Upcoming events

    • 7 Aug 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 9 Aug 2018
    • El Rancho Manana

    2018 Bluegrass Instructional Camp

    Attention all Bass players! 2018 is YOUR YEAR for Bluegrass Instructional Camp (also known as Jam Camp) as our host instructors will be the Edgar Loudermilk Band feat. Jeff Autry along with fiddle master Chuck Millar

    Bass: Edgar Loudermilk’s signature voice, bass skills, and songwriting are a family tradition for this Louvin Brothers’ descendant. Having experienced a long tenure of performing, including several industry awards, with IIIrd Tyme Out, Rhonda Vincent, and Marty Raybon, in 2015 he stepped out forming his own band with the highly acclaimed guitarist, Jeff Autry.

    Guitar: Jeff is highly regarded as one of the most talented guitarist of our time performing and recording with many of the bluegrass legends he grew up admiring, including Sam Bush, Vasser Clements, Ricky Skaggs, and Peter Rowan.You might recall Jeff Autry’s face melting guitar work when he came to Harvest Jam with the John Cowan Band. 

    Mandolin: Zach Autry is a self taught musician and singer who, although not instructed necessarily, but was nudged in the right direction by his musical mentors; notably, his father Jeff Autry and grandfather Bobby. 

    Banjo: Curtis “Bum” Bumgarner, a seasoned veteran in the music industry, can "drive the five" or can easily transcend into the swing tunes Loudermilk and Autry do so well. 

    Fiddle: Award winning fiddle player Chuck Millar, from the MBOTMA band No Grass Limit, started teaching at an early age of 17; he has continued to showcase his talents on and off stage by helping many new aspiring students to be great musicians and performers. 

    Camp Begins: Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m.

    Cost: $125 until July 1.  $150: July 2 – August 1

    What to Expect: Classes and breakout sessions covering work in instrument groups (all divided into the 5 standard bluegrass instruments: guitar, banjo, bass, fiddle and mandolin), ensembles, seminars on lead and harmony singing, music theory, song arrangement, jam etiquette, and more. The camp will close out with all students performing their recitals on the Main stage on Thursday evening.

    • 8 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 9 Aug 2018

    Doug Lohman of Armadillo Sound & Design will be our audio and sound reinforcement faculty for a pre-festival 2018 Sound Workshop at the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival. This will be an intensive two-day workshop covering many aspects of audio production and sound reinforcement. The topics will be the nature and characteristics of audio, gear (analog and digital) and how to master it, and the characteristics of a successful sound person.

    Camp begins: Wednesday, August 8th at 9 a.m.
    Camp ends: Thursday August 9th
    Cost: $100 before July 25th, $125 July 26th to August 1st.
    Registration: Pre-registration is advised as class size is limited to 15 students and registration closes on August 1st.

    Students with questions about the Camp may call Doug at 612-306-3490 or douglohman@aol.com

    • 9 Aug 2018
    • (EDT)
    • 12 Aug 2018
    • (EDT)
    • El Rancho Manana, Richmond MN

    This form is for reserving campsites for the August Festival event at El Rancha Manana in Richmond, MN. This reservation form requires an email address. If you do not have an email address, call 651-456-8919 to register. 

    Event tickets are purchased separately at www.minnesotabluegrass.org.


    These reservations are for Thursday, Friday and Saturday (August 9-11) NIGHTS ONLY. Reservations for additional nights must be made directly through the campground at 320-597-2740

    Only one camper will be allowed on each site and all campers/vehicles will be tagged. Untagged campers will be charged.

    Cost is $120 for the three nights. Payment can be made: 

    1. Via credit card using the "Pay Online" option.

    2. By choosing the "Invoice Me" option and mailing a check to the address below.  NOTE: Your reservation is NOT COMPLETE until payment is received. Payments not received within 10 days will result in a canceled reservation.

    You will receive your campground assignment  by mail or email and you must bring the assignment with you to check in at the campground.


    Attn: Camping

    PO Box 16408

    Minneapolis MN 55416

    • 31 Aug 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Minnesota State Fair
    • 7

    • 1 Sep 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
    • Minnesota State Fair
    • 7

Past events

1 Jun 2018 Camping- Homegrown Kickoff June 2018

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



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