COMING UP NEXT...
The Harvest Jam - Acoustic Music Experience
November 17-19, 2017
Minneapolis Marriott West
The Harvest Jam is the highlight of the fall festival season! Scores of pickers and grinners pack into the Minneapolis Marriott West Hotel for a weekend gala of musical performances, entertainment, and jamming.
This year we're featuring the terrific Czech bluegrass band, the Malina Brothers, and the Fall Great Minnesota Uke Gathering featuring Lil' Rev. Plus, a banquet dinner, the Race for a Place Band Contest, and band development workshops. Call the hotel now for reservations and be sure to ask for the Minnesota Bluegrass rate: 952-544-4400. Festival tickets go on sale October 1, 2017.
And the winners are...
Minnesota Americana-Roots Music Contests
Friday & Saturday,
September 1 & 2, 2017
West End Market Stage,
Minnesota State Fair
Results are now posted for the Minnesota Americana-Roots Music Contests !
Winter Bluegrass Weekend
March 2-4, 2018
The Winter Bluegrass Weekend: A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance is 3 incredible days packed with band showcases, headline concerts, dances, workshops, instrument exhibitors, and plenty of around the clock informal jam sessions. It all takes place in a comfortable, indoor setting at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, MN.
Cabin Fever Festival
Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff
Founded in 1975, Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA) now has approximately 1000 members and 100 member bands. A non-profit organization, MBOTMA presents five festivals each year as well as a variety of jam sessions and other special events. Join MBOTMA to become part of this wonderful group of people and help us continue to bring our music to the Upper Midwest!