JUNE 16-18, 2017
CHELAN COUNTY EXPO CENTER
5700 Wescott Ave (FAIRGROUNDS)
Festival Home Page
ORGANIZED BY CASHMERE COMMUNITY CONCERTS
THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED
TO THE PRESERVATION OF EARLY STYLE ACOUSTIC MUSIC
~ FIFTEEN YEARS OF GREAT BLUEGRASS ~
2017 PERFORMERS ARE
KENNY & AMANDA
MORE TO COME_
Don't Forget Our Sunday Morning Gospel Show
Featuring 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.
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)
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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12:00 Noon MONDAY June 12th 2017
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.
Thank You Local Tel & Expo Center
CREDIT CARDS (VISA & MASTERCARD)
ACCEPTED AT CAMPING ENTRY GATES
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...
~ ADMISSION PRICES ~
POSTED AT A LATER DATE
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
CAMPING AREA OPENS MONDAY JUNE 12, 2017 AT 12 NOON
Dogs in Campground Only. They MUST be on a leash.
No drugs, alcoholic beverages or firearms allowed.
~ EVENT SCHEDULE ~
|POSTED AT A LATER DATE|
~ SATURDAY JUNE 17th WORKSHOPS ~
SCHEDULE & LOCATION
POSTED AT A LATER DATE
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.
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
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
- Interested in Volunteering ? -
Just drop us a line - volunteer organizer
- Kid's Workshop Contact -
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
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.
WENATCHEE RIVER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
SPONSORS FOR OUR 2016 FESTIVAL
THEIR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED
Mike & JoAnn Walker
Hill Meat Company WEB
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
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Jim & Jan Delfel
Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn, Aylward, PS WEB
Bill & Linda Dobbins
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
YourCause Corporate Employee Giving Program
Dave Mallick & Marie Vecchio (In Memory of Dian Newell)
Avalon Music WEB
William & Margie Richards
H E & Linda Hayes
Patrick & Rachel Oscarson
Pratt Clinic of Chiropractic PS
Christopher & Lisa Powell
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.
Waste Management WEB
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
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!!
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Peaks of the Enchantments in Background
On the Banks of the Wenatchee River
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