History of Bridge City Music Festival
Bridge City Music Festival was founded, and is maintained, with the intention of bridging gaps within the community. We use music as the footpath and the grace and love of Christ as the supports. We are non-denominational, non-traditional, and non-judgmental. Our hope is that people of all walks of life would feel welcome, enjoy some awesome music with a professional show, and meet incredible people in the process! Bridge City Music Festival is a family friendly, alcohol and substance free event.
2023 will mark our 7th year! Since beginning, we have grown, expanded our team, and changed locations adding camping to the attraction list! When Bridge City Music Festival saw it's first year, the event was indoors at the Miners Memorial Building in Virginia, Minnesota, a building that no longer exists. After its demolition in 2021, the Miners Memorial Building was replace by the new Iron Trail Event Center. After moving locations to the outdoor space at beautiful Olcott Park in Virginia, MN, Bridge City Music Festival introduced the addition of vendors, an RPG/Gaming area and a large Children's Adventure Space.
Now entering our seventh year, Bridge City Music Festival is relocating in 2023 to the spacious Camp Chicagami in Eveleth, MN. This decision was made in order to accommodate weekend camping for musicians and participants alike. This year also brings with it the introduction of event tickets! We will still be offering FREE General Admission Tickets for individuals and families but will also be offering the option of purchasing weekend camping and VIP tickets!
The music festival will now feature camp set up starting at 6:30pm Friday night accompanied by live music from 7:00pm to 10:00pm that evening for the enjoyment of campers only. General Admission tickets will be for entry Saturday beginning at 9:30am. Music will begin again at 10:00am Saturday morning and continue throughout the day until 10:00pm that evening. Vendors, the Children's Adventure Space, and the RPG Gaming Area will all be available throughout the day Saturday. Those who are camping will pack up Sunday morning and will need to check out by 10:00am.
Campers may bring coolers and camp stoves but are not permitted to bring grills or fire pits. Fires will only be aloud in the designated communal fire pits provided on the property. Camping is for tents only unless special permit is awarded. There will be plenty of outdoor space for you and your family or friends to enjoy including hiking and lake activities. Bridge City Music Festival, Camp Chicagami, and any related affiliates are not held liable for any lost, stolen, or broken items. The afore mentioned is also not held liable for any injuries or illnesses obtained or contracted during this event.