Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend

Friday-Sunday, March 1-3, 2019 • Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West, Plymouth MN


Workshops, Gathering Place, Etc.

Gathering Place - Conference Room E

Friday, March 1

  • 6pm Gathering Place Opens
  • 7pm Open Stage Signup Begins
  • 7-9pm WOW Presents: Learn to sing (better) w/ Rhonda Laurie

Saturday, March 2

  • 9am Gathering Place Opens
  • 9am-10am Beginning Ukulele with Rhonda Laurie & Tony Anthonisen (ukes provided)
  • 10:30-12:30pm Kids Crafts with Mabel Houle Learn to play the Kazoo and fun with bead crafts
  • 1:00pm Beginner’s Jam/Bill Cagley
  • 3:00pm Intermediate Jam/Bill Cagley
  • 7-8:30pm Yellow Book Ukulele Jam led by TC Ukulele Club Jam Leaders

Sunday, March 3

  • 9am Gathering Place Opens
  • 10:30pm Intermediate Jam/Bill Cagley
  • 4pm Gathering Place Closes

Saturday Workshops

Second Floor

Studio 2

  • 10am WOW Presents: Beyond the Ups & Downs of Strums with Ukester Brown
  • 12pm WOW Presents: Moveable Chords with Tony Anthonisen
  • 2pm Bluegrass Banjo with Jerome Brown
  • 3pm WOW Presents Elements of making a song your own with Ukester Brown
  • 4pm Songwriter Round Robin w/ Tom Furrer
  • 5pm JazzGrass, jazz up your bluegrass guitar licks w/ Jon Garon & Mark Kreitzer

Studio 3

  • 10am Bluegrass Mandolin w/ Liz Ashworth & Derek Birkeland
  • 11am BG Rhythm Guitar w/ Jeff Wood
  • 12pm Homestead Pickin’ Parlor, Hammered Dulcimer w/ Stu Janis
  • 1pm Dulcimer w/ Karen Mueller
  • 2pm Missouri Fiddle Tunes w/ Alan Murphy, AJ Srubas & Aleta Porcella
  • 3pm Mando Hang w/ Nic Hentges
  • 4pm Bass Hang w/ Pat Loftus

Studio 5

  • 9am Clawhammer Banjo with Rob Daves
  • 10am Old-Time Banjo w/ John Wallace
  • 11am Autoharp w/ Karen Mueller
  • 12pm
  • 1pm Songwriting w/ Mark Kreitzer
  • 2pm BG Mandolin w/ CJ Lewandowski
  • 3pm BG Guitar w/ Josh Rinkel
  • 4pm BG Banjo w/ Jake Ashworth

In the Green Room (downstairs)

  • 10 am- MSFA Presents: Cajun Fiddle workshop w/ Mary Dushane
  • 11am- MSFA Presents: Basic Appalachian Fiddle w/ John Wallace




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