Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival  

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

On the Main Stage this year!

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Clay Hess Band
Molsky's Mountain Drifters
Monroe Crossing
Fireside Collective
Steam Machine
Barley Jacks
Platte Valley Boys
Cousin Dad
Tony Rook Band
Honky-Tonk Jump
Mash Tun
Corpse Reviver
The Silver River Band
The Good Intentions
Georgia Rae Family Band
Sarah Mae & the Birkeland Boys
Switched at Birth

Festival Location

The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival (August) and the Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff (June) are held each year at El Rancho Mañana Campground & Riding Stables in Stearns County, about 20 minutes west of St Cloud. The naturally shaded concert seating area and a beautiful main stage facility, designed and built by MBOTMA with the assistance of dozens of volunteers in 2002, make the site one of the most beautiful in the bluegrass and outdoor music scene.

El Rancho Mañana is Minnesota's largest campground and riding stable. The campground itself covers approximately 208 acres. 25 miles of hiking and riding trails meander through over 1200 acres of beautiful rural Minnesota landscape. El Rancho Mañana has been owned and operated by the Ward family since 1963.

Location & Directions

Address: 27302 Ranch Rd, Richmond, MN 56368

El Rancho Mañana is located about 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis. It is about 20 miles west of St Cloud. From either city follow I-94 west to exit #153 at Avon. Drive 9 miles south on County Road 9 and then turn left on Manana Road. The towns of Richmond and Cold Spring are just a few miles to the south. 

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


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

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