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.

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Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.