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Nisswastämman Music and Dance Festival

June 8 - June 9

This could be the largest gathering of Scandinavian and Scandinavian American Folk Musicians and Dancers in the United States. Now in its 19th year, Nisswastämman brings musicians and dancers together from all over Minnesota, the United States, and the “homelands” of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.

Kari will again bring her story telling and song circles to the children’s tent and along with Carol Sersland, teaching song dance in the dance barn!

Nisswa-stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival, June 8 & 9, 2018, features 150 folk musicians performing on 3 stages, day-long dancing opportunities on two dance floors, dance instruction, a cultural children’s activity tent, and great Scandinavian food…all under the shade of the majestic Norway pines of the Nisswa Pioneer Village in Nisswa, Minnesota. We are going into the 19th year of the festival, and yet another special line up of award winning musicians from Scandinavia is headlining. They include: Harald Haugaard, Helene Blum & Antti Järvelä – master musicians from Denmark and Finland on fiddles, guitar and voice; Trio Larsson –  talented musicians from Sweden on fiddle, guitar, nyckelharpa/accordion and voice; Elvings Spelmanskapell –  ensemble from Falun, Sweden featuring fiddles, accordion and string bass; Kristoffer & Maria – great music from Norway on fiddle and accordion. USA groups and individuals appearing include the American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag, the Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag, the Twin Cities Hardingfelelag, Hutenanny, Tjärnblom, he Stoney Brook Fiddlers, Ole Olssons Oldtime Orkestra, Skål Klubben Spelmanslag, Ivares Pojkarna, Skålmusik, Finn Hall Band, Ross Sutter and many, many others!

For more information contact Paul Wilson, 218 764 2994   nisswastamman@gmail.com

Friday June 8 –

10 am – 3 pm – Scandinavian music and dancing workshops, Nisswa area, open to public. There is a fee involved. Email Janet Hill for information at: janethillnew@gmail.com   or call her at 218 259 4090

7 pm – Gala Opening Sampler concert, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under. All tickets available only at the door. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 pm.

9:30 pm – 1 am – old time dance featuring several festival bands. Nisswa American Legion Club, Nisswa, Mn.

Saturday June 9 –

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nisswa-stämman Festival (Nisswa Pioneer Village) $15 adults / $5 children 9 – 17 / 8 and under free. All tickets available only at the gate.

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 pm – Smörgåsbord $18  (Nisswa American Legion, Nisswa) – Tickets available on Friday night and Saturday at the events.

7:00 pm  – 1 am – Old time dance featuring even more bands than Friday night. Nisswa American Legion Club, Nisswa, Mn.


Pioneer Villiage
25611 Main St
Nisswa, MN 56468 United States
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