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.
Thank you to everyone who stepped up to run for the Board of Directors! Elections will begin in mid-October and run until November 30th and current members will have the option to vote by paper ballot or online. Follow us on social media, check your email, and watch this space for notifications of when voting will open.
October 29th - 30th, 2021
We're looking forward to a fun weekend of jamming and gathering including a songwriting workshop with headliner Irene Kelley.
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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 our talent selection committee and they will get in touch if they're interested in learning more. Communications going to any other email address or by phone will likely be caught by our Spam filter and discarded.