Vocalist Vanessa Trouble is coming to Winona on Friday, August 23 for a summer evening concert at Briggs Outdoors. Accompanied by a local trio, she’ll sing a mix of styles including swing, Latin jazz, early Motown, blues, and modern-retro pop. Check out samples of her style on the Youtube videos below.


Event details

Tickets: $25 in advance at Eventbrite.com; $30 at the gate; teens, $10; kids 12 and under free. 

Food: Wood-fired pizza buffet is free; The Oaks Wine Bar will also provide a cash bar featuring adult beverages and desserts.

Other details

  • Gate opens 4:30
  • Band starts at 6:30
  • Bring a blanket and your favorite viewing chairs
  • We love ’em, but absolutely no pets
  • Pitch a tent and make a night of it for an extra $10 (cash at the gate)


About Vanessa Trouble

Trouble (née Gernes), a Winona native, launched her singing career in Los Angeles in the early 1990s and since then has performed at top venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. She’s a regular at New York City mainstays such as Birdland, Dizzy’s Club, The Carlyle, Mezzrow, Swing 46, and The Rainbow Room. When she’s not touring, she performs year-round in the Hamptons, including regular performances at Pierre’s Bridgehampton and Wolffer Estate Vineyard. In addition to working with regular trios and duos, she produces concerts and events with her 5-piece band, The Red Hot Swing. She currently resides on her houseboat, River Girl, in Riverhead, NY.

More information about Vanessa Trouble can be found at her website, VanessaTrouble.com.



Buy tickets at Eventbrite.com 


Details and directions

Steve will begin serving the wood-fired pizza buffet around 5:30, with the concert beginning around 6 pm, followed by a social hour at 9 pm.

Tickets for Friday’s concert are $25 in advance at Eventbrite.com or $30 at the gate, and include a wood-fired pizza buffet. The Oaks Wine Bar will also provide a cash bar featuring adult beverages and desserts.

Plan on camping overnight? The camping fee is $10.

Please, no pets and no smoking on the farm.

The farm is located at 27171 County Highway 9. Click here for complete directions and a map. Please note that if you are using GPS or Google Maps to find us, be sure that you are going to the address north of I-90. You may want to use Cedar Valley Lutheran Church as a proxy; we’re right next door.