Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival  

August 8-11, 2019 • El Rancho Mañana, Richmond, MN | ​Nominated IBMA Event of the Year FIVE Times!

On the Main Stage this year!

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Clay Hess Band
Molsky's Mountain Drifters
Monroe Crossing
Fireside Collective
Steam Machine
Barley Jacks
Platte Valley Boys
Cousin Dad
Tony Rook Band
Honky-Tonk Jump
Mash Tun
Corpse Reviver
The Silver River Band
The Good Intentions
Georgia Rae Family Band
Sarah Mae & the Birkeland Boys
Switched at Birth

Festival FAQs

Hours of Admission

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


Where can I park?

​There is ample day parking on the grounds about 1/2 mile from the festival area. Shuttles will be available. 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.

What should I know about the Main Stage area?

  • Please bring your own lawn chair.
  • You may leave your chair in place all weekend at your own risk; however if you leave the concert area we consider it to be "Minnesota nice" to allow others to occupy your chair until you return.
  • Alcohol is not allowed in the Main Stage area. Bags and coolers are allowed but may be inspected for alcohol before you can enter the Main Stage Area.
  • Pets are not allowed in the Main Stage Area

​​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.

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


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

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