About BTMF

About BTMF

Photo by Chappy Achen


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 that's full of sights and sounds in the middle of Febrrruary. 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

Olivia Otterness - Marketing Director

Adam Brown - Creative Director

Chris Warrington - Utility

Molly Langer - Volunteer Coordinator

Zack Pew - Booking Assistant

Kevin Braa - Booking Assistant

Nick Goodier - Finance Advisor

Emily Foos - Logistics

Wenonah Creates - Creative Support



CityPages - Best Music Festival of the Twin Cities 2019

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




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