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Our Thanks to all who joined us for our 2015 Festival.

This page will be under construction while we update for next years festival.

We are proud to have BAND OF RUHKS joining our 2016 line-up.

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BAND OF RUHKS

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NEXT YEARS DATES

JUNE 17-19, 2016

CHELAN COUNTY EXPO CENTER

5700 Wescott Ave (FAIRGROUNDS)

CASHMERE  WASHINGTON

Click here for Map

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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THE WEB INFO BELOW IS FROM OUR 2015 FESTIVAL.

IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE DISPLAYED

WHILE THE NEW PAGE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED.

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~ HEADLINE PERFORMERS FOR OUR ~

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

JUNE 19-21, 2015

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IBMA AWARD WINNERS

RUSSELL MOORE &

IIIRDTYME OUT WEB

Russell Moore & IIIRD Tyme Out.  A band twenty years young, that proves bluegrass doesn't get any better than this.  Seven time, IBMA, Vocal Group of the Year and a slew of other awards to their credit, IIIRD Tyme Out, is a major and enduring contender in bands today.  "If one measure of success is the degree to which younger and newer musicians look to a group for inspiration, then IIIrd Tyme Out is about as successful as a bluegrass group can be."  Band members:  Russell Moore, guitar/vocals; Wayne Benson, mandolin/vocals; Justen Haynes, fiddle/vocals; Keith McKinnon, banjo/vocals; Blake Johnson, bass/vocals.  http://iiirdtymeout.com

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WAYNE TAYLOR

AND APPALOOSA WEB

Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa.   Much-admired singer/songwriter, Wayne Taylor is surrounded by multi-talented players with the depth of experience that delivers the best bluegrass has to offer.  This inspired, innovative group of traditionalists never ventures too far from their roots, while elevating the music we love to a new plateau.  Included in Wayne’s credits are 18 years with the popular US Navy Band, Country Current.  Band members:  Wayne Taylor, guitar/vocals; Jason Fraley, mandolin/vocals; Scott Walker, banjo; Kene Hyatt, bass.  http://waynetaylorandappaloosa.com

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THE CHAPMANS WEB

The Chapmans.  2002 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Award winners, with a healthy respect for tradition, encompass the best of old and new.  This group can deliver on all bluegrass fronts and when it comes to harmony singing this family band showcases the finest in smooth, soaring harmonies.  Bill Chapman, banjo; John Chapman, guitar/vocals; Jeremy Chapman, mandolin/vocals; Jason Chapman, bass/vocals.  http://www.thechapmansonline.com

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JEFF SCROGGINS

AND COLORADO WEB_

Jeff Scroggins & Colorado.  This is a "high energy, high mountain, bluegrass explosion", with powerful vocals, tight harmonies and musicianship to match.  They are a bluegrass force to be reckoned with.  Their fiery style and lightning fast licks have earned them fans worldwide.  Original compositions by Jeff Scroggins a former national bluegrass banjo champion and his son Tristan Scroggins an award winning mandolinist and songwriter, play a large role in their energetic sound.  The band is lead by the powerful voice of front man Greg Blake, twice nominated for SPBGMA's Traditional Male Vocalist, along with 5 consecutive wins as SPBGMA's Guitarist of the year.  Band members:  Jeff Scroggins, banjo/vocals; Tristan Scroggins, mandolin/vocals; Greg Blake, guitar/vocals; Ellie Hakanson, fiddle/vocals; Sebie Denson, bass/vocals.  http://www.jeffscrogginsandcolorado.com

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PRAIRIE FLYER

Prairie Flyer.   A special reunion appearance just for the WRBF, they are a Pacific Northwest favorite that never disappoints in the 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

Prairie Flyer
Heartbreak Pass
Misty Mamas
 

Heartbreak Pass.  One of the Northwest's premier bluegrass trios, your ticket to a bluegrass full-meal-deal.  Sparkling instrumentals and smooth harmony are always standard fare when they serve up smokin' tunes, playing a blend of traditional and original songs. Band members: Singer Coats, mandolin/vocals; Stan Hall, guitar/vocals/songwriter/storyteller; Bonnie Bliss, bass/vocals.

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Misty Mamas.  Collectively these women have decades of experience serving up home-style bluegrass and powerful harmonies, with traditional and original songs in the bluegrass, old time and gospel genres.  Band members:  Standing in for Carol Harley is Tony Rocci/guitar; Katherine Nitsch, vocals/guitar; April Parker, vocals/mandolin/accordion; Eileen Rocci, vocals/bass.

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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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* 2015 UPDATE- PAVED ROADS *

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.

Prices will be posted at a later date.

MASTERCARD & VISA CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED

AT ALL ENTRY GATES INCLUDING THE CAMPING AREA

CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER FREE!

ENTRANCE INTO FESTIVAL, FAIRGROUND

AND CAMPGROUND BY PAID ADMISSION ONLY.

CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

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 ~

2016 Schedule will be posted at a later date
Click Here For Map of Expo Grounds

 

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~ SATURDAY JUNE 18th WORKSHOPS ~

SCHEDULE & LOCATION

Will be posted at a later date

Click Here For Map of Expo Grounds

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EXCITING NEWS ON THE TAYLOR'S CAMP FRONT!

 

The Board of Directors for the Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival (WRBF) is pleased to announce the newly created Taylor Richards Scholarship. Follow the link to the announcement page and application form.  TAYLOR'S CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

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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 Martin Stevens 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 guardians.

 

 

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_Vendors & Services located on site for your convenience

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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)

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- 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 -

Email Heidi

 

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 2015

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)

Michael McGill

Microsoft Matching Gifts Program

Cashmere Chamber of Commerce WEB

Jerry Samples & Joyce Garrett

Steven Richards

Karen Elliot

Stevens Pass WEB

Jim & Jan Delfel

Mark Kemp & Nicolette Roberge

Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn, Aylward, PS WEB

Cliff & Kay Lewis

37 Cellars WEB

Carl & Sharon Van Doren

Richard Starr

Jerry Winters, DVM - Countryside Veterinary Clinic WEB

Lynn & Colleen Giroir

Wenatchee Valley Medical Center WEB

Hank & Jean Langeman

John & Trisha Tubbs

Crunch Pak WEB

IGA Martin's Market WEB

Cashmere Veterinary Clinic WEB

Cashmere Valley Bank WEB

Sally Van Dusen

Dick Parkhill

Bob Greene (In Memory of Dian Newell)

Nancy Mallahan & Geoff Hodge (In Memory of Dian Newell)

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

Cashmere Cottage Yarn

 
 

IN-KIND DONATIONS & SPECIAL THANKS:

Karen Welch & Staff - Chelan County Expo Center

MV Webworks & Graphics

Jack Kalionzes- Stage Design & Construction

Blue Star Growers

Wenatchee World

NCW Media, Inc.

Nickel Ads

Cherry Creek Radio

KOHO FM Radio

KKRV FM Radio

KSER FM Radio; KPBX FM Radio

KCSY FM Radio; KBCS FM Radio

Northwest Public Radio

Tumwater Drilling

__The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Directors:

Marie Vecchio, Chuck Egner, Frank Dechaine

Joanie Sittman, Tom Caudill, Cindy Jackson,

John Meriwether, Peter Singleton & Bill Dobbins

Friends of the WRBF:

Candace Egner, Harriett Dechaine, Dave Mallick,

Cliff Sittman, Bill & Carrie Mitchell, Judy Donovan,

Heidi Samples Monroe, Gary & Jackie Fausset,

Jerry Samples & Joyce Garrett

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 WEB

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

The Hideaway

Take A Break Cafe

Special Thanks to Teri Weedman for keeping the music alive.

 

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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