Washington County Bluegrass Festival

2019 Bluegrass Festival

The annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival fuses community, the great outdoors, and homegrown bluegrass music. It's our way of celebrating a successful summer season and giving thanks to everyone for supporting Washington County Parks.

The festival backdrop is beautiful Lake Elmo Park Reserve, a 2,165-acre parkland, 30 miles east of the Twin Cities metro area. As a park reserve, 80% of the parks total land will be restored to pre-settlement, native vegetation. It's a great place to recreate, camp, and enjoy nature.

The Bluegrass Festival is FREE for annual park permit holders and available to all visitors for the price of a daily or annual permit. Please no animals or alcohol at the festival. Supported by the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA).

18th Annual Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, September 7, 2019 2 - 6 p.m.
Lake Elmo Park Reserve - South Picnic Pavilion

The 2019 Lineup 

2:00 - Pickin' Up Steam
3:00 - Bernie King & the Guilty Pleasures
4:00 - Armchair Boogie
5:00 - Monroe Crossing


Chef Shawn's BBQ
Holy Cross Lutheran Church - Cheese Curds & Corn Dogs
Hometown Creamery
The Salsa Spot Food Truck

Take a look at the 2018 Bluegrass Festival below.