Will COVID mandates be in place?
Currently, there are no COVID mandates in place for masking or proof of vaccinations.
Is the event outside?
No, the bands will play at various indoor venues throughout River Falls. See the schedule for venue locations.
How does the festival work?
Music is held at venues across River Falls. With paid wristbands, guests are welcome to come and go throughout venues to enjoy all the talented Bluegrass musicians. Beer & Wine and Bourbon Tasting sold separately.
Do I need tickets? Do I have to purchase in advance, or are they available day of?
Yes – tickets are required. Event and tasting tickets will be sold day of, unless sold out prior to the festival. https://riverfallsbluegrass.com/tickets/
How do I get my tickets?
Due to technical difficulties, ALL tickets will be at Will Call and will NOT be mailed.
You may pick up your tickets at the River Falls Chamber of Commerce (215 West Maple Street, River Falls) next Monday, April 18 through Thursday, April 21 from 8am-4pm daily. Will Call will also be located at Event Headquarters, Tattersall Distillery (1777 Paulson Road, River Falls) on Friday, April 22 starting at 2pm, throughout the weekend. Please bring your ID with you for pick up.
If someone else will be picking up your tickets, please reply to this email and include the last 4 digits of the credit card used to purchase, and the name of who will be picking up the tickets. We are happy to make note of this for Will Call.
Do I need a ticket/wristband for each venue?
One ticket/wristband gets you into all participating venues, as well as shuttle access.
Wristbands are required unless otherwise noted.
Are tickets refundable?
All ticket purchases are final and non-refundable.
Are kids allowed? What age do you need a wristband?
Wristbands are required for guests 16+. Most of the venues are licensed bars & restaurants – please use your best judgement to determine if your child would be comfortable in that atmosphere. Venues reserve the right to require proof of ID and/or 18 or 21+ regulations.
What is included in the VIP Package?
Our VIP Music & Tasting Package includes 1 Weekend Wristband (all music and shuttle access), 1 Beer & Wine Tasting Wristband, 1 Bourbon Tasting Wristband, and 1 commemorative t-shirt.
What if I only want to attend on Saturday?
A Saturday-only ticket would have been at the $25 price point, so instead we’re giving you both days at this cost.
Places to Stay
Will there be camping?
No, the performances for this event are indoors at venues throughout River Falls. Check out our list of local hotels for lodging options.
Where does the shuttle run? Do I have to pay for it?
The shuttle bus will run consistently between venues. Specific shuttle stops will be announced shortly. The shuttle bus is included in your festival ticket, thought gratuity for your driver is appreciated.
When is the shuttle running?
Shuttle hours to be announced.
Does the shuttle go to hotels?
While it’s a venue shuttle, Radisson Hotel (Junior’s) will be a shuttle stop, and the Country Inn is very close to Tattersall. Both would be great options to shuttle to your hotel safely!
Where do I park?
We will be updating the website shortly with a parking map, but there is plenty of free on-street parking in the downtown area. Guests are responsible for adhering to posted parking hours and regulations.
Will there be merchandise for sale?
A limited amount of merchandise will be available for purchase at our Merch Tent located in Tattersall Distillery.
Are dogs allowed?
This is an indoor venue festival – only service animals are allowed.
Review the line-up for a detailed listing of the bands performing throughout this foot stompin’ music weekend!
River Falls is located just 30 minutes east of St. Paul, Minnesota and about 45 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Enjoy a stroll along historic Main Street as you visit each participating venue. Several unique lodging opportunities are available to meet your needs!
Don’t miss out on various tastings held throughout the weekend. This year we’ve added a special Bourbon tasting! Sample the best beer, wine, cider, and bourbon in the area between live music sets.