The Tavern Lounge announces its weekend lineup, including the Northfield debut of celebrated singer/songwriter Joe Fahey


Thursday, March 7: As a solo artist and with his bands Carp 18 and The Bottom 40, Joe Fahey has been a favorite on the Twin Cities blues and folk-rock scene for decades. An award-winning and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Fahey's latest release, "Bushnell's Turtle," has been featured on 89.3 The Current's "Local Show" and locally on KYMN Radio's "All-Wheel Drive." The Tavern is especially pleased to (finally) bring this talented musician to Northfield. Of particular note to fans of artists like Neil Young, Jonathan Richman, Vic Chesnutt, Wilco and Josh Ritter.

Friday, March 8: Matthew Griswold brings his bone shakin’ voodoo grooves back to the Lounge, keeping your toes tappin’ and hands clappin’ all night long. His brand of foot stompin’ folk-rock pays a tribute to the Delta Blues with a side order of thistle and shamrock. Expect a repertoire of classic covers, reinvented traditionals and well-crafted originals.

Saturday, March 9: Renowned “kick-ass Americana band” (Hindsight Harmonies), the Twin Cities ensemble Art Vandalay make their way back to Northfield in support of their latest release, “Heaven’s Operahouse.” The group’s popular laid-back roots rock draws on influences ranging from Neil Young, Gram Parsons, and John Prine to The Eels and Tom Petty -- lending their own unique brand of roots music that melds smart lyricism with pop-infused melodies. Expect a fun and captivating evening of live music.

Music begins nightly at 8 p.m. and there’s never a cover charge! Also 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.