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Local Bands, Local Beers Coming to CSS

Updated: 04/02/2014 1:04 PM
Created: 04/02/2014 12:58 PM WDIO.com
By: Brittany Falkers

Duluth's thriving music scene is something to be proud of and so are our local breweries.  That is why this Thursday, April 3, the College of St. Scholastica is hosting Local Bands, Local Brews 2014. 

Kat Kucinski is the box office manager and associate marketing planner at the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) and says this event is the perfect opportunity to bring the best of both worlds to campus. 

"In the past few years we've been trying to bring in more local music," Kucinski said.  "Last fall we brought in Chaperone Records to showcase a record label that's in town and then the year before that we had Low come in."

This time CSS is brining the taste of five local breweries and two local bands together for one night of fun.  They're brining local bands Dedric Clark & the Social Animals, formally Diet Folk, as well as Big Wave Dave & the Ripples to the stage.  "Our breweries are great, our music is great," Kucinski said.

The concert is open to all ages, but before the show, those who are 21 and over will get to sip on some tasty suds from five local breweries. The tasting will feature Bent Paddle Brewing, Lake Superior Brewing, Canal Park Brewing, Thirsty Pagan and Fitger's Brewhouse, according to Kucinski.

Bent Paddle Co-Founder Laura Mullen says the brewery was excited to be part of this event when they got the call from CSS.  They're brining their flagship beers - so good, Mullen says it's hard to pick a favorite. "Everything from a pilsner to a black ale is covered with our flagship" she said.

Kucinski says it's a great opportunity to bring the community to campus while featuring some of Duluth's best assets.  "We just wanted to, at St. Scholastica, bring the community in a little bit more," she said.  "We're trying to create an atmosphere in the Mitchell that is a fun environment, people dancing in their seats and showcasing the community of Duluth."

Local Bands, Local Brews is Thursday, April 3, at the College of St. Scholastica's Mitchell Auditorium.  The tasting goes from  6:30-7:30 p.m.  Then the concert, open to all ages, starts at 7:30.  Tickets are just $10 at the door.

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