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JULY 1 – JULY 19, 2018

One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, the Northern Lights Music Festival offers lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists, performing faculty and prize-winning young artists.


Announcing two exciting new performance venues: McCarthy Beach State Park and the historic Buhl Public Library.  For dates, see our 2018 Schedule.

Famed cellist Yosif Feigelson will return for another season as a member of Northern Lights Artist Faculty.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

The festival is funded by the generous contributions of numerous governmental agencies, corporations and private donors,including the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council; and gifts from Explore Minnesota Tourism, Minnesota Public Radio and Minnesota Power Foundation.

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