New York Mills event to feature music, entertainment and more  on December 21

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Dave Virnala will be one of several musical artists who will be performing during the Longest Night Festivities at the Cultural Center in New York Mills.

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to announce its annual Longest Night Music Festival on Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Cultural Center.

  The Longest Night is an annual event which brings together an eclectic group of beloved local and regional musical artists to each play a short set. The spirit of the event is to share in merrymaking and music-making on the winter solstice.

  This year’s line-up currently includes Dave Virnala, Ben Ranson, Bruce Engebretson, Kevin Mastel, Michael Dagen, Blue Red Roses, Doug Eckes Band, and Lisa Winters, Lea Snyder & Laura Spilman Trio.

  These musicians will deliver an array of styles, sounds and vibes sure to please a variety of musical preferences. In between acts, there is time to converse with your neighbors and take a moment to enjoy some connections amidst a busy holiday season.

  The music begins at 7 p.m. and the doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  This concert is free to attend and all are welcome to this annual night of gratitude, community connections, and local live music. Light refreshments and cash bar available.

  COVID-19 safety guidelines observed. For this final month of 2021, in the midst of the holiday season, our board and staff respectfully request that all attendees wear masks, in order to keep us all safe and healthy. Please stay home if ill. Thank you for helping keep our communities healthy and safe!

  For more information, please call the Cultural Center at (218) 385-3339 or visit the Center’s website at