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Cannon Valley regional Orchestra 40th Anniversary Season Concert #1

  CVRO presents  the Mendelssohn Reformation Symphony and Dan Kallman's trubute to Joseph Lee Heywood "Fidelitas"

October 26-27 . see Facebook "Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra" for details


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      Chris Norbury, the award winning author of the suspense-thriller, Castle Danger, will speak at the Northfield Public Library on Monday, October 21, at 7:00 pm.  He will share his experiences of being a self-published author during the Internet Age.  He will answer questions and will sell copies of his two novels.   

      His new novel, Straight River, is the prequel to Castle Danger, and the first book of a planned trilogy.  The stories feature Matt Lanier, a southern Minnesota farm-kid-turned-professional-musician whose comfortable middle-class world is turned upside down by a conspiracy of powerful, ambitious, violent men.

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra presents Romantic Spring

Romantic Spring classical concert


The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra (CVRO) will present two performances of Romantic Spring, a concert featuring music invoking the springtime season, on Saturday, May 11 at 3pm at St. John’s Hall, 500 Third Street West, Northfield, and Sunday, May 12 at 3pm at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School Auditorium, 400 6th Street, Kenyon.

National Library Week April 7-13, 2019


Come Visit the Northfield Public Library


Monday, April 8 - National Library Week Kickoff – Community input about the library

Tuesday, April 9 – Treats for public in the atrium and thanking volunteers – 

9 am-5 pm

Wednesday, April 10 - Tour Bookmobile parked out front #BookmobileDay2019  - 

9 am-5 pm  

Thursday, April 11 - All day Special Media Blast

Author Beverly Lewis – 2-3:30pm

Author Jim Holden – 6:30 -8pm

Friday, April 12 – Live music - 12-1:15pm

Melvin Henrichs – Mountain Dulcimer

Helen Forsythe - Banjo



The Secret Garden

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The Secret Garden at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater

The Northfield Arts Guild and director Lolly Foy present The Secret Garden, a Tony-Award winning musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel.  The Secret Gardenplays at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater weekends April 12 - 28 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm.  The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is located at 411 Third Street W, Northfield.

Mardi Gras Ball March 1st- Vienne Orchestra and Swing Big Band

If you are near Northfield, check this out for Friday night, March 1 check this out.

Northfield Fine Arts Boosters Announce Rock ’n’ Roll Revival Ticket Auction

Once again, the Northfield Fine Arts Boosters is having a “Best Seats in the House” auction for Rock and Roll Revival tickets.


Multiple Auditions at the Northfield Arts Guild


The Northfield Arts Guild will host February auditions for the remaining shows in their Journey Home Theater Season.  Auditions for The Secret Garden are February 3 – 4, and combined auditions for Mansfield Park and The Odyssey are on February 25 – 26. 

Joe Henry Concert Postponed

The Guild regrets to announce that the upcoming Joe Henry concerts in Northfield, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Ann Arbor are all postponed due to a medical issue (non-life threatening) which has made travel impossible. Our sincere apologies. The Northfield Arts Guild show has been rescheduled for Friday, February 15, 2019. Clarence Bucaro will still open the show. Tickets already issued for the November 17 show will be honored on February 15, 2019. Thank you for your understanding and patronage.  For more information visit or contact

The Wizard of Oz AUDITIONS at the Northfield Arts Guild

Student Audition and Interviews


Purple Door Youth Theater, an educational branch of the Northfield Arts Guild, will host auditions and technician interviews for the non-musical version of The Wizard of Oz  from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec 10 and Wednesday, Dec 12.  Auditions for the all-student production of this beloved classic tale take place at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street W., Northfield. 

Last season’s Purple Door Youth Theater production of Les Misérables School Edition won Best Theater Production from Southern MN Scene magazine. 

Three-time Grammy Award Winning Producer and Singer/Songwriter in Concert

Joe Henry is in concert at the Guild Theater on November 17.

The Northfield Arts Guild presents three-time Grammy award-winning producer and singer-songwriter Joe Henry on Saturday, November 17, 7:30pm at the Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield. 

Based in Los Angeles, Henry has released 13 studio albums and produced multiple recordings for other artists.  “Joe Henry is in a league of his own as a producer and musician,” says 411 Concert Series co-producer Dan Rustad.  “He has won multiple Grammy awards and his musical partners have included Joan Baez, Billy Bragg, Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Solomon Burke, Ani DiFranco, and upcoming 411Concert Series artist Mary Gauthier. He is among the most gifted and reflective artists of his generation.”

DJJD Musical Theater Revue

We're having a blast and so will you!

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater presents CASTastrophe, a new delightful musical revue for the entire family, during Defeat of Jesse James Days (DJJD).  Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 6 – 8,  7:30pm, at The Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield.  

CASTastrophe is a marvelous mix-up of melodies and monologues where performers play roles in which they’d normally never be cast due to gender, age, race, etc.  The show is appropriate and fun for all ages and only runs about 75 minutes.

Next to Normal- A Bold, Brave, and Breathtaking Musical

"It is much more than a feel-good musical; it is a feel everything musical." -New York Times

The Northfield Arts Guild and director Eric Parrish will present the Tony and Pulitzer Prize - winning musical Next to Normal (Music by Tom Kitt with Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey) at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater, 411 Third Street West, Northfield. Performances will take place on July 27, 28, 29 and August 3, 4, 5 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. 

June film festival explores the past and future of the Palestinian story


Documentary films exploring the past and future of Palestine are the selections for the 2018 NJP Palestine film series.

 All shows begin at 7 p.m. on three consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 5, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield, and are free and open to the public. Each evening will end with discussion and a brief question-and-answer period.

Call for Submissions - Writers' Night: Community


Writers are invited to submit poetry or prose on the theme of COMMUNITY (broadly or narrowly construed) for a reading at Imminent Brewing to kick off the First Friday Art Nights series sponsored by the Northfield Downtown Development Corporation (NDDC), the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission, and the City of Northfield.

Up to 750 words of prose or three pages of poetry can be submitted to:

Submissions to be read at the event will be selected by a panel of judges. Please send your submission as a Word document or in the body of your email.

Submission deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018.

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