Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association



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


The Red Squirrel Chasers, Cajun Dancing, Clogging, and more! Get Tickets!

Come join us in the Old-Time Dance Hall for some incredible old-time music, clogging, square dancing, and Cajun dancing. On Friday night there will be squares and other dances called by TBA, followed by Cajun dancing with music by TBA.

On Saturday, join us from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM for a performance by the Wild Goose Chase Cloggers, followed by a beginning-clogging workshop. TBA will call Family Dances from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Ann specializes in getting all ages and abilities out on the dance floor. Delve into the old-time style with The Red Squirrel Chasers from Raleigh NC as they provide some intimate workshops from 2:30 to 3:30 PM.

Then come give a listen to The Red Squirrel Chasers in concert at 4:00 PM. Take a dinner break or watch Spotlight On from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Then make sure to make it back by 8:00 PM for more square dancing, called by TBA to the rhythmic mastery of The Red Squirrel Chasers. See you there!


Our 2015 featured Dance Hall performers will be The Red Squirrel Chasers from Raleigh NC. The group consists of Stephanie Coleman on fiddle and vocals, Jim Collier on mandolin and vocals, Jim Nelson on guitar and vocals, and Dedo Norris on bass and vocals. They play a variety of old-time country string band music, square dance tunes, ballads, and early bluegrass and brother duets.



Deering Banjos Old-Time Music & Dance Hall Schedule



7:00 Dance
8:30 Dance
10:00 Cajun Dance


9:30 AM 

11:00 AM TBA 

12:00 PM Clogging Demonstration

1:15 PM Family Dance

2:30 PM Advanced Workshops

4:00 PM Old-Time Stringband Concert with The Red Squirrel Chasers

5:30-7:30 Spotlight On: 

8:00-10:30 Square Dance with music byThe Red Squirrel Chasers and dances taught and called by TBA


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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