THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 MUSICAL ACTS

Mae Simpson has been shaking up the Minneapolis music scene ever since her band formed in 2017, performing on larger and larger stages to a growing base of loyal fans across the Midwest. Led by her powerful vocals, the six-piece band brings audiences to their feet. The Minneapolis-based singer songwriter weaves elements of funk, soul, pop, rock and country into her sound. Mae and her bandmates leave it all on the stage. Their high-energy show creates a powerful connection with the audience. Hailing originally from South Carolina, Mae has been passionate about singing and creating music for as long as she can remember. Her broad and soulful voice and deep well of creative energy are complemented by the musicianship and passion of the band. The band has released two EPs, Feel It Comin’ in 2018 and Did You Make it Back in 2020. The band’s debut full-length album, Chandelier & Bloom, will be released September 1, 2023. 

Amateur, a Rochester, Minnesota, indie rock band, was formed by high school friends Brody Heinzel and Chris Tauzell in 2016. Amateur started as a duo playing local coffee shops and open mics to small crowds and has grown in size and reach. Amateur draws influences from bands such as Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Fleet Foxes, Interpol, Bahamas and much more. They are a band who likes to make big and small amounts of noise with an urge to explore and share what their music has to offer.

Based in Minneapolis, Oak and the Woods is a group of friends and fun lovers alike. Rooted in the Motown records of the 60’s and the funky sounds of the 70’s, their sound is that of high energy and low stress. With this band the destination is a good time, and the vehicle is funk.