CM Common Roots Festival 2017

Do you know what the best part of a conversation that strikes a community chord is?

When hundreds of conversations about a shared love for local artists, musicians, and businesses starts sounding like music to your ears; when people start talking about what we have in common here in our tiny corner of the world we call Central Minnesota.

That conversation has since turned into the Central Minnesota Common Roots Festival, a three-day showcase of our grassroots talent supporting the local venues, theaters, restaurants and businesses we love during the massive street construction of historic 5th Ave in downtown Saint Cloud.

Let’s be honest folks, the construction downtown is needed. Those pipes under the streets are from the 1920’s and probably felt the feet of Al Capone.  This is also the first phase of an entire downtown revitalization, and once the project is finished its going to be prettier than a polished agate off the banks of the Mississippi.

But through all that jackhammering and foundation smashing, we want to invite the entire state to come down and support our local artists, musicians, and performers who are proud of the places that help us make our music and our art.

It’s our first year, and we are hoping this festival will spread from the streets of downtown Saint Cloud into all the gems that make up the Tri-County. 

To kick off our fundraising we are reaching out to you, our friends and fellow community members. Let’s rally to support the 1st Annual Central Minnesota Common Roots Festival!

Fundraising Tiers: 

$20 – Collectible CRMF Button – This is your pass into all three days AND gets you select specials all around downtown!

$50 - Collectible CRMF Button AND a Limited Edition T-Shirt (these will be given to volunteers and donors only!) 

$100 and up - Collectible CRMF Button, Limited Edition T-Shirt, AND you will be listed as a sponsor of the show on the website!

$500 and up- Title Sponsor! These supporters will be listed in our radio/print ads, on the website, and also on the fliers!

All proceeds will go to starting up the festival and paying our performing artists! 

Dates: August 17,18th, and 19th

3 Days
175 musicians
9 venues
15 stages



Donations made via this GoFundMe campaign are directed toward the Independent Music Collaborative of Central Minnesota, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to advocate and promote the creation of original music of all kinds in Central Minnesota. Donations made here, less a typical administrative fee, are restricted, and to be used for expenses related to the Central Minnesota Common Roots Festival.
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Common Roots Festival Commitee 
Saint Cloud, MN