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Fall Jam 2023

November 9th - 11th, 2023  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth MN

The Fall Jam is Jam-Packed with events! There are events happening all around the Hotel featuring Bluegrass, Old Time, and Ukulele Gathering jams, workshops, concerts and more.

Regency Room
(Main Stage)

Kick-off Square Dance Friday Night with Chirps Smith's Tamarack Trio at 6:30!

Friday Night Concert Featuring New & Upcoming Bluegrass Bands at 8:00!

  • The Foxgloves
  • Brotherhood of Birds
  • Barefoot Bluegrass

Saturday Night Concert Featuring our Songwriting Workshop leader, Tim Stafford, followed by The Waddingtons

Regency Room Schedule

Europa Room

Saturday afternoon MBOTMA member band showcase concerts

Europa Room Schedule

Fireside Room

Fireside Live & Draw Bands all day Saturday

Fireside Room Schedule

Workshops, Dances & Jams

Workshop Details Available Now!

Workshop Schedule

Songwriters Workshop 

Three-day Songwriting Workshop with 2023 IBMA Songwriter of the Year Tim Stafford!

November 9-11, 2023. Price includes ticket to all of Fall Jam!


Ukulele Events & Workshops

The Fall Jam will once again be held in conjunction with the Great Minnesota Uke Gathering (GMUG) and their full complement of concerts and workshops that everyone is welcome to attend! It's like getting two festivals with one ticket!



Volunteer Sign Up is open now! For every hour you volunteer, you’ll get an entry in a drawing for a major prize. We need people to:

  • Sell wristbands, T-shirts, merchandise
  • Help with festival set up and tear down
  • Help load sound/stage equipment in and out
  • Staff the membership table

Sign up to Volunteer here!


Interested in selling your wares or services to the Bluegrass & Old Time Community? Vendor Tables are available at very reasonable weekend rates.

Click to Reserve Your Space

COVID-19 Information for Indoor Events

October 2023

  • Face masks are not required.
  • All who prefer to wear a mask for their own protection are encouraged to do so.
  • If you develop COVID-19 within five days before the event, please stay home. 
  • If you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms at the time of the event, please stay home or leave the event.

2023 Sponsors

Thank you to these organizations for all they do to support bluegrass and old-time music in Minnesota!

This event is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association

P.O. Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Become A Member

Our Mission: To preserve and promote bluegrass and old-time stringband music in and around the state of Minnesota.
MBOTMA is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. EIN: 36-3336499

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