Can you believe it’s the LAST WEEKEND OF JANUARY?! Time flies when you’re having fun, and there is a lot of fun to be found this weekend in Northfield! Check out the top 5 things you won’t want to miss when you’re here!
New Insect Overlords/Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes | Fri, January 27, 7:30pm – 11:00pm | The Contented Cow
Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes is popular alt-country/roots rock band. Youa Vang of City Pages says “Michael Ray & the Nasty Notes’ moniker sets expectations for their music before you even hear it. Their new record The Higher You Climb has the listener sifting through stories that cobbles together patches of sound to make an alt-country album out of the remains. It’s raw and will stay with you after the first listen.”
Elizabeth Ghandour & The Heightburners | Fri, January 27, 8pm | Tavern Lounge
Rising star Elizabeth Ghandour, along with her top-notch bandmates, present a unique style of acoustic folk and Americana. Classically trained with sights on becoming an opera or musical theatre performer, Ghandour fell in love with the folk scene in New York City. She learned to play guitar, started writing her own songs and never looked back. Her classical training adds depth and range to her vocals and her band is the perfect accompaniment.
Tuck and Patti | Sat, January 28, 7pm – 7pm | Northfield Grand Event Center
For 36 years this unique, genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers.
To understand Tuck & Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married 33 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart continue to stoke the fires, not only of their own love, but also of their love of life and their passion for making music together. They have a long-standing tradition: Minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck’s extraordinary virtuosity and Patti’s rich mezzo soprano.
Presented by Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars. Tickets: $30-$50, available at 507/645-4008 or northfieldoliveoilsandvinegars.com.
Gabriel Moll & All His Friends | Sun, January 29, 8pm – 11pm | The Contented Cow
Gabriel Moll is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, composer/arranger based in Minnesota.
Shopping Historic Downtown Northfield!
Whatever your shopping appetite, Northfield has a specialty store that will surely satisfy, and also features a wide array of well-known stores for those essential items!
Happy Weekend Friends of Northfield! We have lots of fun events planned, here are a few of our favorites, you won’t want to miss!
Martin Anderson & the Goods | Fri, January 20, 6pm – 11pm | The Contented Cow
Classic rock, country alt and Americana music that spans the decades including Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Neil Young, the Beatles, Steve Earle and Bruce Springsteen. This band is high energy, fun to watch and will definitely get you on the dance floor. Band members include Alex Sandberg (lead guitar), Andrew Meyer (sax, mandolin, guitar), Christian Wheeler (bass), Steve Paoli (drums) and Martin Anderson (lead vocals, guitar). More at martinandersonandthegoods.com.
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra with Jonathan Biss | Fri, January 20, 8:00pm – 9:30pm | Chapel, Carleton
Celebrated pianist Jonathan Biss joins the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra for the second installment in the Beethoven/5 project, a major commissioning project pairing newly composed piano concertos alongside the Beethoven concertos that inspired them. Beethoven’s lively Piano Concerto No. 1 is the subject of this concert, performed alongside the world premiere of a concerto by British composer Sally Beamish. The program begins with Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin (The Tomb of Couperin), which pays tribute to the golden age of French music and the baroque composer François Couperin, as well as the composer’s friends who died during World War I.
Kirk & Low | Sat, January 21, 8pm – 11pm | The Contented Cow
DescriptionMusical barnstormers Jim Kirkendall and Stevie Low. One is folk, the other is quite a bit of rock and roll. Each presents his own solo set and each draws from a deeper reservoir of experience. Kirkendall spent time as a full-time musician, playing coffeehouses and folk clubs across the U.S. and Canada. Low worked his way across the U.S. and Canada performing in clubs and on concert stages. In 2011 he was inducted into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Buzzards. Expect an eclectic evening of original material and classic covers
Ben Cook-Feltz | Sat, January 21, 8pm |Tavern Lounge
Ben Cook-Feltz returns in support of his critically acclaimed CD release, “She Doesn’t Believe Me,” featured on 89.3 The Current and locally on KYMN Radio. A consummate entertainer, Cook-Feltz’s musical stylings call to mind artists like Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Ben Folds.
Hometown Ties: Carleton Celebrates 150 Years with Northfield | Open Daily | Northfield Historical Society Museum
Special exhibit celebrating Carleton’s history with the town of Northfield.
As Minnesotans, the colder temps don’t stop us from enjoying our weekends! Check out these fun 5 activities happening in Northfield this weekend!
Goodsell Observatory Open House | Fri, January 6, 7pm – 9pm
Friday, January 6th from 7:00-9:00 pm if clear. View the moon, stars, planets, and nebulas using a variety of telescopes.
Nip n’ Tuck/The Sleepers | Fri, January 6, 9pm – 12am | The Contented Cow
Minnesota Music Hall of Fame Inductee Gary Rue brings two of his bands to the Contented Cow. Former pop idles of the ’70’s Nip ‘n’ Tuck will open with all Gary Rue original music. At 10pm, Brit “Beat-Boom” band The Sleepers will take the stage, offering up two rollicking, toe-tapping, sing-along sets of British invasion music.
Bagels & Birds | Sat, January 7, 9:30am – 10:30am | River Bend Nature Center, Faribault
Enjoy coffee and bagels in a relaxed atmosphere while watching the antics of wildlife. Meet in the comfort of the building to observe the birds and other visitors to the Windows on the Wild backyard habitat feeding area. Help with identification, fun facts, binoculars, guide books, and conversations will make this a great way to start the day.
Snowshoe tour through the Carleton Arb. | Sat, January 7 | Carleton Arb.
Winter is a magical time of year where a frozen world becomes a playground for adventure. Whether you join us for a lovely moonlight tour by candlelight or partake in one of our more adventurous trips with wine or beer as a reward at the end, we know that you will never look at winter the same way again. Check out http://thegearresource.com/outfitters/snowshoeing/ for more info.
Chris Miller | Sat, January 7, 9pm | Froggy Bottoms River Pub
Lyrics that will make you cry, a voice that will make you sing and a guitar that will make you dance. Throw in a healthy dose of off-the-cuff wit and you’ve got a Chris Miller show!