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New music festival raises funds for local groups

Sports Reporter | June 23, 2022 12:00 AM

ST. IGNATIUS – Summertime festivalgoers looking for a day of fun and music found a little something for everyone on Friday in St. Ignatius during the inaugural Music in the Missions.

Hosted at the St. Ignatius Park and Amphitheater, the one-day family-friendly music festival

featured a variety of musical acts performing everything from bluegrass music to instrumental covers.

Shodown headlined a musical line-up which included the Cronk Family, Brenna Hyvonen, Dan Dubuque, and the Late Bloomers. Along with musical performances by Halladay Quist, Rob Quist, and the Gladys Friday Band.

“Every single one of our artists were beyond fabulous,” said event organizer Christy Bockman. “We had a great turnout and I think the event was a huge success.”

As music filled the venue, visitors strolled among the more than 50 local and statewide artisan booths, while pony rides and three bounce houses occupied the time of the youngest visitors.

Festival food and adult beverages were provided by local food trucks.

Local community groups Brett Thoft Memorial Foundation, St. Ignatius Boys and Girls Club, and St. Ignatius Cross Country will benefit from the proceeds from festival ticket sales.


Local artisan Angela Collins of Divine Designs helps a group of festival shoppers with their selections during the inaugural Music in the Missions hosted in St. Ignatius on Friday.

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