Several years ago prior to one of the first Heart and Soul Festivals, Mick Sterling talked about how he envisioned this festival to one day become a national event attracting many national artists in the cause to help benefit Camp Heartland. That vision is becoming a reality through the tireless work of hundreds of volunteers spearheaded by the efforts of Sterling.
This year the Heart and Soul Benefit will not only feature many more national artists but also a larger site area and a special Motorcycle Run on Saturday, May 19, 2001.
Complete details of this exciting Motorcycle rally and the Heart and Soul Benefit Festival, held outdoors near Bunker's (north of the warehouse district in Minneapolis) can be found on the web at:
or Call 612-692-8879
Camp Heartland was the dream of a young man from Wisconsin named Neil Willenson. In 1993 Neil heard about a boy from his hometown who was denied the opportunity to attend a summer camp because he was afflicted with the HIV/AIDS virus. With no idea of what he was doing, other than wanting to help this boy and others like him, Willenson and a bunch of his college friends raised $60,000 during a six month period and sent 75 children to summer camp the following year. Camp Heartland has continued to provide this summer camp opportunity to children with HIV every summer since then. "He (Willenson) saw something that needed to get fixed and he did it," said local musician Mick Sterling who became involved with Camp Heartland in the fall of 1994. "Since then, Neil and his staff have given thousands of kids and families impacted by HIV / AIDS a week long summer camp experience, with all expenses paid. In 1998, the camp finally found a permanent home in Willow River, Minnesota., about 40 miles south of Duluth off 35W. It is located on 80 acres, its beautiful."
VAUGHAN, TEDESCHI, LANG, LITTLE FEAT REVEAL THEIR HEARTS
with Soulful Performances at Benefit for Camp Heartland May 19 & 20 - Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Some names are worth repeating especially those of past Grammy Award Nominees: Susan
Tedeschi and Jonny Lang who return to A Festival of the Heart & Soul 2001, May 19 & 20, to perform at the annual
Minneapolis fundraising benefit for Camp Heartland. Also on this year's festival line-up is Jimmie Vaughan original guitarist for
the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Double Trouble whose new CD "Been A Long Time" is out in stores now, Little Feat with founding
band members Paul Barrerre and Bill Payne, nationally recognized group Fastball, Wayne Kramer of MC5, Grammy Award
winner Keb Mo, G.B. Leighton, and event founder and musician, Mick Sterling.
The artists that make up the over 30 groups on the Luther Allison Memorial Main Stage and the Bunker's Stage throughout the
two-day event waive their performance fee to help the children of Camp Heartland: a national camping and care program for
children living with HIV and AIDS. A Festival of the Heart & Soul takes place May 19 & 20 in the Warehouse District of
Minneapolis (between 7th and 10th Avenues and N. 3rd Street).
Advance tickets on sale March 28th through Ticketworks (612-343-3390). One day pass $20-30, Two Day Pass $37-50,
kids under 12 free, Heart & Soul Friendship Pack $180.00 (buy 5 two-day passes, get 1 free). More information and tickets
available on line at www.soul4kids.com
A Festival of the Heart & Soul continues to branch out from its grassroots beginnings into a powerful seventh-year
festival with a significantly larger site location, related events, and added site attractions including Hope Tree Square - an
activity area for children and families.
- The weekend kicks off with a black-tie-optional, fundraising dinner on festival grounds Friday, May 18th with musical guest
Keb Mo. The event is open to the public. Tickets are available through the office at 612.692.8879
- Ride with Heart & Soul- Motorcycle Rally on Saturday, May 19th - 500-1000 riders will ride up to Camp Heartland from
Minneapolis and parade through the concert site on their return.
- More information available on line at www.soul4kids.com
Heart & Soul 2001 is supported by 92KQRS, Anheuser Busch, Lifetime Fitness, Blue Sky Management, Bunkers, Sam's
Club, UPS and event ticket and merchandise sales. The fundraising goal is to generate $150,000 for Camp Heartland through
the 2001 events. Camp Heartland Productions - A Festival of the Heart & Soul is a Minnesota-based 501c3 not-for-profit
organization formed to produce the annual musical and pre-festival black tie dinner for Camp Heartland, a national
The Heart and Soul music festival will be held outdoors near Bunker's Music Bar and Grill located near downtown Minneapolis at 716 N. Washington Ave. The dates are Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 22, 2001.
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