The James-Younger Gang was defeated…and will be defeated, again and again, this weekend…in Downtown Northfield. Remembering, and re-enacting, the heroic efforts of the citizens of Northfield, particularly Carleton College, City of Northfield, Congregational Church, and 1st National Bank Treasurer Joseph Lee Heywood, on that September 7th, 1876 day, is the basis of the weekend-long event. Defeat of Jesse James Days includes everything from an art fair to a tractor pull, but this is Music City, Minnesota, and so there’ll be a whole lot of bands in the pubs too.
Friday, September 6th: Rice County Records Showcase, 5:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Little Omar, 6:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Vaudevesque, 7:00 p.m., Northfield Arts Guild Theater; Wesley Church and The Fabulous Vanguards, 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Ben Aaron, 8:00 p.m., Tavern Lounge, Matt Arthur and The Bratlanders, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow; and Rice County Roosters, 10:00 p.m., Contented Cow.
Saturday, September 7th: Riverfront Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Cannon RiverWalk; Vaudevesque; 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., Northfield Arts Guild Theater; Marty Anderson and The Goods, 5:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Jack Knife and the Sharps, 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., The Grand Event Center; Jonathon Young, 7:00 p.m., Contented Cow; Local Bands Live, 8:00 p.m., High Noon; and Stone Soup, 9:00 p.m., Contented Cow.
Sunday, September 8th: Riverfront Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Cannon RiverWalk; Minnesota Pipe & Drum Corps, 4:30 p.m., Contented Cow; and Quiz Night, 8:00 p.m., Contented Cow.