Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association

COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES

Our 2014 Concerts Are Now Scheduled! 
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The Minnesota Bluegrass Community Concert program, which brings MBOTMA’s favorite bands to venues throughout the state, will be continuing in 2014 with more double headers. Coming up next:

  • The Race For A Place Champions Barton's Hollow and Minnesota State Fair favorites Sloughgrass in Moose Lake on Friday Feb 14 and in Bemidji on Saturday Feb 15.
  • Then it's Copper Creek and The Eelpout Stringers in Moose Lake on Friday April 25 and in Bemidji on Saturday April 26.

 

Barton's Hollow

Barton’s Hollow is a bluegrass, gospel, and acoustic music band based in Minnesota. Although the band members are young (the oldest being 20 and the youngest 16), they became an award winning group in 2013 when they were crowned the Race For A Place Champions at the Harvest Jam Acoustic Music Experience in Minneapolis. The members include Ian Kimmel (vocals, mandolin, mandola, guitar), Kiley Ellingson (vocals, guitar, bass), Max Etling (vocals, guitar), Hugh Stier (banjo, vocals), Daniel Halvorson (fiddle, Dobro, vocals), and John Halvorson (bass, vocals).

 

 

Sloughgrass

From Birchdale (MN), Sloughgrass is a family affair with Grandma Audrey setting the rhythm on the upright bass and her two daughters, two sons-in-law, three of her grandchildren, and sometimes a cousin or two joining in. They have performed throughout Minnesota including the Governor’s Fishing Opener and numerous appearances at the Minnesota State Fair. They have been featured on radio, PBS television, and in magazines. The band's music is a blend of bluegrass, gospel, country, old-time, Scandinavian, and folk music, and boy do they have a good time.

 

Copper Creek

From South Eastern Minnesota, Copper Creek performs high-energy bluegrass (contemporary and traditional) as well as gospel music. Tight vocal harmonies are their most distinctive feature. They have played numerous venues throughout Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri including large music festivals, church functions, and corporate gatherings. Alongside driving bluegrass instrumentations, Copper Creek adds sophisticated and melodic vocal arrangements that are an enjoyment to bluegrass fans as well as those who may be listening to bluegrass music for the first time. With a bit of witty comedy thrown in, Copper Creek is sure to entertain you.

 

 

The Eelpout Stringers

The Minnesota based Eelpout Stringers say that they are “a bunch of old-fogies playing traditional Americana music.” Their shows are fun, plain and simple. But that’s this genre of music... just a bunch of toe-tappin’, head-boppin’ joy.  As much as they like playing this music, they also like talking about it and entertaining audiences at the same time.

Please help us thank our many local business sponsors that are helping  to bring these concerts to locations in greater Minnesota in 2014:

Tickets for Minnesota Bluegrass Community Concerts will be $12 in advance, $15 day of show, $5 for teens, and free for kids age 12 and under. Advance tickets are available online (below) or by calling 800-635-3037 until the Thursday evening before the show at 7PM. These tickets will be mailed unless ordered less than one week prior in which case they will be held at the door. Advance tickets are also available up to the day before the concert in Moose Lake at Lakeside Traders and in Bemidji at Overbeek Electronics and Kelsey's Jewelry. Day of show tickets are available at the door.

Minnesota Bluegrass Community Concerts Series

BARTON'S HOLLOW & SLOUGHGRASS

Friday February 14, 2014
8:00 PM
Holy Angels Catholic Church
60 Harman Dr
Moose Lake MN

Saturday February 15, 2014
7:30 PM
Historic Chief Theater
314 Beltrami Ave
Bemidji MN

 

$12 Adult Advance  N/A

 

 

$5 Teen Advance  N/A
 


Free for kids age 12 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door: $15 day of show

COPPER CREEK plus THE EELPOUT STRINGERS

Friday April 25, 2013
8:00 PM
Holy Angels Catholic Church
60 Harman Dr
Moose Lake MN

Saturday April 26, 2013
7:30 PM
Historic Chief Theater
314 Beltrami Ave
Bemidji MN

$12 Adult Advance   N/A

 

$5 Teen Advance   N/A

 

 

Free for kids age 12 and under. Tickets will also be available at the door: $15 day of show