The name Big Turn is a reference to the sharp bend the Mississippi river takes as it flows through Red Wing.  Come explore 21 historic downtown buildings as you "Experience Red Wing Through Music."

A weekend thats full of sights and sounds in the middle of Feburrrary. This is a place of music and community and we just hope you packed a pair of stomping boots for your trip. This is the Big Turn Music Fest.

Sam Brown - Founder / Festival Director

Adam Brown - Creative Director

Olivia Otterness - Marketing

Chris Warrington - Utility

Molly Langer - Volunteer Coordinator

Andrea Lowen - Booking Assistant

Emily Baldwin - Grantwriter

Nick Goodier - Finance Advisor

Sam Brady - Venue Liason

Annie Goodroad - Intern


The StarTribune - 10 signs the Minnesota music scene was alive and well in 2018

The Current - Dessa, Charlie Parr, Chastity Brown, Porcupine, and more to play second annual Big Turn Music Fest in Red Wing

The Republican Eagle - No. 10: Big Turn makes a big statement

For its first year, Big Turn utilized a multitude of venues, and capacity was reached at nearly every one of them.
-Sam Brown, Founder / Festival Director