Tip Sheet: Red, white and the blues
Our national colors come with an emphasis on blues Tuesday in Austin, when soulful Rochester singer Annie Mack takes the stage at the city's Tuesdays on Main street festival.
Billed as the "Best Party in Southern Minnesota on a Tuesday Evening" (and who's to argue?), it runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Main Street between Second and Fourth avenues. More than music, there are vendors and artisans set up on the street, too. Find information online: www.downtownaustinmn.com .
— Jeff Pieters