Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

November 11th - 13th, 2022  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth MN

Friday, 11/11, 5:00–9:00pm

Europa Room
Crown Plaza Hotel's Pasta Bar!

Saturday, 11/12, 1:00pm

Fireside Lounge
Bill Cagley's Beginners' Jam

2022 FALL JAM: Theme Jams, Fireside Room, and Draw Bands


Theme Jams

The Fall Jam is noted for a Great selection of theme jams covering Bluegrass, Old Time, Swing and more. Past years have seen Singers only jams, a jam devoted to murder ballads and once called the Island of misfit toys" Of course there will be a slew of ukulele jams too!  Keep checking back to see what fun stuff the fall Jam committee comes up with for 2022!

Fireside Room - Jams & Fireside Live

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

MBOTMA Member Bands have received a Pre-sale code by email to access the sign up. Starting Monday, October 24 non-member bands will be able to sign up for remaining slots.


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 hotel. 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.

Are you a musician attending the Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam? You have been invited by Minnesota Bluegrass to sign up for "2022 Fall Jam Draw Band signup". Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet. 

Sign Up!

Draw Band performances at 5 pm Saturday evening!

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