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!
COMING UP NEXT: November 18-20, 2016
Winter Bluegrass Weekend
The Winter Bluegrass Weekend features over 40 groups running continuously on two stages. The Old-Time Music & Dance Hall is host to old-time concerts and dances; a national band is featured in two Saturday night Headline Concerts. Plus workshops, vendors, the Gathering Place, jam sessions, and more. Takes place the Friday-Sunday surrounding the first Saturday of March every year at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Plymouth, MN.
Cabin Fever Festival
Launched in 2011, it's the Cabin Fever Festival in Duluth! Another great weekend of great music, jam sessions, and fun. It starts with an all-night jam on Friday night and continues with numerous stage shows, draw bands, workshops, open stage, and jam sessions all day Saturday.
The Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff is the first outdoor festival of the season and folks are ready meet up with old friends and make new ones! 3 days of outdoor music and camping featuring regional bands performing bluegrass, old-time string band, and related forms of acoustic music. Held at El Rancho Mañana Campground & Riding Stables near Richmond, Minnesota. The 2017 dates are Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4.
Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival
This is the BIG ONE! Thousands gather at El Rancho Mañana Campground & Riding Stables near Richmond, Minnesota for 4 intense days of music at The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival. Top national touring acts, the best in regional entertainment, along with showcases, workshops, dances, the family area, the Gathering Place, the Marketplace and even Festival Yoga! There's something for everyone. Takes place the second weekend of August.