Hobo Music Fest…in Downtown Northfield, MN

WoodyGuthrie_HoboMusicWow, 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 in Downtown Northfield, MN

LittleManAtStateFairLittle 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

Annual Bridge Chamber Music Festival in Northfield, MN

7StepsToHavanaIt’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

Outlaw Run Rumbles Out of Downtown Northfield, MN

OutlawRunYup, 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

Just Another Weekend in Music City, MN

TheCounterfactualsBonnie & the Clydes, Joe Carey, Beautyofmyland, The Russ & Kris Project, The Basements, Fred the Bear, and The Counterfactuals.  Yeah, just another weekend in Music City, Minnesota.  Oh, there’s an opening reception for an art exhibit, a couple of screenings at a film festival, and the Farmers Market and the Market Fair.  Yeah, just another weekend in charming and quirky Northfield, MN, the silver medalist in America’s small town category. Continue reading