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Bluegrass Week is Here

The Bluegrass Festival is upon us and many festival goers have checked in already. The festival officially begins Thursday but the jamming has already begun in the campground and the ranch house. The festival brings in people from far and wide, uniting them in their love of bluegrass music.

The festival is produced by the non-profit organization Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association and is made possible by the efforts of staff and volunteers. Tickets are available on their website at Festival-goers can buy multi-day tickets or just one-day tickets.

El Rancho has hosted the Bluegrass Festival for over 20 years. We provide shuttle service from 5pm to midnight on Thursday, 10am to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 9am to 3pm on Sunday. The shuttles run between day parking, event camping, reserved camping, and the festival grounds.

There is a variety of activities festival goers can participate in while attending the Bluegrass Festival. In addition to the great acts on stage, there are dances and bluegrass karaoke in the Showcase Tent. There are games and music in the Family Area. The Underground Stage is a great place to hear new music. And don't forget to visit the food and merchant booths. Friday and Saturday mornings feature bluegrass yoga in the Showcase tent. A particular favorite at the festival is Ranch House Live, an informal open mic series where people can sign up to perform in front of a welcoming audience. Ranch House Live is held in the ranch house, or the campground office area, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 7pm to midnight.

Some of the acts on the main stage include: Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, Larry Cordle Band, Dave Adkins Band, Po' Ramblin' Boys, and Monroe Crossing.

Come join us for this camping and entertainment event. You'll be glad you came!

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