Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association

COMPLETE CALENDAR

APRIL 2014
April 4, Friday
River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival
River Falls, WI
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Friday-Sunday, April 4-6, River Falls, WI: River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival, Best Western Campus Inn (100 Spring St). This festival presents the Rambling Rooks and Pert' Near Sandstone with main stage performances at Junior’s. Additional downtown venues featuring national bluegrass artists, the Upper Midwest Flatpick Guitar Championship, Singer/Songwriter Competition, workshops, jam sessions and more. Tickets for headline performances are $30/night or $40/weekend pass. Visit www.riverfallsbluegrass.com for more information.  Brought to you by the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-time Music Association.



April 25, Friday
Minnesota Bluegrass Community Concert
Moose Lake MN
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Friday April 25, 2013, 8:00 PM, Moose Lake MN: Minnesota Bluegrass Community Concert featuring Copper Creek and The Eelpout Stringers, Holy Angels Catholic Church (60 Hartman Dr). Another community concert double header with two fine Minnesota groups, Copper Creek and The Eelpout Stringers. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show, $5 for teens, and free for kids age 12 and under. For tickets or information call 800-635-3037 or visit www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org. Presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



April 26, Saturday
Minnesota Bluegrass Community Concert
Bemidji, MN
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Saturday April 26th 2014, 7:30 PM, Bemidji MN: Minnesota Bluegrass Community Concert featuring Copper Creek and The Eelpout Stringers, Historic Chief Theater (314 Beltrami Ave). Another community concert double header with two fine groups from Minnesota, Copper Creek and The Eelpout Stringers. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of show, $5 for teens, and free for kids age 12 and under. For tickets or information call 800-635-3037 or visit www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org. Presented by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



MAY 2014
May 2, Friday
Spring Fling MBOTMA Fundraiser
Minneapolis MN
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Friday & Saturday May 2nd & 3rd, 2014, 7:00 PM to Midnight, Minneapolis MN: Spring Fling MBOTMA Fundraiser, Dulono's Pizza (607 W Lake St). A dozen bands over two nights perform bluegrass, old-time stringband, and related forms of acoustic music. Free Admission. Donations to be solicited. All proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA). For more information call 800-635-3037 or visit www.MinnesotaBluegrass.org.



May 30, Friday
Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff Music Festival
Richmond MN
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Friday through Sunday, May 30 to June 1, 2014, 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. $15 to $25 daily at the gate. $45 for the weekend in advance including camping ($41 for members). Teens half price 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.



JUNE 2014
May 30, Friday
Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff Music Festival
Richmond MN
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Friday through Sunday, May 30 to June 1, 2014, 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. $15 to $25 daily at the gate. $45 for the weekend in advance including camping ($41 for members). Teens half price 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.



June 2, Monday
Americana Music Concert
St Paul, MN
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Friday, May 2, 2014, 7:30 PM, Saint Paul MN: Americana Music Concert, O'Shaughnessy Education Center, University of St Thomas (2115 Summit Ave). An evening of Americana Music featuring The High 48s along with singer-songwriter, alt-country performer Robbie Fulks and mandolinist extraordinaire Don Stiernberg (performing as a duet). Admission $15. For more information call 651-295-1376 or www.TheHigh38s.com. Produced by The High 48s and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



June 14, Saturday
Loring Park Acoustic Music Festival
Minneapolis MN
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Saturday, June 14th, 2014, 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Minneapolis MN: Loring Park Acoustic Music Festival, Loring Park (Oak Grove & Hennepin Ave S). A day of fun loving acoustic music featuring The New Riverside Ramblers, Mother Banjo, One Ukulele, The High 48s, Wain McFarlane & Jahz, Prudence Johnson & Tom Lieberman, and Frank Hornstein, Keith Ellison, Larry Long & Friends. Free admission. For more information visit www.loringpark.org or call 612-874-9002 or loveloring@gmail.com. Presented by Citizens For A Loring Park Community and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



June 17, Tuesday
Fiddle Pal Camp Minnesota
Stillwater MN
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Tues-Fri June 17-20, 2014, Stillwater MN: Fiddle Pal Camp Minnesota, St Paul Lutheran Church (609 5th St S). A four day music camp for kids and adults. $385-$495 (depending on date of registration). For more information call 651-275-0171 or visit www.fiddlepal.com. Produced by Fiddle Pal LLC and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



June 18, Wednesday
WBSMs Monthly Bluegrass Jam
Mi8nneapolis MN
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Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Minneapolis MN: WBSM’s Monthly Bluegrass Jam, West Bank School of Music (1813 S 6th St). Long time bluegrass musician Bill Cagley heads an open bluegrass jam the third Sunday of every month. Admission $5. For more information call 612-333-6651 or visit www.wbsm.org. Produced by West Bank School of Music and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



June 21, Saturday
Takin' Time's Solstice Music & Arts Fair
Clearwater MN
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Saturday, June 21st 2014, 1:00 PM, Clearwater MN: Takin' Time's Solstice Music & Arts Fair, Takin' Time (4529 128th St NW). A family friendly music and arts fair featuring local art vendors, a silent auction, live art performances, and music by Nikki & The RueMates, Under The Willow, Miles over Mountains, Pete Jive, Sean Shiel, and Craig Maw Rooney. Admission $15. For more information call 612-817-8942 or www.facebook.com/events/582400835186536.  Produced by Rhythm's Way Community Music & Arts Center and supported in part by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).



AUGUST 2014
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



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).