Lutsen, Minnesota, is home to spectacular skiing, sweeping shorelines, and of course, Odyssey Resorts, with inspiring destinations like Caribou Highlands Lodge and Lutsen Sea Villas. In addition to the outdoor activities, scenery, and accommodations, Lutsen is also well-known for its music scene comprising of zydeco, bluegrass, rock and everything in between. The area attracts respected local artists as well as rising performers from the Twin Cities and beyond, meaning whether you’re visiting during quiet a weekend or for a special event, you’re bound to have the opportunity to see a memorable live performance.
Venues to Visit in Lutsen, Minnesota
Papa Charlie’s Tavern
Located on Lutsen Mountain, this restaurant is perfect for a night out on the town. With a spacious indoor stage and dining tables, guests can relax and enjoy a performance while enjoying a meal or stand up close. The outdoor deck overlooks the surrounding valley and Poplar River, making it the perfect place to savor a meal or relax over drinks before the show.
Cascade Restaurant and Pub
This charming restaurant and live music venue is known for featuring local musicians, such as Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble. This group is well known in the Arrowhead region and have become known for their connections to Minnesota history and jazz music. The group includes piano, string bass, saxophone, flute, trombone, euphonium, and vocals. Stop by on October 1 from 6-8 p.m. to watch a live performance.
North Shore Winery
From May through mid-October, North Shore Winery in Lutsen hosts Sunday evening music. Their outdoor stage allows guests to enjoy the beautiful surrounding scenery, with the option to relax with provided seating or set up your own spot with a blanket or foldable chair. Visit this season on Sunday, October 2 or October 9 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Upcoming Live Music at Odyssey Resorts
Moguls Grille and Tap Room in Lutsen
Live music with Timmy Haus, Sundays from 5-7 p.m.
Larsmont Cottages in Two Harbors
Sept. 24 – Live music with Ted Feyder
Oct. 15 – Live music with Kevin Buck
Oct. 21 – Live Music with Ted Feyder
Oct. 22 – Live music with Hannah Rey
Oct. 28 – Live music with Brand Morrison
While Lutsen is known for its vibrant music scene, there are even more destinations all along the North Shore to see and explore. Grand Marais’ Gun Flint Tavern and outdoor festivals at Harbor Park Stage (weather permitting) are must-see venues when staying further north at East Bay Suites.
Ready to see live music on the shore? There’s still time to enjoy beautiful weather and experience an outdoor show! Plan your fall getaway with Odyssey Resorts today.