Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam

October 29 - 31, 2021  Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth MN

Irene Kelly 

Jim Beloff

Spencer & Rains


Fall Jam is back in 2021!

The Minnesota Bluegrass Fall Jam will be held October 29th-31st at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Plymouth. As always, the Fall Jam is dedicated to bringing you the very best workshops, plus "Fireside Live" open stage, Draw BandsTheme Jams, Old Time Jams and much more!

Fall 2021 Headliners:

  • Jim Beloff - Ukulele Wizard and songwriter
  • Spencer & Rains - Old-Time music duo
  • Irene Kelley - Bluegrass & Country Singer/songwriter  who is also presenting a Songwriting Workshop (see info below)

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The Fall Jam will once again be held in conjunction with the Great Minnesota Ukulele Gathering (GMUG) and their full complement of concerts and workshops that everyone is welcome to attend! It's like getting two festivals with one ticket!

Main Stage Concerts (2021)

Learn more about our performers on the Concerts page.


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Workshops (2021) 2021 Schedule Coming Soon

We have a fantastic lineup of workshops planned for you with everything from songwriting to stagecraft and flatpicking to fiddle bowing! No matter what instrument you play, or what level you play at, you're sure to find valuable and entertaining workshops led by some amazing national and regional talent. Check out the full Workshop schedule page!

The Fireside Live Stage (2021) 2021 Schedule Coming Soon

This “Open Mic” stage is coordinated by Doug Chasar. Advance sign up will be available online, though Doug usually keeps a few spots open for walk ups.

Sign up and view the Schedule (Coming Soon)

Irene Kelley Songwriting Workshop

This year the Fall Jam is proud to present our 2 day intensive Songwriters Workshop featuring Irene Kelley!

Dates and Times: 

October 28th (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

October 29th (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)

Cost: $150.00 

Limited to 15 participants.



IRENE KELLEY is a successful singer/songwriter   and  recording artist living in Nashville for 35+ years.   Her songs enjoy worldwide airplay, have been   licensed for film and TV, and recorded in many   genres of music, including Country, Pop, Bluegrass,   Children’s Music and others.  Alan Jackson, Trisha   Yearwood, Loretta Lynn, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda   Vincent, Little Big Town, Pat Green, Pure Prairie   League and others have covered her songs. Irene   has recorded for MCA Nashville and Relentless/Nashville as a country artist. Her current career as a Bluegrass artist has been distinguished by having 6 #1 songs on the Bluegrass Today Singles Chart.

Irene will share her experience of the writing process which will include: 

  • How/where to find inspiration 
  • The importance and meaning of metaphors 
  • How to present a song for outside consideration
  • Dos and don’ts of songwriting and pitching
  • And much more. 

For more about Irene, see https://www.irenekelley.com/

Limited to 15 participants.

General Registration will open September 15th.

Annual Membership Meeting - Details TBD

  • Meet our new board members
  • Ask questions and make your views known
  • No wristband required – All members can attend!


Volunteer Sign Up is open now! For every hour you volunteer, you’ll get an entry in a drawing for a major prize. We need people to:

  • Sell wristbands, T-shirts, merchandise
  • Help with festival set up and tear down
  • Help load sound/stage equipment in and out
  • Staff the membership table

Volunteer LInk to Open soon

2021 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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