MBOTMA Bluegrass Jam Camp - August 6-8

🪕 Bluegrass Jam Camp: Aug 6-8 in Richmond, MN

The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA) puts on one of the best roots music festivals in the country every August at a wonderful camp ground in Richmond, MN called El Rancho Mañana . This year is no exception with headliners like Ron Block (banjo player for Alison Krauss and Union Station) 🪕

Not only does this festival feature top notch national and regional bands, they also host a 3-day bluegrass “jam camp” every year in the days that precede the festival.

I’m excited to say that I’ll be teaching the bluegrass camp this year with my band, The High 48s! This year’s festival runs from August 8-11 and the jam camp is August 6-8.

The focus of the camp is to get you in an ensemble with other musicians playing acoustic instruments (guitar, banjo, bass, dobro, fiddle, and mandolin) to learn and play some simple songs together.

You’ll work on various aspects of playing and performing with others, attend instrument breakout sessions, meet new friends, and have an awesome time both during the day and around the campfire jams each night. 🔥🎶

The camp culminates with performances from each ensemble on the festival’s main stage, which is pretty exciting 🙂

A shot from my last time teaching there with The High 48s in 2021

I’ve taught at this camp a few times in the past and it is a ton of fun and one of the best ways to level up your playing in a short period of time. If you’re interested, here are some more details:

  • Camp Dates: August 6-8
  • Cost: $125 until June 30 ($150: July 1 – July 31)
  • Registration Deadline: July 31st

​You can learn more and register at the link below:


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