Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association


MARCH 2015
March 6, Friday
Winter Bluegrass Weekend
Plymouth, MN
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Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, 2015, Minneapolis MN: The Winter Bluegrass Weekend: A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance, Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth (3131 Campus Dr, I-494 & Hwy 55). Some fifty groups will be performing bluegrass, old-time stringband, and related forms of acoustic music on several stages, including The Becky Buller Band for the Saturday Night Headline Concert and The Red Squirrel Chasers in the Dance Hall. Plus workshops, dances, instrument exhibitors, and jam sessions around the clock. For more information call 1-800-635-3037 or visit MinnesotaBluegrass.org. To book lodging contact the Crowne Plaza at 763-559-6600 of the nearby Residence Inn at 763-577-1600. Ask for the special Minnesota Bluegrass Festival rate.

November 21, Friday
Harvest Jam Acoustic Music Experience
Minneapolis MN
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Friday through Sunday November 21-23, 2014, St Louis Park MN: Harvest Jam Acoustic Music Experience, Marriott Minneapolis West Hotel (9960 Wayzata Blvd). This 9th annual event will feature stage shows Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning featuring The Darrell Webb Band, Sawtooth Bluegrass, Ivory Bridge, Hey Lonesome, Bob Bovee & Pop Wagner, and The Fish Heads. Plus the Race For A Place Band Contest on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, the Saturday Banquet Dinner (get the best seats for the evening concert), Kip's Live Open Mic in Kip's Irish Pub throughout the weekend, workshops, musical exhibitors, a Sunday morning gospel show, and lots of jam sessions. For more information 800-635-3037 or www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org. To book lodging contact the Marriott at 952-544-4400 and ask for the special Minnesota Bluegrass rate. Presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).

September 1, Monday
Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival
Minneapolis MN
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Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Minneapolis MN: The 16th annual Minnehaha Falls Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival, Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis (4801 Minnehaha Ave).  A six hour bluegrass festival with six bands including The Pride Of The Prairie, The Middle Spunk Creek Boys, Sawtooth Bluegrass, The Platte Valley Boys, King Wilkie's Dream, and Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie. Free and open to the public. For more information visit www.mscb.com or call 612-727-2489. Sponsored by The Middle Spunk Creek Boys and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).

September 14, Sunday
Caponi Art Park Bluegrass Festival
Eagan MN
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Sunday, September 14, 2014, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Eagan MN: Caponi Art Park Bluegrass Festival, Theater In The Woods, Caponi Art Park (1220 Diffley Rd). Featuring The Okee Dokee Brothers, Monroe Crossing, Roe Family Singers, and The Blackburn Trio, this community celebration and fundraiser for Caponi Art Park starts with an open jam session and welcomes folks of all ages and families to this unique outdoor venue. Admission $20 per person, kids 12 and under free. For more information call 952-454-9412 or www.caponiartpark.org. Produced by Caponi Art Park & Learning Center and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).