Live entertainment every weekendAcoustic music - folk, pop, jazz and beyond - has taken root in southeastern Minnesota, including Red Wing.
By: Ruth Nerhaugen, The Republican Eagle
Acoustic music - folk, pop, jazz and beyond - has taken root in southeastern Minnesota, including Red Wing.
Every weekend year-round there are several choices for people who like the laid-back atmosphere of roots music.
St. James Hotel on Main Street in downtown Red Wing presents music on Friday nights in Jimmy's Pub on the top floor. Go to www.st-james-hotel.com for information.
Blue Moon Coffeehouse on West Third Street offers live music on Saturday nights. Stop in; it's free. Check the Web at www.bluemoonrw.net for a schedule.
Hobgoblin Music on Highway 19 just a mile off Highway 61 in west Red Wing presents live entertainment in the Music Loft throughout the year.
The loft is on the top floor of an old gray barn. Below is Stoney End Harps, a shop where folk harps, mountain dulcimers, mountain banjos and bodhrans are made. Visitors also will find books, accessories, learning materials, and other instruments from a variety of makers sourced in the U.S. by the folks at Stoney End.
In summertime, some of the events are held in an outdoor amphitheater. Go to www.stoneyend.com for a current schedule.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino, located on Prairie Island, brings in big-name entertainers on a regular basis to its new Event Center. On weekends, visitors also will find live music in Parlay Lounge. Check out www.treasureislandcasino.com for schedules.
Those aren't the only options. Other venues also entertain with music of all genres, including the Sheldon Theatre, which has a full schedule of all forms of live entertainment. In summertime, the Harbor Bar on Trenton Island brings in musicians on weekends, and the Woodshed often has live music as well.