Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival

Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival  

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

Early Early Bird Tickets are already on sale for 2019 Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival!

Drum roll please - Next summer will be the 40th Annual August Festival, August 8-11, 2019Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder will be the headliners - and would you believe - we've already got early bird tickets on sale! 

Order Early Bird Tickets Now

A limited number of EARLY EARLY bird tickets are available for sale now until December 31at the best possible price! You know you're coming - so why not take advantage of the opportunity to save money and secure your tickets now for this fantastic festival? Not only are we expecting Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, we've already booked Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Monroe Crossing, and The Clay Hess Band!

Held annually at El Rancho Mañana Campground the Thursday-Sunday surrounding the second Saturday of August, this year's festival will be August 9-12, 2018. 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. 


    • More than 30 hours of concerts on the Main Stage featuring top national talent
    • Daytime instrument collaborations in the Showcase Tent
    • Nightly dances with dance instruction, workshops, and callers
    • Contests, crafts, and games in the Family Area
    • Real hands-on workshops in the Workshop Area
    • New groups at the Underground
    • Dozens of food and merchant booths in the Marketplace
    • And the late night fun at Ranch House Live!

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. 


The Festival FAQ page has detailed info about parking, camping, and much more!

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


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