Making it Workshop Series

Friday, September 26, 2014

12:30 p.m Lunch with Performance and Q & A by Joshua Whalen & Friends
Enjoy free food and a performance by former Riverland student Joshua Whalen. Joshua is "making it" as a regional and national touring artist and is currently recording a new album.
Sponsored by Riverland Music

MMC's Caravan du Nord

2-3 pm - Conversation with John Mark Nelson
Hosted by Bill DeVille of 89.3 The Current

3-4 pm - Making Your Music a Business
A panel with artists & industry professionals on how to make a musical living, get funding for your work and market your music

5-6 pm - SOCIAL HOUR
Network with panelists, top industry professionals & musicians (FREE)
Dusty's Bar
422 N. Main St.

The Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC) 4th Annual Caravan du Nord is a traveling showcase of Minnesota music made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Partnering with the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin, MN and Riverland Community College Music Department, the special day of programming will feature free artist workshops, networking opportunities and an evening concert by singer-songwriter sensation John Mark Nelson's new band, Minneapolis' popular blues outfit Alex Rossi & Root City and local Austin duo Bracken & Stowell. Sponsored by 89.3 The Current, the concert will be hosted by DJ Bill DeVille.

The afternoon workshops and social hour are free, but tickets to the concert are $10 and can be purchased in advance through the Paramount Theatre: (507) 434-0934 or All Caravan du Nord events are open to all ages.. For more information on the 2014 Caravan du Nord and its dates in Detroit Lakes, Red Wing, Faribault and Duluth, see below or please visit


Scott Blankenbaker

Music Instructor