Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association

COMPLETE CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 2014
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 2014
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).



AUGUST 2014
August 5, Tuesday
Bluegrass Jam Camp
Richmond MN
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Tuesday August 5th through Thursday August 7th, 2014, Richmond, MN: Bluegrass Jam Camp, El Rancho Mañana Campground (27302B Ranch Rd). The members of Monroe Crossing host a three-day bluegrass instructional camp for beginners and intermediate level players. Starts 6:00 PM Tuesday Aug 5 and culminates with a group recital in the Showcase Tent on Thursday evening. $95 before June 15, $120 after. For more information or to register call 800-635-3037 or email to info@minnesotabluegrass.org. Presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



August 6, Wednesday
Old-Time Stringband Camp
Richmond MN
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Wednesday August 6th through Thursday August 7th, 2014, Richmond, MN: Old-Time Stringband Camp, El Rancho Mañana Campground (27302B Ranch Rd). The members of The Volo Bogtrotters will host a two day old-time band instructional camp for intermediate and advanced level players. Starts 9:00 AM Wed Aug 6 and continues through 6:00 PM Thurs, $80.00 registration fee before July 15, $95 after that date. For more information or to register call 800-635-3037 or email to info@minnesotabluegrass.org. Presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



August 6, Wednesday
Sound Camp With Armadillo
Richmond MN
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Wednesday August 6th through Thursday August 7th, 2014, Richmond, MN: Sound Camp With Armadillo, El Rancho Mañana Campground (27302B Ranch Rd). Doug Lohman of Armadillo Sound will host an intensive two day workshop covering many aspects of audio production and sound reinforcement. The nature and characteristics of audio, gear (analog and digital) and how to master it, along with the characteristics of a successful sound person will be the topics. Starts 9:00 AM Wed Aug 6 and continues through 6:00 PM Thurs, $80.00 registration fee before July 15, $95 after that date. For more information or to register call 800-635-3037 or email to info@minnesotabluegrass.org. Presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



August 7, Thursday
Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival
Richmond MN
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Thursday through Sunday, August 7-11, 2014, 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. Three time IBMA Event of the Year nominee. 2014 performers include The Boxcars, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Roys, Dwight Lamb, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, The Volo Bogtrotters, Monroe Crossing, and many more. Mainstage showtimes are 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM Thursday, 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM Friday, 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM Saturday, and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Sunday. $20 to $30 daily at gate or $77 for all four days in advance (including camping). 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



August 29, Friday
Minnesota Flatpicking Guitar & Duet Championships
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Friday & Saturday August 29th & 30th, 2014, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, St Paul MN: Minnesota Flatpicking Guitar & Duet Championships, West End Market Stage of the Minnesota State Fair. The best and brightest flatpicking guitarists and performing duos of Minnesota compete for a variety of prizes in several categories to be awarded by a panel of respected Minnesota music professionals. Duet competition on Friday and Flatpicking Championships on Saturday. $2000 in total prize money. $20 registration fee for either guitar or duet categories. For more information or to register as a contestant 800-635-3037 or www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org.



JULY 2014
July 18, Friday
The Isaacs With The Kingery Family
Saint Cloud, MN
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Friday July 18th, 2014, St Cloud MN: The Isaacs With The Kingery Family, Calvary Community Church (1200 Roosevelt Rd). The Isaacs are back for just one stop in Minnesota, with their dynamic gospel harmonies and bluegrass vibe. This evening, opening with the Kingery Family, is not to be missed. $8-$12, $5 student. For more information call 320-293-1217 or visit www.calvarystcloud.org/events. Produced by Calvary Community Events and Concerts and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



July 24, Thursday
Kidney 4 Dave Benefit Concert
Mankato MN
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Thursday, July 24th, 2014, 5:00 PM, Mankato MN: Kidney 4 Dave Benefit Concert, Kato Ballroom (200 Chestnut St). A benefit concert featuring the Redhead Express, a four sister country bluegrass group, and bluegrass jazz from String Theory. Admission is $10.00 in advance, $11.50 online, or $12.00 at the door. For more information call 507-234-5811 or visit www.facebook.com/kidney4daveu . Produced by the Kideny4Dave Committee and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



July 25, Friday
Rec-Fest Bluegrass
Milaca, MN
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Friday through Sunday, July 25-27, 2014,  Milaca MN: Rec-Fest Bluegrass, Recreation Park (2nd St NW). The 5th annual festival, with Sloughgrass, Pride Of Prairie, Blue Wolf, Hey Lonesome, Schaeffer’s Lost 40, Barton’s Hollow, Northland Lights, Porch Pine Creek, Froemming Family, Bartig Brothers, The Biscuit Boys, The Long Shots, Mathison Family, and American Folk Music. Admission $25 weekend + $20 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).