This Wednesday will be the official CD release party for Christmas By The Lake XI. The Christmas collection features local artists who have all donated their recordings in order to raise money for the Bluebird Foundation. This year the collection includes some really heavy hitters from the area and others who started here and moved on with their careers.

This year’s 2-CD set features Dane Schmidt who is now a Duluth transplant to Nashville, and Kim Olson who now calls Los Angeles his home.

A Christmas by the Lake XI benefits the Bluebird Foundation which is an advocate for regional kids in the arts. The Bluebird Foundation will announce the recipient of the Audrey A Lundeen Scholarship, worth $1500, at the CD release party on November 15th. This is one of many awards handed out to local kids.

The Party will be held at Clyde Iron Works Wednesday at 5 until 9 pm and will have the new CD for sale along with some words from people connected to the project and some performances too.

There will be a silent auction too. Here are some of the great Silent Auction items:
2-VIP Tickets for the Grand Minnesota Taste Together + 1 night lodging at the the Grand Casino Hinckley Hotel
16-Passes to the Great Lakes Aquarium
Authentic Stephan Diggs signed NFL photo
much much more!

Kim Olson penned a song, especially for the project. Here is a video of the song.