Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival  

August 10 - 13, 2023                                                 El Rancho Manana, 27302 Ranch Rd, Richmond, MN 56368

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2023 Headliners

Thursday Night: Po' Ramblin Boys & Monroe Crossing

Friday Afternoon: Dave Adkins Band - Po Ramblin' Boys - Monroe Crossing 

Friday Evening: Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers - Dave Adkins Band

Saturday Afternoon: Larry Cordle -  Dave Adkins Band

Saturday Evening: Ronda Vincent and the Rage - Larry Cordle Band - Dave Adkins Band

Sunday Morning Gospel: Larry Cordle Band

Also playing at the festival are the following premier bluegrass and old-time bands:

Platte Valley Boys - Pale Ales Bluegrass Band - Chris Silver Band  - Def Lester - Flattgrass Revival - Rosby Corner - Gloryland Gospel Band - Spencer & Rains

Underground Stage features:
Rusty Playground - High Flyin' Turkeys - LaPlant Road - Maygen and the Birdwatcher - Pistol Whippin' Party penguins - North Ridge


In addition to the professional bands, many of the 4,000 plus people who attend are musicians themselves. They will bring their instruments and join in the many impromptu jam sessions that go on day and night in the campgrounds.  If you're interested in getting involved as a musician, instructional camps are held in the days prior to the festival. 

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The Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival is held annually and features top national touring acts as well as the best bands from the Upper Midwest region in four days and nights of music on multiple stages, plus workshops, showcases, and much, much more!  

This festival is really an entire week of music and family fun. Bluegrass, Old-Time Stringband, and related forms of acoustic and Americana music are combined to suit a wide range of interests.  You'll enjoy hearing something familiar and discovering something new!  


The Festival FAQ page has detailed info about parking, camping, and much more!

2022 Sponsors

Thank you to these organizations for all they do to support bluegrass and old-time music in Minnesota!

The following events are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association
P.O. Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 55416


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