WTIP North Shore Community Radio and Bluefin Bay Resort in Tofte are pleased to announce the 6th Annual Fingerstyle Masters Weekend, April 8 and 9. For this year’s event, local musician Gordon Thorne welcomes St. Paul fingerstyle guitarist Pat Donohue and Twin Cities fiddler Tom Schaefer. The weekend features performances both Friday and Saturday night, as well as guitar and fiddle workshops during the day Saturday.
The event kicks off with a free concert at 8 pm, Friday, April 8, at the Bluefin Grille, featuring Gordon and friends playing blues, swing and early Americana. For those looking to fine tune their own musical skills, workshops will be offered starting at 10 am Saturday, April 9, and are open to musicians of all ages and skill levels. A free youth guitar workshop will be offered with Gordon Thorne from 10 am to noon. Also starting at 10 am are a fingerstyle workshop with Pat Donohue and a fiddle workshop with Tom Schaefer – both are $50 and include lunch. Pre-registration for the workshops is requested by contacting Gordon at 218-353-7308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event caps off with a concert featuring Pat Donohue at 7:30 pm Saturday, April 9 in the upper room of the Bluefin Grille. Tickets for the Saturday evening concert are $20 per person and will be available at the door, or in advance by contacting Gordon at 218-353-7308 or email@example.com. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of the events as part of the Fingerstyle Masters Weekend. Funding for this event is supported in part by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and all proceeds will benefit WTIP’s equipment replacement project.