Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

FALL JAM: Theme Jams, Fireside Room, and Draw Bands

Theme Jams

Thursday Evening

  •  7-10 pm: Early Bird Jam – location TBD

Friday Evening

  • 6:30-7:30 pm: Upper Midwest Folk Fiddlers with Clawhammer Mike - Conference Room D
  • 7-11 pm: Bluegrass Jam - Studio 1 or 3
  • 7-11 pm: Country Jam - Studio 9
  • 7:45 pm: Lil Rev - Bluegrass, Folk & Old Time Jam - Conference Room E
  • 8-9 pm: Scandinavian Jam with Eric Platt & Pamela Longtine - Copenhagen Room
  • 8:30 pm: Island of Misfit Toys with Pete Mathison - Studio 5
  • 9:30-11 pm: Old Time Jam - Conference Room D
  • 10-11 pm: Late Night Favorites with Jay Juran & Paul Carlson - Studio 2


  • 10 am-11 pm: Country Jam - Studio 9
  • 10 am-11 pm: Bluegrass Jam - Studio 1 or 3
  • 10 am: MFSA Slowjammer’s Jam - Copenhagen Room
  • 1 pm: Bill Cagley’s Beginner Jam - Regency Room
  • 2 pm: Singer’s Jam with Mable Houle - Studio 5
  • 3-4 pm: Carter Family Songs with Roe Family - Studio 2
  • 5:30-11 pm: Old Time Jam - Conference Room C
  • 9 pm: Canote Brothers Jam - ALL Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam and GMUG Attendees - Regency Room
  • 9-10 pm: String Band Blues with John Muldowney - Studio 5
  • 10-11 pm: Jazz Standards with Jumpin' Joe Meyer - Studio 2


Fireside Room - Jams & Fireside Live

Friday Evening

  •  6-7 pm: Y'All Come with Two Congers (Jane & Nancy) and Two Johns (Whitehead & Berguist)

  • 7-11 pm: Fireside Live*


  • 10:30 am: Old Time Jam w/Gritpickers
  • Noon: Draw Band Draw (see below)
  • 1 pm: Traditional Bluegrass jam w/ Jamey Guy
  • 2 pm: Fiddle Tunes Jam w/Mary Dushane
  • 3:30 pm: Swing Jam w/Tom Schaefer
  • 5 pm: Draw Bands (see below)
  • 6:30-11 pm: Fireside Live*


  • 10 am: Gospel Theme Jam with Gloryland Gospel Band

*Fireside Live is an “Open Mic” stage, coordinated by Doug Chasar

Draw Bands

Sign up on your own or encourage your buddies to signup up for the draw bands!

  • Band leaders will be available to help facilitate or mentor the groups as needed
  • Open to players of any instrument at any level of ability -- experienced and new players welcome

    Some new players may want to experience their first time on stage, maybe another stepping out into soloing, others may be very experienced but haven’t shared the stage with each other before. This is a great time to show off the bluegrass and old-time traditions of mentorship!

     Advance sign up will be available at the festival in person anytime before the draw. The random drawing will be held on Saturday at 12 pm at the Fireside Stage, and you will be assigned to your band. Then you will have the afternoon to come up with a name and practice a few songs to present.

    Draw Band performances at 5 pm Saturday evening!

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