The 15th Annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival
The 15th Annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival

The Lakes Bluegrass Festival

Kenny and Amanda Smith Kenny and Amanda Smith will be featured along with many other great bands at The 15th Annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival - August 26 - 30, 2020

We're looking forward to our 15th anniversary at our brand new location less than 1 mile up the road from the old fairgrounds site! The new site (called The Lakes Music and Events Park) features 3 times the space, awesome camping, beautiful trees  and rolling hills (it used to be a golf course after all!)  We will have another stellar line up, and remember, this is a family-friendly event so bring the kids and come for a day, an evening or camp all weekend. And, we now allow camping for up to 14 days, including Sunday night of the last day.


Located in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area in Pine River, MN, this festival features the best in national touring and Minnesota bluegrass bands, along with professional Emcees, a top-notch sound system, a beautiful stage and a big tent for shade and rain protection (bring your lawn chairs). There are over 40 professional bluegrass shows in all over the 4-day weekend. Plus, learn to play or brush up your skills at one of our FREE bluegrass workshops on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, dobro, harmony singing and jamming.

And that’s not all! Stroll the grounds and listen to the impromptu jam sessions, sample the tasty food at one of our food vendors, take a short walk into the friendly town of Pine River, or just relax and visit with friends. You’ll find that bluegrass fans are the friendliest around!


And make sure to catch the FREE old time and country dance on Wednesday Night!


Don’t miss this event! Come and see what everyone is talking about!



AUGUST 27-30, 2020

6 - 9 Wed PM - Old Time Dance

5 PM- 11 PM Thu Main Stage

11 AM- 11 PM Fri & Sat Main Stage

10am - 5pm Fri & Sat Workshops

10 AM - 4 PM Sun Main Stage

See Complete Schedule

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


2020: 08/27/20 - 08/30/20

2021: 08/26/21 - 08/29/21

2022: 08/25/22 - 08/28/22

2023: 08/24/23 - 08/27/23

2024: 08/22/24 - 08/25/24



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