Night Life on the North Shore

February 23, 2016

Night Life on the North ShoreWhether they shred black diamonds or tumble down bunny hills, trek across miles of snowshoe trails or just across the condo to watch the waves roll in, most Bluefin Bay Family of Resorts visitors can agree on one thing: the day is far from over when the sun goes down.

Home to everything from quiet, cozy northwoods pubs to one of Minnesota’s favorite concert venues, there’s no shortage of entertainment to be had in the Bluefin Bay neighborhood.

Our very own Bluefin Grille hosts live music by the fireplace four nights a week with our ever-growing roster of talented local musicians. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, you’ll be treated to the soulful acoustic tunes of local singer-songwriters. On Sundays, unwind to the sounds of soothing classical music. Check out the Bluefin Bay Activities Calendar for a continually updated schedule of artists.

Local favorites, regional stars and national acts alike will grace the stage of Papa Charlie’s at Lutsen Mountains. Upcoming events include a Dance Party with DJ Beavstar, and Apres Ski Acoustic events this weekend with Gordon Thorne, Joe Paulik, and Bloyd Blomberg.  Be sure to visit Papa Charlie’s calendar of events for even more great music and festivals.

In Grand Marais, the Gunflint Tavern features an eclectic mix of live music every weekend. Bands featured include everything from bluegrass to reggae to rock.

But sitting back and taking in the tunes isn’t the only nightlife option in town. If you didn’t get quite enough powder during the daylight hours, you’re in luck. Just a short drive north of Bluefin Bay, the Pincushion Trail cross-country ski system offers 1.6km of lighted trails. Further up the Gunflint Trail, the Golden Eagle and Bearskin Lodges also maintain short loops (1.5km) of groomed cross-country ski trails lit with kerosene lanterns and twinkle lights perfect for an evening run.