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Celebrate Our Unique Mix of Retailers…on Crazy Daze

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:34am

Yeah, that’s me with a doughnut…again.  As always, it’s one of those delicious raised glazed from Quality Bakery in downtown Northfield, MN.  Hey, I take my training seriously, slowly building up to the Alaskan Doughnuts of CRAZY DAZE.

Northfield Crazy Daze, this Thursday, July 24th, with stores opening at 7:00 a.m.  City-wide bargains, sidewalk sales galore, tasty food specials, fun activities throughout the day…

…and Alaskan Doughnuts.

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Arts Guild Produces a New Music Festival for Northfield

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 7:14am

The Northfield Arts Guild, a local non-profit serving the community since 1959, has produced a new festival.  The Cannon River Roots Music Festival premieres Saturday, July 26th, in Bridge Square, the heart of Northfield.

It’s a fun time down by the river, listening to American roots music.  The Cannon River Roots Festival will present a full day of bluegrass, blues, folk-grass, gypsy jazz, Scottish, Irish, and Nordic music, featuring national, regional, and local musicians.  The Festival will also offer programs for folks who love to play, as well as hear, acoustic music, including a jamming workshop and a picking workshop for beginning and intermediate musicians.

The performers include Grammy-Winner Clay Hess, a Powdermilk Biscuit Band Reunion, Ross & McKenzie, Ile Du Berceau, Alabaster Falls, Jon Manners, Chance Meetings, and Hutenanny.  It’s a full day of music, from 1:00 to 11:00 p.m., down by the Wild and Scenic Cannon River.

So come on down(town) and listen to the music, at the Cannon River Roots Festival, Saturday, July 26th, in downtown Northfield, MN.

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Weekend Forecast for Downtown Northfield, MN…

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:16pm

The weekend forecast for downtown Northfield, MN is warmer and drier, with plenty of music.  It’s not MayFly or JuneBug, but with all the music at the Cow, it must be JulyBeetle.  Thea Ennen & Dave Ja Vue, The Zillionaires, Ageless, Optimum Trajectory, Nigel Egg, and the Lone Wolf One Man Band…down by the river.

Friday, July 18th: Thea Ennen & Dave Ja Vue, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Billy Johnson, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; Room for Gray, 9:00 p.m., Froggy Bottoms; and The Zillionaires, 9:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

Saturday, July 19th: Eat Local Farm Tour, times vary, pick up a tour book at Just Food Co-op; Riverwalk Market Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Bridge Square; Ageless, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Relativity, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; Optimum Trajectory, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Contented Cow; and Nigel Egg, 9:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

Sunday, July 20th: Lone Wolf One Man Band, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Contented Cow; and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

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Clearly The Coolest Event This Weekend…in Downtown Northfield, MN

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:34pm

It’s KeyFest 2014.  Featuring musical performances by Theo Hofrenning, Cliff Martin & Helen Forsythe, Charley Markson and The Cutters, Jordan Taylor, George Zuccolotto, Kathryn Casulla, and Mariah Shannon, folk singalong featuring members of the Key Music Club, readings by members of the Key Writer’s Workshop, a performance by the Lost Boys Crew breakdance group, hot dogs and watermelon from Just-Food Co-op, and button-making, henna tattoos, face painting and cotton candy.  Saturday afternoon at the Contented Cow.

Friday, July 11thSweet Jazz, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Jake Ilika, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Carey Langer, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; The Federales, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., Contented Cow; and Matthew Griswold, 9:00 p.m., Froggy Bottoms.

Saturday, July 12th: Riverwalk Market Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Bridge Square; Northfield Garden Tour, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Six Private Gardens; KeyFest 2014, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Marty Anderson & the Goods, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow; and Jeff Ray, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge.

Sunday, July 13th: Northfield Garden Tour, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Six Private Gardens; and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

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Celebrate History This Weekend in Downtown Northfield, MN

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:41pm

This year’s Northfield History Month has come to an end, and what’s a more dramatic climax than one that features fireworks.  This year’s display will be launched from the Northfield Middle School at dusk.  Northfield has the rolling hills of a river town, so find some high ground with a view.  But first, it’s Vintage Baseball, with the Northfield Silver Stars taking on the St. Croix Baseball Club, at the base of Old Main Hill, noon on Independence Day.

Friday, July 4th: Vintage Baseball Game, 12:00 p.m., Below Old Main on the St. Olaf College campus; and Northfield Fireworks, Dusk, Northfield Middle School.

Saturday, July 5th: Riverwalk Market Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Bridge Square; Mr. Bill and the Karaoke Choir, 5:00 p.m., Contented Cow; and Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge.

Sunday, July 6th: Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

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8th Annual Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:15am

It’s time for the 8th Annual Northfield Noontime Organ Recitals.  Featuring local artists from students to retirees, this popular series is yet another reason many consider our community to be Music City, Minnesota.  All recitals are on Wednesdays, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

July 2nd: Dr, James Bobb at Boe Chapel on the St. Olaf College campus

July 9th: Jacob Fuhrman at St. John’s Lutheran Church

July 16th: Rev. Richard Collman and David K. Miller at Northfield United Methodist Chuch

July 23rd: George Fergus at Christiansen Hall of Music on the St. Olaf College campus

July 30: Dr. Stephen May at Skinner Chapel on the Carleton College campus

August 6th: Rosalie Alcoser at First United Church of Christ

August 13th: Dr. John Ferguson at Boe Chapel on the St. Olaf College campus

For more information, contact Richard F. Collman at 507-645-1357 or e-mail him at rkcollman@msn.com.

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Historic, Scenic, Authentic…and Musical, Must be Downtown Northfield, MN

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 4:17pm

This weekend features the 7th Annual JuneBug Festival of Music, with an incredible line-up of artists at the Contented Cow.  But wait, there’s MORE, music that is, down by the Wild and Scenic Cannon River, at the Tavern Lounge and Froggy Bottoms.  Oh, and don’t forget the Northfield Historical Society’s History Pub Crawl, where you can learn the history of the building in which you’re sipping.

Friday, June 27th: Carey Langer, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., Contented Cow; Chance Meetings, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Contented Cow; History Mystery Pub Crawl, 6:30 p.m., Bridge Square; Last Known Whereabouts, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Contented Cow; Lonesome Dan Kase, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; Dave and Paul Berget, 9:00 p.m., Froggy Bottoms; and Stone Soup, 9:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

Saturday, June 28th: Riverwalk Market Fair, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Bridge Square; The Frye, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., Contented Cow; Ray Coudret and Fred the Bear, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Contented Cow; Why Not, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Contented Cow; Andra Suchy & Special Guests, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge; Eastside Collective, 9:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow; and Gospel Gossip, 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

Sunday, June 29th: Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.

Photo courtesy of Griff Wigley.

 

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7th Annual JuneBug Music Festival…in Music City, MN

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:00pm

It’s the 7th Annual JuneBug Music Festival.  Conceived under the effects of Minnesota sunshine and the Cannon River and nurtured in a series of creatively and technically evolving formats, the goal has remained the same: good music, good food, good beer (…and eternal hopes of good weather).  JuneBug brings together local artists, regional artists, and returning artists as a reminder of why some call Northfield “Music City, Minnesota”.  So come on down(town) and join in the fun.

Wednesday, June 25th: Key West Rejects, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m., at the Contented Cow.

Thursday, June 26th: Occasional Jazz, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Lori Williams & Ray Coudret, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.; The Zillionaires, 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.; all at the Contented Cow.

Friday, June 27th: Luke Smith, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.; Chance Meetings, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.; Last Known Whereabouts, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.; and Stone Soup, 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.; all at the Contented Cow.

Saturday, June 28th: The Frye, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.; Ray Coudret and Fred the Bear, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.; Why Not, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.; Eastside Collective, 9:00 to 11:00 p.m.; and Gospel Gossip, 11:00 p.m., all at the Contented Cow.

Photo courtesy of Griff Wigley.

 

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