Centerstage Minnesota

Friday 2pm-4m & 10pm - mid
  • Hosted by Brett Carter

Centerstage Minnesota showcases the talents of Minnesota musicians. A local production of Northern Community Radio: KAXE - Grand Rapids and KBXE - Bemidji.

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Milt Lee talks with Sam Miltich about his life as a musician.  Growing up surrounded by a large musical  family in northern Minnesota, taking his talents around the world and landing back to his roots playing jazz throughout the Upper Midwest.

Record Store Day

Feb 10, 2017

Record Store Day is coming! Record Store Day is coming!

We're going to celebrate the day once again by having a pop up record sale in Bemidji, selling donated records and CDs.

Do some spring cleaning, dust off those old records & CDs in your closet, and bring them into KAXE or KBXE for donation! All proceeds from the sale benefit Northern Community Radio, helping us bring more to your community.

All donations are tax deductible. Call us with any questions! (800)662-5799

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music. One of the bands played this week is Tapes 'n Tapes, a Minneapolis based band. In early 2017, Tapes 'n Tapes re-released their first, self-titled EP. in a digital format. Inactive since 2011, this might mark the resurgance of this popular Minnesota band. Hear the whole show in the archives or by clicking here. Send any comments to KAXE/KBXE.

For the next in our CenterStage Concert series, we welcome hometown gypsy jazz hero, Sam Miltich, who will be joined by Charmin Michelle (vocals), Matthew Miltich (bass), Evan Price (violin) & Jay Epstein (drums). It continues the series on the third Thursday of the month, February 16th at 7:30pm in the 200-seat Mary Ives Studio at The Reif Center.

Tickets are available here.

Adam Levy In Studio

Jan 20, 2017

We had the first concert Thursday night for the 2017 portion of our CenterStage MN Concert Series with The Reif Center. The Honeydogs were here, and man, they were great. Have you seen them? I knew the band was going to be fun when I walked backstage into a flying Millennium Falcon with the guitar player doing high kicks to try and knock it down. They brought that kind of energy and level of fun onto the stage throughout the performance.

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