Songs of Life & Nature: A Musical Weekend with Dick Kimmel

April 25-28, 2019

Grab your friends and join us up North for a sing-along and Bluegrass concert with Hall of Famer Dick Kimmel !

This will be a weekend celebrating and experiencing authentic bluegrass and old-time folk music. Dick Kimmel has been entertaining audiences for more than a half-century throughout North America and Europe.  The music of Dick Kimmel is firmly rooted within traditional old-time stringband, bluegrass, and folk music; genres where he excels as a performer as well as an historian, mentor, and teacher.  Dick has been inducted into America’s Old-Time Country and Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, and the Mid-America Music Hall of Fame. He combines his musical talent with his love of nature: with a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology, Kimmel was a professional biologist  for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for four decades before returning to his life as a full-time musician.  Dr. Kimmel served as an adjunct professor at universities in West Virginia, Minnesota, and South Dakota; lecturing, serving on graduate student committees, and teaching courses on traditional music and conservation biology.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, April 26, 2019
5:30-7:45 Dinner in Justine’s at Gunflint Lodge
8:00 PM An Old-Fashioned Sing-Along with Dick Kimmel

Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:00 PM Dick Kimmel Concert: Songs of Life and Nature

This musical weekend package includes:

  • Two nights accommodation in a lakeside fireplace cabin (some with spa tub or sauna)
  • All meals from dinner Friday evening through breakfast Sunday morning
  • Attendance at the Old-Fashioned Sing-Along Friday evening and Concert Saturday evening with Dick Kimmel
  • Use of hiking trails and all guided Naturalist activities

Weekend package pricing:

Sales Tax and Service Charge are additional 

Dick Kimmel can best be described as a musicologist, a staff writer for Bluegrass Unlimited for twenty years, record producer, country and bluegrass musician.  There is very little about country music that Dick doesn’t know about.


Dave Brassington, Country Matters, October 1994