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Art in Motion on the Lake Wobegon trail is dedicated to fostering and inspiring healthy lifestyles through creativity, community, and connection to nature. Art in Motion builds unity and appreciation for Art and each other, by hosting: rotating gallery exhibits, weekly music performances, an open art studio, community events, a space friendly to families and folks of all ages, and the bike community. Boho Cafe nourishes this pursuit.

The artist, the appreciator, and the traveling soul are all welcome here.

$15 the show will be held indoors at the Boho Cafe

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

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