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January 26, 2017
Letter: It's about music, not money
I was disappointed to hear of the cancellation of Sonshine this year. It was moved to Somerset, Wis., in hopes that it would reverse the declining attendance. According to the story, that didn't happen. Some regular Sonshiners are probably hoping that this is only temporary, but...
January 26, 2017 - 1:47am
November 14, 2014
Business owners, others in Willmar gauge effect of Sonshine’s move to Wisconsin
WILLMAR — Local businesses and others were gauging the likely financial loss that will result from the move by the annual Sonshine music festival from Willmar to Somerset, Wisconsin, next year. Sonshine organizers said the Christian music festival, which started in Willmar in 1982,...
November 14, 2014 - 11:20pm
November 13, 2014
Sonshine leaving Willmar, relocating to Wis. in 2015
WILLMAR -- Sonshine Festival is leaving the city where it began. Next year's Christian music festival will be staged in Somerset,...
November 13, 2014 - 7:21pm
July 20, 2014
See ya next year Sonshine: 33rd annual festival packs up and disappears for another year
WILLMAR — A rainy start to the day on Saturday was not enough to dampen Sonshine Festival goers’ spirits as the festival powered through...
July 20, 2014 - 11:02pm
July 18, 2014
Sonshine: An enjoyable community for entire family
WILLMAR — Like any annual music festival, Sonshine draws a specific and predictable crowd. However, the community that has been shaped since...
July 18, 2014 - 11:13pm
July 17, 2014
Their turn to shine: Sonshine offers lesser known bands a moment in the spotlight
WILLMAR — Sonshine hit the ground running on Thursday as more than 50 different musical artists performed from 11 a.m. on Thursday until 1:30...
July 17, 2014 - 10:55pm
Editorial: Welcome to all at Sonshine Festival
Sonshine Festival 2014 is underway on the Willmar Civic Center and Willmar High School grounds in northeast Willmar.
July 17, 2014 - 7:00am
July 16, 2014
Sonshine before the music: Festival goers set up camp, reunite with friends and make their own fun
WILLMAR — There was a general excitement on the festival grounds as Sonshine officially began Wednesday in Willmar. Throughout the morning...
July 16, 2014 - 11:23pm
July 15, 2014
Setting the stage for 33rd annual Sonshine: Preparations under way; campers settle in
WILLMAR — On Tuesday campers were setting up campsites, stage crews were building the stages, food vendors were trickling in with their trailers...
July 15, 2014 - 10:39pm
July 13, 2014
Sonshine Festival opens Wednesday in Willmar, set-up already underway
WILLMAR — Sonshine is fast approaching and the annual Christian music festival again promises to supply something for everyone with big-name...
July 13, 2014 - 11:27pm
July 21, 2013
Attendance up at this year's Sonshine
WILLMAR - A combination of a strong lineup and more promotion paid off for this year's Sonshine Music Festival. While official numbers won't...
July 21, 2013 - 11:10pm
July 19, 2013
Sonshine provides different experience to volunteers
WILLMAR - Linda and Brian Friedlein, of Willmar, have been coordinating Sonshine Music Festival's volunteers for 24 years. Their job consists...
July 19, 2013 - 11:50pm
Music still the heartbeat of Sonshine
WILLMAR - Thousands come to Sonshine Music Festival for the music and fellowship, and after three days of performances, attendees haven't been...
July 19, 2013 - 11:47pm
July 18, 2013
Kids Korner turns Sonshine into a festival for all ages
WILLMAR - Rebecca Taylor, 6, of Eagan, patiently waited Thursday afternoon while Jessie Kneprath helped her finish her craft in the Kids Korner...
July 18, 2013 - 11:01pm
July 17, 2013
Sonshine is more than just music
WILLMAR - Before the music started Wednesday evening, dedicated fans were setting up their campsites in Sonshine Music Festival's Tent City....
July 17, 2013 - 11:15pm