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
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!
May 31– June 2, 2024
El Rancho Mañana Campground
The 44th Annual Minnesota Bluegrass August Fest
August 8–11, 2024
Become A Member
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Communications going to any other email address or by phone will likely be caught by our Spam filter and discarded.