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Bluegrass Music Festival Tuning-Up For 35th Annual Event [AUDIO]

Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival - 2013
Dan DeBaun

RICHMOND – Thousands of people will be heading to a farm field north of Richmond this week. The 35th annual Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival” is at the El Rancho Manana Campground this Thursday through Sunday.

Spokesman Jed Malischke says the four-day event has been recognized several times by groups in Nashville…

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Twenty-one bands will be playing on the main stage.

Malischke says the event is meant to be interactive with the musicians and the festival goers…

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And, new this year, is the Underground stage, which will feature a little more modern music.

A lot of people that attend are amateur musicians, who bring their instruments and join-in on impromptu jam sessions.

Over 4,000 people are expected to attend the event, some have already started arriving, even though the festival doesn’t officially kick-off until Thursday.

Festival goers can buy day passes, or a ticket for the whole weekend.

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