|March 6, Friday
Winter Bluegrass Weekend
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 20, Friday
Cabin Fever Festival
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).
|January 31, Saturday
MBOTMA's 40th Anniversary Noon To Midnight Fundraising Party
Spring Lake Park, MN
Saturday January 31, 2015, 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Spring Lake Park MN: MBOTMA's 40th Anniversary Noon To Midnight Fundraising Party, Kraus Hartig VFW Post (8100 Pleasant View Dr). An anniversary mini-festival featuring The High 48s, The Platte Valley Boys, Switched At Birth, Monroe Crossing, Blue Hazard and more TBA. Plus workshops, bluegrass karaoke, old-time dance, jam sessions, silent auction, raffles, and other fundraising fun. All proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA). Food and beverage available. For more information call 800-635-3037 or visit www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org.
|December 7, Sunday
Platte Valley Boys & Blue Hazard Christmas Show
South St Paul, MN
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM, South St Paul MN: 6th Annual Platte Valley Boys & Blue Hazard Christmas Show, South St Paul VFW (111 Concord St S). An annual Christmas show with The Platte Valley Boys and Blue Hazard. Admission $10. For more information call 651-445-1505. Produced by The Platte Valley Boys and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).
|November 15, Saturday
A Prairie Home Companion
Saturday, November 15, 2014, Rochester MN: A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, Mayo Civic Center (30 Civic Center Dr). A Prairie Home Companion visits Rochester for a live broadcast performance with special guests The Steep Canyon Rangers and the Choral Arts Ensemble. Admission $45/$39/$27. For more information call 800-745-3000 or visit www.prairiehome.org. Produced by Minnesota Public Radio and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).
|November 19, Wednesday
Hot Rize with Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers
Wednesday, November 19th, 7:30PM, Minneapolis MN: Hot Rize with Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers, The Cedar Cultural Center (416 Cedar Ave S). Hot Rize has marked over 30 years in the bluegrass history book. The band reorganized in 2002 with Bryan Sutton on guitar and has continued to deliver its high-energy, soulful, and unique sound to fans old and new. $35 general admission/$45 center section seating. For more information call 612-338-2674 or visit www.thecedar.org. Produced by The Cedar Cultural Center and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).
|November 21, Friday
Harvest Jam Acoustic Music Experience
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).