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Boats and Bluegrass 2023
Boats and Bluegrass 2023courtesy the festival

Boats and Bluegrass 2023

Thursday, September 21
12:00 pm

Friday, September 22
12:00 pm

Saturday, September 23
12:00 pm

Various venues

Winona, Minnesota

Boats and Bluegrass Music Festival, now in its 19th year, is just around the corner. Featuring acts both national and local, the festival will play host to over 40 bands including Grammy-Award winning jamband The Infamous Stringdusters as well as AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Jaime Wyatt, Charlie Parr, Pert Near Sandstone, Last Revel, Them Coulee Boys, and more.


Located in the heart of the Driftless, Boats and Bluegrass is nestled in the bluffs on the shore of the Mississippi River at Prairie Island Campground in Winona, Minn. For thousands of years this area has been a gathering place for all types of creatures. Continue this tradition and enjoy a weekend of reconnecting, relaxing, and recreating.

The festival will take place the weekend of September 21 to 23. This family friendly festival features music, camping, kids activities, and canoe/kayak rentals, all included in the purchase of a weekend ticket. Kids under 16 get in free with a paying adult.

This event is a regional favorite and has sold out the last 10 years running.

Boats&Bluegrass-2023-Admat festival lineup
Boats and Bluegrass 2023 lineup
courtesy the festival
Three musicians playing on an outdoor stage near river bluffs
Humbird performing at Boats and Bluegrass Festival 2019.
courtesy Isaac Sammis