May 21 – Ellis – Folk/Singer/Songwriter
Ellis has sold more than 35,000 copies of her CDs and is the winner of several awards including the 2009 Just Plain Folks Best Female Singer Songwriter CD for Break the Spell. She has been voted the "most wanted to return" performer at both the Falcon Ridge and Sisters Folk Festivals; and received top recognitions at the Telluride Troubadour Song and Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Contests. Minnesota Women's Press and Lavendar Magazine readers give her top honors as "Best Local Musician." She has also appeared on A Prairie Home Companion 4 times.