Headwaters Jam Band | Block 4

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Tuesday’s in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 6-8pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 5:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 3

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Tuesday’s in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 6-8pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 5:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 2

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Tuesday’s in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 6-8pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 5:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 1

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Tuesday’s in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 6-8pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 5:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Sign-Up Day

Headwaters Music & Arts will host a free open house 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, August 22 at 519 Minnesota Ave NW. The event gives area youth and adults the opportunity to register for one-on-one lessons on piano, guitar, voice and many more instruments, along with pottery, open chess, creative writing courses, and unified arts activities for adults with disabilities. Additional youth programs include after-school art clubs and a home school teen art class An affiliate of Schmitt Music Company, Headwaters will also have a variety of musical instruments on hand to purchase or “rent to own.” Social distancing guidelines will be followed during the open house as well as during in-person activities. Community members are welcome to make a private appointment to register by calling 218.444.5606. Additional details about programs and financial assistance can be found on our website. Established in 1992, Headwaters Music & Arts is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for creativity through instruction and inspire the community through music and the arts.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Dave Cofell in Concert

Saturday, March 28, 7-9pm
Headwaters Music & Arts
519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji
$8 advance | $10 day of concert

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dave Cofell will perform 7-9 pm Saturday, March 28 at Headwaters Music & Arts in Bemidji. In 2016 and 2017, Dave Cofell was selected to perform for the American Folk Life Center for the Library of Congress. Dave has shared a stage with John Gorka, Garnet Rogers, Ronny Cox, Billy Bragg and more.

Dave is a study in easygoing amiability and unforced charisma. His music is eclectic, a woven tapestry of songs and stories with an over-all arc that comes together and tells a tale to remember. Scores of fans and promoters the world over will attest that attending one of Dave’s performances is a wonderful experience. With the gift of a consummate storyteller, Dave shares both funny and tender moments. He is an artist whose first love is music and it shows. He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a Midwestern broad spectrum Americana sound.

Cofell will be joined onstage by Nathan Ness, a folk singer songwriter from St. Cloud. Ness tells intimate and heartfelt stories through his melodic folk and acoustic Americana original songs. Nathan’s music transports audiences back in time as he blends musicianship, creativity and tradition through his inspirational lyrical content.

Nathan draws his repertoire from nearly a century of musical history, true to the traditional music from the early 20th century and has been influenced by the more contemporary music of the latest half-century. Ever-evolving, Nathan also peppers in several original compositions that feel like they could have been written long ago. Fans appreciate what they’ve called a “clever and eclectic repertoire” and “a great laundry list of standards that patrons of all ages can enjoy!”

A portion of the concert proceeds support Headwaters Music & Arts programming. Tickets are $8 or $10 day of concert. Purchase your tickets now.

Unified Arts Finger Painting with Alice Blessing

A workshop for adults of all abilities (accommodations will be made for differing abilities) | $10
9:30-12:00 Monday, April 6th
Headwaters Music & Arts |519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji

Headwaters Music & Arts is excited to announce the first in their Unified Arts workshops with a finger painting course. The morning workshop for folks of all abilities will be led by local artist and teacher, Alice Blessing, 9:30-12:00 Monday, April 6th. The class will cover the basics of color mixing and finger-paint application, including adaptations for people with cognitive and physical disabilities. With a goal to try finger-painting, meet new people, and have fun, students will focus on painting a bird in this hands-on painting class.

Alice is known for her finger-painted portraits of people and animals. She has taught Painting, Drawing, and Color Theory classes at Bemidji State University. Over the past year, she has been working on her newest series of portraits about marginalized young girls in northern Minnesota, a series made possible by a grant from Region 2 Arts Council, with funding from the McKnight Foundation. She says, “When I see vibrant colors they affect me positively. Bright, prismatic pinks, purples, and oranges make me feel daring and strong. I’m deliberately using bold, intense colors this year while knowing that they have always been an important part of my paintings, my style, and my message. However, my experience as a teacher has taught me that everybody has unique reactions to color, and the best thing I can do is help people identify the colors that make them feel strong (or happy, or relaxed). I have developed this workshop to produce a lively yet realistic painting that is easily adjustable to individuals’ color preferences.”

The workshop is for adults of all abilities and accommodations will be made for differing abilities. There are limited spots available so folks are asked to register by March 27th. The cost to attend is $10/participant with scholarships available. Register Now.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Finger Painting & Color Theory Weekend Workshop with Alice Blessing

16 – Adult | $50
6-9 pm Friday March 27th and 10 am-2:30 pm Saturday, March 28th with a half hour lunch break at noon on Saturday
Headwaters Music & Arts |519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji

Headwaters Music & Arts will host a two-day finger painting and color theory course lead by by local artist and teacher, Alice Blessing the weekend of March 27th. Participants will be introduced to color theory and finger painting techniques in this hands-on painting class as each student creates a large painting of a bird to take home.

Participants will learn to mix the whole spectrum using the primary colors, as well as how white and black affect hues and mixtures. Throughout the workshops, participants will learn basic ideas and theories about art, painting, materials, and composition. The goal is to enjoy painting and have a lot of fun.

Alice is known for her finger-painted portraits of people and animals. She has taught Painting, Drawing, and Color Theory classes at Bemidji State University. Over the past year she has been working on her newest series of portraits about marginalized young girls in northern Minnesota, a series made possible by a grant from Region 2 Arts Council, with funding from the McKnight Foundation. She says, “I’m deliberately using bold, intense colors this year while knowing that they have always been an important part of my paintings, my style, and my message. However, my experience as a teacher has taught me that everybody has unique reactions to color, and the best thing I can do is help people identify the colors that make them feel strong, or happy, or relaxed. I have developed this workshop to produce a lively yet realistic painting that is easily adjustable to individuals’ color preferences.”

The workshop is for ages 16-adult and will be held 6-9 pm Friday March 27th and 10 am – 2:30 pm Saturday, March 28th with a half-hour lunch break at noon on Saturday. All supplies are provided but participants will need to plan their own meals. There are limited spots available so folks are asked to register by March 20th . The cost to attend is $50/participant with scholarships available. Register now.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Jam Band

Headwaters Jam Band is a 4 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This monthly program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Tuesday’s in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 6-8pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 5:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each month the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. Those who are interested in learning more or taking part in Headwaters Jam Band are asked to fill out the interest form below.

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Headwaters CoffeeHouse & Open-mic

Headwaters CoffeeHouse is a volunteer-led community event at Headwaters Music & Arts held the first Friday of most months. Fun, welcoming, family friendly and supportive, the event has a relaxed and casual tone that encourages musicians, singers, and spoken word performers of all ages and skill levels.

$3 / person or $7 / family
Doors open at 6:30pm for sign up
Music 7-10pm

Do you want to be a part of things? You can become a sponsor of the month, help with set-up and clean-up, host/emcee, or run sound. Just give us a call or contact us as headwatersschool@yahoo.com