JUNE 14-16, 2019
CHELAN COUNTY EXPO CENTER
5700 Wescott Ave (FAIRGROUNDS)
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ORGANIZED BY CASHMERE COMMUNITY CONCERTS
THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED
TO THE PRESERVATION OF EARLY STYLE ACOUSTIC MUSIC
~ SEVENTEEN YEARS OF GREAT BLUEGRASS ~
2019 PERFORMERS ARE
JEFF SCROGGINS & COLORADO
NED CRISP & BOTTOMLINE
_Don't Forget Our Sunday Morning Gospel Show
Featuring These Three Mighty Fine Bands
_SOUND BY DAN MORTENSON
EMCEE - JIM DELFEL
STAGE MANAGER & ASSISTANT EMCEE - PETE GOODALL
The above shows take place inside the Pavilion on the Mary Starr Stage.
Plenty of seating available, no need for additional chairs.
- Philosophy of the Our Festival -
We are inviting pickers of all ages to an exciting weekend of bluegrass at its best. We believe that means lots of nice folks coming together to share their music and their stories, seeing old friends and making new ones. A weekend where the music never stops...and we don't mean just on stage!
We think bluegrass at its best means celebrating and encouraging the talents of young musicians as well as the old timers. By doing so, we are assuring the future of acoustic roots music in America and our festival seeks to nurture that tradition.
It's all about the music folks. The preservation of this body of music; its traditions and values as well as many instruments long forgotten.
Join us then, and see what comes of it. You never know, there may be a Bluegrass musician hidden in you some where.....
ADULT INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS,
KIDS INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS (TAYLOR'S CAMP)
SLOW JAM, BAND SCRAMBLE, MEET & GREET LUAU/POTLUCK
(SOME OF THESE EVENTS TAKE PLACE OUTDOORS)
MAIN ACTS WILL PERFORM INDOORS AT THE PAVILION STAGE.
FOOD AND MERCHANDISE VENDORS ON SITE.
CAMPGROUND FILLED WITH MUSIC.
FOLKS, IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT!
(Sorry, No Reservations)
12:00 Noon MONDAY June 10th 2019
PLEASE, we ask you to observe the opening day & time.
Prep work must be done prior to opening. Thank You...
Late Night Arrivals: Please arrive before 9:30 pm.
This will help us guide you safely to your campsite.
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Electricity, Sewer & Water Hook-ups to most sites.
Restrooms and Shower Facilities are available for your convenience.
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
(Visa, Mastercard & Discover)
HAVE CAMPING QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL
509 421-0494 or 509 548-1230
Dogs in Campground Only. They MUST be on a leash.
* PAVED ROADS NOW *
Our thanks to The Chelan County Expo Center
and the Chelan County Commissioners
for such a wonderful site to hold our Festival...
NEED TO RENT AN RV?
CALL FREEDOM RV RENTALS TEXT 509 421-1660
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR "WINTER SPECIAL"
~ ADMISSION PRICES ~
No advance ticket sales, pay upon entering. No reserved camping.
MASTERCARD & VISA CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED
AT ALL ENTRY GATES INCLUDING THE CAMPING AREA
CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER FREE!
ENTRANCE INTO FESTIVAL, AND CAMPGROUND BY PAID ADMISSION ONLY.
CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
|* WALK-IN-PRICES *
|* RATE FOR CAMPERS *
$25 Per Person Friday or Saturday
$10 Per Person Sunday 10:00 am to Noon
Multi-Day Pass $35 Per Person
$20 Per Campsite Per Night
Admission $35 Per Person
Children 12 and under FREE
CAMPING AREA OPENS MONDAY JUNE 10th AT 12 NOON
Dogs in Campground Only. They MUST be on a leash.
No drugs, alcoholic beverages or firearms allowed.
~ EVENT SCHEDULE ~
~ SATURDAY JUNE 15th WORKSHOPS ~
SCHEDULE & LOCATION
EXCITING NEWS ON FOR TAYLOR'S CAMP
OUR YOUTH PROGRAM IS NAMED "TAYLOR'S CAMP"
IN HONOR OF THIS FINE GENTLEMAN
Taylor Richards was a young man who epitomized our vision for developing an instructional camp to nurture an appreciation of American roots music in the next generation. From the day Taylor walked into a little music store in Leavenworth Washington with his dad Steve, with a little interest in music but not much thought of Bluegrass, until he played on our stage in the guitar flat-picking contest 5 years later, a transformation took place. Every summer he would come out from his home in Georgia to see his dad and they would attend the Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival. With every festival he would get better and better; gleaning information, techniques and style from everyone he could play with. Soaking up everything he could hold. He and his dad found a common ground that cemented them together, no matter how far apart they were the rest of the year. He grew into a man we were all so proud to know, with his quick wit, gentle heart, gracious manners and a smile that could calm the most hectic moment. Taylor wanted to continue his family's tradition of military service and was killed in combat serving his country as a Lance Corporal Marine in Afghanistan on June 26th, 2010. We, the Board of Directors of the Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival, wanted to honor Taylor 's memory and his love of Bluegrass music by naming our school “ Taylor 's Camp”. We know we couldn't ask for a better guardian angel for our “kids”.
Taylor Richards at the 2006 WRBF
Taylor’s Camp is a two day music workshop to kids under 18 years of age regardless of musical ability. Led by Jake Monroe and Friends, Taylor’s Camp culminates with an onstage showcase opportunity. Participants work with top notch, inspiring bluegrass musicians who give them something new and exciting to take away from their experience. Link for more info - TAYLOR'S CAMP
* Please Note - This workshop is free for all kids 12 and under. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. Festival admission fees apply to all youth over 12.
Vendors & Services located on site for your convenience
Team Bibby Booth (Italian Sausages & More) - Food
Chris & Beck's Gyro - Food
Pony Espresso - Coffee, Other Yummy Beverages & Ice Cream
Bavarian Kettle Corn - And Bavarian Pretzels
Nechville Musical Products - Banjos
Music Caravan - Musical Instruments & Accessories
Buncha Busta - Handmade Jewelry & Clothing
Sunny Day Dulcimers
Elite Massage Professionals
Rocky Waters Ranch Art
(More will be added)
COME JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF BLUEGRASS!!
and Wenatchee. Look for signs in Cashmere directing you to the
Chelan County Expo Center - Fairgrounds. (Westcott off Sunset)
* TRAILERS & RV'S *
DO NOT FOLLOW GPS DIRECTIONS TAKING THE GOODWIN EXIT
Camping Information -
or Email Marie
Camping Guidelines- Click Here
- Band Booking Information -
For Band Bookings, Please send information to:
Cashmere Community Concerts & WRBF
PO Box 484
Cashmere, WA 98815
WRBF Band Booking - WRBF EMAIL
- Interested in Volunteering ? -
Just drop us a line - volunteer organizer
- Kid's Workshop Contact -
Please, we invite you to take a minute and review our Contribute Page.
You too can become an important part of our Bluegrass Community.
Our rich tradition of providing excellent bluegrass entertainment while keeping prices reasonable are due in large part to our wonderful sponsors and to you, our individual contributors. We thank all of you who have so generously donated in the past and hope that many of you will be able to continue doing so now and in the future.
OUR SINCERE THANKS TO THE
WENATCHEE RIVER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL'S SPONSORS
FOR THEIR PAST SUPPORT
THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE APPRECIATED
Catherine K. Boshaw
Hill Meat Company WEB
Chelan County Commissioners WEB
Washington's Playground WEB
Valley Tractor and Rentals WEB
LifeLine Ambulance, Inc. WEB
Diane McKenzie (In Memory of Roy Wakeman)
Frances J. Reese
Cashmere Chamber of Commerce WEB
Jerry Samples & Joyce Garrett
YourCause Corporate Employee Giving Program
Jim & Jan Delfel
John & Trisha Tubbs
Wenatchee Valley Medical Group WEB
Crunch Pak, LLC WEB
37 Cellars WEB
Lynn & Colleen Giroir
Doane's Valley Pharmacy WEB
David & Robin Judd
George & Nancy Dunn
Cashmere Valley Bank WEB
William & Margie Richards
Martin's Market Place WEB
Freedom RV Rentals WEB
Louis Van Doren & Barbara Congdon
Bob Greene (In Memory of Dian Newell)
Dave Mallick & Marie Vecchio (In Memory of Dian Newell)
IN-KIND DONATIONS & SPECIAL THANKS:
Karen Welch & Staff - Chelan County Expo Center
City of Cashmere WEB
MV Webworks & Graphics
Kalionzes/McWhirter- Stage Design & Construction
Blue Star Growers
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Chalk Chic Mama
KSER FM Radio; KBCS FM Radio
KOHO FM Radio
Cherry Creek Radio
NCWLIFE Channel WEB
KCSY FM Radio; KPBX FM Radio
KKRV FM Radio
Northwest Public Radio
NCW Media, Inc.
The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Directors:
Marie Vecchio, Chuck Egner,
Bill Dobbins, Cindy Jackson, Peter Singleton,
Bruce McWhirter, Ben Dunham,
Bob McSeveney & Will McSeveney
Friends of the WRBF:
Joan Sittman, Candace Egner, Frank & Harriett Dechaine,
Heidi Samples Monroe, Cliff Sittman, Tom Caudill
Dave Mallick, Bill & Carrie Mitchell,
Judy Donovan, Liz Dunham, John Meriwether,
Linda Dobbins, Laurie McSeveney, Koreen Fields,
Ted & Terry Jackson,
Bender - Fields - Lampinen Parking Services
The Eastern Division of Stone, Hodge, Mallahan, and Greene
Oldenburg & Oldenburg of the Northern Territories
And last but not least
Our Fantastic Volunteers
Also let us not forget about the good folks who have also
supported our concert series throughout the year at the
Thank You Teri Weedman, Manager of Cashmere Riverside Center
Home of Cashmere Community Concerts
THANK YOU ALL!!
- Area Tourism Information -
Peaks of the Enchantments in Background
On the Banks of the Wenatchee River
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