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Nisswa-Stämman: Scandinavian Folk Music Festival

  • Nisswa Pioneer Village 25605 Lower Cullen Road Nisswa, MN, 56468 United States (map)

The following content is provided by the Nisswa-Stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival website.

Nisswa-Stämman Scandinavian Folk Music Festival features 150 folk musicians performing on 5 stages, day-long dancing opportunities on two dance floors, dance instruction, a cultural children's activity tent, and great Scandinavian food

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary and we have a very special line up of award winning (and we really do mean award winning!) musicians coming from Scandinavia. They include: 

  • Mette Jensen, Kristian Bugge & Morten Høirup - master musicians from Denmark on fiddle, accordion, guitar and voice

  • Lena Jonsson & Arvid Svenungsson -  innovative and awarded musicians from Sweden on fiddle and piano

  • Smålands Spelmanslag - large traditional music group from Småland, Sweden featuring fiddles, nyckelharpa and guitar

  • Bjørn Kåre Odde & Ole Nilssen - award winning musicians from Norway on fiddle and accordion

  • Tero Hyvaluoma & Esko Järvelä - award winning, high energy fiddlers from Finland

  • Teija Niku & Sara Pajunen - Finland/USA, a favorite duo at Nisswastämman, playing Finnish music with deep emotion on accordion and violin

  • Einar Eimhjellen trio - traditional music of Norway played on harmonica, accordion and hardingfele.

USA groups and individuals appearing include the American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag, the Twin Cities Nyckelharpalag, the Twin Cities Hardingfelelag, Hutenanny, Tjärnblom, the Stoney Brook Fiddlers, Ole Olssons Oldtime Orkestra, Skål Klubben Spelmanslag, Ivares Pojkarna, Skålmusik, Finn Hall Band, Dwight Lamb, Bronwyn Bird & Justin Nawn, Ross Sutter, Kip Peltoniemi, Loretta Kelley and many others!

Event Schedule

Here is the basic Nisswa-stämman 2019 schedule. As of this point some details are still being worked out, including possible presales of Smörgåsbord tickets and Friday night concert tickets.

Friday June 7
10 am - 3 pm - Scandinavian music and dancing workshops, Nisswa area. There is a fee involved to participate. Email Janet Hill for information at:  or call her at 218 259 4090

6:30 pm - Gala Opening Sampler concert, Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under. Tickets go on sale at 5:30 pm.

9:30 pm - 1 am - old time dance featuring several festival bands. Nisswa American Legion Club, Nisswa, Mn.

Saturday June 8
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nisswa-stämman Festival (Nisswa Pioneer Village) $15 adults / $5 children 9 - 17 / children under 9 free. All tickets available only at the gate.

4:45 p.m. - 6:00 pm - Smörgåsbord $20 (Location: Nisswa American Legion) 

7:00 pm  - 1 am - Old time dance featuring even more bands than Friday night. Nisswa American Legion Club, Nisswa, Mn.


For more information contact visit the event website or Paul Wilson via phone (218) 764-2994 or via email