Know Before
You Go

Know Before
You Go


The Big Turn Music Festival in Red Wing, Minnesota on February 16th and 17th, 2024, beckons music enthusiasts with promises of an unforgettable experience.  As you prepare for this unique adventure, there are several things to know to ensure your trip goes beyond expectations.
Firstly, finding parking in downtown Red Wing during the festival can be a challenge. It's wise to seek out designated parking areas early or explore alternative transportation options. Coordinating with friends for a ride or utilizing Red Wing Taxi ensures a hassle-free journey to and from the downtown Red Wing.  Red Wing does not have Uber or Lyft drivers.  Instead, please call Red Wing Taxi at 651-385-8294 if you need a ride.


Once you've arrived, please visit the Sheldon Theatre to get your wristbands.  BTMF ticket holders must exchange their tickets (printed ticket or confirmation email ready on phone) for wristbands before going to any BTMF venues. Wristbands are non-transferrable and non-refundable. One wristband per person. Each individual accessing the event must have their wristband on their wrist at all times.
The last day to purchase tickets online is Thursday, February 15th.  After that, tickets and wristbands will only be available for purchase at the Sheldon Theatre from 12-9PM on Friday and Saturday.  Please remember to invite your friends and family to the festival and share this information with them if they are planning to meet you there. 
Embrace the intimate and warm atmosphere of the festival. Despite the chilly February weather, the sense of community among attendees creates a welcoming environment. As you explore the various venues hosting performances, allow your curiosity to guide you. With a diverse lineup of bands and musicians, there's something for everyone to discover.
Given the limited capacity of some venues, it's essential to plan your schedule carefully to ensure you catch your favorite acts. Prioritize the musicians you're most excited to see and arrive early to secure your spot.  Embrace the intimate setting of the venues, as it allows for a closer connection with the performers and fellow attendees.
As you navigate the festival, take the opportunity to go beyond the music and explore the charming town of Red Wing. Its picturesque scenery and historic charm beckon you to wander its streets and discover hidden gems between sets. Whether you're browsing local shops or sampling regional cuisine, embracing the local community enhances your overall experience.
Remember to stay updated on any schedule changes or venue capacities to make the most of your time at the festival. Follow the festival's social media channels and visit the festival’s website to stay informed. This ensures you don't miss out on any last-minute additions or adjustments to the lineup.
While immersing yourself in the music, don't forget to indulge in the festival's signature drink – #BigTurnBloody – which will be different at each of the 6 venues it's available: American Legion, Elks Lodge, Home Plate Grill & The Dugout Lounge, Liberty’s, St. James Hotel, and Tators and Dillers. This tasty tomato concoction adds an extra flavor to savor on your journey while keeping your soul and body warm. Plus, you can win a 2025 Two-Day Big Turn Music Festival Pass or BTMF t-shirt when you post your #BigTurnBloody images on social using the hashtag!

Attending the Big Turn Music Festival is an adventure filled with opportunities to explore, connect with the community, and experience unforgettable performances. By planning ahead, embracing the intimate setting, and staying informed, you can make the most of your trip to Red Wing, Minnesota and create lasting memories.






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