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. Bluegrass Blvd SW, Backus, MN 56435, just one mile north of the old location at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River.
Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the development our new festival site!
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
Phone: 844-620-GRAS (4727)
AUGUST 25-29, 2021
6 PM - 9 PM Wed Country Dance - Pavilion
12 - 3 PM Thu - Old Time Dance - Pavilion
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|
The Lakes Bluegrass Festival is funded in part by Sourcewell.