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Is there anywhere to hear folk music near Red Wing?

We are looking for folk music and organic farms near Red Wing. Any ideas? - Sherry, Minneapolis

You're looking for the Oak Center General Store, up the bluffs from Lake City. It's on an organic farm, and upstairs there's a stage where folk and blues and bluegrass musicians play (Greg Brown, Charlie Parr, Dean Magraw, Cafe Accordion). Sunday afternoons are a good time to take kids, who just sprawl on sofas or in front of the stage, and there's popcorn and cookies. Very casual and folksy, and you pay what you can afford ($5-$15). Schedule is at www.oakcentergeneralstore.com.

For more, see Music on the Mississippi.

Last updated on February 7, 2009