2013 : Tiny Frankfort, MI Celebrates One of Its Sons at the Grammy Awards

February 10, 2023 all-day

They pulled out all the stops tonight in tiny Frankfort, about 40 miles west of Traverse City, with native son Andrew Dost up for six Grammys with his band Fun.

About 200 townsfolk — one-sixth of the Frankfort populace — gathered at the Garden Theatre, where the red carpet was rolled out for the night’s big watching party and musical performances by the Frankfort High choir and brass ensemble.

“It’s just a big party,” said dad Mark Dost, minutes before the 8 p.m. telecast. “People are really supportive, and just want to celebrate the good news of Andrew and Fun being successful and having a chance to pick up a Grammy.”

Musicians Nate Ruess, Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff of Fun — whose nominations include all “big four” Grammys, including album of the year — snared two key wins, including best new artist and song of the year, for the anthemic “We Are Young”.

Source : “Frankfort musician and friends have Fun. at Grammys; Band takes home two awards”, Traverse City Record Eagle, February 11, 2013.