Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
The MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund receives 19.75 percent of the sales tax revenue resulting from the Legacy amendment to support arts, arts education and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage. Based on current sales tax revenue, Minnesotans will invest more than $1.2 billion in arts and cultural heritage fund projects and programs over the 25 year life of the tax.
KMOJ Heritage Live Series
The KMOJ Heritage Live Series is developed to provide showcase opportunities for local artist that will provide them exposure to the overall community. These events will provide a chance for the artist to perform live to a diverse audience and receive valuable feedback from industry professionals. KMOJ will also utilize several community events that take place each year to execute this project. These events will include: The 5th Annual Soul Bowl, The KMOJ 9th Annual Voyage “Trip Down the Mississippi” Boat Ride, The Juneteenth Celebration, The Rondo Days Celebration, WBC Arts Crawl/FLOW, The Minneapolis Urban League Family Day, 2nd Annual KMOJ Unity Day, The 3rd Annual KMOJ Car and Bike Showcase, The Lowery Open Streets event and the 9th Annual Celebrating the Sistas Recognition and Awards Celebration.
KMOJ’s Dancing with the DJs
KMOJ will feature up and coming DJs who will show off their talents during the 12 days of the Minnesota State Fair. Fairgoers will have a chance to show off their favorite dance moves as our Urban DJs spin music reflecting their personal music styles which will include R&B, Hip-Hop, Salsa, and much more! Three to four different DJs will be featured each of the days of the Fair.
- Increased exposure for local DJs to the greater community
- Create increased awareness of a unique form of artistry that can enhance careers like it did for Herbie Hancock through unorthodox use of vinyl on turntables and demonstrating that even high school students can pursue and thrive in similar career paths
- Many students attend the Minnesota State Fair so this project will increase student exposure to these artists
- An increase in the number of local artists who have their work showcased through public broadcasting
KMOJ Gospel Explosion
The KMOJ Gospel Explosion is a one day event that will highlight Minnesota’s Gospel Artist. This showcase will feature individual artist, quartets, trios and choirs from across the state of Minnesota. This annual event will take place in September during Gospel Music Heritage Month.
Rush It or Flush It Live Series
KMOJ’s audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite selections through polling on KMOJ’s Sky Radio App currently under development and via direct contact with KMOJ’s radio host, Monday through Friday between the hours of 7pm to 9pm. During that time up to ten artists are showcased. Rush It or Flush It is the name of the program designed to feature recording artists. The Sky Radio app features opportunities for the artists to market and sell their music online.
- 2-10 artists showcased per day Monday – Friday