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Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival  

August 11 - 14, 2022 • El Rancho Mañana, Richmond, MN | ​Nominated IBMA Event of the Year FIVE Times!

On the Main Stage this year!

  • Sam Bush
  • Sideline
  • Special Consensus
  • Caleb Daugherty Band
  • Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
  • Jim & Lynna Woolsey
  • Bernie King and Guilty Pleasures
  • And more to come..

Festival FAQs

Hours of Admission

Admission hours are Thursday-Saturday 9 a.m. to Midnight, Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Entry at other times will not be allowed.


Where can I park?

Free day parking is available on the grounds. Shuttles run continuously from the parking area to the main stage area. Vehicles may not be left overnight in day parking.

What if I need handicapped parking?

Handicapped parking with certified tag is available on the festival grounds close to the main stage. 

How do I get around the grounds?

Most activities are within easy walking distance from each other in one central location. Shuttles run continuously from the campground areas to the central stage area.


Accessibility Policies can be viewed HERE

Personal golf carts can be used on festival grounds by completing this form and returning it to the Minnesota Bluegrass office by July 25th.

What should I know about the Main Stage area?

  • Please bring your own lawn chair.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Main Stage Area

Is there food at the festival?

​​Yes! Food trucks are on site for the festival offering a wide variety of foods. Questions about who will be at the festival? Here's the list. 

Food vendor spots are full for 2019 but check back in the fall for 2020 applications.

No outside food or beverages (coolers, etc) are allowed in the concert area.

Do you have Vendors?

You'll find a wide variety of merchandise vendors at the festival near the Main Stage. If you're interested in applying for a vendor spot, click HERE.

Are pets allowed at the festival?

​Yes! Pets must be leashed or enclosed in campers or cages at all times. All debris from your pet must be picked up. We reserve the right to ask that any pet be removed from the premises if there are any problems or disturbances, such as barking. Pets are not allowed in the Main Stage Area or on the beach.

Click Here for Camping Information

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


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