Richmond, MN -- The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival, August 7-10, 2014, in Richmond, Minnesota, provides an inexpensive daytrip or weekend just 85 miles from the Twin Cities. Nominated three times as Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, it offers music and activities for the whole family: over 30 hours of concerts by national and regional bands, including Russell Moore (IBMA's most-awarded male vocalist) & IIIrd Tyme Out, and Grammy-nominated The Boxcars, over 20 hours of demonstrations and hands-on workshops, and old-time dances. Kids will enjoy over 20 hours of activities, including contests, crafts, games, and special stage shows. Many attendees bring instruments for around-the-clock jamming, both organized and impromptu.
Nominated three times as Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, the Festival offers music and activities for the whole family, including concerts by national and regional bands, demonstrations and hands-on workshops, and contests, crafts, games, and special stage shows for children.
The Festival is held at El Rancho Mañana (27302 Ranch Rd., Richmond, MN), a beautiful campground complete with a swimming beach and horseback riding. There are shower facilities in a couple of locations and porta-potties everywhere. The campground has 1208 acres of land with 25 miles of trails. A free tractor-drawn trolley service runs throughout the campgrounds, and there are dozens of vendors for dining and shopping.
It’s very budget-friendly: a family of four could come for the entire festival for about $154 (includes admission, camping, all shows, workshops, and kids’ activities.) That would be the price for two adults ($77 per person, advance purchase). Daily adult admission is $18-$30, teens are $10 for the entire weekend, and kids 12 & under are free.
For tickets, schedule, & information, visit http://minnesotabluegrass.org/as_mn-bluegrass-fest or call 800-635-3037, firstname.lastname@example.org.