“DULUTH, MN Tribute Fest Raises Funds for Homeless Veterans”
– Over 10 cover bands performed at Bayfront Festival Park, with proceeds going to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) in their efforts to end veteran homelessness in Minnesota.
– The festival offered free admission and concessions to all veterans, active military, and military families, and the venue was a highlight for performers like Julia Collins of the band Duluth Transit Authority.
The recent Tribute Fest held at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth, MN was a successful event that aimed to raise funds for homeless veterans. More than 10 cover bands took the stage, providing an entertaining atmosphere for attendees while supporting a meaningful cause. All proceeds from the festival were donated to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending veteran homelessness in Minnesota. According to MACV estimates, over 4,000 Minnesota veterans are expected to experience homelessness this year.
In addition to the fundraising aspect, the festival also showed appreciation for veterans, active military personnel, and military families. They were granted free admission and concessions, allowing them to enjoy the event without any financial burden. For some performers, like Julia Collins from the band Duluth Transit Authority, playing at Bayfront Festival Park was a special experience. Collins expressed her excitement about performing at such a renowned venue in Duluth, stating that it was “the coolest venue you can play at.”
Duluth Transit Authority is a band that specializes in Chicago cover songs. The band’s name itself pays tribute to Chicago’s original name. Initially known as Chicago Transit Authority in 1968, they later shortened their name in 1969. The festival provided an opportunity for talented musicians like Collins and her bandmates to showcase their skills while supporting a noble cause.
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