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Music Maker Mixer: Music Collabs

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Music Collabs: Music Maker Mixer

Explore the dynamic fusion of musical genres at our upcoming Music Maker Mixer session, where we’ll feature musical collaborations. From co-released albums to collaborative live performances, presenters will delve into the intricacies of merging diverse musical perspectives, offering valuable insights into the rewards and obstacles encountered in the realm of musical collaboration. Join us for an enlightening discussion on bridging genres and cultivating creative synergy in the world of music.

Here’s the breakdown of the evening:
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Social Time with treats and live music by Shotwell Quartet
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Presentation and Q&A

Meet the Presenters:

Mark Romanowski
Mark Romanowski

Mark Romanowski is a multi-instrumentalist (primarily guitar) and song writer. Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. He has performed in South Dakota as well as Seattle Washington and Minneapolis for 30 plus years. Locally, he is most known for his work with Violet, Habeas Porpoise, Rich Show, The Working Poor as well as current projects with Joel Shotwell and other local musicians. In Seattle he released 6 albums with the chamber pop band Poland. His compositions in Poland were featured in a live performance with The Seattle Rock Orchestra. While in Seattle he also regularly performed in the instrumental surf rock/vintage cocktail band Johnny Astro with former South Dakota musician Mark Bombara of The Children and Violet. He currently lives in Sioux Falls and is working on multiple musical projects.

Joel ShotwellJoel Shotwell

Joel is an active freelance artist, saxophone player and educator based in Sioux Falls, SD. As an artists he regularly composes, arranges and performs with many groups in the region, as well as groups of his own creation. He has produced multiple albums under his own name as well as bands he is involved with. As an educator he teaches at various camps and clinics bands around the area. He performs regularly with The JAS Quintet, The Hegg Brothers, The Jazz Diversity Project, The Jazz Curators, Habeas Porpoise, Jami Lynn, Holiday Jam and many other groups in the area. Shotwell also enjoys golfing, camping, fishing, board games and time with his family.

Bubba StartzBubba Startz

If southern rock married classic country and the kid grew up grunge, then started listening to EDM and Hip Hop…it’s kinda like that. Updating the vibe of classic rock and country with modern themes and collaborations. Guitar driven grooves, powerful vocal performances, thought provoking lyrics. Bubba Startz is bringing great songwriting back to rock music and revitalizing something inside music fans that’s been missing; connection. Always striving to create a give and take with the audience, there is a vibe at live performances reticent of campfire jams with friendz. With new music hitting streaming regularly make sure to follow on Spotify, YouTube and all your social media channels and sign up for their email list at startzandendz.com


April 15
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Levitt at the Falls


Startup Sioux Falls
100 E 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States
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