Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association

COMPLETE CALENDAR

AUGUST 2015
August 6, Thursday
Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival
Richmond, MN
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Thursday through Sunday, August 6-9, 2015, Richmond MN: The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival, El Rancho Mañana Campground & Riding Stable (27302B Ranch Rd 56368, 20 mi W of St Cloud, I-94 exit #153 at Avon, 9 mi S on Cty 9, L on Mañana Rd). Four-day outdoor music and camping festival with stage shows, dances, workshops, showcases, children's shows, demonstrations, crafts, and good food in five stage areas. Four time IBMA Event of the Year nominee. 2015 performers will include a Hot Rize Reunion with Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, Entertainers & Vocal Group of the Year Balsam Range, Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray, Red Molly, The Jumsteady Boys, The Bucking Mules, and many more TBA. Mainstage showtimes are 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Thursday, 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM Friday, 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM Saturday, and 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday. $20 to $30 daily at gate or $85 for all four days in advance including camping ($79 before March 1). Additional discounts in advance for MBOTMA members. Teens are only $10 and kids are free. For information or tickets call 800-635-3037 or visit www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org. Presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association.



JULY 2015
July 23, Thursday
RecFest Bluegrass Festival
Milaca, MN
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Thursday through Sunday, July 23-26, 2015, Milaca MN: RecFest Bluegrass Festival, Recreation Park (2nd St NW). The 6th annual festival, with Shaffer's Lost 40, The Long Shots, Pride Of The Prairie, Barton's Hollow, Biscuit Boys, Northern Lights, Mathison Family Fiddlers, Sarah Mae & The Birkeland Boys, and The Halvorson Family. Admission $25 weekend + $30 per camping unit. For more information call 320-237-2657 or visit www.milacarecfest.com. Produced by Milaca Parks & Rec and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



MAY 2015
May 29, Friday
Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff Music Festival
Richmond, MN
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Friday through Sunday, May 29-31, 2015, Richmond MN: Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff Music Festival, El Rancho Mañana Campground & Riding Stable (27302B Ranch Rd 56368, 20 mi W of St Cloud, I-94 exit #153 at Avon, 9 mi S on County 9, L on Mañana Rd). Three-day outdoor music and camping festival with twenty regional groups performing bluegrass, old-time stringband, and related forms of acoustic music. Showtimes are 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM Friday, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Saturday, and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday. Advance tickets are $52 for the weekend including camping ($42 for members) or $20 daily ($15 member). Gate prices are $60 for the weekend including camping and $20/Fri $25/Sat and $10/Sun. Teens are always only $5 and kids are free. For information and tickets call 800-635-3037 or visit www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org. Presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association.



APRIL 2015
April 19, Sunday
St Croix Valley Bluegrass
Stillwater, MN
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Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1:00-6:00 PM, Stillwater MN: St Croix Valley Bluegrass, Heights Hall & Club (5880 Omaha Ave). Bluegrass concert with The Platte Valley Boys, Blue Hazard, Thrift Store Sonata, and Brian Wicklund’s Fiddle Students. Admission $18. Food & Beverage available. For more information 651-439-8368 or www.stillwaterareakiwanis.org. Produced by The Stillwater Area Kiwanis Club and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



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.



March 13, Friday
Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers CD Release Party
Minneapolis MN
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Friday, March 13, 2015, 8:30 PM, Minneapolis MN: Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers CD Release Party, Eagles Club #34 (2507 E 25th St). Enjoy a brand new take on old-time country with the Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers and special guest Jack Klatt in celebration of the new Sapsucker CD “Ocooch Mountain Home.” Admission $10. For more information 414-439-2004 or www.sapsuckermusic.com. Supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



March 20, Friday
Cabin Fever Festival
Duluth, MN
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Friday-Sunday March 20-22 2015, Duluth MN: Cabin Fever Festival, Inn On The Lake (350 Canal Park Dr). A weekend long cabin fever reliever event including stage shows, draw bands, open stage, workshops, and jam sessions around the clock. Featuring The Walker/Stargel Band both Friday and Saturday night. Plus many others TBA. Weekend tickets are $29 in advance ($26 for members). Day of show $15 Friday and $20 Saturday Teens half price and kids are free. For more information call 1-800-635-3037 or visit MinnesotaBluegrass.org. For lodging contact Inn On The Lake at 888-668-4352 and ask for the special Minnesota Bluegrass Festival rate. Presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).