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Junk ‘n’ Jive: Northfield vintage store to host Beatles tribute on Sunday

It’s been 50 years since the Beatles’ appropriately named album Beatles ’65 hit record players everywhere. To celebrate, a vintage shop in Northfield — The Local Joint — is hosting an acoustic tribute to the album, with local musicians covering the album from start to finish, this Sunday, Dec. 6 from 4 – 6 p.m.

The musicians that are covering the album are from all over Minnesota. Northfield’s own Randy Broughten will be performing, as well as Waseca’s Jerome Broughten & Friends, Cannon Falls’ Wendy Lewis, Mankato’s The Frye, and the Twin Cities’ Karen Kopacz, Doug Collins, and James Dankert.

According to the Local Joint’s owner Marlis Schmidt, the show is the second event in a music series they’ve just started called “Junk ‘n’ Jive” — held on the first Sunday of each month. Schmidt says incorporating music into the store has been a longtime dream, and said that during the song “Baby’s In Black,” there just might be models strolling the store in appropriate attire.

The event will also include a tasting from F-Town Brewing Co., a variety of records, and homemade items from local artists. Schmidt says that while Northfield is a drive away from the Twin Cities, it’s close enough that you’ll still “get home in time for Masterpiece Theatre.”

Mackenzie Martin is a podcast enthusiast and senior at Macalester College, where she majors in media & cultural studies.