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2023 Festival Committee

  • 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 - Ellen Stanley & Phil Nusbaum
  • Europa Room Coordinator - Bob Bayers
  • MBOTMA Raffle Coordinator - Jed Malischke 
  • Facebook Coordinator - Nic Hentges
  • Winter Weekend Committee Chair and Vendor Coordinator - Jana Mette
  • MBOTMA Interim Administrator - Ross Willits
  • MBOTMA Merchandise Coordinator - Kristina Hess
  • MBOTMA Events Manager - Dave Norell

March 1-3, 2024


About the 2023 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.

Reservations: See our Location page for more information.

Advanced Ticket Sales Now Closed
Please purchase your tickets when you arrive!

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

2023 Main Stage Headline Concert:
Nick Dumas & Branchline, with special guests Art Stevenson & Highwater

2023 Old Time Headline Concert: 
Ashlee Watkins & Andrew Small with Jared Boyd.

Showcase of BandsMore 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!

Registration is now closed. You may register on site.


To make the weekend a reality we will need to fill 140 volunteer shifts with many volunteers like you - people willing to do their part to make it happen. Would you be able to help us out for just a couple hours? Volunteers get preferential seating at the Saturday Night Headline Concerts. 

Sign Up to Volunteer!


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Slideshow: Pictures from different festivals, with bands playing live music. 

2023 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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