Event set for December 21 in NY Mills

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The annual Longest Night Musical Festival is set for Wednesday. Dec. 21 at the Cultural Center in New York Mills. The event will feature a number of musical acts and time to celebrate the longest night of the year. 

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

  The Longest Night is a celebratory live music event that 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, the longest night of the year.

  This year’s line-up currently includes Dave Virnala (NY Mills), Kevin Mastel (NY Mills), Day Gun (Michael Dagen, Hewitt), Blue Red Roses (Mary and Dan Olson, Battle Lake), Generation Gap 3.0 (Erin Swyter, Maggie Ragan, Phil Gilbert, and Doug Eckes, Perham), Elliot Frost (NY Mills), and Amanda Standalone (Sabin). Bruce Engebretson (Osage) will share piano tunes and sing-alongs throughout the evening.

  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.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. 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.

  As the Cultural Center continues its celebration of 30 years on Main Avenue, a drawing will be held at the Longest Night Music Fest for one lucky supporter to win a one-of-a-kind original design commemorative necklace created especially for our 30th anniversary by master silversmith Cheryl Bannes. Anyone who donates $50 or more or becomes a new sustaining member before the drawing will be entered for a chance to win.

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