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 and eclectic mix of folk, bluegrass, Americana, Delta blues, jazz, jug band – and perhaps a bit of punk rock”. Just another Saturday in Music City, Minnesota. Continue reading
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, Seven Steps to Havana, The Frye, The RCAs, Midnight Collision, Bonnie & the Clydes, and WindWorks, that are performing in Music City, MN this weekend. Continue reading
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 Program and its comprehensive approach to community vibrancy and economic vitality. Continue reading
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 to Music City, Minnesota: Continue reading
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 Northfield Historical Society. Continue reading