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2017 Northwest Bluegrass Festivals

Updated March 2017    "?" means their website had not been updated with dates for 2015 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 29-30
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 April 29 & 30, 2017. Great bands, great camping and great jamming! Click HERE for details!


May
May 19-21 2017
Bluegrass from the Forest.
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
The schedule of events will start off with a potluck and hopefully lots of jamming on the afternoon of the 19th, then an open mic contest on Friday evening and possibly a vocal workshop. Saturday morning we will offer various instrument workshops. Our show will start roughly at noon on Saturday. We have four bands picked so far: Flatgrass from the Missoula MT area, Higher Ground from the Lewiston Valley, Montana Ramblers from the Missoula
MT area, and Ozark Mountain Music from the Boise ID area. Sunday morning we will wrap up the event with a gospel jam.
.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 26-29 2017NW Folklife in Seattle Northwest Folklife is the largest FREE arts festival in the United States! Now in it’s 43nd year, the festival –which takes place Memorial Day Weekend in Seattle Center—features 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/festival/

June
June 2-4,2017
Bluegrass Pickerfest , Goldendale WA contact information on the chamber of commerce website  
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 9-11, 201712th 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 14-24 2017Natl. Old-Time Fiddle Contest, Weiser, Idaho Always the third full week of June in Weiser, ID. http://www.fiddlecontest.com/
June 16-18, 2017Wenatchee 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
June ?Valley Bluegrass Festival "Discovery at the Confluence" 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
June 30-July 2
2017
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 14-16
2017
Vancouver Island Music Festival Visit www.islandmusicfest.com/
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Siskiyou Bluegrass & Folk Festival Info: 541-592-3326 ivchamberofcommerce@cavenet.com www.siskiyoubluegrassfestival.com/
July 15-16
2017
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 a two-day affair at Waterwheel Park, in the center of town. Details about the festival are at www.chemainusbluegrass.com
July 21-3
2017
The Darrington Bluegrass Festival For more info. go to the website at www.darringtonbluegrass.com or call Diana Morgan at 360-436-1179.
July 21-23
2017
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 27-30
2017
Columbia River Gorge BG Festival Skamania County Fairgrounds, Stevenson, WA. Visit www.columbiagorgebluegrass.net/ for more info.
August
Aug. 4-6
2017
16th 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 11-13
2017
Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival Medical Lake, Washington.  Visit www.bluewatersbluegrass.org/
Aug. 11-13
2017
Mt. St Helens Bluegrass Festival      Toledo High School grounds, Toledo, WA
Toledo, WA 98591, USA    360-520-4524     generalandbetty7@msn.com-
www.washingtonbluegrassassociation.org/
Aug.  18-20
2017
The Kettle Falls Camp & Jam is an all acoustic 3 day music event
Campers, musicians, jammers, RV's, vending, even banjo players are welcome.
Bands all weekend, Open Mic, Band Scramble, Musician Workshops, Free on site camping, 2 stages http://tricountymusic.org/Bands.php
Aug. ?
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
haywireoutfit@fairpoint.net
open mic, jamming room to camp, water available Sat night potluck Bar-B-Q
August 13-20, 2017 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 18-20
2017
Bannock County Bluegrass Festival Pocatello, ID. Visit www.bannockcountybluegrassfestival.com/
September
Sept. 1-3 or 4
2017
2nd 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 1-3
2017
Three Rivers Folklife Tumbleweed  Festival: Howard Amon Park, Richland, WA More Info: www.3rfs.org/index.htm
Sept 8-10
2017
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/
Sep. 7-10
2017
Twelfth 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.
Sept. ?
Tumwater WA., American Heritage Festival.Contact Contact Willie Hill 360-866-2601....paisely3@comcast.net Visit Tumwater American Heritage Festival
September 11-17
2017
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 22-24, 2017
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 "last weekend"

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
October


November
Nov. 11-12
2017
Fall Folk Festival, Spokane Community College