Where else can you find bands, camping, pie, robots, belly dancing, beer, and a mud pit?!
During the first weekend of August, the Lake County Fairgrounds in Two
Harbors will be transformed by an extraordinary event. The third annual BradFest has
enlisted a variety of notable musicians and will feature an assortment of antics, such as the
infamous pie fight, laughing yoga, creative use of a mud pit, and more.
BradFest memorializes Duluth percussionist Brad Rozman and benefits young Minnesota
musicians. The festival just confirmed several high‐caliber acts to the lineup. Acclaimed
alternative rock veterans Cracker and Minneapolis‐based, punk pop darlings Sick of Sarah
head the lineup. Other notable acts include Rhymesayers Entertainment hip hop artist Toki
Wright, venerable AmRep noise rockers Hammerhead, and reggae‐tinged indie post‐
punkers Sweet Ray Laurel.
BradFest serves up a unique festival experience featuring a packed lineup of stellar music
from a wide variety of genres. The festival cultivates a spirit of community among
musicians, entertainers, and attendees alike.“Minnesota offers a wealth of excellent music
to showcase, and our festival is now also beginning to attract talent from across the
country. We work hard to program a diverse mix guaranteed to challenge and reward our
audience,” says Troy Rogers, the festival’s artistic director.
“Our festival’s namesake, Brad Rozman, had a wonderfully wacky sense of humor, so we
honor his spirit with a pie fight and other antics,” says Rogers. “People of all ages enjoy
watching someone get splattered by pie. It’s wholesome fun for the whole family. We
always try to include some surprise elements to liven things up.”
This year marks a significant expansion of festival. It has moved to the Lake County
Fairgrounds, where there is on‐site camping for attendees, plentiful parking, and an indoor
stage in case of severe weather. The event will take place rain or shine and will include
food, craft beer, and a silent auction raising money to support programs for young
musicians in Minnesota.
Find out more and get tickets online at www.bradfest.org