Vintage Band Festival began in 2006 as a multi-day event with performances in outdoor settings all over Northfield, Minnesota and surrounding communities. These four-day events occur on three year intervals. During the intervening two years, a one-day event is staged and this happens only in Northfield and only at one location.
Four day festivals have been held in 2006, 2010, 2013, 2016, and 2019.
One-day festivals have been held in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2021. There was no festival in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.