The City of Peterson has many great activities happening year after year:

  Gammel Dag, Father’s Day Weekend, June 17, 2017
  Music in the Bandstand July, 9, 16, 23, and 30. 5:00-7:00pm
  Taste of the Trail, Saturday after Labor Day, September 9, 2017
  Christmas in Peterson, 2nd Saturday in December, December 9, 2017


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Gammel Dag Fest @ City of Peterson
Jun 17 all-day
Rutabaga Brothers at the Bandstand @ Peterson Bandstand
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Rutabaga Brothers at the Bandstand @ Peterson Bandstand | Peterson | Minnesota | United States
The Rutabaga Brothers … an upbeat and danceable R & B combo that puts taps in your toes and smiles on your faces. It “Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues.”

With selections by such artists as Wilson Picket, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Huey Lewis, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Floyd, Etta James, B.B. King, Jimmy Reed and many others, The Brothers will have you rockin’ your blues away. That’s the secret to the blues: Listening to it makes you feel happy.

We love the blues and we’re finding out just how many folks share that feeling. Check our schedule page and come on out to hear us play for you.

SQUEEZEBOX featuring Ted Lange and Mollie B. @ Peterson Bandstand
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SQUEEZEBOX featuring Ted Lange and Mollie B. @ Peterson Bandstand | Peterson | Minnesota | United States

SQUEEZEBOX featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B have become one of the most popular and well known bands specializing in live dance music and entertaining stage shows.  Currently based in NW Ohio, their performances include multiple genres of music including polkas, waltzes, fox-trots, 2-steps, big band, swing, square dances, and figure dances.  With a repertoire of over 600 songs, and solid vocals in English, Polish, German and Czech, Squeezebox is able to play “something for everyone”, and easily adapts to any venue, ranging from town festivals, polka festivals, ethnic festivals including Polish, Czech, and German festivals and Oktoberfests, to weddings, anniversary parties, church festivals, state and county fairs and music festivals.  They currently perform close to 100 engagements a year in up to 20 states a year, including an annual Caribbean Cruise taking place in January.

Jake Olson and Sons @ Peterson Bandstand
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jake Olson and Sons @ Peterson Bandstand | Peterson | Minnesota | United States

Jake currently teaches music at Rushford ­Peterson  Middle School, a position he has held for 28+ years.  Jake enjoys playing a  variety of instruments and often sings lead vocals.  He has performed in  many groups for 30 years.

Glen just graduated from U of W­isconsin Eau Claire.  Glen plays lead  guitar and helps out with vocals.

Lyn is the percussionist and has a great voice.  Lyn is currently  enrolled at U of W ­LaCrosse where he plays in several musical organizations after earning a jazz scholarship.

Sid is the youngest in the group. He plays bass guitar which he has studied privately for 7+ years.  He plays electric and acoustic bass and often shares in the duties of lead singer.

This is a multi­talented family playing a variety of music genres in each  concert.

Paul Christian at the Bandstand @ Peterson Bandstand
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Taste of the Trail @ City of Peterson
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the fun of Taste of the Trail,  farm life & wildlife of our Root River Bluff Country!