NISSWA - The Hudsons will perform a Grassroots Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Nisswa Community Center.
Admission is $15.
This Austin, Texas, acoustic quartet started out as a duo in 2001. Hudson Mueller and Brian Hudson are the original members, each playing guitar and singing. Phoebe Hunt (fiddle and vocals) joined in 2003 and Jason Vopni (upright bass) came aboard in 2005.
The Hudsons' music has been welcomed at festivals and venues in Canada and the U.S. This spring, the band will release "Spend Forever Going Nowhere." The CD follows 2003's "Songs About People" and 2005's "Live Album."
For more information, call (218) 963-2976 or visit www.grassrootsconcerts.org.
Pillager Fiddle Contest set Saturday
PILLAGER - The 23rd annual Pillager Fiddle Contest will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Pillager High School's north gym. A performance by an area fiddle duo will precede the contest at 5 p.m.
Admission is $4 for spectators and free for competing fiddlers. Fiddlers can register at the event or by calling Arnold Cole at (218) 746-3764.
The contest is divided into six age categories. A panel of judges will rate the fiddlers. First place will receive $40, second place $25 and third place $15.
Food and beverages will be available and raffle drawings will be held.
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