Le Vent du Nord

“Le Vent du Nord”, a Québécois progressive folk band will be holding a concert in Minnneapolis (at De La Salle High School, just a few blocks from campus) on Saturday evening, September 29th, 7:30 p.m., as the culminating event of the Franco-Fête festival celebrating French in Minnesota taking place that day.

From “Le Vent du Nord” website:
“Considered a driving force in progressive folk, Le Vent du Nord captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air.
Since its founding in 2002, Le Vent du Nord have become compelling Francophone ambassadors, winning critical acclaim and audience adoration across Europe and North America. The quartet has performed well over 1,000 concerts, racking up several prestigious awards, including two Junos (Canada’s Grammys), a Canadian Folk Music Award, and ‘Artist of the Year’  at the North American Folk Alliance Annual Gala.”

You can get a reduced concert admission in one of three ways:

  • If you are age 18 or below, you can pay only $5 by completing the appropriate part of the attached registration form and sending it to the indicated address with your payment. (You may also register for the day events–presentations, dance demonstrations etc. about French-speaking groups in Minnesota, past and present, for only $5.)
  • Whatever your age, you may get a reduced rate of only $5 each for the concert and/or the day’s events by volunteering to help out at the event for a couple of hours during the day.  To volunteer, contact Dick Bernard at <dick_bernard@me.com>.
  • If you are age 19 or above, you can get a reduced rate of $15 each for the concert and/or the day’s events.  You must reserve your tickets by e-mailing Madelaine Kluesner (undergrad assistant for French) at <klue0050@umn.edu> no later than Friday, September 21st.

For complete information about all the festival events, see “Franco-Fête Minneapolis 2012” at http://und.edu/orgs/initiatives-in-french-midwest/english/franco.cfm

Non-students can order concert tickets online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/270103

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