Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

October 29th - 30th, 2021  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth MN

2021 FALL JAM: Theme Jams, Fireside Room, and Draw Bands

Theme Jams

Thursday Evening

6:30pm - 8:30pm - Fireside Lounge
Early Bird Jam with Chris & Steve Anderson

Friday Evening

6pm - 7:30pm - Fireside Lounge
Ya'll Come Jam with Tim Wankel

7pm - 8pm - Studio 5
Intermediate, Bluegrass-Style, Fiddle Tune Jam with Brent Fuqua


10am - 11:30am - Fireside Loung
Mary DuShane's Fiddle Tune Jam

1pm - 2pm - Fireside Lounge
Tom Schaefer's Swing Jam

1pm - 2:30pm - Studio 2
Singers' Jam with Mabel Houle

2pm - 3:30pm - Fireside Lounge
Traditional Bluegrass Jam (host TBD)

3:30pm - 4:30pm - Fireside Lounge
Gratpicker’s Old Time Jam


10am - 11:30am - Fireside Lounge
Gospel Jam with Gloryland Gospel Band

Fireside Room - Jams & Fireside Live

This “Open Mic” stage is coordinated by Doug Chasar. Advance sign up available online, though Doug usually keeps a few spots open for walk ups.   

Sign up for your spot today!   

Click here for available spots. 

This is a chance for you and your friends to put together a few tunes to perform on the Fireside Live stage. The emphasis is on friends, fun, and good music, not perfection. The sets will be 25 minutes, allowing for a 5-minute setup time between sets.  

Fireside Live is held in the Fireside Lounge (next to the bar) in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It will be held Friday and Saturday from 7:00PM to Midnight.

Using Signup Genius, have the leader of your group create a profile.  Enter a name for your group, like "Blue Canoe," etc. Also include a mobile phone number if possible for contact at the campgrounds. This number will be seen by the FL Coordinator only.  Please sign up for only one time slot to give other folks a chance. If you check back on the day before the festival and slots are available, then you may sign up for a second slot.  

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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