Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival  

August 8-11, 2019 • El Rancho Mañana, Richmond, MN | ​Nominated IBMA Event of the Year FIVE Times!


More Stages & Activities

2019 Showcase Tent Schedule

Friday, August 9, 2019

10:00 am Yoga session with certified yoga instructor Lucy Weberling and music by the Yogabillies
2:00 pm Sophie & Co. All-Star Jam
3:00 pm Monroe Crossing Harmony Vocals
4:00 pm Bluegrass Karaoke with Mash Tun
5:00 pm Doyle Lawson: His Bluegrass Journey
7:30-10:30 pm Square Dance with Steam Machine and callers Corey Mohan & Julie Young

Saturday, August 10, 2019

10:00 am Yoga session w/certified yoga instruc tor Lucy Weberling and music by the Yogabillies
12:00 pm Swing Dance Lesson w/ Lolo Young-Walser
1:00 pmGuitar Showcase w/Mike Cramer, Clay Hess, & more
2:00 pm Fiddle Showcase w/A.J. Srubas, Bruce Molsky, & Brian Wicklund
3:00 pm Banjo Showcase w/ Brady Wallen, David Robinson, & Adam Kiesling
4:00 pm Mandolin Showcase with Chris Silver, Andy Stinnet, & Brian Wicklund
5:00 pm Western Swing Showcase & History w/ Honky-Tonk Jump
7:00-9:00 pm Square Dance w/Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and caller Rina Rossi
10:00 pm Swing Dance/Two Step with Honky Tonk Jump

Sunday, August 11, 2019

10:00 am Dance Floor Teardown Party. Come help us tear down and pack up the dance floor for next year.


2019 Gathering Place Schedule

Friday, August 9, 2019

11:00 am Beginners Jam with Bill Cagley
3:00 pm Bill Cagley Intermediate Level Jam with Bill Cagley

Saturday, August 10, 2019

10:00 am Meet and Greet the MBOTMA Board of Directors
11:00 am Intermediate Level Jam with Bill Cagley
1:00 pm Jam with the Platte Valley Boys
3:00 pm Beginner’s Level Jam with Bill Cagley

Sunday, August 11, 2019

9:00 am Gathering Place Open
2:00 Gathering Place Close


2019 Family Area Schedule

Friday, August 9, 2019

10:00 am Start the day with a song and a Maypole dance, plus some crafts in a kid friendly area.
10:30 am Sloughgrass Absolute Beginner Workshop. Bring an instrument or borrow one of ours, we’ll teach you to play one song.
11:30 am Family Jam with Tim Jenlins & Terrence Smith
12:45 pm Scavenger Hunt
1:00 pm Talent Show
2:00 pm Meyer’s Family Band
2:30 pm Group Games
3:00 pm Curtis & Loretta
3:50 pm Pudding Pie Eating Contest & Treasure

Saturday, August 10, 2019

10:00 am Start the day with a song and a Maypole dance, plus some crafts in a kid friendly area.
10:30 am Sloughgrass Absolute Beginner Workshop. Bring an instrument or borrow one of ours, we’ll teach you to play one song.
11:30 am Family Jam with Kyle Cooper & Terrence Smith
12:00 pm Fiddle Fun; Passing Down the Tradition, w/Dick Kimmel & Pamela Longtine
12:45 pm Scavenger Hunt
1:00 pm Talent Show
2:00 pm Not Your AverageFamily Band
2:30 pm Group Games
3:00 pm Sarah Mae & the Birkeland Boys
3:50 pm Pudding Pie Eating Contest & Treasure Hunt
4:00 pm Clancey & Co.
5:00 pm Clean-up!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

10:00 am Start the day with a song and a Maypole dance, plus some crafts in a kid friendly area. 10:30 am Beginner Jam w/Terrence Smith
11:00 am Group Games
12:00 pm Treasure Hunt and Band TBA
1:00 pm Acoustic Open Stage
2:00 pm Clean-up!




Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association
P.O. Box 16408, Minneapolis, MN 55416

info@minnesotabluegrass.org
651-456-8919

Our Mission: To preserve and promote bluegrass and old-time stringband music in and around the state of Minnesota.


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