Good Times

Good Times @ The Gardens of Castle Rock

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The Gardens of Castle Rock is proud to introduce Good Times @ The Gardens Summer Music Series!

Need a break in the middle of the work week? We’ve got you! Good Times @ The Gardens is the perfect opportunity to walk the venue, enjoy live music, munch on tasty food, and relax with adult beverages all while enjoying the natural environment.


Join us the following Wednesdays this summer from 3:30-8:00 pm:

June 7

June 14

June 28

July 5

July 12

July 19

July 26

Aug 2

Aug 9

Aug 16

Aug 23

Aug 30

Tim Mahoney

Wednesday, Sept 14th

Live music from 5:30-8:00 pm

Halverson, Neale & Gray

Wednesday, Sept 21st

Live music from 5:30-8:00 pm

Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders

Wednesday, Sept 29th

Live music from 5:30-8:00 pm

  • This outdoor event takes place the following Wednesdays in September: 14th, 21st and 28th at The Gardens of Castle Rock, 26601 Chippendale Ave, Northfield, MN 55057. The event moves inside the tent during rain.
  • The self-service style of this event is meant to be relaxed and laid back. Do not expect traditional restaurant service.
  • Carpooling is encouraged because many guests are single riders coming from work. Parking is available in The Gardens parking lot. Please follow the signs.
  • $5.00 entrance fee per person is payable upon arrival / check-in at the front entrance.  The fee helps us cover the cost of hosting this event and helps maintain a sustainable guest count. Our wedding couples receive complimentary admission – be sure to notify the entrance attendant. 
  • Cash or credit/debit cards accepted.
  • Full bar service is available under the Garden Pavilion.  
  • Food orders are placed and prepared in the Main Assembly Building.
    Woodfired nachos will be delivered to your table when ready.   
  • Please send any questions or concerns to
  • Seating is first come, first serve.  
  • Please do not move the large cedar tables. 
  • Feel free to move the small and large round tables to accommodate your group because these tables are removed at the end of the evening.   
  • We encourage you to bring your own blanket or comfortable lawn chairs to relax while you wait for a table to open or when you leave your table for another guest.
  • DJ entertainment by Trustworthy Music will be provided from 3:30-5:30 pm 
  • Live Acoustic music will be playing from 5:30-8:00 pm
  • Fall music series includes:
  • Wednesday, Sept 14th: Tim Mahoney
    Tim Mahoney is a Minneapolis-based singer/songwriter who got his start with the pop/rock band the Blue Meenies and went on to release a series of solo CDs selling over 150k records and being featured in Rolling Stone magazine’s 40th anniversary issue.  He was also a contestant in the 2017 season of NBC’s The Voice.  
  • Wednesday, Sept 21st: Halverson, Neale & Gray 
    Halverson, Neale & Gray perform their take on the ever-expanding genre of Americana.
  • Wednesday, Sept 29th: Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders
    Matt Arthur is a Southern Minnesota blind man who calls to mind legends such as Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt, while remaining a truly original performer. The Bratlanders flesh out Matt’s rustic folk-country-gospel songs and push them into a barroom-ready blend of honky-tonk twang and retro rock & roll.
  • Live music will be located on the lawn, near the tent.
  • The music will move inside the tent if it rains.
  • Be sure to register each week for our Northfield Experience Prize Package full of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities from a variety of Northfield businesses. The drawing will be held on Wednesday, September 28th. You need not be present to win.
  • We promote a self-served relaxed service style.  
  • Cash or credit/debit cards accepted.
  • Full bar service is available under the Garden Pavilion.  
  • Food orders are placed and prepared in the Main Assembly Building.  Woodfired nachos will be delivered to your table when ready.   
  • Street tacos with chips & salsa, woodfire nachos & fresh salads are available. 
  • Click HERE for the full menu.
  • Please dispose of your empty beverage containers in the trash or recycle them before you leave. 
  • Please dispose of your food containers in the trash receptacles.  
  • Please let our team know if you would like a table to be wiped or sanitized.
  • Waste receptacles can fill quickly. Please be patient and let us know if they are full and we will empty them promptly.
  • Good Times @ The Gardens is a live music event just for adults. We want everyone to be able to relax and enjoy a night away. The atmosphere isn’t intended for small children or pets, so call your favorite sitter and join us for the perfect summer night out.
  • No Pets / Small Children (16+ age event).
  • You are not allowed to bring your own food or beverages.
  • Be sure to check in on our Facebook page and share your Good Times @ The Gardens fun!