This Weekend In Northfield: Feb. 3-5

It’s finally the weekend!  It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend!  Make sure you take some time to get outside and enjoy the sun!  Also check out these 5 events while you’re here!

  1. Winter Dance Party | Friday, Feb. 3, 7-11:30pm | The Contented Cow
    It was the winter of 1959, at the height of that new music called rock and roll. A Winter Dance Party was touring the upper Midwest, featuring Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Dion and the Belmonts, and the Big Bopper. Just after playing the Surf Ballroom, 100 miles south of Northfield in Clear Lake, Iowa, all three died in a plane crash.
    The Winter Dance Party celebrates the sound and style of the legendary music makers of this era as interpreted by local musicians.
    And this year, the drawing for the Odell Brewing Co snowboard is the night of Winter Dance Party VII! 7pm!
  2. Jud Hailey | Friday, Feb. 3, 9:30pm | Froggy Bottoms River Pub
    A Lakeville-bred musician.  Most recently he formed a group The New Harmony, compsed of Nathan Ward, Stacy Lee and John Christianson.  Touring at great speed, Jud Hailey and The New Harmony are playing at every major college in the North Plains.
  3. Magician Greg Skillestad | Sat, February 4, 11am | Northfield Public Library (map)
    Greg the Great began practicing magic at the age of 10. He can levitate, cause members of the audience to float, cut his assistant in half and make animals appear, disappear, reappear and even transform. This family-friendly show features Greg’s blend of comedy and magic with lots of audience interaction. This performance is in celebration of “take your child to the library day.” Free.
  4. Lone Rock | Sat, February 4, 5pm – 7pm | J. Grundy’s Rueb ‘n’ Stein
    Recreating the old country song with slick licks, choice voices and a rockin’ rhythm section. Fronted by Barbara Piper on vocals/guitar, lead guitarist Dan Dotzler and Ed Treinen on harps, this band is rounded out with bassist Doug Hamilton and drummer Richard Hanson. Don’t miss this exceptional grouping.
  5. Dan Gaarder & Randy Broughten | Sat, February 4, 8pm – 8pm | Tavern Lounge

    Guitarist and vocalist Dan Gaarder lends his honey-toned vocals to Randy Broughten’s expert stylings on the pedal steel guitar. These two legendary talents are known for their work with bands like Trailer Trash, the Roe Family Singers, Mother Banjo, the Cactus Blossoms and the Gear Daddies.