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Minneapolis-based songstress Dessa performs as part of Mid West Music Fest’s 5th Birthday Party Wednesday April 23 in Winona.

Red Wing native's music festival grows

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Red Wing native Sam Brown has changed the landscape of the music scene in Winona.

On the verge of its fifth year, Brown’s musically masterminded Mid West Music Fest in the small college-driven river town has boasted bigger, better and broader bands year after year.


This year’s three-day festival runs April 24-26 and has more than 120 bands sprinkled over 13 stages in the downtown area.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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