OLD-TIME MUSIC & DANCE HALL
A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance
Friday-Sunday, March 1st to 3rd, 2013, Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN
The Winter Bluegrass Weekend is a festival of bluegrass and old-time music and dance. The Deering Banjos Old-Time Music & Dance Hall is always a busy place with square dances, honky tonk dances, concerts, clogging and more on Friday from 7PM to 11PM and on Saturday from 11AM to 11PM. It is the largest of the three stage venues at the Winter Bluegrass Weekend, and much of it is dance floor. Many of the dances are taught and called by professional callers, and there are dance instruction workshops too.
Our 2013 featured performers will be a reunion of The Volo Bogtrotters. For many years this group from Chicago was the hottest thing in old-time music in the Midwest. And they have always been a Minnesota favorite for dances, workshops, and just plain old great music. That was then.
This is now. Chirps Smith, Jim Nelson, and the rest of the crowd will be coming to Minneapolis for lots of fun during the Winter Bluegrass Weekend. You should be there too.
Deering Banjos Old-Time Music & Dance Hall Schedule
7:00 Square Dance with music by The Gritpickers and dance caller Ann Carter
8:30 Square Dance with music by Poor Benny and dance caller Ann Carter
10:00 Honky Tonk Dance with The John & Rose Band
10:00 Minnesota Fiddler’s Association presents a workshop/tune session for old-time fiddle, mandolin and guitar with John Wallace and Mary Pat Kleven (beginer's to intermediate level).
12:00-2:00 Clog Fest 2013!
12:00 The Petticoat Rustlers
12:30 Wild Goose Chase Cloggers.
1:15 Beginning clogging workshop
2:00 Old-Time Music Workshops with The Volo Bogtrotters
3:15-4:00 Family Dance with dance caller Shawn Glidden
4:15-5:15 Old-Time Concert with the The Volo Bogtrotters
5:30-7:15 Spotlight On: Fiddle Music
In many styles, the fiddle is the iconic instrument. This year's spotlight on features fiddle music but not necessarily played on the fiddle. On the program will be Karen Mueller (a local performer who is a national figure with the autoharp and Appalachian dulcimer), Bob Johnson (Fergus Falls harmonica player who views himself as a bluegrass missionary), and Mary DuShane (Minneapolis fiddler who has performed in many styles).
8:00-10:30 Square Dance with music by The Volo Bogtrotters and dances taught and called by The Volo Bogtrotters
No Activities Scheduled
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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