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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..

2021 Instructional Camp

This year we will feature one bluegrass and old-time music instructional camp in advance of the festival. This is your chance to take your playing to the next level and learn how to play with others in an ensemble setting!

        2021 Bluegrass Instructional Camp             (aka "Jam Camp")

Attention all Bluegrass Players! Join The High 48's for the 2021 Bluegrass Instructional Camp (also known as Jam Camp). Bring your bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo, or fiddle to this fun, intensive event and get more out of your playing!

Students need to be at least 12 years old. For more information or questions, please contact Martha at 715-505-2062 or galep@wwt.net

Camp Begins: Tuesday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $125 until July 1 ($150: July 2 – August 1)

What to Expect: Classes and breakout sessions covering work in instrument groups (all divided into the 5 standard bluegrass instruments: guitar, banjo, bass, fiddle and mandolin), ensembles, seminars on lead and harmony singing, music theory, song arrangement, jam etiquette, and more. The camp will close out with all students performing their recitals on the Main Stage on Thursday evening.

Register for Jam Camp Here 

Registration for 2021 has closed. We hope you can join us next year!

2021 Old-Time Instructional Camp 

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


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