Check out these 5 fun activities you won’t want to miss this weekend! Looking for more things to do? Check out our Events Calendar for more ideas!
- The Ole Bazaar | Friday, November 18, 9-4pm | Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf
Products from local artisans include paintings, photography, woodworking, ceramics, ornaments, bee products, scarves, mittens, soaps, birch art, jams, book bindings, breadboards, handbags, jewelry and much more.
Andriana Lehr | Fri, November 18, 8pm | Tavern Lounge
With a vocal range vast as the open prairie, Andriana Lehr’s melodies combine the soaring range of Joni Mitchell with the depth and grounded roots of Aimee Mann and Brandi Carlile. Her song styles range from folk, Americana and alt-country to pop-ballads, with notes of jazz and blues influence. With early influences by the likes of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Natalie Merchant, Sarah McLachlan, Wilco, Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Lehr’s songwriting speaks straight to the soul, either through the heart, or through heady, existential lyrics that portray the struggles of 21st century existence. Lehr’s upcoming release, “Artifacts,” exemplifies the confusion and growth that comes through self-exploration and the search for meaning and finding one’s place in this world. More at reverbnation.com/andrianalehr/
Art Vandalay | Sat, November 19, 8pm | Tavern Lounge
Renowned “kick-ass Americana band” (Hindsight Harmonies), this Twin Cities ensemble makes 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. More at artvandalaytunes.wordpress.com.
Mark Allen | Sat, November 19, 9pm | Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio
Local favorite Mark Allen is an Americana singer/songwriter who presents a touch of country, blues, rock and a hard-hitting harmonica. His passionate performances feature your favorite covers as well as original compositions from his CD, Whiskey Sweet, recorded at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, TN.
Marilynn Sellars & Steven C in Concert to Benefit Ruth’s House | Sun, November 20, 4pm | St Johns Lutheran Church
Sellars, who has local roots and is a Northfield High graduate, is known for her chart-topping 1974 hit, One Day At A Time, and for a versatile career which led to enshrinement in the MN Rock & Country Hall of Fame in 2004. The talented pianist and composer Steven C has sold well over two million copies of his own recordings and has millions of online streams of his solo piano pieces. Among his many credits are performing with Mannheim Steamroller and recording with the London Symphony Strings. He has had and extensive career as a producer as well. Free will offering. Ruth’s House is a non profit organization providing transitional shelter and support for women, children and families who are homeless.