St. Paul, MN--June 9, 2011--Located at Martell’s Landing Education Center along the Apple River in Somerset, Wisconsin, Solidago Bombago will take place June 25th and 26th and is in collaboration with The Cedar Cultural Center and Grand Aspirations. The festival brings together Twin Cities communities to share and vitalize projects centered around music, art, local food, skill-share learning, and biking.
Solidago Bombago begins with an optional 35-mile bike ride to the festival site Saturday afternoon, followed by an all day music concert and collection of art, food, and workshops lasting until Sunday morning. The musical lineup features up and coming Twin Cities artists such as The Wapsipinicon, Crimes, Big Strong Men, Holly Muñoz, Walleyes, Al Church and State, Andrew Berger, Tom Grotewohl, Red Daughters, Tornado, and Radiator Girls. The Market, collecting a range of goods and services, includes a musical instrument lending library, bicycle maintenance and urban
farming workshops, classes from the Twin Cities Experimental College (EXCO), an Apple River natural history tour, on-site printmaking, morning yoga and many other projects.
Ticket purchases for Solidago Bombago ($25 if you bike, $30 if you drive, $35 at the door) are available through The Cedar’s Cedar Seeder program (www.thecedar.org/seeder/solidago-bombago). A ticket includes access to all music and market activities, space for lodging in the campground, and dinner and breakfast provided by local farms and food cooperatives.
A complete schedule of Solidago Bombago is available at solidagoriders.com/events/solidago-bombago.
*The festival is a part of a larger fundraiser for Summer of Solutions, a subset of the local non-profit Grand Aspirations, which sponsors youth-led sustainability and social change projects. Hosts of the Solidago Bombago festival, the Solidago Riders (five women and 2011 Macalester College graduates) will embark on a 2,500 bike trip around the Great Lakes to continue their fundraising. For more information about their project, visit www.solidagoriders.com or http://grandaspirations.org/.