Every soft surface in the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West Hotel in Plymouth was taken up by Winter Weekend Bluegrass jam sessions Friday, March 2, during the first night of the three-day music festival.

Ron Blade, left, Maple Plain, works his mandolin while Harold Parrow, center, Moorehead, picks on his Dobro resonator guitar with Wayne Riddle, Blaine, accompanying on his six-string in the hotel lobby. The weekend was presented by The Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association.