A networking event like no other, Northfest shatters expectations and sets the stage for insightful conversations and camaraderie. After spending the day learning from digital retail industry leaders, you’ll enjoy a creative space and spend the night networking and enjoying live entertainment. Hosted at the Machine Shop, a historic, industrial space located in Minneapolis, Northfest will showcase local culinary talents featuring “sophisticated street food,” and local craft beers and cocktails. We will also have a host of other activities available, ranging from mini-golf to a live action photo booth and other surprises all night! Shuttles sponsored by ThirdChannel to Northfest will begin at 6 p.m. from both the Minneapolis Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency to the Machine Shop. The shuttles will return to the Hyatt Regency from the Machine Shop following the end of Northfest at 11 p.m.


Northfest will immerse you in an environment of interactive artwork from local artists and a private performance by Saint Motel. Over the past six years, this indie pop band has impressed audiences across the globe by playing sold-out, headliner shows. Most recently, they can be seen performing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and as an opener for the Panic! At the Disco “Death of a Bachelor” tour. Their upbeat and catchy songs have frequently been used in film, television and in advertisements, including Volkswagen, Uber, EA Sports and Dewar’s.

For more information, please view Saint Motel’s fact sheet or visit the band website.


  • Date: Tuesday, May 2
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Machine Shop, 300 2nd Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
  • Parking is available
    • Lot: Paid lot – one block from the Machine Shop – Parallel to University Avenue SE
    • Ramp: On SE 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street SE – two block walk to the Machine Shop
    • Meters: On SE 2nd Avenue, 2nd Street SE and SE 3rd Avenue.

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Event Details

May 7-8, 2018
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel,
The Depot
225 3rd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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