August 8 - 11, 2024                                                 El Rancho MaƱana, 27302 Ranch Rd, Richmond, MN 56368

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!  

There is a Pre-Festival Jam Camp for ages 12 and up starting on Tuesday, and then the Festival starts in earnest on Thursday evening!

It's a summer's worth of music and family fun in one week! Bluegrass, Old-Time Stringband, and related forms of acoustic and Americana music are combined to suit a wide range of interests.  

Bring your own instrument and join in a jam or workshop, sign up the kids for the talent show (kids under 18 are FREE!), visit the food trucks and craft booths, or plant your chair in the natural amphitheater and listen to nearly 30 hours of great music! 

However you experience the festival, you'll have a GREAT time!

August Fest 2024 Performers

Band Performance Schedule & Bios

More to Do!

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. 

Click here to advertise in the Festival Program!

Camping Info

Tickets and camping are being sold together this year. Click here for complete Camping details.


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

Volunteers Needed!

Find out how you can be one of the hundreds of volunteers needed to put on this great festival!

Volunteers get a free event T-Shirt, and can even earn Free Admission!


August Fest Tickets

Vendor Registration

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August Fest Tickets

2024 Sponsors

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

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central MN Arts Board, 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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