Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend

Friday-Sunday, February 28– March 2, 2025 • Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN

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2024 Festival Committee

  • Winter Weekend Committee Chair - Jana Metge
  • Showcase Coordinator - Rick Anderson
  • Early Bird Jam Coordinators - Chris & Steve Anderson
  • Gathering Place Coordinator - Kim Curtis-Monson
  • Grass Seeds Academy - Anthony Ihrig
  • Emcee Coordinator and Concert Manager - Vidya Neni
  • Old Time Dance Hall Co-Coordinator - Addie Rosenwinkel
  • Old Time Dance Hall Co- Coordinator and Workshop Coordinator - Rina Rossi
  • Spotlight On - Phil Nusbaum
  • Europa Room Coordinator - Bob Bayers
  • Raffle Coordinator - Jed Malischke 
  • Merchandise Coordinator - Kristina Hess

February 28–March 2, 2025

About the 2025 Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend

Three incredible days packed with band showcases, Saturday night headline concert, dances, workshops, instrument exhibitors, and plenty of around the clock informal jam sessions. It all takes place in a comfortable, indoor setting at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, MN.

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The rest of the information on this page references the 2024 Festival. The information will be updated as information allows.

Early Bird Jam Thursday 6pm:
In the Fireside Lounge hosted by Chris & Steve Anderson

2024 Main Stage Headline Concert: Rick Faris Band. IBMA 2022 New Artist of the Year

2024 Old Time Headline Concert: David Scrivner & Dave Cavins with Amber Gaddy, fresh off the Smithsonian Folklife Festival!

Showcase of Bands: More than 40 Minnesota Bluegrass member bands will perform on two stages all three days. Showtimes are 6:00 PM to Midnight on Friday, 10:30 AM to 10:15 PM Saturday, and 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. 

All concerts & schedules subject to change.

Grass Seeds Academy:

Learn bluegrass picking, fiddling and ensemble playing from the very best! The High 48s teach Grass Seeds again. Showcase recital Sunday 1pm!

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2024 Sponsors

Thank you to these organizations for all they do to support bluegrass and old-time music in Minnesota!

The following events are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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