BradFest (http://www.bradfest.org/) is a memorial festival put on by the Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation to celebrate the life Bradley E. Rozman and raise money to support young Minnesota musicians. BradFest will be an extraordinary, fun-filled weekend featuring local/regional music, belly-dancing and a pie fight. We’ll also have some tasty local beer and food.
Date: Friday, August 5 and Saturday , August 6
Location: 933 Stanley Rd, Two Harbors, MN
Hours: Friday: 6pm to 1am. Saturday 1 pm to 1 am
We want to make BradFest accessible to all, whether you have time to drop by for a single bandâ€™s set or to join us for the entire weekend. With this in mind, weâ€™re going to try to do away with set admission prices this year.
Pay what you can. Donate what you think is fair, keeping in mind the high entertainment value we offer and the fact that all net proceeds are channeled directly to our worthy initiatives. We count on admission fees as a key component of our fundraising effort. We trust youâ€™ll contribute accordingly. Donâ€™t let us down!
We welcome pre-festival donations to help us cover the costs of putting on the festival, and to try and get some idea of a headcount prior to the event. So if youâ€™re coming and want to save your place, please donate now!
As an added incentive, the first 125 people to donate will get a free BradFest reusable plastic beer stein to use during the festival, and get $1 (1 ticket) off of each drink! So donâ€™t delayâ€“donate and claim your mug today!
Suggested donation rates:
Children of all ages are welcome, and children under the age of 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. We will have an unsupervised, shaded childrenâ€™s area with toys and activities for the kids. Children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times.
We will not accept checks or credit cards for ticket, food or beverage purchases so please be prepared with cash. There is an ATM at the Earthwood Inn.
There will be construction-related delays in addition to the usual weekend bottle necks for those headed up the North Shore via Duluth, so be sure to allow plenty of time for travel. We recommend those coming from the Iron Range take the ‘back way’ (Hwy. 16 to Hwy. 2) to save time and hassle.
Rules and Regulations
Re-entry to the festival will be permitted as long as the wristband we issue you upon entrance is intact.
The following items will not be allowed: coolers, food, beverages (other than water), knives or other weapons, pets, drugs or drug paraphernalia.Â Â Audio recording of band sets is not allowed without express prior permission from the performers.
A valid government-issued photo ID is required to purchase alcoholic beverages on the festival grounds. Attendees will need to show their ID to festival security personnel in order to receive a wristband that will allow them to purchase alcohol.
Sales of alcohol will end promptly at 1:00 AM. There are NO REFUNDS for unused beverage/food tickets.
Security and safety
For everyoneâ€™s safety, please respect and follow all rules and regulations. Security personnel at the festival are volunteering their time in order to ensure that this event is as safe as possible.
BradFest will take place rain or shine. In the event of thunderstorms the event will move inside. In case of more severe weather, contact BradFest staff for guidance. There will be an emergency plan in place.
We are offering free on-site camping to volunteers who commit to at least two shifts during the festival. Let us know if you can help!