Sasha Mercedes is a chick-singer, guitarist and songwriter from the shores of Lake Superior. She is an entertainer. She writes songs whose honesty and substance are easy for her fans to relate to and she sings them with passion and conviction, which make her performances nothing short of riveting. She tackles issues which may cause unease, but she approaches them with class and style. Topics like brothels, one-night stands and transvestites are not taboo for this edgy yet charming northern gal. Her stage presence is captivating. She has a set of pipes that always turns heads, as she beats her guitar, in her signature percussive style. Mercedes has released 3 solo albums and is currently wrapping up a fourth, which is being produced by Ken Valdez. She has traveled from coast to coast and abroad, performing and drawing inspiration out of every experience, which make for the material in her brilliantly crafted compositions. She has shared the stage with Dar Williams, Tracy Bonham, Guy Davis, Pete Seeger, and many others as she wanders... making new friends and fans along her colorful journey.
The Tavern's Lounge is located on the Archer house's main level. Open seven days a week, the lounge provides appetizers and a full bar with some of the best prices in town. The laid-back atmosphere has drawn students, locals, and tourists alike and offers a perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying a good book, or catching up with friends. Originally opened in 1998 as a waiting area for the Tavern Restaurant, the Lounge has become a signature of it's own providing patrons with selective drink specials and live music. The Lounge's deck overlooks the Cannon River and is the best place in Northfield to to sit outside and enjoy a beverage. Throughout the years the Lounge has served as an important piece of Northfield's nostalgic charm.
Lounge hours : 3:00-midnight seven days a week
Live music & entertainment: Thursdays & Weekends
Featuring the area's most talented and popular local musicians
if you would like to perform on our stage