Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association


The Winter Bluegrass Weekend:
A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance
Friday-Sunday, March 4-5-6, 2016

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN

The Gathering Place
By Jim Dostal

The Gathering Place at the Winter Bluegrass Weekend is a great place to meet old friends, new acquaintances, and find out more about MBOTMA. This year we will have a number of activities that are about developing music skills. 

Gathering Place 2016 Schedule
(Conference Room E)


6:00 Gathering Place Opens
7:00 Open Stage Signup Begins


9:00 Gathering Place Opens
11:00-12:30 Kids Stuff with Mabel Houle (make puppets & spring egg music makers)
1:00 Beginner’s Jam led by Bill Cagley
3:00 Intermediate Jam led by Bill Cagley
5:00 Bill’s TLC Stage with Bill Cagley (until 6:30)


9:00 Gathering Place Opens
12:30 Intermediate Jam with Bill Cagley
4:00 Gathering Place Closes

To make the weekend a reality we will need to fill 140 volunteer shifts with many volunteers like you - people willing to do their part to make it happen. Would you be able to help us out for just a couple hours? Volunteers get preferential seating at the Saturday Night Headline Concerts. Pick your time and task on our volunteer page and email us your name for the schedule.

For advance tickets visit our ticket page.

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