Happy Weekend Northfield! Here are the 5 things you won’t want to miss this weekend!
After releasing three albums with his band, Terramara, over the past fifteen years, Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter Rob Meany takes a hiatus to present his debut solo album, entitled Ferris Wheels Unbound. Rob’s new release departs from the rock quartet production of past albums, and instead presents a more subdued collection of intimate performances and organic arrangements. The mostly piano and acoustic guitar-based tunes are enhanced occasionally by the Laurels String Quartet and jazz-trio. Producer Andy Thompson (Jeremy Messersmith, Natalie Lovejoy, Kevin Steinman) adds an art-pop sheen to the tracks while maintaining their homegrown, folksy style. Rob formed Terramara in 1998 as a vehicle for his groove-based, jazz-influenced, piano-driven songs. Over the course of the past fifteen years, Terramara has released three full-length albums, garnering a loyal following among smart-pop and jazz-rock lovers around the world.
Dave Hudson is a native Minnesota singer/songwriter who has played venues, both large and small across the US, Canada and the Caribbean region. With a tour schedule of over 200 shows per year, With multiple appearances on NBC affiliate – KARE 11 and Clear Channel’s – Cities97, Dave maintains a rigorous schedule of shows, including clubs, private events, weddings, festivals and corporate events. Past clients have included: Steamboat Ski Resorts and Carnival Cruise Lines. With a performance style that is highly crowd interactive, Dave’s shows are highly entertaining. With a background as a songwriter, Dave is able to put his own spin on the large list of cover songs that he plays.
3. Riverwalk Market Fair | Saturday, August 13, 9-1pm | Bridge Square
Riverwalk Market Fair is an open-air Saturday market located on Bridge Square in historic Downtown Northfield, Minnesota. Each Saturday Fair offers a different combination of locally grown seasonal produce, artisan foods, food vendors, a juried selection of art and fine crafts, live entertainment, and activities for the whole family!
4. Artmakers Kidstuff | Saturday, August 13, 10:30-1pm | Hot Spot Music
Stories, songs and puppets for the child in all of us. Join Artmakers founder Jim Rossow for an introduction to the Artmakers’ new home at Hot Spot Music. Kids of all ages are welcome to join in the fun!
5. Ben Cook-Feltz | Saturday, August 13, 8pm | Tavern Lounge
Iowa-raised, Minneapolis-based Ben Cook-Feltz is a singer, songwriter, drummer and self-taught pianist. Combining observational, sometimes quirky lyrics with melodies that hearken back to the classic sounds of the 60′s and 70′s, he has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest as a dynamic performer, whether playing solo, with his crackerjack band, or backing up some of the finest regional talent. His most recent record, She Doesn’t Believe Me, was released in October 2015.