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2014 Northwest Bluegrass Festivals

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January, 2014
January 24-26, 2014 Alberta Rose Bluegrass Festival. Feb 8 - 10, 2013, Friday and Saturday evening concerts, Sunday gospel brunch and afternoon concert. Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta Portland OR 97211 For more info contact Joe Cawley: [email protected] Visit the website for details: www.albertarosetheatre.com/
February, 2014
February 27 - March 2, 2014 WinterGrass Hyatt Regency Hotel, 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue WA 98004. Visit www.acousticsound.org/ for details.
March, 2014
April, 2014
May, 2014
May 16-18, 2014 Bluegrass from the Forest.
More Info is at www.bluegrassfromtheforest.com/
May 23-26, 2014 NW Folklife in Seattle Northwest Folklife is the largest FREE arts festival in the United States! Now in itís 42nd year, the festival Ėwhich takes place Memorial Day Weekend in Seattle Centerófeatures over 800 acts across 25 stages, celebrating all forms of cultural expression practiced in the Northwest. Check the festivalís website for complete schedule information: www.nwfolklifefestival.org
May 27-June 1, 2014 The Goldendale Fiddlin Under the Stars Bluegrass date has been changed for 2014. Location Ekone Park May 27 - June 1, 2014 Dry Camping May 27 -May 29 Open jamming, pickin and grinnin May 30-31 Fiddlin Under the Stars Bluegrass Festival Free admission to the Goldendale Observatory with a bluegrass wrist band. Acoustic music evening performances at the observatory June 1 - 10 am Gospel Music June 2 - Vacate Ekone Park Ekone Park 411 N. Wilber Street Goldendale, WA. 98620 For more information Contact Earlene Sullivan,Goldendale Chamber 509-773-3400
June, 2014
June 13-15, 2014 11th Annual Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous June 13-15, 2014
Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, WA
Camping, jamming, band scramble, concerts and more.
www.mctama.org phone (509)492-1555
June 20-22, 2014 Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival June 20-22, 2014 One of the longest running festivals in Eastern Washington. Location: Chelan County Expo Center (Fairgrounds) Cashmere, WA. Contacts: Marie Vecchio (509) 548-1230 or Chuck Egner (509) 548-8663 More Info at www.wenatcheeriverbluegrass.com/
June13-15, 2014 2014 Shenandoah Riverside Festival Brunswick Family Campground, New Brunswick, MD
The Best Bluegrass/ Folk in the land. For more info please visit www.shenandoahriversidefestival.com
or www.earthkorps.org
June 16 - 21, 2014 Natl. Old-Time Fiddle Contest, Weiser, Idaho Always the third full week of June in Weiser, ID. http://www.fiddlecontest.com/
June 16-22, 2014 Susanville Bluegrass Festival
June 16-22, 2014, Lassen County Fairground, Susanville, California. Kati Penn and Newtown, Bluegrass Etc, North Country Bluegrass, The Roustabouts, Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising, Clif Compton and Mountaintop and a whole lot more. The music camp portion of the festival will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and the stage shows will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Food and craft vendor will be onsite. http://www.susanvillebluegrass.com
June 26 - 29, 2014 Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival 240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay, B. C. Outdoor Main Stage Featuring Great Bluegrass Bands Workshops - Sunday Morning Gospel - Slowpitch Jam Food Concessions & Craft Vendors - Kids Corner - Festival Souvenir Table Parking/Camping available - Parking Lot Picking - Open Stage 24 Hour Security & First Aid - Jamming All Weekend www.lighthousebluegrass.com/
June 27 - 28, 2014 Valley Bluegrass Festival "Discovery at the Confluence" June 27 - 28, 2014 starting at 5:00 PM Friday Nez Perce County Fair Grounds, 1229 Burrell Ave., Lewiston, ID 83501 It is being put on by Lewis Clark Bluegrass Organization. Featuring: bands, workshops, camping, jamming. Contact Scott Lombard 509-780-3730 Visit website at www.lewisclarkbluegrass.org.
July, 2014
July 4-6, 2014 Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival The Free Festival takes place on the Wheeler County Courthouse Lawn in Fossil, OR. Info: Wheeler County: 541-763-2400 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.wheelercountybluegrass.org
July 11- 13, 2014 Vancouver Island Music Festival Visit www.islandmusicfest.com/
July 11-13, 2014 13th annual Winlock Pickers Fest July 11 thru 13, 2014 at Winolequa Park in Winlock, Wa. Contact Marv Sobolesky, [email protected], and visit www.marvsmusic.com. Official website: www.winlockpickersfest.com
July 17-20, 2014 Northwest String Summit. Join Us at gorgeous Horning's Hideout, North Plains, OR for our 13th year, July 17-20, 2014. Sign up for our newsletter and receive all the news first. More detail at: www.stringsummit.com.
July 18-20, 2014 The Darrington Bluegrass Festival For more info. go to the website at www.darringtonbluegrass.com or call Diana Morgan at 360-436-1179.
July 25- 27, 2014 Hard Times Bluegrass Festival This is a new festival with an "old-timey mountain" feel that features traditional bluegrass music. The Festival location is 10 miles south of Hamilton, Montana on U.S. Highway 93. Turn west on Forest Hill Road exactly at the 37 mile marker and follow the signs (approx. 1 mile) to parking at the Pat and Mary Thomas Ranch. The Festival is on the adjoining Tom and Janice Heiland Ranch. For more info call 1-406-821-3777. More info and details available at www.hardtimesbluegrass.com/
July 24-27, 2014 Columbia River Gorge BG Festival Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson, WA. Visit www.columbiagorgebluegrass.net/ for more info.
July 31 - August 2, 2014 Five Suns Bluegrass Festival: Centennial Ampitheater, McCosh Park, Moses Lake, Washington. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Dry Camping/ Shower, Band Jams and Open Mic, Free Live Entertainment, Free Instrument Workshops, Farmers Market, $6 Barbecue
Visit www.fivesunsbluegrass.com/ for more info and details.
July 26, 2014 The 8th Annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival Saturday July 26, 2014, The 8th Annual Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival at Battle Point Park, west entrance, 10800 Battle Point Drive, Bainbridge Island. All-day music, food, crafts, and children's activities. Fun for the whole family! For information contact Norm Johnson at [email protected] or visit the website at www.bainbridgebluegrassfestival.com.
August, 2014
July 31 - August 3, 2014 36th Annual Coombs Bluegrass Festival at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds 2601 Alberni Highway Coombs, B. C. www.coombsbluegrass.com/
August 1-3, 2014 Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival Clatskanie, OR. August 1 - 3. at the Clatskanie City Park in Clatskanie, Oregon.
Visit the website: www.clatskaniebluegrassfestival.wordpress.com/
August 1 - 2, 2014 Five Suns Bluegrass Festival: Centennial Ampitheater, McCosh Park, Moses Lake, Washington. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Dry Camping/ Shower, Band Jams and Open Mic, Free Live Entertainment, Free Instrument Workshops, Farmers Market, $6 Barbecue
Visit www.fivesunsbluegrass.com/ for more info and details.
August 2, 2014 Bluegrass in the Orchard Grass 2014 gospel music festival Saturday August 2, 2014 Music program begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m. Free admission - Free parking No alcohol at concert please. Location Hosts: Ellis and Sue Stutzman host the Festival on the lawn of their beautiful 1908 farm house surrounded by Orchard Grass fields and pasture. Directions: From U.S. Hwy 20 about three miles north of Lebanon, turn to the West at the HONEY sign onto Bohlken Rd. The farm will be directly in front of you about 1/2 mile off Hwy 20. The address is 36453 Bohlken Drive, Lebanon, Oregon 97355 Contact phone numbers: Will Barnhart - 503-363-5832, Gene Stutzman - 541-401-5670, Jerry Stutzman - 503-551-6484, or email [email protected] Host website: www.bethelmountainband.com
August 7-10, 2014 Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival Medical Lake, Washington. Visit www.bluewatersbluegrass.org/
Rambling Rooks (Kenny Smith, Don Rigsby & Ronnie Bowman), Town Mountain, Kenny Smith and John Reischman, Milk Drive, Bill Monroe Tribute featuring John Reischman, True North, North Country Bluegrass, Blackberry Bushes, Brad Keeler Trio, Kevin Brown & The Beloved Country, Browns Mountain Boys. First annual Youth Camp starts August 7. Beautiful location under the pines on the shore of Medical Lake, near Spokane.
August 8-10, 2014 Mt. St Helens Bluegrass Festival
August 10-17, 2014 The Centralia Campout: Centralia, WA. An Old Time Campout with square dances in the evening, Meteor Showers and lots of Jamming. No stage shows/performers, or scrambles. Lots of friends, stories, tunes and songs. Potlucks and River picking. Some of the best players in the NW-- a pickers festival. Directions and more info is available at www.centraliacampout.com Regarding the Centralia Campout Aug 10-17, there can be occasional square dances but mostly jamming is the order of the day. I don't know of any performers or stage shows. All kinds of music welcome, Old time, Bluegrass, Celtic, Contradance. For more info contact Ray Leach at [email protected]
August 15-17, 2013 Zillah Bluegrass Pickin' Days August 15, 16, & 17, 2014. At Stewart Park in Zillah, WA. For more info contact: Jeff Farmer, 509-930-5676 or Tracy Cummings at 509-989-3158. Email: [email protected]
August 15th - 17th, 2014 The High & Dry Bluegrass On the east side of Bend Airport via Gibson Air Drive - See website for map, Bend, Oregon. Visit the website: www.highanddrybluegrassfestival.com.
August 16, 2014 Kick the City off Your Shoes at the 23rd-Ever Olalla Bluegrass (& beyond) Festival August 16, 2014 -- Gates open at 10 am. Music starts at 11 am. South Kitsap Little League Field -- Olalla Valley Road -- Olalla, WA Contact [email protected] or (253) 857-5604 Visit www.olallabluegrass.com for the latest information.
August 23rd, 2014 Bluegrass in The Gardens 7th Annual Bluegrass Festival on August 23, 2014 at the Meerkerk Gardens on South Whidbey Island. Music workshop from 11 am to 11:45 with Faast and Blair followed by the main event at 12 noon with Bayview Sound, Me and the Boys , and Faast and Blair Band. Enjoy the music, food court and music vendors all nestled in a sunny grass meadow surrounded by tall fir trees and a view of Holmes Harbor. Take Hwy 525 to Resort Rd to Meerkerk Lane. Contact: Kevin Lee [email protected], www.meerkerkgardens.org
August 22-24, 2014 Rainier WA. Lions Club pickin party Contact Dave: [email protected] 360-832-8320 Visit https://sites.google.com/site/rainierbluegrassfestival/ for more info.
August 22-24, 2014 Bannock County Bluegrass Festival Pocatello, ID. Visit www.bannockcountybluegrassfestival.com/
August 29-30, 2014 Wild and Scenic Music Fest Icicle Creek Music Center, Leavenworth, Washington For more information visit the festival website, www.wildandscenicmusicfest.com or contact Alice Boytz at 206 285 4962
August 29-30, 2014 Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association Fall Festival Cascade, ID (Round Valley) Kling Ranch Info: www.idahosawtoothbluegrass.org Or call Bill Estes 208-615-1074
Aug 29-31,2014 The True North Fraser Bluegrass Festival, at the Albion Fairgrounds, Maple Ridge, B.C. (1 hour from Vancouver downtown) Featuring bands, openstage, workshops, slow pitch jam daily, and craft fair. Dry camping. Advance tickets and info call 604 467 6613, or email: tnfbluegras.@gmail.com or visit our website: truenorthfraserbluegrass.com
August 29-31, 2014 Three Rivers Folklife Tumbleweed 2014 Festival: Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA More Info: www.3rfs.org/index.htm
August 29-31, 2014 Siskiyou Strings and Threads Bluegrass Festival Cancelled: Cancelled due to fire danger. Siskiyou Golden Fairground, Yreka, California Featured bands: Larry Gillis Band, North Country Bluegrass Band, Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising, Green Mountain Bluegrass Band, Sourdough Slim, Steve Blanchard, Central Valley Boys, plus more. Free workshops during the week for festival ticket holders, downtown jam Thursday night, Dances on Friday and Saturday nights, buildings for quilters to work all week. Contact: Gene Bach [email protected] or call 530-340-0214.
Strings and Threads Bluegrass Festival Website
August 29-31, 2014 Eagleview Bluegrass Family Gathering, August 29-31, 2014 Eagleview Group Campground - 11 miles west of Sutherlin, Or. on Hwy 138, cross Umpqua River on Bullock Rd, 1 mile to Eagleview Group Campground. Physical address is 1771 Bullock Road, Oakland OR 97462. 2 PM Friday through 1 PM Sunday. A pickers' family gathering, w/ Umpqua Valley Bluegrass Band (host band), Long Mountain Revival, Red Diesel, mandolinist Brian Oberlin, Corral Creek Bluegrass, Back Porch Soiree & more. Family fun right on the main Umpqua River ... mandolin workshop, Saturday night potluck, campfire, tons of acoustic jamming, Sunday morning Gospel show, hiking, fishing, camping, swimming. Sorry, no reservations. Early arrivals can camp at the public campground a mile away (called "Tyee Campground") until the Eagleview Group Campground opens for this event at 2 pm on Friday. $20 per person suggested donation covers two nights of camping, potluck, workshops and everything else. Gate opens at 2 PM on Friday. Email [email protected] Phone 541-670-9120 http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/site_info.php?siteid=188
September, 2014
August 30 - September 1, 2013 The Chilliwack Bluegrass Festival has been discontinued.
September 5-7, 2014 Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, OR. The Sisters Folk Festival is a three-day celebration of American roots music, from blues to bluegrass. www.sistersfolkfestival.org/
September 5-7, 2014 Eleventh Annual American Banjo Camp
at Fort Flagler State Park in Nordland, Washington.
American Banjo Camp offers a weekend of intense instruction with some of the best old-time and bluegrass banjo players around (not to mention great fiddle and guitar players), plus demonstrations, concerts, and plenty of jamming opportunities.
Our website is http://www.americanbanjocamp.com.
September 6, 2014 Pinefest Halfway, Oregon. This will be the second annual music festival at the Pine Valley Fairgrounds in Halfway Oregon, featuring great music from bands based in the Pacific Northwest. An eclectic mix of genres, including, bluegrass, rock'n roll, country, Celtic, original singer-songwriters, food, arts and crafts, beer and wine. When: The festival is on Saturday, September 6th, 2014. Gates open at 11 am, music starts at 12 noon. Admission $10 at the gate, children under 12 admitted free. http://pinefest.org/
September 5-7, 2014 The Newport Music Festival, Newport City Park, Newport WA. Sept 5-7, 2014. Featuring Open Mic Stage, Youth Band Competition, Band Scramble. Contact Mark Harding at [email protected] or Pat Foster [email protected] Visit www.pvbluegrass.com/ for schedule info and details. Onsite camping included with weekend pass. Sponsored by The Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association
September 5-7, 2014 Tumwater WA., American Heritage Festival Bluegrass Pickin' Party, Campout, BBQ and Flea Market. Contact Contact Willie Hill 360-866-2601....[email protected] Visit Tumwater American Heritage Festival Picking Party.
September 12-14, 2014 Wenas Mammoth Bluegrass Gathering Sept. 12-14, 2014 @ Haywire Outfit, Inc. Ranch - 6 miles NW of Selah WA. NO CHARGE. Dry camping available
For info call Doug or Bron @ 509-480-8101 E-mail [email protected]
September 15-21, 2014 George, Washington Bluegrass Festival Located at the George City Park in George, Washington. Free Admission, Free Camping, Free Concerts, Free Workshop.
INFO: Debby Kooy [email protected] Visit www.georgecommunityhall.com
September 26-28, 2014 Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree Held annually on the grounds of the Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley, Oregon. Tons of camping. Information: Contact Debra Holbrook 541-489-3434
September 27-28, 2014 Music in the Mountains at the Prospect Hotel Music Festival, Prospect, Or. "Music in the Mountains" on the Prospect Historic Hotel grounds. Two days of Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Americana Music. Starts Friday night at 8pm with open Jammin' on the Veranda. Then Music all day Saturday starting at 10am & 10am again on Sunday. Great Food, Local Wines and Beers. Craft Booths, Quilt Show and more. Another Jammin' on the Veranda on Saturday night at 9pm. Bring lawn blankets and chairs, Prospect Hotel 541-560-3664 www.prospecthotel.com/bluegrass.html

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