Minnesota Bluegrass Homegrown Kickoff

Minnesota Bluegrass Kickoff Jam

May 31-June 2, 2019  •  El Rancho Mañana, Richmond, MN



New in 2019 - the Kickoff Jam!

We’ve made some big exciting changes to the Kickoff for 2019. Instead of putting on the same Kickoff festival, El Rancho Manana campground will host a Kickoff Jam the weekend after Memorial Day.

This will be a three-day gathering of Minnesota Bluegrass members, family and friends with performing opportunities at the Ranch House Live stage in the evenings. Unlike past years, there won’t be any shows on the main stage and Minnesota Bluegrass won’t be selling tickets to the event.

This new event continues on in the spirit of doing what we all love best, gathering as a community of pickers and grinners to make music with people. We hope you all come out to make the inaugural Kickoff Jam a great time! 

Advance camping reservations are available now, and you'll save money by making your reservations in advance, both for utility and non-utility camping. See the Camping Reservations page for info, and call the El Rancho Manaña Campground office directly at 320-597-2740 to make reservations. Be sure to mention the "Bluegrass Special"!

New: Saturday Workshops!

David Robinson of Monroe Crossing will be giving two workshops on Saturday at the Ranch House. These will be for all levels. Come get some tips from a master picker.

  • 10:30 am- noon: Banjo Workshop (bluegrass & old-time)
  • 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm: Mandolin Workshop


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