Past Dates

Friday, January 11th, 2019

 14th Annual Blizzard Bluegrass Weekend, January 11 & 12. Bismarck State College with The Special Consensus!!!!!!!


















Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Mandan Band Shell, Summer concert series, Cotton Wood plays 7:30-8:30 p.m.


Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Capital A’fair, Bismarck State Capital grounds 11 am-1:00 pm

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Bismarck High School reunion along with CHS and St. Mary’s. Cotton Wood plays at 6-8 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. at The Pond, on 3rd Street. Bismarck.

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

7th Annual Bluegrass Goes PINK at Cross Ranch State Park. Special Run/Walk, concerts, food, AND fun, all to bring awareness and raise money for breast cancer.

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Urban Harvest, Bismarck, 6 pm. on Fourth and Broadway. See you there.

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Tobacco Gardens Resort & Marina, 26 miles north of Watford City, Playing at 8 p.m. Call (701) 842-4199 for more information.

Friday, June 29th, 2018

Underwood All School Reunion 3-5pm Cotton Wood plays during the ice cream social. FREE

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival. The three-day event will feature concerts, jam sessions, workshops, kids' activities, concessions and a Sunday Gospel Music Show. Hours are 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10-11:50 a.m. on Sunday.

Friday, June 15th, 2018

29th Annual Missouri River Bluegrass Festival, Friday & Saturday, June 14 & 15, Cross Ranch State Park-Cotton Wood  plays one set Friday and 2 sets on Saturday.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, Cotton Wood plays the worship service and after meal. TBA


Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Ribs and Bluegrass, Medora's famous all day event. Enjoy lots of ribs and multiple bluegrass bands throughout Medora's western ambience.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

PATH Private Event in Bismarck-Thursday evening for the foster families.

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Tom Sheldon Benefit Washburn Memorial building. TBA.

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Blizzard Bluegrass, 12th & 13th, at BSC, Bismarck, ND, with High Plains Tradition. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

ND Weed Board, private


Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Bismarck Senior Center, 6-8 p.m. United Way Fundraiser

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Sanford Miracles of Music, 4-5 pm., Ritterbush Building, Bismarck, ND 4th floor.

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Apple Fest, Noon-2 p.m., Bismarck, ND


Friday, September 15th, 2017

 15th -17th, Miles City Bluegrass Festival, Miles City, Mt.


Saturday, September 9th, 2017

ND Veterans Home, 11a.m.-1p.m., Lisbon, ND

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Mandan Band Shell Summer Concert, 7:30-8:30

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Bluegrass goes PINK, at Cross Ranch State Park

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Farmers Market and concert, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Missouri River Bluegrass Festival, June 16-17 Cross Ranch State Park. Watch for more info to come.

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Faith Lutheran Church, Bismarck, outdoor church service.

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Medora-Ribs and Bluegrass, Medora, North Dakota

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Baptist Home Fundraiser, in Bismarck

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Shiloh High School, Bismarck, ND.

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Blizzard Bluegrass Weekend, Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Celebrate with Cotton Wood 15 years as a band

We are also raising funds for Casa Jackson…….'Cotton Wood for CASA in Guatemala'!!!!!  At the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, ND. More information to come on concert times and ticket outlets……..stay tuned .  

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Bismarck Cancer Center Apple FestSeptember 24-25,

at Buckstop Junction.

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

4th Annual Cotton Wood and Cobbler Concert  at Cross Ranch State Park. This concert is still in the making. Be sure to check back to confirm.


Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Phil Patterson Memorial Bandshell Concert Series, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m  MDT, Dickinson, ND. sponsored by Dickinson Parks and Rec.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Harvey, ND Lions Club Concert, 7-8:30 p.m.


Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Great River Energy’s picnic.  (private party, sorry folks).


Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Bluegrass Goes PINK, 5K fun/walk/run and supper is at 5 pm with the Washburn area churches and the concert at 7 pm, with Cotton Wood and friends. Watch for our poster.


Saturday, July 23rd, 2016

Kayla and Reid Buckley’s wedding reception and ALL of Cotton Wood is invited to come and play a little music too…….should be a fun evening of food and music and family and friends…………..the reception is from 7-10 pm.


Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

BAGA July concert series at the Peace Park on Front Street-Bismarck, music starts at 6 p.m. Cotton Wood takes the stage at 7 p.m.

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center from 4-7 pm WITH the Frog Holler String band for the Farmer’s market concert series.


Friday, June 17th, 2016

June 17 & 18, the 26th Annual Missouri River Bluegrass Festival at the Cross Ranch State Park. See our poster on our home page for band info. You can't miss this one.


Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Old Setters Days in Center from 4-7 pm, helping the Rud Oil Company celebrate their 100th Anniversary.


Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Rugby Lions Club Ellery Park Concert7pm  Rugby, ND.


Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Ribs and Bluegrass in Medora….

Ribs go from 11:30 am - 2 pm MDT while the bluegrass plays from 11 am - 3 pm MDT!

It's gonna be a finger lickin' good time! So come on down to Medora for some tasty ribs an some sweet en smokey bluegrass music!

Local businesses will feature their own specialty ribs at various locations around the town. (List to be determined.)

For more information call 701-623-4830 or email


Friday, May 13th, 2016

Charles Hall Youth Services Benefit Concert, Faith Lutheran Church, 1402 E. Ave C, Bismarck. Free will offering. For more info contact Rhonda Styles-Rohde at 01-255-2773 ext. 301.


Friday, January 15th, 2016

11th Annual Blizzard Bluegrass Weekend
with Nightflyer!
Bismarck State college
January 15 AND 16 7:30 p.m. both nights
doors open at 6:30


Friday, July 12th, 2019

Urban Harvest, Bismarck 6 p.m. on Fourth and Broadway.