For those looking to get away from the big city or explore a new part of the country, Red Wing, MN, is the perfect place! Our quaint town provides a true representation of the Midwest experience and offers lovely local events. During February, the iconic community-building Big Turn Music Festival serves as a welcoming event to discover the region’s music scene and local businesses.
*** Please note, 2022 Big Turn Music Festival has been postponed to February 2023 due to health and safety concerns amid the ongoing pandemic. This event means a great deal to many people and in lieu of the full festival experience, The Big Turn is presenting two nights of major talent at the Sheldon Theatre while following COVID guidelines.***
Your heart and ears will undoubtedly be warmed when you partake in this grand Febrrruary happening! The historic St. James Hotel invites you to stay with us as you “experience Red Wing through music,” as eloquently put by the Big Turn Music Festival organizers. Our charming luxury accommodations have stood the test of time and will only elevate your overall vacation experience. After a day walking around beautiful downtown Red Wing, head back to our alluring hotel, where you’ll be wrapped in a blanketing essence of quiet elegance. Now, let’s get ready for the Big Turn Music Festival—
Stomp Around Big Turn Two Nights at the Sheldon this Winter
Big Turn Two Nights @ The Sheldon will take place over two days (February 18-19, 2022) and gets its name from the sharp bend the broad Mississippi River takes as it flows through Red Wing.
You have to pack appropriately for this incredible music festival that the renowned Star Tribune has acknowledged. Consider bringing a warm coat and a good pair of boots for stomping the lingering Minnesotan snow, and some spending money to support the local businesses. The BTMF will occur in rain or shine, snow or blizzard, so please make sure you are always safe and responsible—we are in Minnesnowta, of course!
The lineup includes The Brothers Burn Mountain, Annie Mack, Heiruspecs, Bad Bad Hats, Low, and Cloud Cult. We recommend tracking the official festival Facebook page for all up-to-date information. Artists will have their own merchandise available for purchase, and the festival itself will have beanies, scarves, and posters. You will have keepsakes to last a lifetime.
Food and drink will be available at various venues throughout two nights, but we highly recommend visiting local downtown restaurants during your downtime. St. James Hotel is home to a phenomenal restaurant, Scarlet Kitchen & Bar and cocktail lounge, The Port !
Head to The Big Turn Music Festival website to purchase tickets. With a limited number available, purchase yours today!