St. Olaf College’s Christmas Festival is one of the oldest musical celebrations of Christmas in the United States. Started in 1912 by St. Olaf Music Department founder F. Melius Christiansen, the Festival is celebrating 100 years of incredible music by student artists. The shows are all sold out, but you can enjoy the tribute to the Christmas Festival at the Nortfield Historical Society, open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
…and, as always, there’s a lot of other great live music available in Downtown Northfield, MN.
Friday, December 2nd: Norseman Band, 5:00 p.m., Boe Memorial Chapel on the St. Olaf College campus; Occasional Jazz, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Jack in the Beanstalk, 7:00 p.m., Northfield Middle School Auditorium; Top Shelf, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Ben Aaron, 8:00 to 11:30 p.m., Tavern Lounge; Karaoke, 9:00 p.m., Rueb’N’Stein; and Mark Mraz at Froggy Bottoms.
Saturday, December 3rd: Jack and the Beanstalk, 1:00 p.m., Middle School Auditorium; Tuba Christmas, 3:00 p.m., Buntrock Commons on the St. Olaf College campus; Matt Arthur and the Bratlanders, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., Contented Cow; The Rice County Roosters, 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., Contented Cow; and D J Music, 9:00 p.m., Rueb’N’Stein.
Sunday, December 3rd: Politics and a Pint, 6:00 p.m., Northern Roots Session, 7:00 p.m., and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., all at the Contented Cow.