In the summer of 2014, Mid West Music Fest initiated an Education Committee with representatives from Winona State University, Saint Mary’s University, Cotter High School, and Riverway Learning Community to strategize a more comprehensive educational plan for Mid West Music Fest. Sounds Like School was the result of these original discussions and represents the first step toward more fulling engaging and cooperating with local educational institutions to co-sponsor activities that expose students to live performances, connect students with musicians, and foster a general appreciation for music.

KSMR contributed to the efforts of this committee by working with Saint Mary’s Student Activities Committee, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s Eta Nu Chapter to host a series of concerts on campus to bring festival artists to the Saint Mary’s Community.

Our Saint Mary’s Sounds Like School roster of performers includes:

-Craig Weatherhead of The Weathered Heads-Winona, MN

-Jake Ilika of The Heavy Set- Minneapolis, MN

-Amanda Grace- Winona, MN

-Frankie Lee- Minneapolis, MN

-Christopher the Conquered- Des Moines, IA

-Bad Bad Hats- Minneapolis, MN