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Just Another Weekend in Music City, MN

TheCounterfactualsBonnie & the Clydes, Joe Carey, Beautyofmyland, The Russ & Kris Project, The Basements, Fred the Bear, and The Counterfactuals.  Yeah, just another weekend in Music City, Minnesota.  Oh, there’s an opening reception for an art exhibit, a couple of screenings at a film festival, and the Farmers Market and the Market Fair.  Yeah, just another weekend in charming and quirky Northfield, MN, the silver medalist in America’s small town category. Continue reading Just Another Weekend in Music City, MN

Working Together for a Vibrant a Vital Downtown Northfield, MN

FunWithPublicArtDowntown is where the community gathers to celebrate, honor, share, protest, and people-watch, and to nurture the plants, dance to the music, and chat with old, and new, friends.

Downtown is also the historic business district, home of 72% of Northfield’s businesses, location of many of our notable business start-ups, and a powerful asset that attracts new businesses.

We bring people together in downtown.

We bring people together for downtown. Continue reading Working Together for a Vibrant a Vital Downtown Northfield, MN

List of the Reasons that Northfield Made the List

TheGoodLifeInMinnesotaNorthfield, MN was recently named as one of the Top Ten Small Towns in the country by Livability, placing second on the list.  But what earned Northfield this high ranking?  Let’s look at the assets and amenities cited in the piece.

In the order mentioned, they are Charming, Quirky, DJJD, Noontime Organ Recitals, Winter Walk, Higher Income Growth, Proximity to Medical Care, Great Schools, Abundance of Parks, Farmers Market, High Community Involvement, Excellent Quality of Life, Natural Beauty, Cannon River, Historic Downtown, Historical Architecture, Baked Goods, Vegetables, Artwork and Crafts (at the Riverwalk Market Fair), Anglers Kayaking, Canoeing, and Fishing (Bluegill, Walleye, and Northern Pike), Farms, Apple Orchards, Small Lakes, St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges (and their Christmas Festivals, Lectures, Theaters, Art Galleries, Continuing Education), Cowling Arboretum (Excellent Place to Hike, Run, Ski, and Fish) and a 15-Mile Trail System Ranked One of the Best Places in the Country to Run, Mill Towns Trail through Downtown and Sechler Park, and Cross Country Ski[ing] on Trails at Carleton College.

It’s a long list.  So what does it mean? Continue reading List of the Reasons that Northfield Made the List

Vintage Band Festival Does It Again…Mini-Festival Coming to Northfield, MN

VintageBandMiniFestTwelve bands in twelves hours.  That’s a lot of music even for Music City, Minnesota.  Those Vintage Band folks are just an irresistible force…of music.

It’s a one-day version of the oh-so-popular Vintage Band Festival, Saturday, August 2nd, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., in Bridge Square.  Twelve diverse bands from around Minnesota, playing music from the Civil War to Smooth Jazz, will perform from morning to night.  Continue reading Vintage Band Festival Does It Again…Mini-Festival Coming to Northfield, MN