The Contented Cow has become well known both in Northfield and beyond as a destination performance venue for music and other forms of entertainment.
We have welcomed and presented local performers in the early phases of their careers to internationally known recording artists that hail from other countries, especially Scandinavia.
The range of styles and genres one might hear on any given night runs the gamut from solo troubadour to string quartet, nordic folk music, rock & roll to full on R&B with horns. The atmosphere that these many choices are delivered through is always convivial and sure to please with food and beverage just a request away.
Besides music, there may be a poetry reading. Or, there may be something interactive going on. Sunday evenings, you will find a weekly "Quiz Night" trivia contest with a large and devoted following. Just before this, we have "Conversation and a PInt". Monday evenings there is a Nordic music "session" that welcomes musical participants of all ages and skill levels. See our "Ongoing Events" page for more information on events like these.
There are three stages available for performers, all uniquely suited to particular sorts of entertainment. One is indoors and quite intimate. There is a second small stage outdoors on the patio, perfect for reaching an audience there with minimal amplification. And then there is the large outdoor stage that creates an environment akin to an ampitheater. Sometimes we have more than one stage going at the same time offering our patrons a choice if they just happened in.
Check our "Calendar" page for what's up tonight and on the go!
If you are a performer who would like to entertain here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.