The Tavern Lounge welcomes the new year with more fantastic live entertainment!


You survived the holiday season and now it’s time to celebrate! The Tavern Lounge kicks-off the new year with a fantastic line-up of live music (and there’s never a cover charge!).

Thursday, Jan. 3, the Lounge is pleased bring back by popular demand, singer/songwriter Jonathan Rundman. Rundman has been writing songs and performing across the country since he was 18 years old. He emerged on the national music scene in the late-90s as a Chicago-based touring artist, generating rave reviews in Billboard, The New York Times, Performing Songwriter, Paste, and countless regional publications. Now living in Minneapolis, he continues to tour and record. Jonathan's songs can be heard on radio stations across America, in Scandinavia and England, and have been featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show. In 2012 Salt Lady Records released the 20-song retrospective album Jonathan Rundman collecting his best songs from the previous decade, plus remixes, alternate versions, and brand new songs.

Friday, Jan. 4, Ben Aaron returns to Northfield with his original folk, blues and Americana songs for a night of great live entertainment. Sit back and relax as he plays your favorite popular songs from the past and present. Find him at

And Saturday, Jan. 5, don’t miss Craig & Maren Wasner. This hometown, father/daughter duo are excited to play together once again. Maren just moved back from Nashville, TN, after almost nine years, while Craig (best known for his work with the "Over & Bac Band") has decided to focus more time on playing and recording in his studio. Together, their style is a blend of folk and country with a smattering of blue and funk -- resulting in a live performance that's not to be missed!

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.