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Save the Date: Spaghetti Dinner April 21

March 17, 2018

For Immediate Release

Northfield, Minnesota—The Northfield Eagles Club will be hosting a benefit spaghetti dinner as a fundraiser for Vintage Band Festival 2018. The event will take place, Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 5:00pm – 7:00 pm at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Club, 304 Water Street South, Northfield. Dinner will consist of spaghetti with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, salad and sliced bread. Cash bar will be available and live music will be presented throughout the evening.

The highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the band roster for the one-day Vintage Band Festival in July. There will also be several drawings for door prizes.

Tickets for the Vintage Band Festival spaghetti benefit dinner are available in advance at Coldwell Banker South Metro Office, 419 Division Street South, Northfield. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the event. All proceeds from the event will benefit Vintage Band Festival.

Vintage Band Festival 2018 will take place in Northfield July 28, 2018. Music will run from 9am-10pm in Bridge Square. Details of the 2018 festival can be found at

“Old-time bands bring the brass for Northfield festivals” via the Star Tribune

Read a recent article about the Vintage Band Festival in the Star Tribune here. (Written by Liz Rolfsmeier.)

“Band festival restores vintage sounds” via the Rochester Post-Bulletin

The Vintage Band Festival was recently mentioned in the Rochester Post-Bulletin. Read the article here

“Recalling History Through Its Sights and Sounds” via the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota

Read a recent blog post about the Vintage Band Festival via the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota here.

“Northfield’s Vintage Band Festival” via Minnesota Journeys

The Vintage Band Festival was recently mentioned in Minnesota Monthly as one of the top music events to attend this coming month, Aug. 1-4, under their calendar section titled, “The Agenda – What you need to do, see, and hear this month.” You can also read a full article on the upcoming festival here, compliments of writer Joel Schettler, of Minnesota Monthly’s Minnesota Journeys.

New Donors Get VBF Programs In Advance

If we receive your DONATION before July 15th, we will mail you a copy of the OFFICIAL VBF PROGRAM before the festival starts. How to donate: Click on the “Donate Now” button on the VBF Homepage, or send your check to “Vintage Band Festival” at 204 W Seventh St #130, Northfield, MN 55057; or you can stop at “By All Means” on Bridge Square and donate in person. Pledge on the phone? 507-321-1250. Thanks for your support in advance. Each new donor also receives a classy cloisonné lapel pin.

Early Reservation of VBF 2013 Special Event Tickets

Coming Soon: early availability of VBF special event TICKETS: (all with limited seating)

• Lunch, Listen and Learn at Contented Cow for Wednesday July 31, Thursday August 1, Friday August 2, Saturday August 3: $10.00 each (food and music)

• German Food and Music: with Bavarian Musikmeisters, Sunday afternoon, August 4. Northfield Senior Center. Cost: tba

• 19th Century Cotillion Ball with Dodworth Saxhorn Band; Northfield Armory. Saturday, August 3, 8:00 PM- Tickets free to donors who request them.

• North Star Cinema Orchestra- Vaudeville Entertainment and Silent Moving Pictures. Sunday, August 4, Grand Entertainment Center, 7:00 P.M. Tickets free to donors who request them.

To reserve tickets contact VBF HQ at 507-321-1250 or <>. Tickets can also be obtained in person at HQ (CHM 117 St. Olaf College) or at the VBF Booth- Northfield Riverwalk Marketfair on Saturday mornings (we also have shirts, hats, info, etc).

VBF HQ will open on Bridge Square on Saturday, July 27th,