At Stoney End, we believe great music is a beautiful experience worth celebrating. That’s why we’re proud to be connected with area folk music artists and to host concerts and dances in our Music Loft. We hope to see you there soon!
Hobgoblin's Music Loft is excited to offer safe, in-person events in our barn. The prospect of getting together again for fellowship and music will be a joy for us all.
Masks are encouraged, but not required at this event. Please help us to provide a safe concert experience, a safe store area, and a safe environment for our workers.
— Gary & Eve Stone
The Double Down Daredevils, like many Minnesota Bluegrass bands, met at a MBOTMA festival in 2015. During late night campfire jams, Tom, Nathan and Tim formed the friendship that would later become the band. Born out of a love for traditional bluegrass, their group now includes 6 performers including Brin Petersen, Phil Nusbaum, and Mary Ellen Fox. As they each brought their diverse backgrounds to the bands soundscape, the focus has expanded to a mix of traditional and progressive Bluegrass, Country and Americana.
Over the years they have played more than 100 shows. Not bad for a part time band (in a pandemic). They've enjoyed playing for a wide variety of audiences across Minnesota and Wisconsin including the MBOTMA Main stage, SEMBA, and many other festivals. They have been featured on Prairie Public TV's Grassland Jam and Med City Live in Rochester and the Around the Mic series on Hastings Community TV. They recently had the pleasure of opening for Mile 12 at the Minnesota Bluegrass Winter Weekend and for the Gibson Brothers at the Cedar Cultural Center.
The “Golden Era” of bluegrass may be a long time gone — but not to the members of Long Time Gone. This band brings back to life the classic bluegrass hits of the 1950s, hearkening back to an era when Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers ruled the country airwaves. Anchored by the soulful voice of Leo Rosenstein (mandolin), Ben Manning (guitar) and Katryn Conlin (string bass) anchor the band’s rhythm section while three of the region’s leading instrumentalists, Barry St. Mane (banjo), Mark Kreitzer (dobro) and Mike Hildebrandt (fiddle), trade dazzling breaks.
Long Time Gone isn’t just about traditional bluegrass. The band branches out into old-timey songs of the 1920s and original songs written by band members. Double fiddle tunes, a touch of Celtic, hard-driving banjo instrumentals and quite a bit of instrument swapping keeps Long Time Gone shows entertaining.
Because our Music Loft has limited seating, advanced reservations are recommended for most concerts and events. Payment is taken at the door. Doors open one half hour prior to concert start time. Please call or email us to reserve your seats or for additional information.