Live music can be found almost every day of the week in downtown Northfield, From Nordic, Irish, jazz, and bluegrass jam sessions to piano balladeers and original indie rock, you’ll find a thriving music scene in Music City, Minnesota. The Contented Cow hosts performers at their indoor or outdoor stage nearly every evening, and you’ll find the Tavern Lounge, Froggy Bottoms, and the Rueb & Stein rocking most weekend nights. Check our calendar of events for listings.
Compared to its neighbor across town, Carleton may not seem like a music powerhouse, but a third of all Carleton students are involved in musical activities, and musical events jam the campus calendar, to the tune of 150 concerts per year. Performances by student groups and guest musicians are nearly always free and open to the public.
Recitals, concerts and other musical events happen almost daily on the beautiful St. Olaf College campus, including the nationally televised St. Olaf Christmas Festival. St. Olaf is home to six choirs, two bands, and two full orchestras — including the internationally acclaimed St. Olaf Band, St. Olaf Choir, and St. Olaf Orchestra.
Along the banks of the Cannon River, lies charming Northfield, Minnesota. See for yourself why Northfield was included on CountryLiving.com’s “50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America” list and named “Best Place To Retire” by Money Magazine!