North Shore Music Association
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Discover the Blue Grass Masters, Presented by the North Shore Music Association
Discover the Blue Grass Masters, Presented by the North Shore Music Association
Discover the Blue Grass Masters, Presented by the North Shore Music Association

26th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend: November 4-6, 2016

Reserve rooms now for your bluegrass weekend at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior! Don't miss their "3 days for the price of 2" special, for Bluegrass Masters Weekend attendees only. Call (888) 752-2399 for reservations.

Celebrate, make music, learn, and listen at the North Shore Music Association’s 26th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend!  Over a quarter-decade of this popular event has been satisfying appetites of bluegrass musicians and fans from all over MN, the U.S., and Canada, who come to listen to and learn with the nation's best bluegrass players and instructors. Three days of jamming, a full day of instrumental workshops, and an evening concert by our featured group make for a pickin' weekend in a relaxed setting—a great opportunity to connect with your bluegrass friends. This year's featured instrument is guitar, and our featured performer and instructor is Jim Hurst.

This Year's Featured Instrument : GUITAR
Featured Instructor: JIM HURST

About Jim:
Jim Hurst is a Nashville musician who's performed for the past three decades with artists including Holly Dunn, Trisha Yearwood, Sara Evans, and Missy Raines. Hurst joined Claire Lynch and the Front Porch String Band in 1995, and during that time he met Raines. The two of them formed the duet "Jim Hurst and Missy Raines" and recorded two albums that won them the International Bluegrass Music Awards for Guitar Player of the Year and Bass Player of the Year in both 2001 and 2002. Over the years, Jim has also maintained a strong solo career and taught workshops all over the country. In 2015 he was nominated for Guitar Player of the Year by IBMA. He has won numerous awards for his work.

Weekend Schedule:
SATURDAY WORKSHOPS: $7/each, $30/full day. Register at event only. No participant limit. All levels included, beginner through advanced.

SATURDAY CONCERT 8 PM: $20 adults, $5 youth (18 & under). Tickets for sale at event only, in Lutsen Resort lobby all day Fri. & Sat., and at ballroom door starting 7 PM Sat.

For more event information, call 218-387-1272 or e-mail

Lutsen Resort 1- 888-752-2399,  5700 W. Highway 61, Lutsen, MN.
(18 miles south of Grand Marais on Hwy. 61)

When making your reservation, be sure to mention you're there for the Bluegrass Masters Weekend, for a special package deal!

Remember, no matter what the featured instrument, given the ensemble nature of Bluegrass, it's a great time for all. It's also a wonderful opportunity for families and friends to get together and get away to Lutsen Resort and the north shore of Lake Superior, stunning at any time of year. See you in November!


North Shore Music Association
Box 1376 Grand Marais Minnesota 55604
(218) 387-1272