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June 2021

Songwriters/Storytellers Series: Superior Siren (Live stream)

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
Free

Duluth singer/songwriter Laura Sellner of Superior Siren will perform songs from her new EP "Kill Your Darlings," talk about her songwriting process and share stories about life as a musician during the first installment of the Sacred Heart Music Center Songwriters/Storytellers Series. Minnesota arts advocate Karen Sunderman will host. Superior Siren is an eerie folk project inspired by Lake Superior and Siren mythology. Superior Siren is led by singer-songwriter and guitarist Laura Sellner. In 2016 Sellner joined forces with cellist…

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Songwriters/Storytellers Series: Rich Mattson & Germaine Gemberling

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
Free

Sparta-based singer/songwriters Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling will perform songs from throughout their recording career, talk about their songwriting process and share stories about their life as musicians during the second installment of the Sacred Heart Music Center Songwriters/Storytellers Series. Minnesota arts advocate Karen Sunderman will host. Rich Mattson is a musician/songwriter and producer/engineer living in Sparta, Minnesota. He began performing in 1980 at the age of 13, and took up songwriting shortly after that. Since then he has led and played…

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July 2021

Songwriters/Storytellers Series: Alan Sparhawk

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
Free

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Alan Sparhawk will discuss songwriting and his life in music during the next installment of the Sacred Heart Music Center Songwriters/Storytellers live stream series. Former Duluth mayor and longtime local music advocate Don Ness will host. Sparhawk formed the band Low in Duluth in 1993. Together with drummer and vocalist Mimi Parker and other collaborators the group has recorded 12 full length albums and toured both nationally and internationally. His music has appeared in a Target commercial,…

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August 2021

Songwriter/Storyteller Live Stream Series: Cory Coffman

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
Free

Duluth singer/songwriter Cory Coffman will discuss his songwriting style, tell some stories from his life in the music business and play songs from his new solo album on the next "Live From The Heart" songwriters/storytellers live stream series Aug. 29. KUMD radio announcer Malachy Koons will host. Blending a bohemian-punk ethos with an indie-folk sound, Duluth songwriter Cory Coffman melds his inviting voice with a musical eclecticism, giving his songs popular appeal. Presenting poetic depth and musical thoughtfulness, Coffman writes…

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September 2021

Cactus Blossoms

September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
$20 – $25

Twin Cities brother-duo The Cactus Blossoms bring their stunning harmonies and haunting Americana back to Sacred Heart Music Center. Blood Harmony. Whether it’s The Beach Boys, Bee Gees or First Aid Kit, that sibling vocal blend is the secret sauce in some of the most spine-tingling moments in popular music. The Cactus Blossoms – Minneapolis-based brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey – offer compelling evidence that this tradition is alive and well, with a deceptively unadorned musical approach that offers…

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Songwriter/Storyteller live stream series: Colleen Myhre

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
Free

Singer/songwriter and "Boss Mama" Colleen Myhre will discuss her outlaw-folk-country-blues songwriting, tell stories from her life in the music business and play songs from her latest release on the next “Live From The Heart” songwriters/storytellers live stream series at 7pm Sunday, Sept. 12 on the Sacred Heart YouTube channel. Duluth News Tribune features reporter Christa Lawler will host. A limited number of free studio audience tickets are available at Eventbrite.com. Colleen Myhre takes listeners on an emotional ride from smooth country…

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Songwriters/Storytellers live stream series: Lyla Abukhodair

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
Free

Up and coming Duluth rocker Lyla Abukhodair will discuss her songwriting style, tell some stories from her life in music and play songs from her debut solo EP on “Live From The Heart” songwriters/storytellers live stream series Tuesday, Sept. 14 on the Sacred Heart YouTube channel. KUWS music director Walt Dizzo will host. A limited number of free studio audience tickets are available at Eventbrite.com. Abukhodair introduced herself to the Duluth music scene as a member of the six-piece folk band…

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Duluth Does Fleetwood Mac

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
$10 – $15

Dozens of Twin Ports musicians will pay tribute classic rockers Fleetwood Mac with a performance of their music from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Formed in England in 1967, Fleetwood Mac has produced some of the greatest rock albums of all time in a variety of configurations. The British-American band will be the subject of the next Duluth Does series as dozens of Twin Ports musicians will perform songs from the vast Fleetwood Mac canon live and in-person. The Fishheads,…

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Erik Koskinen

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
$20 – $25

Americana singer/songwriter Erik Koskinen returns to Sacred Heart Music Center to perform songs from his latest release "Burning the Deal."   Americana at its best. Minneapolis-based songwriter Erik Koskinen finally makes it to Sacred Heart in support of his most recent album “Burning the Deal.” Sprouted from a blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels…

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October 2021

Rachael Kilgour

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
$15 – $20

Longtime Duluth singer/songwriter Rachael Kilgour returns to the Twin Ports for a performance at Sacred Heart Music Center Rachael Kilgour is an award-winning songwriter and performing artist whose sincere, lyric-driven work bravely walks the line between personal and political. The 2015 grand prize winner of the esteemed international NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition, Kilgour has been featured at NYC’s Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and at the Sundance Film Festival. She was also chosen as a…

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