Is this the best festival in all the bold North? Likely so. The lineup for Big Turn, Red Wing’s midwinter weekend of music, reads like a yearbook of local musicians who regularly trade and share stage time around the Twin Cities. The likes of Chastity Brown, Frankie Lee, Dessa and scores and scores more are performing (164 bands total, to be exact!), so you’re sure to hear some longtime faves and find new folks to please the ears, whether you go the whole weekend or opt for a day pass. The fest is somewhat of a jaunt through the city, with 21 venues sprouted across the historic downtown including Red Wing Bicycle Company, the Sheldon Theater, and even the local Y. Prices are alarmingly, shamefully good considering the sheer quantity of talent lined up. FRI-SAT, Feb 22-23, $55 for 2-day general admission, $80 for 2-day VIP pass, $35 single day pass.Isabelle Wattenberg

Various venues in Red Wing, MN