Our 2019 Musical Lineup!
Forbes Ploszaj also known as (MACRO) comes from a family where music is a large part of their polish culture. Raised in Scottsdale Arizona as the youngest of 5, Forbes had alway received the hand me down instruments from his older siblings. He didn’t know how to read music till he was 19 years old, teaching himself how to play each instrument by sound. Forbes has been composing his own songs on piano for 10 plus years. For 7 years he’s produced and created music with a Digital Audio Workplace. Forbes recently decided to take his passion public, currently know as MACRO. Taking the Duluth Nightlife scene by storm, he’s Dj’d some of the top bars and clubs in Duluth, Mn. Forbes has decided to move back to AZ and take control of his destiny as a musician. “I’m extremely honored to be able to perform at Bertapalooza's Summerfest in june, and support local families in the Duluth area with the Northern Lights Foundation.” -Forbes
The Burning Verns
The Burning Verns are a local rock band that plays originals and covers. Find them at various local events in Duluth playing Elvis, The Beatles, Hank Williams, Chris Stapleton, Otis Redding, The Wallflowers, The Pixies, and more! They were nominated for the "Best Local Band" award from the Duluth News Tribune. Their debut concert at Bayfront was in 2016 for the Hot Air Balloon festival and are excited to be back on the big stage.
If you want good seating (or a perfect spot on the dance floor), join us early to listen to The Burning Verns at 3pm!
Follow @theburningverns on Instagram!
Andrew “DJ Ru2” Cpin has been djing full time now since March of 2016 and off and on as a fill in for a year or two before that. He used to to be a drummer in many bands full time and toured often with them. After his band broke up he still had a heart and passion for music that needed to be full-filled. After going to a DJ Conference in Las Vegas (Mobile Beat Las Vegas), he then discovered the ins and outs of the music industry and (with a little nudge from some family and friends) that DJing was going to be the perfect fit. It seemed like it was what he looking for and what he needed to be doing. Now here he is, loving what he does and looking forward to all the adventures that he has coming in the future!