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Moondance Jam founder Bill Bieloh dies

The Bemidji Pioneer has learned that Bill Bieloh, founder of the popular Moondance Jam near Walker, has died. No details were available as of 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Bieloh conceived the Jam in 1992 as a way to promote the riding stables he and his wife Kathy own. The event got off to a modest start that first year by featuring a roster of regional bands.

The following message was posted on the Moondance Jam website this morning:

Our sadness is beyond words. Bill Bieloh passed away in the early morning hours of Friday September 24th. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, September 28th at the Moondance fairgrounds. Please keep his wife Kathy, son Jonathan and daughter Briony in your thoughts and prayers. Additional details will be posted when available.