BradFest General Info & Policies

General Information

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

 

Tickets:

We want to make BradFest accessible to all, whether you have time to drop by for a single band’s set or to join us for the entire weekend. With this in mind, we’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 you’ll contribute accordingly. Don’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 you’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 don’t delay–donate and claim your mug today!

 

Suggested donation rates:

Weekend: $21.82

Friday: $12.82

Saturday: $15.82

Children:

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 children’s area with toys and activities for the kids. Children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times.

 

Money:

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.

 

Travel

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 policy

Re-entry to the festival will be permitted as long as the wristband we issue you upon entrance is intact.

 

Prohibited items

The following items will not be allowed: coolers, food, beverages (other than water), knives or other weapons, pets, drugs or drug paraphernalia.   Audio recording of band sets is not allowed without express prior permission from the performers.

 

Alcoholic beverages

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 everyone’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.

 

Weather

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.

 

Volunteer Information

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!

 

Contact

info@bradfest.org


New Headliner for Friday!

August 7, 2010

Alan Sparhawk (of Low, Retribution Gospel Choir and Black Eyed Snakes) has just confirmed that he will play at BradFest! He might play solo or he might bring some special guests. Come check it out for yourself on Friday night!

The Bradfest Press Release!

June 25, 2010

Download or view the BradFest press release in PDF format here.

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Contact:

media@bradfest.org

www.bradfest.org

BradFest Memorial to Celebrate, Cultivate Local Musicians

June 25, 2010 – The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation announces the first annual BradFest—a music festival to benefit young Minnesota musicians and honor the memory of Bradley E. Rozman.

BradFest will take place from August 13-14 at the Earthwood Inn in Two Harbors, MN. The festival will feature an exciting and eclectic mix of live music, belly dancing, and other entertainment. There will also be plenty of tasty local food, beer, and refreshments and a raffle and silent auction with an abundance of local products and crafts.

Confirmed BradFest performers (more coming!):

Arcwelder

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank

The Acceleratii

High Volt Rustler

Ray the Wolf

Acrylic

Burnsville City Limits

Red Label

The Sessionists

Meat Raffle Road

Rosebud Social

Spindrift

Deafman’s Radio

Expressive Machines Musical Instruments

Terry Vermillion

Zenith City Tribal

All proceeds will benefit young MN musicians through the Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation. Tickets are available online at www.bradfest.org

Who was Brad?

Brad Rozman was a talented local musician. He discovered a love for drumming at a young age and pursued this passion with vigor for the rest of his life. He studied percussion performance at St. Cloud State University and the University of Illinois—Champagne. In recent years, Brad was active in the Duluth area music scene, most notably as the drummer for the bands High Volt Rustler and Equal Xchange. In May 2009, Brad’s life was cut short when he died unexpectedly of a seizure. His drumming is immortalized in the bands’ newest record releases.

What is BradFest?

BradFest will celebrate the life of an extraordinary, beloved friend and family member and talented local musician with a fun-filled weekend of music. BradFest will be a showcase of local and regional talent, a homecoming for native Northern Minnesotan musicians and fans, and an opportunity to raise money to support local musicians—all while having a blast together on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior.

The First Annual Bradfest will please every musical palate with its incredibly diverse line-up of talented musicians and performers. Music will span the gamut from rock and folk to alternative country, rockabilly, robots and more. BradFest will also feature belly dancing, samba, and absurd interludes befitting Brad’s wacky and fun-loving spirit.

Who are the Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation?

The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to honor Bradley E. Rozman’s memory by reaching out to support young Minnesota musicians.

Brad believed in the power and importance of music in our lives and communities. Friends of Brad shares this belief and is committed to developing and improving opportunities for area musicians as a means of honoring Brad. Preliminary initiatives include: an after school music program for Iron Range secondary school students; a visiting performer fund at St. Cloud State University; and a ‘bridge’ fellowship to assist young musicians in northern Minnesota as they transition between formal music training and the onset of a professional music career.

The details:

BradFest

Friday, August 13th from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saturday, August 14th from 1:00 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Earthwood Inn

933 Stanley Rd, Two Harbors, MN (1 mile south of town)

Tickets:

(online/at the gate)

Weekend pass (best value): $20.82/$22

Friday: $10.82/$13

Saturday: $15.82/$17

Children 12 and under: free

Announcing: BradFest!

The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation is thrilled to announce: BradFest! This inaugural event will jump start our foundation’s ambitious initiatives to honor the life of Bradley E. Rozman by supporting young Minnesota musicians.

Stay tuned for more information and contact us to learn about opportunities to assist in this mission.

BradFest press release