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Big Dixie Swingers

Help us kick off a summer of art and music!

Winners of the 2017 band division of the MN Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association’s Americana Roots Contest, the Big Dixie Swingers of New Orleans, LA, are a traveling musical collective headed up by fiddler Aaron Gunn and banjoist Elizabeth Vargas.

Often including Minneapolis singer/songwriter Jack Klatt and bassist Michael Carvale (of Davina & the Vagabonds) when performing in Minnesota, The Big Dixie Swingers gig with an array of highly talented players depending on the area of the country they’re touring. While rooted in the style of traditional Western swing, the group’s sound is also, as MBOTMA Magazine writes, “infused with showtune/pop sensibility and the kind of presentation that can only be learned by performing for your supper on the streets of the Crescent City.”

Earlier Event: June 1
Writer's Night: Theme - Community
Later Event: June 2
Crack of Dawn Bakehouse & Market