An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River: Our Storied River

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 7:00pm
An Evening Celebrating the River

Save the date, Thursday, October 1, for An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River: Our Storied River, the Big River’s biggest night!

This year’s event will be virtual and celebrate the stories that flow from our experiences with the river. Our program will feature storytellers whose lives have been changed by our great river. The curated selection of stories will dazzle and twist, flood and still us, and echo diverse voices and varied experiences. 

The night’s virtual festivities will be helmed by Shannan Paul, speaker, comedian and local host of The Moth. Our storytellers will be coached by Loren Niemi, a National Storytelling Network Lifetime Achievement Award winner. The event will also feature updates on FMR’s work during this unprecedented time, and interactive opportunities for event participants to support our critical mission. 

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Become a sponsor
Your impact as a sponsor of this event extends beyond a single night – it connects us to our local communities and throughout the river corridor. Join us, become an individual or corporate sponsor of An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River. 

2020 Host Committee
Ronnie Brooks, Stewart Crosby, Sue Vento and Deanna Wiener

For questions about our virtual event or our work, please contact development associate, John Czyscon, at 651-222-2193 x19 or