Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association

WINTER BLUEGRASS WEEKEND - SHOWCASE SCHEDULE

 

 

A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance
Fri-Sun, March 6-8, 2015, Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN

Showcase of Bands
by Rick Anderson

Showcase organizer Rick Anderson has scheduled about 45 groups for the Nechville Banjos Stage (Auditorium) and the My Favorite Guitars Stage (Europa Room) throughout the Winter Bluegrass Weekend. Bluegrass, old-time stringband, and various related genres of acoustic groups are represented in the lineup. Familiar favorites will play alongside with some great new bands this year. It all starts on Friday at 6:00 PM and runs through 5:00 PM Sunday.

The Europa Room: Open Stage & Buffett Dinner
by Bob Bayers

The Showcase of Bands starts on the My Favorite Guitars Stage beginning Friday at 6:00 PM and listen to some great bands. If you haven’t got a spot on the schedule, you can sign up in the Gathering Place starting at 7:00 PM on Friday evening for a slot to perform during the open stage session on Saturday morning between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM. On Saturday night we will have drawings for door prizes during the Winter Weekend buffet put on by the Crowne Plaza hotel.

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Nechville Banjos Stage
(Auditorium)

Friday
MC: 
6:00 
6:45 
7:30 
8:15 
MC:
9:00 
9: 45 
10:30 
11:15 

Saturday
11:00 MBOTMA General Membership Meeting
MC: 
11:45 
12:30 
1:15 
2:00 
MC: 
2:45 
3:30 
4:15 

Sunday
8:15 Non Denominational Church Service with TBA and music by TBA

MC: 
(gospel show 9:30-12:30)
9:30 
10:15 
11:00 
11:45 
12:30 
MC:
1:00 Grass Seeds Recital 
2:00 End of Show

 

My Favorite Guitars Stage
(Europa Room)

Friday
MC: 
6:00 
6:45 
7:30 
8:15 
MC: 
9:00 
9:45 
10:30 
11:15 

Saturday
MC: 
10:30-12:00 Open Stage
(sign up in Gathering Place starting at 7:00 PM Friday)
12:00 
12:45 
MC: 
1:30 
2:15 
3:00 
3:45 

Dinner Celebration 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(dinner served until 8PM) with entertainment by:
MC: 
5:00 
5:45 
6:30 
7:15 
MC: 
8:00 
8:45 
9:30 

Sunday
7:30 AM to 12:00 Noon
Sunday Morning Brunch

To make the weekend a reality we will need to fill 140 volunteer shifts with many volunteers like you - people willing to do their part to make it happen. Would you be able to help us out for just a couple hours? Volunteers get preferential seating at the Saturday Night Headline Concerts. Pick your time and task on our volunteer page and email us your name for the schedule.

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