2018 Northwest Bluegrass Festivals

Updated March 2018  "?" means their website had not been updated with dates for 2018 but their link might have the date...  Email Brad Sondahl to add a festival  You might  also list it here: http://bluegrasstoday.com/directories/
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Wintergrass in Seattle  http://wintergrass.com/
April ?
Bluegrass in the Spring - April 29 & 30!

Great News! We'll be hosting a wonderful "Bluegrass in the Spring" festival at the Chemainus Gardens RV Park on ?. Great bands, great camping and great jamming! Click HERE for details!

May 2-5,2019 Weiser Bluegrass Music Camp, Weiser Idaho  Our goal is to provide high quality music instruction in an intensive, intimate setting that is FUN! Our instructors are carefully selected for both their proficiency in bluegrass playing and their skill in teaching. We limit our enrollment to seventy five students, ensuring a low student:teacher ratio.
May 18-20 2018
Bluegrass from the Forest  near Shelton WA.
More Info is at www.bluegrassfromtheforest.com/
May ?Annual ISBA Spring Super Jam:
The Idaho Sawtooth Bluegrass Association is hosting their annual Spring Jam at the KOA (formerly
Lewis and Clark) Resort in Kamiah, Idaho  They have cabins, motel rooms, and RV camping facilities. For more information on accommodations, contact the
resort at 208-935-2556, or check their website at: www.lewisclarkresort.com
.For more information about the Super Jam, feel free to email us at isbassn@gmail.com
Kamiah Spring Super Jam.It will be held at the Kamiah KOA resort (www.KOA.com or 208 935 2556 for reservation information).
May 16-19
Weiser Idaho Banjo Camp
May 25-8 2018NW Folklife in Seattle NortMayres over 800 acts across 25 stages, celebrating all forms of cultural expression practiced in the Northwest. Check the festival’s website for complete schedule information:   http://www.nwfolklife.org
May 31-June 3, 2018 Valley Bluegrass Festival, "Pickin on the Clearwater" at Clearwater County Fairgrounds,  Orofino, Idaho .  Bands playing include:  Wanigan, Higher Ground, Flatt Grass, Montana Ramblers, Panhandle Polecats, Diamond Joe, Beargrass and Kevin Pace and the Early Edition.  Weekend Pass is $15 per person.  Dry Camping on site (depending on weather) $15 for weekend. Campers must purchase weekend pass.  Bands playing Friday evening and Saturday afternoon/evening.  Instrument workshops on Saturday morning.  Food vendors. Jam Sessions. http://www.lewisclarkbluegrass.org/

Kamiah Super Jam Kamiah Idaho  Kamiah KOA 208-935-2556 for camping reservations  Facebook page 
June 1-3,2018
Bluegrass Pickerfest , Goldendale WA contact information on the chamber of commerce website   http://www.goldendalechamber.org/event/goldendales-pickers-fest-2018/
A weekend of genuine, old-time bluegrass and country music at the bandstand in Ekone Park in Goldendale. Free Concerts 7-9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Free admission throughout the weekend, with Farmers' market on Saturday. $10 per person for weekend of camping. Contact westcoates@juno.com, or claireII2002@yahoo.com for more information.
June 8-10, 201812th Annual Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous
Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, WA
Camping, jamming, band scramble, concerts and more.
www.mctama.org phone (509)492-1555
June 19-23 2018Natl. Old-Time Fiddle Contest, Weiser, Idaho Always the third full week of June in Weiser, ID. http://www.fiddlecontest.com/
June 15-17, 2018Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival
Chelan County Expo Center- Fairgrounds; 5700 Wescott Ave; Cashmere, WA
Cost - $25 - $30
Description- One of the longest running Bluegrass Festivals in Eastern Washington.  Headliners are: IBMA Award Winners- Balsam Range; Kenny & Amanda Smith Band; Cedar Hill; northwest favorites – DownTown Mountain Boys; North Country; and Rusty Hinges.  - Camping Available
For more info contact Marie at 509 548-1230 or email cashmereheights@applecapital.net
Visit the website for details: www.WenatcheeRiverBluegrass.com

Organized By – Cashmere Community Concerts

July 6-8
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: info@wheelercountybluegrass.org Website: www.wheelercountybluegrass.org
July 13-15
Vancouver Island Music Festival Visit www.islandmusicfest.com/
July 28, 2018
Siskiyou Bluegrass & Folk Festival Info: 541-592-3326 ivchamberofcommerce@cavenet.com www.siskiyoubluegrassfestival.com/
July 14
The Chemainus Bluegrass Festival will be held in Waterwheel Park, Chemainus, BC. Chemainus is an attractive tourist destination on Vancouver Island, and the festival will be at Waterwheel Park, in the center of town. Details about the festival are at www.chemainusbluegrass.com
July 21-3
The Darrington Bluegrass Festival For more info. go to the website at www.darringtonbluegrass.com or call Diana Morgan at 360-436-1179.
July 27-29
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 26-9
Columbia River Gorge BG Festival Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson, WA. Visit www.columbiagorgebluegrass.net/ for more info.
Aug. 3-5
18th annual Winlock Pickers Fest  at Winolequa Park in Winlock, Wa. Contact Marv Sobolesky, marv@marvsmusic.com, and visit www.marvsmusic.com. Official website: www.winlockpickersfest.com
August 10-12
Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival Medical Lake, Washington.  Visit www.bluewatersbluegrass.org/
Aug. 10-12
Mt. St Helens Bluegrass Festival      Toledo High School grounds, Toledo, WA
Toledo, WA 98591, USA    360-520-4524     generalandbetty7@msn.com-
August 5-12
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
August 17-19
Bannock County Bluegrass Festival Pocatello, ID. Visit www.bannockcountybluegrassfestival.com/
August 31-
Sept. 3
Camp and Jam Northport WA Pasture Picking and Music Festival New location with camping on site   http://tricountymusic.org/Bands.php
Aug. 31-
Three Rivers Folklife Tumbleweed  Festival: Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA More Info: www.3rfs.org/index.htm
Sept. 1-2 2018
3rd Annual Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival
Two stages live bluegrass music and entertainment – Saturday and Sunday
Hovander Homestead Park, Ferndale WA  Craft and food vendors  Music Workshops Instrument Contests Beer Garden Camping (rough available Friday to Monday)
Jam sessions and more For more information contact Daniel at (360) 474-7715  info@hhbgf.org    www.hhbgf.org

Sept 7-9
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/
Sept 8

Wenas Mammoth Mountain picker’s fest
Bluegrass or Irish-bluegrass music  Doug or Bronwyn Mayo 2741 S. Wenas Rd. Selah, WA  98942
ph 509.697.7633 or 509.480.8101
open mic, jamming room to camp, water available Sat night potluck Bar-B-Q

Sep. 6-9
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 10-16
George, Washington Bluegrass Festival Located at the George City Park in George, Washington.
INFO: Debby Kooy georgecomhall@yahoo.com https://www.georgecommunityhall.com/music-events/bluegrass-festival-in-september/
September 28-30, 2018
Tygh Valley Bluegrass Jamboree Held annually on the grounds of the Wasco County Fairgrounds in Tygh Valley, Oregon Information: Contact Debra Holbrook 541-489-3434 Tons of camping...Contact Sid Moss about camping at 541-483-3388  https://www.facebook.com/TyghValleyBluegrassJamboree/
September 29-30 2018

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

Nov. 10-11
Fall Folk Festival, Spokane Community College