Kaplansky headlines Barnfest
RED WING — The Red House Barnfest , with music by artists from Red House Records, will be held Aug. 4 at the outdoor amphitheater at Hobgoblin Music in Red Wing.
Lucy Kaplansky headlines the main stage lineup, which also features Bill Staines, Dean Magraw, Natalia Zukerman, Drew Nelson, the High 48s and Black Audience, as well as Jon Rodine in the MN Songwriter Spotlight segment.
There is also an expanded Kidsfest this year, with children's activities and music performances on the family stage. Included are kids' yoga by Learning Tree Yoga, the Open Eye Figure Theatre puppet show, arts and crafts, and a water play area. Music will be by Staines, who has written and recorded several award-winning children's songs, and Jayanthi Kyle and the Crybabies.
Kaplansky got her start in Chicago coffeehouses before deciding to pursue a doctorate in psychology. She worked in New York hospitals and started her own practice, but eventually returned to her first love of music.
The rest of the lineup is eclectic in style. Staines is a traveling troubadour who sings his songs from coast to coast. Zukerman is a musician, writer and painter whose latest album is "Gas Station Rose." Nelson is regarded as one of the most promising new artists on the folk music scene. Magraw is one of Minnesota's most stylish guitarists. The High 48s play bluegrass music. Black Audience presents a mix of blues, gospel and R&B.
The Red House Records is a St Paul-based independent record company.
The Hobgoblin grounds include an indoor music venue besides the outdoor amphitheater. The Barnfest will go on rain or shine. Lawn chairs are welcome. No pets allowed. Refreshments are available.