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Wayzata Music in the Park

Great Lawn Park, 851 Lake St E, Wayzata, MN 55391

Blue Groove kicks off this free family event in downtown Wayzata. Bring a chair and enjoy a rockin bluegrass concert from Blue Groove! Concerts each week from various artists each Sunday in September. Plan to bring a chair, kids and even a picnic to the concerts on the Great Lawn on East Lake Street near The Landings Hotel.

Washington County Bluegrass Festival

Lake Elmo Regional Park South Picnic Pavillion, 1515 Keats Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

The annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival fuses community, the great outdoors, and homegrown bluegrass music. It’s our way of celebrating a successful summer season and giving thanks to everyone for supporting Washington County Parks.

The festival backdrop is beautiful Lake Elmo Park Reserve, a 2,165-acre parkland, 30 miles east of the Twin Cities metro area. As a park reserve, 80% of the parks total land will be restored to pre-settlement, native vegetation. It’s a great place to recreate, camp, and enjoy nature.

The Bluegrass Festival is FREE for annual park permit holders and available to all visitors for the price of a daily or annual permit. Please no animals or alcohol at the festival. Supported by the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA). https://www.co.washington.mn.us/1559/Bluegrass-Festival

Concert in the Commons, Shoreview MN

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Shoreview Community Center, 4580 Victoria St. N., Shoreview, MN 55126

These free, open-air concerts are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Shoreview Commons next to the Shoreview Community Center. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket. Dogs are welcome at the concert series on the condition they are well-mannered, leashed, and waste is to be picked up.

Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Backus MN

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Lakes Music and Events Park, 2591 N. Golf View Dr. SW State Highway 371 N, Backus, MN 56435

Blue Groove show times are Thurs 7pm, 9:25pm, Fri 11am, 6:50pm. Please refer to festival website for any changes The 15th Annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival will be held near Pine River at the new site named Lakes Area Music & Event Park, just 1/2 mile north of Pine River on State Highway 371. The event features award winning nationally known and regional bluegrass bands. The Lakes Bluegrass Festival that has gained state and regional acceptance. Rough RV and tent camping will be available. Electrical hook-up sites are available. Camping opens August 25. Contact the Pine River Chamber of Commerce at: prcofc@uslink.net or call 800-728-6926 for information or check out the website at: www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com

Aug11

New Hope Performance Center (outdoor)

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New Hope Performance Center at Civic Center Park, 4401 Xylon Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428

The next stop on the bluegrass music in the parks with Blue Groove is The New Hope Performance Center! It is a new outdoor theatre with concrete bench seating and additionally some limited space for grass/blankets. The performance center stage is located within New Hope Civic Center Park which has family friendly amenities that include a playground, picnic areas and grills, walking paths, a skate park and sports courts and fields. For families with four-legged members, this park offers an off-leash dog area. There is an off-street parking lot available to visitors. Weather updates at newhopemn.gov parks and recs department

Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival

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El Rancho Mañana, 27302 Ranch Rd, Richmond, MN 56368, Richmond, MN

  • Blue Groove stage times and participation yet to be determined- You will always be able to find us camping and jamming at Old Wash Machine Hill or on the open stage at Ranch House live The Minnesota Bluegrass August Festival is held annually at El Rancho Mañana Campground the Thursday-Sunday surrounding the second Saturday of August. 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.

Brooklyn Park- Concert at Eidem Farm

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Eidem Farm, 4345 101st Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55332

Blue Groove returns to Historic Eidem Farm- Enjoy an evening of bluegrass music surrounded by the rustic charm of a not so rural farm. Bring the family or friends, and a picnic dinner for a summer night of musical entertainment. Concert is part of Brooklyn Park's Concert in the Park series. FREE admission; concession items available for purchase Grounds open at 6:15 pm; concert starts at 7 pm **If it rains, concert will be held at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center: 5600 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Campin' & Pickin' Party at El Rancho Manana

El Rancho Mañana, 27302 Ranch Rd, Richmond, MN 56368, Richmond, MN

Please check website at El Rancho Manana for dates and confirmation of this event. This yearly event may or may not be happening due to Covid restrictions on events Join members of Blue Groove as we attend the Campin' & Pickin' Party hosted by Minnesota Bluegrass and El Rancho Manana Campground. You'll find us out at Old Washmachine Field or on the Ranch House stage

Sep12

Cancelled Lake Elmo, MN

15th Annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival, Pine River MN

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Pine River, MN

the official festival is cancelled but there will be camping and jamming available at the festival grounds Located in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area in Pine River, MN, this festival features the best in national touring and Minnesota bluegrass bands, along with professional Emcees, a top-notch sound system, a beautiful stage and a big tent for shade and rain protection (bring your lawn chairs). There are over 40 professional bluegrass shows in all over the 4-day weekend. Plus, learn to play or brush up your skills at one of our FREE bluegrass workshops on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, dobro, harmony singing and jamming. For all the info and bands and schedules: http://www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com/

Shakopee MN Huber Park Ampitheater

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Huber Park Ampitheater, 150 Filmore St, Shakopee, MN 55379

Enjoy an evening of bluegrass at Huber park in Shakopee, MN. Huber Park has trails, amphitheater stage, an open-air shelter and a large, community-built playground. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Call the Recreation Hotline at 952-233-9502 for weather information.

Cancelled tally’s Dockside

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Tally’s Dockside Music by the Water series, 4441 Lake Avenue South, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

Bringing Bluegrass to White Bear Lake at Tally’s Dockside: Tally’s Music by the Water Summer Series is a ton of fun and the perfect ending to a day on the lake! All our music events have free cover, so just show up, grab a seat, a cold drink and hot food, and enjoy

Cancelled Lake Harriet Bandshell Minneapolis Music in Park

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Lake Harriet Bandshell Park, 4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55409

Challenge- Let's show the city of Minneapolis how many fans of bluegrass music there are around here! Grab your kids, the dog, your bikes, picnic or whatever other conveniences you desire to enjoy bluegrass music on the lawn at Lake Harriett. Bench seating also available for your convenience! Weather updates on Minneapolis Music and Movies in the parks Facebook page, or follow Blue Groove for any additional updates.