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 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.
MEMBERS: View the video of the December 2022 Annual Meeting
This year we will feature one bluegrass and old-time music instructional camp in advance of August festival. This is your chance to take your playing to the next level and learn how to play with others in an ensemble setting! Ages 12+
Monroe Crossing is instruction Jam Camp this year!
August Festival 2023
August 10-13, 2023
Concerts, Workshops & More!
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.