2024 Headliners

2024 Headliners

Saturday, July 6th

Martina McBride

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Martina McBride

Multiple Grammy® nominee Martina McBride has sold over 23 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. Martina McBride has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records. Nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards. Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Martina has released two cookbooks – the first, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration. She released her second book, Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life, in October 2018. Most recently, Martina was honored with the Cliffie Stone Icon Award at the ACM Honors event for her impactful contributions to country music.

When Martina isn’t in the studio, she focuses her time on charitable causes dear to her heart through her Team Music Is Love charity initiative.

McBride resides in Nashville with her husband, John, and their three daughters

The Wallflowers

The Wallflowers Taste of MN 2024

Rock ‘n’ roll is often hard to define, or even to find, in these fractured musical times. But to paraphrase an old saying, you know it when you hear it.

And you always hear it with the Wallflowers. For the past 30 years, the Jakob Dylan-led act has stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack. That signature style has been present through the decades, baked into the grooves of smash hits like 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse as well as more recent and exploratory fare like 2012’s Glad All Over.

Sunday, July 7th

Morris Day And The Time

Morris Day And The Time Taste Of MN 2024

Morris Day And The Time

Born in Minneapolis, Day had a flair for fashion. Inspired by photographs of
his grandpa in zoot suits, a true fashionista was formed! Day went to school
with Prince Rogers Nelson and sang in Prince’s first band Grand Central.
Prince grew as an artist and so did the opportunity around him. The Time
was originally created as Prince’s alter ego to be seen as the cool, street-wise funk band contrasting Prince’s more soulful R&B sound. After looking
at several lead vocalists, Prince wanted someone with mad talent so he
cast his high school friend the funky, the fabulous Morris Day. Soon after,
Morris Day and the Time were cast in Purple Rain which captured the
exploding Minneapolis music scene at its peak.

Morris Day burst onto the public scene with the group’s self titled album,
The Time, which included “Get It Up,” “Cool,” and “Girl.” Soon after the
world was introduced the prolific Minneapolis music marvel, the group went
on to record three more albums, including What Time Is It? (featuring the
hits “777-9311,” “Wild and Loose,” “Walk,” and “Gigolos Get Lonely Too”)
and Ice Cream Castle, (which included the hit “Jungle Love”). After three
albums Morris Day launched his solo career, releasing three albums: The
Color of Success, Daydreaming, and Guaranteed. Combined sales of
Morris Day’s solo work and The Time is in excess of 10 million units.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Taste Of MN 2024

Five-time Grammy Award winners Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis are World renowned songwriters, record producers, musicians, entrepreneurs, RockHall inductees, and the most influential and successful songwriting & production duo in modern music history. For over 40 years Jam & Lewis’ accomplishments have elevated them to iconic status within the music industry.

Jam & Lewis have collaborated on over 100 Gold, Platinum and / or Diamond certified recordings for a diverse array of artists across all musical genres including Prince, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Sting, Elton John, Mary J Blige, Usher, Beyonce, Luther Vandross, Rihanna, Rod Stewart, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Willie Nelson, New Edition, Sounds of Blackness, Morris Day, The Time, and Janet Jackson to name a few.

They have written and / or produced over 100 albums and singles that have reached Gold, Platinum or Diamond status with total worldwide sales in excess of 100 million records. Jam & Lewis have amassed 26 #1 R&B singles and 16 #1 Hot 100 hits giving the duo more Billboard #1’s than any other songwriting / production team in chart history. Not only are they celebrating their 50th Anniversary, they call Minnesota their hometown!