Author Archives: Ross Currier

Hobo Music Fest…in Downtown Northfield, MN

Wow, another first annual music festival in downtown Northfield (a. k. a. Music City), MN.  The Hobo Music Fest “pays homage to the music of folk, bluegrass, and Americana icons such as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Boxcar Willie, and [Utah Philips]“.  It’s “an evening of storytelling and revival-inspired music – an authentic [...]

Little Man in Downtown Northfield, MN

Little Man, the group voted Best Rock Band by City Pages, will appear for the first time in Southern Minnesota this Friday night.  Led by virtuoso rock guitarist Chris Perricelli, the band provides a selection of ’60s and ’70s-inspired psychedelic rock.  Little Man is just one of the many bands, including Occasional Jazz, The Zillionaires, [...]

Currier Resigns as Executive Director of NDDC

Long-time Northfield Downtown Development Corp. Executive Director Ross Currier has resigned.  Currier has accepted the position of Community Development Program Officer at the Minnesota Housing Partnership. Currier has served as the NDDC’s Executive Director since July of 2003.  During that period the organization strengthened its commitment to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street [...]

Annual Bridge Chamber Music Festival in Northfield, MN

It’s the annual Bridge Chamber Music Festival.  For almost two decades, this low-profile concert series has been presenting distinct talent ranging from young artists to internationally known chamber musicians.  In recent years, the Festival has also been presenting regionally and nationally recognized jazz musicians.  This year’s concerts once again bring a number of great artists [...]

Outlaw Run Rumbles Out of Downtown Northfield, MN

Yup, Northfield is increasingly, nationally known for its quirky events, diverse recreation, historic downtown, and surrounding scenery.  It’s all part of the annual Outlaw Run.  Folks come from around the region on their iron horses to explore southern Minnesota, retracing the trail of the notorious James-Younger Gang, on a 120-mile scenic cruise.  Register at the [...]