Bluegrass Jam Camp – August 4-6, 2015

MBOTMA Bluegrass Jam Camp 2015

We’re excited to once again be on the faculty for the MBOTMA Bluegrass Jam Camp that takes place the week prior to the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival at El Rancho Mañana in Richmond, MN!

From August 4-6th we’ll be helping pickers of all ages form bands, learn to jam and prepare to play LIVE on stage for a recital at the end of the camp.

Each member of the band will also teach group lessons on our respective instruments and the whole band will put on mini-clinics on topics such as harmony singing, jam etiquetteplaying live around one microphone, stage presence and MCing, and more!

The cost for the three-day camp is $95  before July 15th and $120 after that date. Pre-registration advised. Class size limited to 12 students per instructor.

To register call 1-800-635-3037 email to

For more info about this camp, info about the Old-Time Jam Camp and links to the festival please see:


Robbie Fulks & Don Stiernberg return May 8th!

May 8th, 2015: save this date folks, we’re bringing back alt-country legend Robbie Fulks and world-renowned jazz mandolinist Don Stiernberg for the second year in a row (by popular demand – and not-so-subtle threats).

The concert will take place at the O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. Tickets are on sale now, get them early and prepare for an amazing night of alt-country, acoustic jazz and modern bluegrass.

When: May 8th, 2015 – Doors: 7PM, Show: 7:30PM
Where: O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. – 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105
How:  CLICK HERE to buy tickets in advance. Prices: $15 advance, $20 at the door

The High 48s with Robbie Fulks and Don Stiernberg  - May 8th, 2015


Saturday Bluegrass Brunch at the Aster Cafe!

We’re excited to be back at the Aster Cafe for a weekly Bluegrass Brunch every Saturday from 11am-1pm from January-March!

There’s no cover and  they even have a parking ramp with underground tunnel access to the venue. So bring your family and friends out of the cold and into the promised land of bacon, eggs, bluegrass and bloody Marys – the perfect way to start your weekends this winter!

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Aster at:  612-379-3138

Aster Cafe
125 Mainstreet Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414