Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association


A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance
Fri-Sun, Feb 28 to March 2, 2014, Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN

Meet old and new friends and find out about MBOTMA at The Gathering Place. There will be a number of activities throughout the weekend. Dick And Ian Kimmel will do a workshop on Saturday morning and Mary Rivard is back to teach young people the fine art of vacuum forming. We will also have beginning and intermediate jam sessions. Check the schedule or just stop by.

Gathering Place 2014 Schedule
(Conference Room E)


7:00 Open Stage Sign-Up


9:00 Improvising Breaks For Bluegrass workshop with Dick Kimmel.

10:30 Kids Stuff! Mary Rivard Workshop. Calling kids of all ages: Join artist Mary Rivard and learn the fine art of vacuum forming. Curious? We'll be in the Gathering Place having all the fun.

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 w/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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