Gunflint Trail Association Music Reimbursement Program

This program is for the Gunflint Trail Association to increase and support live music along the Gunflint Trail. The program is for active stakeholders of Visit Cook County in the Gunflint Trail Lodging Tax District.   

A stakeholder is defined as:

  • An entity that opts in to marketing through Visit Cook County
  • An entity that collects lodging tax in Cook County, MN


Program valid 5/1/24 – 4/30/25 (Visit Cook County's fiscal year)

  • Eligible entities reimbursed 50% of payment to musician or band
  • Limit of $750 per establishment for the fiscal year above
  • A total of $2,000 has been allocated to this program. Reimbursement dependent on available funds.
  • In order to be an eligible music performance, stakeholder seeking reimbursement must have submitted event to the Visit Cook County events calendar.
  • Program subject to blackout dates of the following:
    • Memorial Day Weekend: May 24 – 27, 2024
    • Fourth of July Weekend: July 4 – 7, 2024
    • Labor Day Weekend: August 31 - September 2, 2024
    • MEA Weekend: October 17– 20, 2024
    • New Year’s Eve: December 31, 2024
    • MLK Weekend: January 17 – 20, 2025
    • President’s Weekend: February 15 – 16, 2025


In order to receive a reimbursement, please submit an invoice following the performance and after musician(s) payment no later than 4/30/2025 to Click here to download invoice.