2nd Street Stage – Mae Simpson Music

June 27, 2024

June 27 – 2nd Street Stage 6-8 p.m.

Soul / Funk / Blues / Rock

Mae Simpson has been shaking up the Minneapolis music scene ever since her band formed in 2018, performing on larger and larger stages to a growing base of loyal fans across the Midwest. Led by her powerful vocals, the six-piece band brings audiences to their feet. The Minneapolis-based singer songwriter weaves elements of funk, soul, pop, rock and country into her sound. Mae and her bandmates leave it all on the stage. Their high-energy show creates a powerful connection with the audience. Hailing originally from South Carolina, Mae has been passionate about singing and creating music for as long as she can remember. Her broad and soulful voice and deep well of creative energy are complemented by the musicianship and passion of the band. The band has released two EPs, “Feel It Comin’” in 2018 and “Did You Make it Back” in 2020. The band’s debut full-length album, “Chandelier & Bloom,” released Sept. 1, 2023. The band features Mae Simpson. drummer Aaron Silverstein, Paul Pederson on trumpet, David Kellermann on bass and Jorgen Wadkins on guitar. Major sponsors are TruStar Federal Credit Union, Monika’s Quilt and Yarn Shop and R.D. Offutt Farms. Enbridge is support sponsor. Band sponsor June 27 is Paul Bunyan Communications. Arrive at 5 for the social hour, sponsored by the Park Rapids Rotary Club and Itasca Moraine Chapter, North Country Trail Association, and remember to bring your own chair.