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JUNE 16-18, 2017

CHELAN COUNTY EXPO CENTER

5700 Wescott Ave (FAIRGROUNDS)

CASHMERE  WASHINGTON

Click here for Map

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2016 Festival Was A Hit! Thank You All!

Our Web Page Will Show This Past Years Festival.

Photos & Updated Info Will Be Posted Soon.

 

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Festival Home Page

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ORGANIZED BY CASHMERE COMMUNITY CONCERTS

THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED

TO THE PRESERVATION OF EARLY STYLE ACOUSTIC MUSIC

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~ FOURTEEN YEARS OF GREAT BLUEGRASS ~

PERFORMERS ARE

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BAND OF RUHKS

Band of Ruhks.  The musical collaboration in the Band of Ruhks has a magic all its own.  In the 1990’s as members of The Lonesome River Band, their work was critically acclaimed, during the apex of the group’s popularity.  In 2001, each of them embarked on their own personal musical journeys that led to new heights and influences.  Following a Lonesome River Band reunion performance in 2010, the three began to explore the possibility of making music together again.  They too realized the significance of their past works and were itching to make new music together.  Out of this desire and their longstanding friendship and mutual admiration, Band of Ruhks was born.  Band members:  Ronnie Bowman, bass/vocals; Don Rigsby, mandolin/vocals; Kenny Smith, guitar/vocals.  http://www.bandofruhks.com

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CLAY HESS BAND

Clay Hess Band.   Clay's first introduction to many was as the lead guitarist for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, winning a Grammy Award during his tenure there.  After departing Skaggs, Hess toured and recorded with several of the top bands in bluegrass.  The epitome of driving bluegrass, this band has the experience and individual tenure in the genre to take their place among the best.  You can hear the result of all the jam sessions, bar gigs, bluegrass festivals, and hours learning from relatives, musicians and recordings in their performances.  Known for his syncopated sense of timing, Clay Hess always tries to keep you guessing what is coming next.  Band members:  Clay Hess, guitar/vocals; Nick Keen, mandolin; Luke Montgomery, banjo/vocals; Brennan  Hess, guitar/vocals; Irl Hees, bass/vocals.  http://clayhess.com

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VOLUME FIVE

Volume Five.  These five musicians together blend into a band with true staying power, displaying superior musicianship, impeccable vocals and song selection.  Extremely talented, yet humble and genuine, they have been honored with two separate industry nominations, for the IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year and the GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass Recorded Song of the Year.  Founded in early 2008, Volume Five has grown into one of bluegrass music's most unique new acts, leaving a quality and lasting impression of acoustic music wherever they perform.  Band members:  Glen Harrell, fiddle/vocals; Harry Clark, mandolin/vocals; Patton Wages, banjo/guitar/vocals; Colby Laney, guitar/vocals; Chris Williamson, bass/vocals.  http://www.volumefivebg.com

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NED CRISP & BOTTOMLINE

Ned Crisp & Bottomline.  From the hills of eastern Kentucky, Ned Crisp & Bottomline carries on the tradition of bluegrass music and pays homage to its birthplace. This five-piece, high-energy band takes pride in their tight, four-part harmony vocals that encompass the traditional, contemporary, and gospel sounds of bluegrass, with their solid rhythm, silky smooth lead work, and consistently tight harmonies.  Band members: Ned Crisp, banjo/vocals; Zach Top, guitar/vocals; Brian Ross, dobro/vocals; Jared Doss, mandolin/vocals; Don Rambo, bass/vocals.  http://www.nedcrisp.com

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PRAIRIE FLYER

(FAREWELL PERFORMANCE)

Prairie Flyer.  A reigning Pacific Northwest favorite will be performing for their last time.  This is a don't miss event if you have been a fan of this great band.  Be sure to come and enjoy one more time, hearing the heartfelt delivery of their unique and personal musical sound.  From bluegrass standards, to original songs, Prairie Flyer delivers a special flavor of music that treats the ear and touches the heart.  Band members:  Jim Faddis, rhythm guitar/vocals; Jason Stewart, banjo; Steve Blanchard, guitar; Andre Vashon, mandolin; Caridwen Spatz, fiddle; Dave Hackwith, bass.  http://www.prairieflyer.com

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Sunday Morning Gospel Show

Featuring Three Mighty Fine Bands

RUSTY

HINGES

PRAIRIE

FLYER

NED CRISP &

BOTTOMLINE

Rusty Hinges Bluegrass.  Rusty Hinges grew out of the bluegrass jam circles at local festivals. Their music is a blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and Americana.  Each member of Rusty Hinges is a veteran of the Pacific Northwest bluegrass scene. Their collective experience results in a musical program that is polished and entertaining.  Band members:  Jim Delfel, guitar/vocals; Al Price, banjo/vocals; Ron Clark, mandolin; Curt Fields, guitar; Jan Delfel, bass.  https://www.facebook.com/rustyhingesPNW

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SOUND BY DAN MORTENSON

EMCEE - JIM DELFEL

STAGE MANAGER & ASSISTANT EMCEE - PETE GOODALL

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The above shows take place inside the Pavilion.

Plenty of seating available, no need for additional chairs.

 

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- 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.....

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ADULT INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS,

KIDS INSTRUMENT WORKSHOPS (TAYLOR'S CAMP)

OLD TIME MUSIC- "FIDDLE TUNE AFTERNOON",

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.

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CAMPING AVAILABLE

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CAMPGROUND OPENS

12:00 Noon MONDAY June 13th 2016

PLEASE, we ask you to observe the opening day & time.

Prep work must be done prior to opening. Thank You...

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Electricity, Sewer & Water Hook-ups to most sites.

Restrooms and Shower Facilities are available

for your convenience.

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Wi-Fi

Available

Thank You Local Tel & Expo Center

CREDIT CARDS (VISA & MASTERCARD)

ACCEPTED AT CAMPING ENTRY GATES

Please Note:

Dogs in Campground Only. They MUST be on a leash.

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* 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...

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~ 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 *

Day Pass

$25 Per Person Friday or Saturday

$10 Per Person Sunday 10:00 am to Noon

Weekend Pass (Fri. Sat. & Sun.) $30 Per Person

$20 Per Campsite Per Night

*PLUS*

Admission $30 Per Person

Children 12 and under FREE

CAMPING AREA OPENS MONDAY JUNE 13 AT 12 NOON

Please Note:

Dogs in Campground Only. They MUST be on a leash.

No drugs, alcoholic beverages or firearms allowed.

 

~ EVENT SCHEDULE ~

PRINTABLE VERSION

THURSDAY JUNE 16th

3:15 p.m. - Slow Jam (Back Porch Stage)

5:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet Luau/Potluck (Picnic Shelter in Campground)

All Day & Night - Camp Jam
 

FRIDAY JUNE 17th

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m . - TAYLOR 'S CAMP - First Half (Back Porch Stage)

( Part 1 of a 2 Day Instrument Workshop for Kids - Jake Monroe Instructor )

12 Noon - Band Scramble Pre-Registration Begins (Camp Registration Canopy)

2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Slow Jam (Back Porch Stage)
~ EVENING SHOWS ON THE MARY STARR STAGE ~
4:15  pm - 5:00 pm Prairie Flyer
5:15  pm - 6:00 pm Ned Crisp & Bottomline
6:15  pm - 7:00 pm Clay Hess Band
7:15  pm - 8:00 pm Volume Five
8:15  pm - 9:30 pm Band Of Ruhks

9:30 pm - ??? Jam Time In The Campground

(Campground is a "Wristband Only Area")

 

SATURDAY JUNE 18th

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - TAYLOR 'S CAMP - Final Half (Back Porch Stage)

( Part 2 of the 2 Day Instrument Workshop for Kids - Jake Monroe Instructor )

11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon - Instrument Workshops (See schedule below)

12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Youth Showcase Performance (Mountain Stage)

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - Clawhammer Banjo Workshop With Martha Stone (Gazebo)

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Band Scramble (Mountain Stage)

~ EVENING SHOWS ON THE MARY STARR STAGE ~
4:15  pm - 5:00 pm Prairie Flyer
Taylor Camp Kids On Stage & TC Scholarship Awards
5:15  pm - 6:00 pm Ned Crisp & Bottomline
6:15  pm - 7:00 pm Volume Five
7:15  pm - 8:00 pm Clay Hess Band
8:15  pm - 9:300 pm Band Of Ruhks

9:30 pm - ??? Jam Time In The Campground

(Campground is a "Wristband Only Area")

 

SUNDAY JUNE 19th

- GOSPEL SHOW AT THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

10:00 am - 12 Noon
Rusty Hinges
Prairie Flyer (Farewell Performance)
Ned Crisp & Bottomline

Festival Closes Until 2017

4:00 pm - Campground Closes
*Schedule Subject to Change*
Click Here For Map of Expo Grounds

 

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~ SATURDAY JUNE 18th WORKSHOPS ~

SCHEDULE & LOCATION

11:00 am

- MANDOLIN -

Don Rigsby (Band Of Ruhks)

Wilken Building
11:00 am

- VOCAL -

Kenny Smith (Band Of Ruhks) with Amanda & Annabelle Smith

Boswell Building
11:00 am

- GUITAR -

Clay Hess (Clay Hess Band)

Dinner Bell
11:00 am

- BASS -

Irl Hees (Clay Hess Band)

Campground

Shellter

11:00 am

- BANJO -

Patton Wages (Volume Five)

Gazebo
11:00 am

- FIDDLE -

Glen Harrell (Volume Five) & Caridwen Spatz (Prairie Flyer)

Clements Building

11:00 am

- SONGWRITING -

Jim Faddis (Prairie Flyer)

Under the

Campground Tree

11:00 am

- DOBRO -

Sandy Gasser

T.B.A.
1:15 pm

- CLAWHAMMER BANJO -

Martha Stone

Gazebo

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EXCITING NEWS ON FOR TAYLOR'S CAMP

The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Taylor Richards Scholarship was established in 2015 in memory of Taylor Richards.   Follow the link for more information of this program.

TAYLOR RICHARDS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM & APPLICATION

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OUR YOUTH PROGRAM IS NAMED "TAYLOR'S CAMP"

IN HONOR OF THIS FINE GENTLEMAN

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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”.

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Taylor Richards at the 2006 WRBF

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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.

 

 

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_Vendors & Services located on site for your convenience

Original Italian Sausage Sandwich - Food

Chris & Beck's Gyro - Food

Pony Espresso - Coffee, Other Yummy Beverages & Ice Cream

Bavarian Kettle Corn - And Bavarian Pretzels

Nechville Musical Products - Banjos

Auntie Pam's Country Store - Soaps, Lotions, etc.

County Strong - Handmade Jewelery

Sunny Day Dulcimers

Renewal by Andersen

Additional Vendors To Be Added

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COME JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF BLUEGRASS!!

- Directions -
Cashmere is located on Highway 2 on the Cascade Loop, midway between Leavenworth

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

See us on Facebook

- Contact Information -
Marie Vecchio:   (509) 548-1230 or Email- Marie 
Chuck Egner:   (509) 548-8663 
or Email- Chuck
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- Camping Information -
Marie Vecchio:   (509) 548-1230

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

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- Interested in Volunteering ? -

Just drop us a line - volunteer organizer

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Taylor's Camp

- Kid's Workshop Contact -

TAYLOR'S CAMP EMAIL

 

As the festival start date edges closer and closer, the WRBF Board

would like to invite all of you to take a look at our new

SUPPORTER PAGE

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 PROUD

WENATCHEE RIVER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

SPONSORS FOR OUR 2016 FESTIVAL

THEIR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED

Mike & JoAnn Walker

Hill Meat Company WEB

Catherine Boshaw

Chelan County Commissioners WEB

Washington's Playground WEB

Valley Tractor and Rentals WEB

LifeLine Ambulance, Inc. WEB

John & Wendy Top

Diane McKenzie (In memory of Roy Wakeman)

Steven Richards & Karen Elliot

Cashmere Chamber of Commerce WEB

City of Cashmere WEB

Stevens Pass WEB

Mark Kemp & Nicolette Roberge

Wenatchee Valley Medical Group WEB

Jerry Samples & Joyce Garrett

Michael McGill

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Jim & Jan Delfel

Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn, Aylward, PS WEB

Bill & Linda Dobbins

Richard Starr

Cascade Auto Center WEB

37 Cellars WEB

Carl & Sharon Van Doren

Lynn & Colleen Giroir

Cashmere Valley Bank WEB

Hank & Jean Langeman

Jerry & Sandy White

Jerry Winters, DVM WEB

Martin's Marketplace WEB

Bob Greene (In Memory of Dian Newell)

Jim & Sally Shamp

Louis VanDoren & Barbara Congdon

Chinook Music Service WEB

Joyce Fikkan

Greg White

YourCause Corporate Employee Giving Program

Dave Mallick & Marie Vecchio (In Memory of Dian Newell)

Dick Parkhill

Avalon Music WEB

Loren Postma

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS:

William & Margie Richards

H E & Linda Hayes

Patrick & Rachel Oscarson

Patricia Limes

Pratt Clinic of Chiropractic PS

 
 

IN-KIND DONATIONS & SPECIAL THANKS:

Karen Welch & Staff - Chelan County Expo Center

MV Webworks & Graphics

Jack Kalionzes- Stage Design & Construction

Blue Star Growers

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

KSER FM Radio; KBCS FM Radio

KOHO FM Radio

Cherry Creek Radio

KCSY FM Radio; KPBX FM Radio

KKRV FM Radio

Northwest Public Radio

NCW Media, Inc.

Wenatchee World

Nickel Ads

Waste Management WEB

Tumwater Drilling

Wilbur-Ellis - Cashmere

__The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Directors:

Marie Vecchio, Chuck Egner, Frank Dechaine

Tom Caudill, Cindy Jackson, Peter Singleton,

Bill Dobbins, Bruce McWhirter, Ben Dunham

Friends of the WRBF:

Joan Sittman, Candace Egner, Harriett Dechaine,

Heidi Samples Monroe, Cliff Sittman,

Dave Mallick, Bill & Carrie Mitchell,

Judy Donovan, John Meriwether, Linda Dobbins

Bender & Fields 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

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Also let us not forget about the good folks who have also

supported our concert series throughout the year at the

Cashmere Riverside Center

Sure to Rise Bakery - Cashmere

IGA Martin's Market - Cashmere

Lariat Coffee Roasters -Winthrop

Tree Top in Selah

Country Boys BBQ

The Big Y Cafe

Take A Break Cafe

Thank You Teri Weedman, Manager of Cashmere Riverside Center

Home of Cashmere Community Concerts

 

THANK YOU ALL!!

- Area Tourism Information -

Cashmere Chamber Of Commerce

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Visit Chelan County - Washington's Playground

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Leavenworth Chamber Of Commerce

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Wenatchee Chamber Of Commerce

Lake Chelan Chamber Of Commerce

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Peaks of the Enchantments in Background

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Cashmere Riverside Center. Home of the Cashmere Community Concerts.

On the Banks of the Wenatchee River

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