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Grass Seeds Music Academy 2017 – Workshop for Kids

Grass Seeds Music Academy Recital 2016We’re thrilled to once again be teaching the talented kids at MBOTMA’s Grass Seeds Academy!

The weekend-long bluegrass jam camp takes place during the annual MBOTMA Winter Bluegrass Weekend, March 3-5 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth, MN.

Grass Seeds is workshop for musicians ages 8-18, of all skill levels, who play Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Dobro, Fiddle/Violin or Mandolin and are interested in learning to play bluegrass in a fun and relaxed setting!

The High 48s Teaching Bluegrass at Grass Seeds Music AcademyThe kids will learn all about what it takes to play bluegrass music with others, with sessions covering their individual instruments, lead and harmony vocal singing, arranging songs and even performing in a group around a microphone.

The weekend culminates with a main-stage performance by all of the student bands and we guarantee you will be blown away with how far these kids come in just a few short days.

The program is open to all levels, no bluegrass experience is required, just an instrument and a willingness to learn!

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2017 Bluegrass Brunch!

The Bluegrass brunch is back!

We’re excited to announce our 2017 Bluegrass Brunch Series at the Aster Cafe!

The bluegrass brunch is a FREE event and takes place every Saturday* from 11AM-1PM for the months of January and February!

* Except Jan. 14th, when our good friend Dean Magraw will be performing while we’re out of town for a festival. 

There is a parking ramp with underground tunnel access to the Aster— so bring your family and friends out of the cold and into the promised land of bacon, eggs, bloodys and bluegrass, it’s the perfect way to start your weekends this winter!

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended and can be made by calling:  612-379-3138

The Venue

Aster Cafe
125 Mainstreet Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Parking (hint: stay warm)

The High 48s Aster PSA: Stay Warm, Take the Tunnel!

2016 Bluegrass Holiday Shows!

High 48s 2016 Holiday Shows

We have three very special acoustic holiday concerts lined-up to close out 2016, covering north, south and central regions of MN!

We’ll be featuring music off of our 2015 release Holidays with The High 48s as well as some other Christmas classics, some good old fashioned bluegrass and new original material we are working on!

Each venue has limited seating so reserving your tickets in advance is highly recommended:

NOV 27 – 2PM – Encore Performing Arts Center – Cloquet, MN

DEC 9 – 7:30PM – Crossings at Carnegie – Zumbrota, MN

DEC 17 – 9PM – Aster Cafe – Minneapolis, MN

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