Minnesota Bluegrass Homegrown Kickoff

June 1-3, 2018 •  El Rancho Mañana, Richmond, MN


The Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff is traditionally the first outdoor festival of the season and folks are ready meet up with old friends and make new ones! The Kickoff is a three-day outdoor music and camping festival featuring regional bands performing bluegrass, old-time string band, and related forms of acoustic music.

Top MBOTMA member bands are selected to perform on the main stage at the El Rancho Mañana campground near Richmond, Minnesota. 

Main Stage show times for the Kickoff are 6:00 to  9:20 pm Friday, 12:10  to 9:20 pm Saturday, and 10:40 am to 12:20 pm Sunday. Bring your lawn chairs and find a place to sit in the beautiful shady stage area.

In addition to the main stage performances we will have workshops, organized jam sessions, music and craft vendors, and good food available. 

    • The Gathering Place, a large tent not far from the main stage area, serves as a welcome center for all who come to the Kickoff. 
    • You are the star at Ranch House Live, an opportunity for all kinds of groups to fill one of the open stage times in the ranch house. 
    • Meanwhile, bluegrass and old-time musicians from across the Midwest and beyond will keep the campfires ringing with jam sessions around the clock!
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