Several community leaders have come together to bring a three-year music program known as “World Fest” to Marinette and Menominee Counties. The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) is the title sponsor among a generous group of businesses and individuals. Together, their goal is to bring music from around the world to around the corner.

The Finnish ensemble group “Okra Playground” will kick off this three-year rotation. The Helsinki based electro-folk band formed from a shared wish to bring together excellent people and musicians to play traditional Finnish music with a fresh approach.

During the first week of October, students from surrounding schools will get an up-close introduction to the music ensemble. The free community-wide concert will take place on Saturday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m. at Theatre on the Bay, on the campus of UWGB-Marinette. The concert is free, but space is limited therefore, tickets are required for entrance. People interested in attending can pick up tickets at any SNBT office.