By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 05, 2008 at 2:55 PM

Stonefly Brewery hosts the Milwaukee regional showcase Friday, April 25 as part of the Cosmic Break Tour. Basically, local bands are invited to submit music to the Cosmic Break Tour Web site, and five finalists will compete at Stonefly to win a paid gig at the 10,000 Lakes Festival, held July 23-26, in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

The final date to upload music is Mar. 23, and it's free.

About 20,000 people attend the 10,000 Lakes Festival every year. It’s held in rural Minnesota at the scenic Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes. Artists have yet to be announced for 2008, but past performers have included Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio, John Mayer, Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & RatDog, The Black Crowes and The Allman Brothers Band, among hundreds of others.

The winning artists receive $500 for their festival performance, along with complimentary camping and select meals for each performing member. Travel and lodging costs are not provided.

For more information, visit the link below. 

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.