Beat the holiday blues with great music at The Tavern Lounge!


Feeling a tad overwhelmed by the holiday season? Great live music is the sure cure to the seasonal blues! Lift your spirits and celebrate the season with another not-to-be-missed line-up of fantastic entertainment this weekend at The Tavern Lounge.

Thursday, Dec. 20, acclaimed singer/songwriter Ian Thomas Alexy returns to the Lounge, touring in support of his latest CD release, "Born On The Day Of The Dead." Known for both his work as a solo artist, and his with the national-touring americana roots duo Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, this marks the popular artist's eighth release since relocating to Minnesota and starting CIC Records in 2004 with his brother and bandmate, Teague Alexy.

Friday, Dec. 21, the Lounge is ever-so pleased to present Matt Arthur & The Bratland Brothers. While best known for his dynamic fire-breathin', foot-stompin,' rootsy rockin' performances with The Bratlanders, come check out the "softer side" of Matt Arthur -- a genuine troubadour whose vocal stylings harken back to yesteryear.

Saturday, Dec. 22, the Tavern is proud to present multi-instrumentalist, award-winning songwriter, and Minnesota Rock & Country Hall of Famer Mark Kreitzer! Presenting an array of original and cover tunes, Kreitzer has toured extensively around the midwest and the world, including appearances at folk and bluegrass festivals and concerts, and on television and radio, including "A Prairie Home Companion." He has recorded with such bands as The Clearwater Hot Club, The Middle Spunk Creek Boys, The Wisconsin River Bluegrass Boys, Harmonious Wail and numerous others.

Featuring your favorite cocktails and a delicious array of made-to-order appetizers, The Tavern Lounge is located in the Archer House River Inn, 212 Division Street, in downtown Northfield. For more information, visit online at or call (507) 663-0342.