Unplugged 2022 

Event Information

North House Folk School

500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604
(888) 387-9762 (Toll Free)

Located on the campus of North House Folk School - on the South side of Highway 61 on the West end of Grand Marais, MN.

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Join us for Unplugged 2022, September 22-24.

This year North House is turning 25, and this is the party you won't want to miss!

Thursday and Friday will feature two unforgettable nights of music under the big top with the incredibly talented Justin Vernon, Anaïs Mitchell, Phil Cook, Sean Carey, Mike Lewis, Jeremy Ylvisaker, JT Bates, Joe Rainey Sr., and Dylan Jennings, playing songs that span their impressive catalogs.

Saturday morning we'll be hosting a free family concert with the Grammy award-winning band, the Okee Dokee Brothers.

On Saturday night, friends from near and far will gather for the Flannel Formal to celebrate North House's 25th anniversary. It will feature dinner by Chef Scott Graden of the New Scenic Café and a performance by special guests Kevin Kling and Jon Vezner, and a live auction and fund-a-need that will help us to fuel the folk school for the year ahead!

Purchase Tickets

Note: Friday night's concert has sold out. To be put on a list to be notified if tickets become available, register here. You may also want to bid on the front row ticket package. Tickets for those needing ASL interpretation are still available by contacting [email protected]

Event Details

Thursday and Friday Concerts

Sept. 22 & 23
Doors open at 6pm, Concert begins at 7pm

Continuing the tradition of great musical guests, North House is thrilled to welcome to the Unplugged stage this year Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Anaïs Mitchell (Hadestown, Bonny Light Horseman), Phil Cook (Megafaun, Gayngs), Sean Carey (S. Carey, Bon Iver), JT Bates (Bonny Light Horseman, Bon Iver), Mike Lewis (Bon Iver, Happy Apple), Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings, and Joe Rainey Sr. (Iron Boy Singers). Together they’ll be pulling songs from their diverse catalogs for two unique nights of music.

Beverages will be available to purchase during the event from Voyageur Brewing, North Shore Winery, Fulton Beer, and Siren Shrub

ASL interpretation is available during Friday night's performance. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Purchase Tickets

Note: Friday night's concert has sold out. To be put on a list to be notified if tickets become available, register here. You may also want to bid on the front row ticket package. Tickets for those needing ASL interpretation are still available by contacting [email protected]

Family Concert

Sept. 24
Doors open at 9am, Concert begins at 10am

A new addition to this year's Unplugged, a free family concert for all ages. The Okee Dokee Brothers are a beloved family band known for such Northwoods hits like "Can You Canoe?" and "Through the Woods". There will be some chairs available in the back of the tent, but families are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or chairs and choose their own spot up front. This concert is supported by a grant from the Cook County Community Fund.

For an added sweet treat, ice cream from Superior Creamery will be available for purchase.

Flannel Formal

Sept. 24
Social Hour begins at 5pm, Dinner begins at 6pm

The weekend reaches a crescendo with the Flannel Formal - North House's signature fundraising dinner, with incredible food from Chef Scott Graden (New Scenic Café), a performance by Jon Vezner and Kevin Kling, as well as a live auction and fund-a-need with auctioneer Christian Kolberg!

Special thanks to our beverage providers North Shore Winery, Fulton Beer, Voyageur Brewing, and Vikre Distillery (also providing non-alcoholic options)

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Folk Artisan Marketplace

Full list of artisans coming soon

Points North Online Auction

Sept. 16-25

From unique North Shore experiences to one-of-a-kind instructor craft, place your bids and support North House’s mission! Online bidding runs from September 16th through 25th. Watch for the preview to open in the coming weeks!

Volunteer

Unplugged is an all-hands-on-deck event and volunteers help make everything run smoothly. Join us to welcome guests onto campus, usher the nightly concerts, set up / take down, or clean dishes. Here's the full volunteer information and sign up form.

Dates

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