Bayfront Festival Park
Bayfront Festival Park

Honor The Earth presents

Water Is Life ⏤ Stop Line 3

Hosted by Winona LaDuke

with Bon Iver, Mumu Fresh, Hippo Campus and more!

Doors Open


Show Starts



All Ages



Bon Iver • Mumu Fresh • Hippo Campus • Lissie • Quiltman • Adia Victoria • Dorene Day Waubanewquay • Annie Humphrey • Keith Secola • David Huckfelt • Corey Medina • Alan Sparhawk • Charlie Parr • Larry Long & Friends • Superior Siren • Emcee: Jim Walsh • and more!

Note: Children ages 10 & under admitted free

Honor the Earth and its production and promotional partners, First Avenue and The Current, are proud to present the first ever Water Is Life: Stop Line 3 music, art, and cultural festival on August 18, 2021, at Bayfront Park in Duluth, MN on the shores of the mighty Gichi-Gami (Lake Superior).  

Featuring an unprecedented coalition of musicians, artists, poets, and Indigenous leaders, (including Bon Iver, Adia Victoria, Hippo Campus, Lissie, and more) this one-day festival is a celebration of water as the fundamental life-giving resource of Mother Earth, and a full-throttle resistance in music and song against the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline currently snaking its way through the waterways and Anishinaabe lands of northern Minnesota.

All proceeds benefit the Indigenous women-led Honor the Earth non-profit in its fight against Enbridge’s Line 3 construction in Native treaty Lands during a time of climate crisis and severe drought. 

Special Guests

Bon Iver

First it was For Emma, Forever Ago. The soul in a refraction of icicles. A moment hanging like breath on air. And yet life – even still life – is...

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Mumu Fresh

Mumu Fresh (also known as Maimouna Youssef) is a GRAMMY-nominated, Indigenous Music award-winning, Musical Ambassador for the US State Department, elected governor of The DC Chapter of The Recording Academy & an Ambassador of The...

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Hippo Campus

Good Dog, Bad Dream is a collection of songs that came together with ease, and without pressure — a wildly diΜerent experience than the typical Hippo Campus recording process. Hippo...

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Lissie grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, near the Mississippi River, speaking her mind and writing songs from an early age. She released her fourth studio album, Castles, on March...

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Quiltman (also known as Milton “Quiltman” Sahme or Quiltman Sahme) is a Native American singer and musician.

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Adia Victoria

Adia Victoria is establishing a fresh reference point on the musical landscape. From blood-born howls to idiosyncratic phrasing, she is the big red dot saying You Are Here. The Nashville-based...

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Dorene Day Waubanewquay

Waubanewquay, or Dorene Day, is an Ojibwe-Anishinabe Kwe of the Waubizayshi O’dodem – Marten Clan, from Asabikone zaaga I’ gunning – Bois Forte Reservation in northern Minnesota. A strong advocate...

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Annie Humphrey

Growing up on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Northern Minnesota, Annie lived in a home filled with voices made of thunder and nothing could stop it. Her parents were...

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Keith Secola

Keith Secola is an icon and ambassador of Native music. He is one of the most influential artists in the field today. Rising from the grassroots of North America, he...

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David Huckfelt

David Huckfelt is a singer / lyricist / activist and founding frontman of Minneapolis indie-folk cult favorites The Pines. An Iowa-native and former theology student, Huckfelt attended the prestigious Iowa...

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Corey Medina

Corey Medina is a Blues-Rock artist who is Diné from Shiprock, NM. A town on the Navajo Tribal Nation. He moved to Northern Minnesota in 2012 to be closer to...

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Alan Sparhawk

Alan Sparhawk is an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the guitarist and vocalist for bands Low and Retribution Gospel Choir.

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Charlie Parr

Charlie Parr’s new album, Last of The Better Days Ahead, is a collection of powerful songs about how one looks back on a life lived, as well as forward on...

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Larry Long & Friends

Lifelong social justice advocate, Larry Long is a singer-songwriter, poet, educator, organizer, activist, and storyteller. Long’s work has taken him from rural Alabama to the Lakota communities in South Dakota....

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Superior Siren

S U P E R I O R S I R E N is an all-female Eerie Folk project created on the shores of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. The...

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Jim Walsh

Jim Walsh is an award-winning author, journalist, writer, and songwriter from Minneapolis. A columnist for the Southwest Journal and regular contributor to, his work has appeared in Rolling Stone,...

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Hosted By

Winona LaDuke

Winona LaDuke is one of the world’s most tireless and charismatic leaders on issues related to climate change, Indigenous rights, human rights, green and rural economies, grass-roots organizing, local foods,...

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Bayfront Festival Park

Bayfront Festival Park is one of Duluth’s most beautiful public parks located on the shores of Lake Superior. Visitors to the park can view ships from around the world entering…

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