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Please join the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association on Thursday, April 22nd, for an evening of Bluegrass and Old-Time fun! The evening will start with virtual workshops at 6 pm followed by a live-streamed concert at 7 pm featuring the Roe Family Singers and Becky Schlegel performing with the Platte Valley Boys. The Online Auction will be live only during this event, and we have a few other surprises in store. The event will live-streamed on Facebook and the MBOTMA Youtube channel.   

Watch the live event on our YouTube Channel or Facebook 

About the Auction

Our evening of Bluegrass and Old Time Music will include an online auction where you can find great items including the one of a kind MBOTMA Festival T-shirt Quilt handmade by Laura Cooper.


Preview the items on the auction site. This is the link for bidding on the night of the event.  Auction Site

**Auction items are VIEW only until Bidding Opens on April 22nd at 5pm CT**


We will be hosting virtual workshops starting at 6pm

Find more information about the Workshops

About The Bands

The Roe Family Singers

The Roe Family Singers are a Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band from the tiny community of Kirkwood Hollow, MN. Led by wife & husband Kim Roe (Best Female Vocalist, City Pages/Village Voice) and Quillan Roe (Accident Clearinghouse), the band marries old-time sounds from barn-dances, fiddle pulls, and county fairs with the rock & roll passion of youth.

Featuring banjo, autoharp, guitar, and Appalachian clogging, the band and family of fans have been regularly filling Minneapolis’ 331 Club every Monday night since 2005. They've shared the stage with Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Mike Seeger, Del McCoury, the Grascals, and Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur. In 2011 the band was awarded the prestigious McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians; they won the title of “World's Best Jug Band” twice, in 2010 & 2012 at the annual Battle of the Jug Bands; and, in 2012, won the Minnesota Duet Contest at the MN State Fair.

The Roe Family Singers mix original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional, and gospel tunes into one roiling & rollicking river of fresh yet familiar American music. Every performance raises a ruckus

Band Website 

Band Facebook

The Platte Valley Boys

The Platte Valley Boys formed in 1975 and in "2020" will celebrate 45 years playing some of the finest Bluegrass Music in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest

In 1975 Ron Colby (banjo) and Jim Stebbins founded The Platte Valley Boy  to sing and play bluegrass music like it was meant to be played—loud, hard, fast and with a lot of heart!

40 years later Ron is still at it, joined by Jim’s son Scott Stebbins on mandolin, Tony Andreason on guitar (best known as the guitarist of the legendary Trashmen) Catie Jo Pidel on fiddle, and Ross Willits on bass.

The Platte Valley Boys have a large and dedicated following, and are favorites at bluegrass festivals around the region.

Band Facebook

Becky Schlegel

 Her music is original, drawing on the influence of classic country, bluegrass, folk, and her own thoughtful spirit. Becky's incredible voice floats, whispers then soars above music of the highest quality. She takes her listeners on a musical journey, exploring new places and meeting new people in every song. 

Band Website

Band Facebook

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association

P.O. Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 55416

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