Welcome to the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association!
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. We're a non-profit organization, presenting four 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.
We are thrilled to announce that Ricky Skaggs will be the headliner for the 40th anniversary Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival in 2019! Early bird tickets are already available - order HERE!
Friday, August 31 & Saturday, September 1, 2018
Registration is now open for the 2018 Duet and Band contests at the State Fair! Win valuable prizes and have fun while you're doing it. Registration is limited to 11 Duets and 8 bands; the spots fill quickly, so sign up soon! All participants who register by August 16th will receive an official contest t-shirt.
Labor Day Weekend
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