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The Lakes Bluegrass Festival presents nationally known, regional, and local bluegrass bands, that provide over 40 hours of professional main stage entertainment, hands-on workshops, jam sessions, a dance and more during a five-day musical event in picturesque Pine River, Minnesota. The event is hosted and sponsored by the Pine River Area Foundation (PRAF) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 


The mission of the Pine River Area Foundation (PRAF) is to support, promote, and enhance the economic environment and quality of life of the greater Pine River area. Our vision is to enhance opportunities for artistic presentations, and growth in an under-served community, while celebrating diversity and encouraging cross-demographic collaboration.


The festival is held at the new Lakes Music and Events Park at 2591 N. Golf View Drive SW, Backus, MN  56435, just one mile north of the old location at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River.  

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We have purchased our own land to be the permanent new home of the Lakes Bluegrass Festival, just 1/2 mile north of the previous location. The new site is called the Lakes Music and Events Park and will eventually host other musical and community events in addition to the festival. Click here for more information

Email: info@lakesbluegrassfestival.com

Phone: 844-620-GRAS (4727)


AUGUST 25-29, 2021

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


Mark your calendars for the future Lakes Bluegrass Festival Dates. (It's aways the  weekend BEFORE Labor Day weekend)

  2021 August 25 - 29
  2022 August 24 - 28
  2023 August 23 - 27
  2024 August 21 - 25
  2025 August 20 - 23

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.

The Lakes Bluegrass Festival is funded in part by Sourcewell.

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