Nicholas David, '3rd Rock' star to appear at Hazelden music festival


A first-of-its-kind music festival is going on Saturday at Hazelden treatment center in Center City, and all of its performers share a common bond, the Star Tribune reports.

HazelFest will feature acts including "The Voice" finalist Nicholas David, G.B. Leighton and Communist Daughter. Actress Kristen Johnson ("3rd Rock From the Sun") is also set to appear as a speaker.

Honoring confidentiality matters regarding the performers, Hazelden would not divulge if any have been treated at the center, although Leighton and Communist Daughter frontman Johnny Solomon have confirmed that they have spent time there.

Eagan native David, whose real name is Nicholas David Mrozinski, says he got sober on his own and is doing the event because he supports "what they do."

Acts are scheduled to perform outside the world-renowned substance-abuse center from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The "clean and sober event" will be far different from most music festivals, beer gardens being replaced with recovery speakers and 12-step meetings for guests. The event will also feature family attractions and food trucks.

Hazelden vice president Nick Motu tells the Star Tribune that he'd like to use the event "as a way to prevent people from needing to come here," and that the the facility wants "to show everyone that you can have a good time without drugs and alcohol."

Admission to the event is $20 and is free for children under 13.

Next Up

Megan Ryan

Star Tribune's Megan Ryan named new Twins beat reporter

Ryan replaces LaVelle E. Neal who is now in a columnist role.

minnetonka MME

Minnetonka in spotlight after teacher threatened for discussing Black trans woman

Parents and community members are calling on the district to do better and will hold a march prior to the school board meeting on Thursday.

Richard Pitino

Talk grows that this season will be Pitino's last at Gophers

A report says Pitino's tenure could be "down to his final games."

Screen Shot 2021-03-02 at 1.40.17 PM

Two gas trucks collide in Stearns County, neither explodes

The unlikely collision happened Monday afternoon.

unnamed (1)

MSP Airport expecting spring break to be busiest period since pandemic began

Passenger numbers will still be about a third lower than a year ago, though.

Target store

After bumper earnings, Target will accelerate new store openings

The retailer has revealed its plans for the next few years, which includes an investment in Minneapolis.

starbucks wayzata

100% plant-based restaurant coming to Wayzata this spring

The restaurant has plans to add additional locations in Minnesota this summer and franchise nationwide.

Patric Richardson

'Laundry Evangelist' from St. Paul gets his own Discovery+ show

Patric Richardson has built a career around the appreciation and care of clothing.

All Energy Solar Residential Installation

End 'renting' from your utility company and go solar

A solar installation is one of the few home improvements that actually pays for itself.