Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend. March 1-3. Headline Concert with Rick Faris Band, plus much more

Welcome to the Minnesota

Bluegrass & Old-Time Music


Founded in 1975, the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association now has close to 1000 members and 100 member bands who love bluegrass, old-time string band, and related acoustic music.

Our mission is to preserve and promote bluegrass and old-time stringband music in and around the state of Minnesota.

We're a non-profit organization, presenting three festivals each year as well as a variety of jam sessions and other special events. Join us to become part of this wonderful group of people and help us continue to bring traditional acoustic music to the Upper Midwest.


Winter Bluegrass Weekend

March 1–3, 2024

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel

Headline Concert Announced!
2022 IBMA New Artist of the Year
Rick Faris Band

Grass Seeds Academy

March 1–3, 2024

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel

Join us for an amazing and fun weekend of learning to play bluegrass & old-time music! Students of all experience & abilities welcome!

Info & Register

Kickoff Jam

May 31– June 2, 2024

El Rancho MaƱana Campground

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August Fest

The 44th Annual Minnesota Bluegrass August Fest

August 8–11, 2024

Tickets On Sale Now!

Become A Member

Interested in playing at an upcoming Festival?

Thanks so much for your interest in playing at one of our upcoming Festivals. We begin booking about 18 months out for the headliners and finalize several months in advance. Please email us at booking@minnesotabluegrass.org. Communications going to any other email address or by phone will likely be caught by our Spam filter and discarded. 

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