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Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend!

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Crown Plaza Minneapolis West, 3131 Campus Dr, Plymouth MN

** Blue Groove Fri, Mar 1, 7:30pm Nechville Auditorium stage Three incredible days packed with band showcases, Saturday night headline concert, dances, workshops, instrument exhibitors, and plenty of around the clock informal jam sessions. It all takes place in a comfortable, indoor setting at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, MN. Tickets available at

Washington County Bluegrass Festival

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

Blue Groove stage time 3pm, special guest fiddler Richard Kriehn The annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival fuses community, the great outdoors, and homegrown bluegrass music. 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 at the festival. Supported by the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA). 44° 58.24' N 92° 54.19' W

Dakota County Music in the Park

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Whitetail Woods Regional Park, 17100 Station Trail, Farmington, MN 55044

  • Special guest fiddler Richard Kriehn * Bring a blanket or chair and picnic dinner, sit under the big sky of Whitetail Woods Regional Park on a summer evening. youngsters can play nearby in the imaginative Fawn Crossing Nature Play area which is filled with cool, natural teepee structures, fort building area with overhead hanging grapevine art sculptures designed by Hastings artist David Cook.

Minnesota Bluegrass and OT music festival

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

Blue Groove stage times to be determined. Special guest fiddler Richard Kriehn Make your plans to join us! Welcome to the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival! This is the BIG ONE, nominated FIVE times as Event of the Year (2005, 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2014) by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) in Nashville.

KleinBank Concert Series- Chanhassen

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City Center Park Plaza, 600 W 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317, Chanhassen, MN 55317

  • special guest fiddler Richard Kriehn * City Center Park Plaza (across from KleinBank just south of City Hall) in downtown Chanhassen. Bring your kids and your lawn chair and join us for this free concert series! Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase during the concert. stage coordinates 44.862596, -93.538179

Long Prairie, MN Summer Concert Series

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Long Prairie Veterans Memorial Park, 115 Central Ave, Long Prairie, MN

Long Prairie’s Thursday Night performances are held on the street between the Veteran’s Memorial and the Christie House Museum located at the intersection of Central Ave and 1st St South. Concerts are FREE and all ages are welcome. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the performances. ​In the event of inclement weather, Long Prairie High School

Rogers Music in the Parks

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Triangle Park, 21400 Rouillard Ave, Rogers, MN

Join Blue Groove for a free music in the Parks evening. Triangle Park is small child friendly, with the childrens play area in very close proximity to the music. Bring a blanket or a chair, limited bench seating available. For weather related information contact 763-428-0960

North American Roots Music Festival

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Minnesota Waldorf School, 70 East County Road B, St. Paul, MN

Blue Groove Performance Time TBA, special guest fiddler Richard Kriehn A celebratory exploration of our musical roots including Bluegrass, Blues, Cajun, Gospel, Jazz, Folk, Old-Time, Spirituals, Tejano, Zydeco and Swing. Besides the great music, there will be food trucks, beer on tap, fun children's activities and vendors. Tickets and information available at

Minnehaha Falls Bandstand, Minneapolis

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Sea Salt/ Minnehaha Falls Bandstand, 4825 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417, Minneapolis, MN 55417

The Minnehaha Falls bandstand is located just yards away from the Sea Salt Eatery, so that is the address we have provided you. There are benches and shade trees at the pavillion, so no need to bring chairs on your backs as you make your way to a fun evening of bluegrass music! Bike paths, waterfall, and people watching included!

St Louis Park, MN Summer Concert Series

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Wolfe Park Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, 3700 Grand Way, St Louis Park, MN

An outdoor stage and built in seating for the audience at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater location in Wolfe Park, St. Louis Park. In the event of inclement weather, call 952-924-2567 for concert status. Map coordinates for the stage 44°56'06.2"N 93°20'28.6"W just off of 38th & Grand Way

Father's Day Music on Lake St, Wayzata

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Great Lawn Park, 821 Lake St E, Wayzata, MN 55391

Enjoy a day or your own or bring the family or your Dad for a fun concert of contemporary bluegrass music! Right in the heart of downtown Wayzata, near the shores of Lake Minnetonka. About a 1/2 mile stroll to the public beach with lots of shopping, dining, and people watching sure to be had along the way! In the event of weather please check our twitter or facebook page for any changes!

Maplewood Mn Bruentrup Farms Historical Barn Concert

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Maplewood Area Historical Society- Bruentrup Farm, 2170 County Rd D, Maplewood

Heat advisory last Sept! With this rescheduled date for June we hope to have comfortable temperatures in the beautifully restored barn at the Brentrup farm. Come see this historical treasure located right near the city. Tickets/info available from the City of Maplewood, 651-249-2120.

BMAI festival, Hampton Iowa

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Franklin County Fairgrounds, 1008 Central Ave W, Hampton, IA 50441

BLUE GROOVE STAGE TIMES: Fri 7:15-7:55, Sat 1-1:45, 7-7:40 Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa (BMAI) hosts this annual festival on the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hampton, Iowa. The fun Starts on Wed night with a Pot Luck and Jam session, then continues throughout the weekend with multiple bands, camping and FUN! There are nearby hotels for you folks that enjoy the comforts of home.

Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff Festival

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

You will find Blue Groove members on the open stage or jamming at Old Washmachine Hill. Held annually at El Rancho Manana the weekend following Memorial Day, the Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff is traditionally the first outdoor festival of the season and folks are ready meet up with old friends and make new ones! A three-day outdoor music and camping festival featuring regional bands performing bluegrass, old-time string band, and related forms of acoustic music.

Orono Early Learning Music Spectacular

Orono Discovery Center, 5050 Independence St, Maple Plain, MN 55359

private event for Orono Early Learning students and families. Blue Groove recaps some special music learning that has been happening at the school during the year. Blue Groove happy to showcase how much fun stomping, clapping and dancing, playing instruments and building instruments can be!

Winter Bluegrass Weekend

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Crown Plaza Minneapolis West, 3131 Campus Dr, Plymouth MN

BLUE GROOVE on SAT 3:40pm EUROPA STAGE sponsored by Willie American Guitars Winter Bluegrass Weekend: A Festival of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music & Dance is 3 incredible days packed with band showcases, headline concerts, dances, workshops, instrument exhibitors, and plenty of around the clock informal jam sessions.

Flannel Fundraiser

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Fred Babcock VFW, 6715 Lakeshore Drive, Richfield, MN

Blue Groove 7pm The 2018 Flannel Fundraiser is a celebration of all things Minnesota bluegrass & old-time! Featuring terrific bands who volunteer their time on the concert stage, plus a silent auction, raffle items, and lots of jam sessions. Suggested admission donation of $15 with all proceeds to benefit the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association. Food and drink will available for purchase. Come on out for a great time and help us raise funds to support this incredible organization! 2:00 - 2:50 PM The Middle Spunk Creek Boys 3:00 - 3:50 PM The Roe Family Singers 4:00 - 4:50 PM Blue Hazard 5:00 - 5:50 PM The Eelpout Stringers 6:00 - 6:50 PM The Fish Heads 7:00 - 7:50 PM Blue Groove 8:00 - 8:50 PM Blue Yodel #9 9:00 - 9:50 PM Mash Tun