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Caravan du Nord featuring Dred I Dread with The Orange Goodness and AfroGeode & The Gemstones

Caravan du Nord featuring Dred I Dread with The Orange Goodness and AfroGeode & The Gemstones

Saturday, March 11, 2023 (7:30 PM - 10:00 PM) (CST)


On Saturday, March 11th, Caravan du Nord will be at Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth featuring Dred I Dread with The Orange Goodness and AfroGeode & the Gemstones. This multi-genre musical experience will be an unforgettable showcase of amazing Minnesota talent in the beautiful Sacred Heart Music Center. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and is sponsored by The Current and Explore Minnesota.

Caravan du Nord features Minnesota musicians of different genres and backgrounds from across the state. This year’s showcase series launched in October 2022 stops in St. Paul and Red Wing, and will continue January-March, 2023 with tour stops in Rochester, Northfield, Austin, and Duluth. Each tour stop also features a workshop and networking event for any local musicians. Learn more about all Caravan du Nord events at 

Schedule for the Day 

3PM Workshop: Music Careers in 2023, Presented by Scott LeGere

College of St. Scholastica, Tower 3147 Classroom

Creating a career in music is a constantly changing and sometimes challenging endeavor. In order to empower your next steps, this workshop will cover topics including digital distribution, revenue streams, and resources for Minnesota musicians to help you broaden your potential opportunities in our exciting music environment.

4PM Workshop: How to Navigate Booking Your Show in a Competitive Industry, Presented by Shantel Dow

College of St. Scholastica, Tower 3147 Classroom, 

5:30PM-6:30PM: Networking Social Hour  - Pizza Luce, 11 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802 

Register for networking and workshop events HERE 

7:00PM Doors / 7:30PM Show: Caravan du Nord concert, featuring Dred I Dread, The Orange Goodness, and AfroGeode & the Gemstones 

Sacred Heart Music Center, 201 W 4th St. Duluth, MN 

Purchase tickets HERE Onsale upcoming in early 2023 

About the Artists 

Dred I Dread is a Minneapolis, MN based Reggae Band. The Band was formed in 1998 and chosen as "Best Local Reggae Band" by City Pages Magazine in 1999. The debut CD "Listen to the Revolution" was released in March 1999. Rapid Fire Records is excited to announce their latest EP "Mount Zion", which is digitally distributed by VP Records. Mount Zion EP is featuring Jamaican music legends including Dean Fraser on sax, Tony “Asher” Brissett on keyboards & percussion, Errol ‘Flabba’ Holt on bass. 

The Orange Goodness is an exciting groove-infused alt/indie rock band from Minneapolis. Mike Michel (vocals/guitars) Ian Allison (bass) & Reese Kling (drums) have been in the psyche of music enthusiasts for their sidemen work with MN greats Dessa, Haley, Jeremy Messersmith, Desdamona, and Iffy, but their first love is writing and performing groove-infused alt/indie rock songs. Drawing inspiration from artists like Gorillaz, Beck, Cake, & Vulfpeck, The Orange Goodness are sponges for global rhythms and organic analog sounds that move and inspire. The Orange Goodness are trying to help the planet one song and one gig at a time! 

AfroGeode & The Gemstones is a multi-genre band with a heavy Jazz and Soul influence. The band is an incredibly talented and versatile group of musicians with deep appreciation for jazz, funk, and soul. They are known for their timely, progressive, original song compositions, as well as creatively reimagined covers. This is a band that is known to elicit a variety of emotions in their sets and can go from heart grabbing blues to upbeat funk and soul in a matter of minutes. They are known for specifically curated setlists that are crafted with intentionality.

About the Workshop Presenters

Shantel Dow: Shantel Dow has been a booking agent and entrepreneur since 2000. Dow Artists, Inc. was founded in 2004 as a customer-friendly agency to serve the artists and presenters partnering great shows for communities large and small throughout the United States and internationally. In 2020, the agency name was changed to Studio 35 representing musicians and playwrights primarily for performing arts center performances.

Scott LeGere: Over the past 20 years, Scott LeGere has played key roles in the ownership and operation of audio recording facilities, independent record labels, media schools, and commercial music production companies. During this time, he has engineered Grammy nominated albums, produced critically acclaimed independent projects, lectured nationally at conferences and events, and foolishly hauled both Yamaha CP-70s and Hammond B3s (concurrently) to gigs all over the country.

In 2010, he co-founded NoWare Media, a composition focused sound agency, and helped produce Clio, Emmy, and Cannes Lion award winning commercial spots for corporate clients such as Target, Walmart, The Minnesota Wild, Bauer Hockey, BluDot, and others.

In addition to his professional commitments, Scott has concentrated much of his recent time and efforts into empowering the next generation of creatives, teaching at a variety of Minnesota colleges and universities. Now an Assistant Professor of Music Industries at Minnesota State Mankato, Scott tries desperately to translate the above “career” into a model for aspiring musicians and industry professionals.

Sacred Heart Music Center
201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55806 United States
Event Contact
Joanna Schnedler
Saturday, March 11, 2023 (7:30 PM - 10:00 PM) (CST)
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