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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. 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 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.


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Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival

Drum roll please - This summer we held the 40th Annual August Festival, August 8-11, 2019Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder were our headliners - along with a host of great national and top regional bands. Check out the About the Bands page!


 More information    Main Stage Schedule 




2019 Americana-Roots Duet & Band Contests 

Friday-Saturday, August 30 & 31, 2019
Minnesota State Fair

Once again, the Minnesota Americana-Roots Music Contests will feature a Vocal Duet contest and a Battle of the Bands at the State Fair! Both contests are limited to acoustic groups playing Americana "Roots" music, including bluegrass, old-time, newgrass, and related music.

Cash prizes and ribbons for the top three duos and bands, plus all of the participating duos and bands will receive a one-year band membership to MBOTMA, gate passes to the fair, and discount coupons to an event at The O’Shaughnessy!

UPDATE: Both the Band and Duet contests are FULL! We are keeping a wait list for each contest should cancellations occur.  

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Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association
P.O. Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 55416

info@minnesotabluegrass.org  |  651-456-8919 

Our Mission: To preserve and promote bluegrass and old-time stringband music in and around the state of Minnesota.

   

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