The 2021 Laughing Waters festival was a great success--thank you, audience and performers!


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Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2022
1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Sponsored by the Minneapolis Park Board and Area Merchants.
Minnehaha Park is located at the intersections

of East Minnehaha Parkway and Hiawatha Avenue.


Alan Jesperson  1947-2021

The heart and soul of the Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival, Middle Spunk Creek Boys founder, guitarist and lead singer Alan Jesperson passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday December 30th, 2021.  He was 74. Link to Full Obituary 

But the festival IS going on!   

1:00 Pete's Pool Hall
1:50 No Manís String Band
2:50 Steam Machine
3:55 LaPlant Road
5:00 The High 48s
6:05 King Wilkieís Dream





Minnehaha Falls

Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association