Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association




A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance
Fri-Sun, Feb 28 to March 2, 2014, 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

MC: Dan Fish
6:00 Big Juke & The Last Resort 
6:45 Bob & Lynn Dixon
7:30 Long Time Gone
8:15 Middle Spunk Creek Boys
MC: Kim Monson
9:00 Switched At Birth
9: 45 Dick Kimmel & Co
10:30 Mark Kreitzer Band
11:15 Bernie King & The Guilty Pleasures

11:00 MBOTMA General Membership Meeting
MC: Martha Galep
11:45 Singleton Street
12:30 Barton's Hollow
1:15 The Kalisch Family
2:00 The Long Shots
MC: Steve Howard
2:45 Cousin Dad
3:30 The Fish Heads
4:15 Monroe Crossing

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

MC: Judith Nelson
(gospel show 9:30-12:30)
9:30 Culver's Jammers
10:15 Sherry Minnick & Jackson Buxton
11:00 Blessings Gospel Trio
11:45 Roe Family Singers
12:30 Grass Seeds Recital
MC: Ben Manning
1:15 The High 48s
2:00 The Flemming Fold
2:45 Hey Lonesome
3:30 Blue Groove
4:15 The Weasals


My Favorite Guitars Stage
(Europa Room)

MC: Tom Pietrs
6:00 Hand Picked Bluegrass
6:45 The Seldom Herd
7:30 The Eelpout Stringers
8:15 Ophoven Family Band
MC: Tom Schrack
9:00 Def Lester
9:45 Sawtooth Bluegrass Band
10:30 Blue Hazard
11:15 Sloughgrass

MC: Barb & Gary Carlson
10:30-12:00 Open Stage
(sign up in Gathering Place starting at 7:00 PM Friday)
12:00 Tickwood Stringband
12:45 Timbre Junction
MC: Margaret Brandes
1:30 The Tune Jerks
2:15 Moonlight Duo
3:00 The Biscuit Boys
3:45 The Halvorson Family

Dinner Celebration 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
(dinner served until 8PM) with entertainment by:
MC: Katryn Conlin
5:00 Mother Banjo
5:45 The Barley Jacks
          with Brian Wicklund

6:30 Ivory Bridge
7:15 Mary Henderson & Geoff Shannon
MC: Pam Kolupailo
8:00 The Blackburn Trio
8:45 Curtis & Loretta
9:30 Now And Then

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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