Concerts/Special Events

Steam Machine in Concert

Thursday, May 25
Doors open at 6:30pm, Concert at 7:00pm

Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. 

Steam Machine is a Midwest-based stringband that doesn’t draw hard lines between bluegrass and old-time music. Originally formed in Minneapolis in 2017, the band is fronted by award-winning, in-demand Minneapolis fiddler AJ Srubas and Twin Cities old time music & dance instigator Rina Rossi, with the support of other gifted musicians.

Two-time Appalachian Stringband Festival (Clifftop) Traditional Band Contest finalists, they have been touring the Midwest and the country since 2018, performing at diverse venues from traditional music hubs to bluegrass and Americana fests, and teaching workshops at roots music epicenters across the country from the Augusta Heritage Center to Festival of American Fiddle Tunes with many others in between. At home in Minneapolis, they are heavily involved in many of the local old time and bluegrass institutions as teachers, organizers, and artists.

While not purists, Steam Machine does listen closely to the “old stuff” and strives to capture the essence of what makes these tunes and songs special, as they hear it. The project continues to be an evolving vehicle for playing music they love and honoring the brilliance left behind by old time heroes like Lyman Enloe, Cyril Stinnett, and more. Equally at home playing for an old time/bluegrass loving crowd or listeners new to these sounds, Steam Machine aspires to keep Midwest style old time bluegrass music alive and well wherever they go.

Concert Tickets on sale here, or call (608) 924-4000

Questions? Contact the Program Manager, Kelli Emerson, at or by calling (608) 924-4000.