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Songwriter Showcase hosted by Danny Frank & The Smoky Gold

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

$15 – $20

Showcasing some of the finest Twin Ports music makers, Danny Frank & The Smoky Gold will host the first ever Duluth Songwriter Showcase Saturday, March 12 on the Sacred Heart Music Center altar stage.

The event will feature four Duluth-based singer-songwriters performing a short solo set of their original material for a live audience, discussing the craft of songwriting, and sharing stories that inspire their music. Danny Frank & The Smoky Gold will conclude the night with a one-hour full band performance.

Frank said the inspiration for this event emerged in part by reflecting on his own journey as a singer songwriter, and in part through his admiration of the multitude of gifted songwriters and performers in the Twin Ports area.

“Songwriting lives at the heart of all music, regardless of genre or instrumentation. It is a process of self-reflection and storytelling mixed with creative melodic expression,” said Frank. “I have always been amazed at the sheer number of musicians in the Duluth area who write and perform their own original music. Many of these people are my dear friends, and comprise a beautiful, passionate, and supportive community. My vision for this event is to showcase a small fraction of that talent by highlighting some singer-songwriters who are pillars of this community, and who have inspired my own craft.”

Featured artist include: Adam Starhia of the Black River Revue, “Boss Mama” Colleen Myhre, Nate Weiler of the Low Sons, and Breanne Tepler of Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners. Danny and his band hope to make this an annual event, highlighting different musicians each year.

NOTICE: All concert-goers must wear a mask, provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test at the door prior to each show. Phone photos of vaccination cards will be accepted. Further precautions may be taken pending state and county health guidelines.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. E-tickets are available HERE. Paper tickets are available at Globe News in Superior and Zenith Bookstore in West Duluth.

Doors at 6 pm. Music at 7 pm.



March 12
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$15 – $20
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Sacred Heart Music Center
201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States


Sacred Heart Music Center