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Former Detroit Lakes resident Caroline Smith will make her debut at the Basilica Block Party in St. Paul on Saturday, July 12. This will mark the 20th anniversary of the two-day festival. (Submitted photo)

Detroit Lakes' Caroline Smith to play Basilica Block Party

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Former Detroit Lakes resident Caroline Smith will be making her debut at St. Paul’s Basilica Block Party this Saturday, July 12 at 6:35 p.m. on the Sun Country Airlines stage.

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Smith, who honed her skills as a vocalist, guitarist and singer-songwriter at her childhood home in Detroit Lakes — where she lived with her familly from the time she was in fourth grade until her graduation from Detroit Lakes High School — now makes her home in Minneapolis.

The Basilica Block Party, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this Friday and Saturday, July 11-12, began in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of The Basilica of Saint Mary.

Today, proceeds from the event benefit The Basilica Landmark, which preserves, restores, and advances the historic Basilica of Saint Mary for all generations.

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