016 Click here for full article “Mid West Music Fest gets foothold in La Crosse” – La Crosse Tribune, April 4, 2016 Click here for full article “Old Favorites, New Sounds” – Winona Daily News, February 18, 2016 Click here for full article