Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association



August 6-9, 2015
El Rancho Mañana, Richmond, MN
Nominated IBMA Event of the Year 4 Times!





Who wouldn’t want to win two free four-day tickets to the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival? If you like to take photos, and are planning to attend the 2015 festival, then this is your chance to enter your best shot in our photo contest and win tickets to the 2016 festival.


Anyone can enter - just submit your photo JPG to photos@minnesotabluegrass.org by November 1st. Photos can be of any aspect of the 2015 Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival, from acts on the main stage to random pictures of jams at campsites.

Only one photo will be accepted per person. Photos need to be 300dpi high resolution JPGs, and all submissions must become property of MBOTMA. The MBOTMA Festival Staff will review all entries and nominate the best to be contest finalists. These finalists will be displayed at the Harvest Jam during the Saturday banquet reception and dinner participants will vote on a winner. Start planning now, then look through your photos after the festival enter your best!


Don’t forget to test your luck by purchasing a ticket for the MBOTMA raffle. You choose your prize my placing your ticket in the appropriate bucket for each prize. The winner for each prize will be drawn and announced from the mains stage at 2:25 PM on Sunday afternoon. You do not need to be present to win. In addition to the main prizes, we’ll be drawing throughout the weekend for additional prizes that will be on display at the raffle booth in the main concert area.

What are the four main prizes? David Vincent Guitars has provided a handmade David Vincent Grand Concert Guitar. It's valued at $3,500. Nechville Music has provided a Nechville Customized Moonshine EX DLX Five-String Banjo valued at $3,000. Steve Boeh has provided a great Stephens imported Mandolin valued at $450, and Jim Whitney, a longtime MBOTMA member, has provided a Kala C Ukulele valued at $400. Tickets are $10.00 so stop by and try your luck while supporting the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association. And while you are at the raffle table become a member of MBOTMA. Members receive 12 monthly issues of Minnesota Bluegrass magazine, discounts on tickets for our events, and much more.