Drum roll please - Next summer will be the 40th Annual August Festival, August 8-11, 2019! Ricky Scaggs & Kentucky Thunder will be the headliners - and would you believe - we've already got early bird tickets on sale!
Held annually at El Rancho Mañana Campground the Thursday-Sunday surrounding the second Saturday of August, this year's festival will be August 9th through 12th. This festival features top national touring acts as well as the best bands from the Upper Midwest region in four days and nights of music on multiple stages, plus workshops, showcases, and much, much more!
This festival is really an entire week of musical fun at El Rancho Mañana near Richmond MN. Bluegrass, Old-Time Stringband, and related forms of acoustic and Americana music are combined to suit a wide range of interests. You'll enjoy hearing something familiar and discovering something new! Pre-festival instructional camps will be followed by four days of bluegrass and old-time bliss.
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In addition to the professional bands, many of the 4,000 plus people that attend are musicians themselves. They will bring their instruments and join in the many impromptu jam sessions that go on day and night in the campgrounds. If you're interested in getting involved as a musician, instructional camps are held in the days prior to the festival.
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The Festival FAQ page has detailed info about parking, camping, and much more!