Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association


The Winter Bluegrass Weekend:
A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance
Friday-Sunday, March 4-5-6, 2016

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN



The highlight of the Winter Bluegrass Weekend is the Saturday Night Headline Concert, featuring nationally known touring artists Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass. Tickets for the headline concerts can be purchased separate from the daily and weekend festival tickets, or as part of the Bluegrass Lovers Package (includes weekend festival admission and one headline concert ticket) or the Bluegrass Extremists Package (includes weekend festival admission plus a ticket to both headline concerts). Advance tickets are recommended as both shows often sell out. Advance tickets can be purchased on our ticket page or by calling 800-635-3037 with Visa/MC/Discover.

There will be two headline concert showings, one at 7:00 PM (with special guest Bob Bovee & Pop Wagner) and one at 9:30 pm (with special guest The Sawtooth Brothers). Advance tickets are recommended as both shows often sell out. 

Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass. There is no hybrid or genre-bending music here. Their combination of instrumentation and vocals convey the energy and emotion of classic bluegrass and country music. Danny’s lead vocals combine powerful range and soulful blues with a sound like no one else in bluegrass today.

With Danny Paisley on guitar, Southern Grass continues the family tradition adding Danny’s son Ryan on mandolin, the next generation of up and coming pickers. TJ Lundy is the band’s fiddler, bridging the gap between old time fiddling and bluegrass music. Southern Grass also includes Mark Delaney on banjo (formerly with Randy Waller and the Country Gentlemen); and Eric Troutman on bass, not only known for his driving bass playing but also for his fine lead and tenor singing.

Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass are deeply rooted in tradition, but look to the future with enthusiasm and anticipation - and we're looking forward to seeing them in March!

To make the Winter Bluegrass 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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