Live Music Outdoors!
Friday, October 9, 2020
@ 6:30 PM

Join us at the New York Mills Sculpture Park / The Barn located at the intersection of Highway 10 and Highway 67 in New York Mills on Friday, October 9th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. for an unforgettable evening of live music in the great outdoors with Good Morning Bedlam.

This event is open to all.  Please bring your own chairs, blankets, and/or picnic.  Cash bar and light snacks available.  We will have several patio heaters, but also request that people spread out, so please dress for the unpredictable Minnesota fall weather!

We will be following COVID-19 guidelines, including physical distancing. Sanitizer and masks encouraged and available.  Please wear a mask when distancing is not possible.  Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) should not attend.

Good Morning Bedlam (GMB) is made of up three talented musicians playing their own unique brand of “furious folk” including Isaak Gill Elker on guitar and vocals, Victoria Elker on bass and vocals, and Sophia Mae on violin and vocals.

“Minneapolis-based Good Morning Bedlam has a beautiful rootsy folk authenticity that’s absolutely integral to the success of the genre.” –Nick Warren (Erie Reader)

Good Morning Bedlam has become an innovative force in the Midwest folk scene. Their shows are known for their contagious energy, with members careening about the stage, jumping and dancing with a wild playfulness. With tight soaring three part harmonies, and thumping kick-drum, they captivate their audience night after night with no intention of slowing down.

Every song is a unique twist on what is generally dubbed as folk music. “We want to surprise our audience from song to song. Rather than creating our music to fit a genre, we allow it to be an outpouring of our own stories and unique sound,” says Isaak, frontman of GMB. Just when you think you have Good Morning Bedlam pegged, they take you in another direction. You will be treated to a haunting waltz, whistling, jazz scatting, and the euphoria of the violin melodies.

When it comes to their lyrical storytelling, Isaak says, “We’re desperate to connect to people through the common human experiences that we write about and the exuberance of our live show. People have a lot of choices of how they’ll kick-back, so we intend to deliver a show where they can be free–to share in whatever they need to–joy, grief, anger, gratefulness, or bedlam!”

“Beautifully crafted roots music with range and depth. Catch them live and you’ll understand why people love them so much.” –Rick (Fan)

For their most recent video release “Enough,” GMB asked fans to send in videos of themselves celebrating life as a way to remember that “you are loved” and “you are enough.”  Besides their amazing talent and energy that they bring to every show, this strong connection to their fans is one of the things that makes GMB such a special group of musicians. Click here to see the video “Enough.”

Good Morning Bedlam released their sophomore album, Like Kings, in July of 2018. In June of 2019, GMB ended their first full touring year of two-hundred-plus shows by winning first place at the John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Competition.

This outdoor concert is open to all.  Suggested ticket price is $10 adults, $5 students, kids age 5 & under free.  We will have a donation box available for contributions to minimize contact.  Cash or checks gratefully accepted.  Call (218) 385-3339 with questions or for more info.

Get a feel for Good Morning Bedlam and their music on their website, which includes videos and music:

This organization and activity is supported by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.