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Bluegrass, Old time and Roots acoustic music on the "American Anecdotes" Show, Thursday, 6 p.m. (Pacific) on KAOS Community radio, locally in and around Olympia, WA at 89.3 FM and across the vast internet universe streaming live at www.kaosradio.org.

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Bluegrass Calendar of upcoming events Check our calendar for specific dates and times!

Valley Bluegrass Festival
Valley Bluegrass Festival
June 26-27

Nez Perce County Fairgrounds
1229 Burrell Avenue
Lewiston, ID

Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival
Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival
June 19-21

5700 Wescott Ave (FAIRGROUNDS)

Susanville Bluegrass Festival 2015
Susanville Bluegrass Festival 2015

June 26-28

195 Russell Ave Lassen County Fairgrounds
You can follow us on Facebook at Susanville Bluegrass Festival Email: [email protected]
Flyer: http://washingtonbluegrassassociation.org/Susanville2015Poster.jpg

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Winlock Pickers' Fest

15th Annual
Winlock Pickers’ Fest

July 9-13 2015

The Winlock Pickers’ Fest includes instructional workshops, open mics and plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’!

Nestled in a beautifully wooded area, Winolequa Park is conveniently located close to Interstate 5. Less than 2 hour’s drive south of Seattle and an hour north of Portland, this gem of a pickers’ fest is within close driving distance of plenty of great pickers who show up every year for it. And since the festival is put on by an all-volunteer staff, the price of admission is remarkably inexpensive.

The Winlock Pickers’ Fest is a labor of love created by a dedicated group of volunteers from the Washington Acoustic Music Association (WAMA) and co-sponsored by the Winlock Park Board. WAMA hosts events throughout the year, so we hope you’ll check the site to see the impressive display of music events offered throughout the year.

Bands interested in being considered for the 2015 festival may submit music samples and band press kit (including band bios and photos) may submit them to [email protected].

Check out the rest of the site to see details about the live bands, the workshop schedule, camping details, ticket info, links and more.

39th Annual
Darrington Bluegrass Festival

July 17, 18, 19 2015

Darrington Bluegrass Music Park
42501 SR 530 NE
Darrington, WA 98241

The Powell Mountain Bluegrass Band

July 25, 2015
August 22, 2015
September 26, 2015
Time: 12-2pm

The Powell Mountain Bluegrass Band plays traditional bluegrass music on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. We perform breakdowns, fiddle tunes and southern songs and ballads, and have lots of comedy and stories right out of Appalachia.

We also have an Appalachian "flat foot" clogger who performs with the band.

The Redmond Saturday Market is a family friendly place with lots of good food and crafts and features country fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers' stands.

There are tables and chairs near the stage (or bring a blanket and sit on the grass).

Redmond Saturday Market - 7730Leary Way, Redmond, Wash 98052 (right next to the Redmond Town Center). At the Gazebo!

2015 Mt St Helens Festival
August 7,8,9th at Toledo Wa

Sponsored by Washington Bluegrass Association

Phillip Steinmetz
Phillip Steinmetz and his Sunny Tennesseans
Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass
John Kael & Annie Staninec & Whiskey Deaf Band
Terrence Enyeart & Rural Delivery
John Schubert & The Stray Dogs Band

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Bluegrass in the Gardens
8th Annual Bluegrass Festival

August 22, 2015

Meerkerk Gardens on South Whidbey Island. Music workshop is from 11 am to 11:45 am with Mike Faast and Roger Ferguson followed by the main event at 12 noon with Bayview Sound, Damascus Rd and closing with Mike Faast and the Cascade boys.

Join in the open Bluegrass jam to follow around 5 pm. Enjoy the music, food court and music vendors all nestled in the sunny grass meadow surrounded by tall firs trees and a view of Holmes Harbor.

From Clinton Ferry dock, N on Hwy 525 , right on Resort Rd., Left on Meerkerk Lane to event. From N. end of island , hwy 20 hear Anacortes, south past Deception Pass Bridge, Oak Harbor, Coupeville , L on Resort Rd. , L at Meekerk Ln. to event.

Contact Kevin Lee [email protected]  360-661-4978
http:// meerkerkgardens.org

Newport Music Festival

August 28- 30, 2015 Starting 10 am daily

Newport Music Festival
Newport City Park, W 1st Street and S Calispel Ave Newport WA

Including Dodgy Mountain Men, Two Bit Jug Band, Browns Mountain Boys, Kevin Brown and Many others. Two stages, Open Mic, vending and much More

Contact Mark Harding: [email protected] 509-675-6590 Website www.pvbluegrass.com

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Mt St Helens WBA Fest
Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival
Aug 7-9 2015
Toledo WA
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Weiser Bluegrass Banjo Camp
Susanville Bluegrass Festival

June 26-28, 2015
Hello Fellow Bluegrass Friends & Fans: Great News! After many inquiries, lots of interest and concern for the Susanville Bluegrass Festival, the Lassen County Fair Board has decided to keep the festival alive. The festival is scheduled for June 26-28, 2015, with gates opening for early camping/jamming Monday June 22. Once again the festival will be held at the beautiful and scenic Lassen County Fairgrounds. With many of the smaller festivals being cancelled we felt strongly that with your support we would give it a try on our own. This is a “Save the Date” reminder. Please inform both your bluegrass friends as well as anyone who may have an interest in attending this great little festival in the beautiful mountains of Northern California. We are in the process of putting things together to include a solid line-up that will be one that takes our festival to a level of respectability, while keeping the festival at its affordable level. We have some of the best shaded camping sites with plush green grass which make for great jamming. Jamming is a major part of the festival and we wish to keep it growing. The fair board feels the momentum and interest is great enough to continue the festival, with your help we can do just that! We ask you to “Save the Date” June 26-28, 2015 for the Susanville Bluegrass Festival. We hope to have our lineup together and published as soon as possible, so stay tuned and visit our website (lassencountyfair.org) for more announcements, updates and to purchase early-bird tickets. You can also follow us on Facebook at Susanville Bluegrass Festival.

Thank you
Dany Carson
Fair Staff
[email protected]

James King Medical Fund

The Bluegrass Storyteller, James King, who appeared at the Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival 2014, has revealed that his liver function is such that his only option is a liver transplant.

James is facing tremendous financial struggles due to being uninsured, his repeated hospital stays (since May 2014), and inability to perform a regular number of dates due to his continuing poor health. One good bit of news is that his kidneys are currently functioning well.

Recognizing James' contribution to the music he loves so much, a big night of bluegrass to raise money for James' medical expenses and funds toward a liver transplant will be December 15, 2014 in Nashville, TN. For people that cannot make it to the show in person but want to make a donation, please send check payable to "James King Medical Fund" to:
James King Medical Fund
c/o Deonia Jones
Wells Fargo
201 S. Jefferson Street
Roanoke, VA 24011

Alternately, donations can be made at any Wells Fargo - you just have to ask that funds be deposited to the "James King Medical Fund."

To keep up-to-date on James, please visit bluegrasstoday.com

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