Band on stage at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen, MN


It’s no wonder this amazing location also inspires amazing music and nightlife

When you think of music in Cook County, Minnesota, your first thoughts may be of loons laughing, surf crashing or a bonfire crackling.

How about the exuberant playing of a world-class performer before a crowd of hundreds?

Here in Lutsen-Tofte-Schroeder, Grand Marais, the Gunflint Trail and Grand Portage, we are wild about music. In peak times, you can enjoy live performances seven days a week.

In any given visit, you might catch local virtuosos and an up-and-coming artist from the Twin Cities; enjoy an intimate venue, a large concert space, and an outdoor festival; and savor sounds ranging from bluegrass folk to zydeco to rock.

And the laughs aren’t only for the loons. We have live comedy and other nightlife events, too.

See upcoming music and nightlife events.