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Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival
 
Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival
Richmond, Minnesota, USA
Early August
Description
Three-time nominee for IBMA Event of the Year. Great family outing! Over 30 hours of concerts by national & regional bands, including the Boxcars and IIIrd Tyme Out, over 20 hours of demonstrations & hands-on workshops (instrumental, jamming, songwriting, harmony-singing, etc.), old-time dances with live bands (plus callers & instruction!), and morning yoga. Over 20 hours of activities for kids, including contests, crafts, games, and special stage shows. Shade available at all stages & activity areas. El Rancho Mañana is a great 1208-acre campground with a swimming beach, horseback riding, and 25 miles of trails for hiking or riding. Shower facilities in a couple of locations and porta-potties everywhere. Free tractor-drawn trolley service running throughout the campgrounds. Dozens of food and merchant vendors for your dining and shopping pleasure! Inexpensive: a family of four could come for the full four days for about $154 (includes admission, camping, all shows, workshops, etc.) Jamming - both organized and informal - around the clock!
Performers
The Boxcars, IIIrd Tyme Out, Monroe Crossing, Platte Valley Boys, Bob Bovee & Pop Wagner, Roe Family Singers, Mother Banjo, Jack Klatt & the Cat Swingers, Sawtooth Bluegrass Band, Bartons Hollow, Mike in the Wilderness, Blue Hazard, Ana & the Beltones, Froemming Family, and the Nordic Bees.
Venue
El Rancho Manana
Directions
El Rancho Manana is located about 90 minutes northwest of the Twin Cities, or about 30 minutes west of St. Cloud. From I-94, take exit #153 at Avon. Ten go south on County Road 9 for 9 miles and turn east on Manana Road. You can call El Rancho Manana at 320-597-2740. Watch for the signs.
Times
Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon. See website for complete schedule of events!
Admission & Parking
Adults: with camping: Th-Sun $85, Fri-Sun $75, Sat-Sun $55 Single day (without camping): Th $20, Fri $25, Sat $30, Sun $20 Teens: $10 any day or for entire weekend 12 & under: free! Reduced admission for advance purchase. See website.
Website
http://minnesotabluegrass.org/as_mn-bluegrass-fest
Infophone
1-8-00-635-3037
Email
info@minnesotabluegrass.org
 

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