Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

October 26-28, 2018  •   Crowne Plaza, Plymouth, MN


Main Stage — Ballroom

Cash bar will be available both nights

Friday Night: Progressive Bluegrass Scene

  • 8 pm: The Solid Six String Band, featuring members of the Common Ground Company

  • 9 pm: Barbaro, winner of the 2018 Americana-Roots band contest at the Minnesota State Fair, and winner of the John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Contest

  • 10 – Midnight: The Ginstrings, winner of the 2016 Northwest String Summit Band Competition

Saturday Main Stage

  • 4:45 pm: Grass Seeds Recital
  • 5:45 pm: Draw Bands
  • 6:45 pm: Lil’ Rev Concert
  • 7:45 pm: Del Rey Concert
  • 9 pm: Silver River Boys
  • 10 pm: King Wilkies Dream
  • 11 pm: Honky Tonk Dance with the Honky Tonk John Band

Other Items:

  • Saturday, 11 am, Conference Rm C
    Membership Meeting with the Board of Directors 
  • Room TBD
    Grass Seeds Academy


Theme Jams

Thursday Evening

  • Early Bird – 6:30 Lobby/Fireside with Chris & Steve Anderson

Friday Evening

  • Y’All Come – 6:30 pm Studio 2 with the Biscuit Boys
  • Grass Seeds Jam – 7:00 pm Studio 3 with Dan & John Halvorson
  • Doc Watson – 8:00 pm Conference Room B with Jon Garon
  • Island of Misfit Toys – 9:00 pm Studio 5 traditional songs on non-traditional instruments with Pete Mathison & Paul Chamberlain

 Saturday 

  • Classic Country – 10:00 am Studio 5 with Dan Fish
  • Traditional Bluegrass – 11:00 am Studio 1 with Tom Nechville
  • Bill Cagley Beginner Jam-11 am Conference Rm E
  • Fiddle Tunes – 1:00 pm Lobby/Fireside with Mary Dushane
  • Beginning Fiddle-  SloJammers host, playing fiddle tunes in odd keys (C, Bb, F, Dm), 11 am Board Rm 1
  • Beginning Fiddle -2:30 Board Rm 1, MN & WI tunes with the Upper Midwest Fold Fiddlers
  • Singers’ Jam – 1:00 pm Studio 5, with Doug Chasar
  • Bill Cagley Intermediate Jam- 2:00 pm Conference Rm E
  • Cajun Jam – 2:30pm Lobby/Fireside with Doug Lohman & DL Cajun Band
  • Swing Jam – 4:00 pm Lobby/Fireside with Tom Schaefer & Tim Hennessy
  • Jug Band – 9:00 pm Studio 5 - Classic jug and string band blues song with Jug Band John Muldowney
  • Anything Goes – 9:30 pm Studio 1 originals, rock/ pop covers encouraged with Tom Nechville

Designated Jam Rooms

In addition to the scheduled Theme Jams, Board Room 2 (Friday and all day Saturday) & Board Room 1 (Saturday morning and afternoon) will be dedicated for Old Time jamming. Studio 9 will be the Country Jam Room as it is for the Winter Bluegrass Weekend.



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