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JUNE 20 - 22, 2014

CHELAN COUNTY EXPO CENTER

5700 Wescott Ave (FAIRGROUNDS)

CASHMERE  WASHINGTON

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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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~ HEADLINE PERFORMERS FOR OUR ~

TWELFTH ANNUAL FESTIVAL

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IBMA INSTRUMENTAL GROUP OF THE YEAR AND

GRAMMY NOMINEES

THE BOXCARS WEB

A powerhouse group of musicians at the top of their game demonstrate why the sum is greater than the parts, especially when the parts consist of some of the best players and singers to ever “cut the grass”!   The Boxcars are the IBMA 2013 Instrumental Group of the Year for a third year in a row, with a Grammy Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for “It’s Just A Road”.  Band members:  Adam Steffey, mandolin/vocals; Ron Stewart, banjo/fiddle/vocals; John Bowman, fiddle/guitar/vocals; Keith Garrett, guitar/vocals; Harold Nixon, bass. 

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IBMA EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR AND

GRAMMY NOMINEES

DELLA MAE WEB

IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year and Grammy Nominees, for their album “This World Oft Can Be”, Della Mae has become a sensation in the music world.  Commanding a powerful, collective chemistry through high-energy live performances at festivals around the country, they have vocal, instrumental and songwriting talent to spare.  This Boston/Nashville-based group creates music that's unmistakably fresh and contemporary.  Band members:  Kimber Ludiker, fiddle/vocals; Celia Woodsmith, guitar/vocals; Courtney Hartman, lead guitar/vocals; Jenni Lyn Gardner, mandolin/vocals; Shelby Means, bass/vocals. 

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NED CRISP WEB

AND BOTTOMLINE-

Back to the WRBF and coming straight from the hills of eastern Kentucky, Ned Crisp & Bottomline are one of Kentucky’s premier bluegrass bands.  Carrying on the traditions of bluegrass, their hard hitting, high-energy delivery, tight harmonies and lightning fast picking make these singer/songwriters and accomplished musician’s a festival and fan favorite!  Band members: Ned Crisp, banjo/vocals; Zach Top, guitar; Brian Ross, dobro/vocals; Jared Doss, mandolin/vocals; Don Rambo, bass/vocals.

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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. 

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GREEN MOUNTAIN

BLUEGRASS BAND

G.M.B.B. offers audiences tight vocal harmonies, rock-solid instrumentals and a musical dynamism which coalesces into a signature “high lonesome sound,” a quality rarely found in a regional band.  Using an old school approach to bluegrass with a single microphone, interspersing songs from the forties through the present, all presented in a traditional bluegrass style.  Band members:  Dennis Berck, rhythm guitar/vocals;  Jeremy Sher, fiddle; Chuck Holloway, banjo/vocals; Gracin Dorsey, mandolin/vocals; Mike Bray: Bass/vocals. 

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Sunday Morning Gospel Show Featuring

Green Mountain

Bluegrass Band

Prairie Flyer

Top String

Top String

Our Sunday morning Gospel show is rounded out with this recently formed regional family band of young and accomplished pickers and singers.  Top String is ambitious and holds high expectations for putting on the best show possible.  Band members:  Zach Top, guitar/vocals; Madi Top, fiddle/vocals; Joram Top, mandolin/vocals; Kaiti Dewhirst, bass/vocals.

 

~ AND MORE TO COME ~

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SOUND BY DAN MORTENSON

EMCEE - JIM DELFEL

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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 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 16th

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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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 ~

Sorry, No advance ticket sales. 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, FAIRGROUND

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

Festival Camping Admission

$30 Per Person

Children 12 and under FREE

CAMPING AREA OPENS MONDAY JUNE 16 AT 12 NOON

Please Note:

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

No drugs, alcoholic beverages or firearms allowed.

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THURSDAY JUNE 19th

4:00 p.m. - Slow Jam (Back Porch Stage)

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

All Day & Night - Camp Jam

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FRIDAY JUNE 20th

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

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 - Martin Stevens Instructor )

2:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Slow Jam (Back Porch Stage)

~ EVENING SHOWS AT THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

4:15 - 5:00 pm
PRAIRIE FLYER
5:15 - 6:00 pm
GREEN MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS BAND
6:15 - 7:00 pm
NED CRISP & BOTTOMLINE
7:15 - 8:00 pm
THE BOXCARS
8:15 - 9:30 pm
DELLA MAE
9:30 pm - ??? Jam Time In The Campground

 

SATURDAY JUNE 21st

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 - Martin Stevens Instructor )

11:00 a.m. to 12 Noon - Instrument Workshops (schedule posted soon)

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

1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. - Fiddle Tune Afternoon (Mountain Stage)

The tunes that began the tradition (Performed by The Backwards String Band)

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

~ EVENING SHOWS AT THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

4:15 - 5:00 pm
GREEN MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS BAND
5:15 - 6:00 pm
PRAIRIE FLYER
6:15 - 7:00 pm
NED CRISP & BOTTOMLINE
7:15 - 8:00 pm
DELLA MAE
8:15 - 9:30 pm
THE BOXCARS
9:30 pm - ??? Jam Time In The Campground

 

SUNDAY JUNE 22nd

~ SUNDAY MORNING GOSPEL SHOW ~

AT THE MARY STARR STAGE

10:00 am - 12 Noon
PRAIRIE FLYER
GREEN MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS BAND
TOP STRING

Festival Closes Until 2015

4:00 p.m. - Campground Closes

*Schedule Subject to Change*

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~ SATURDAY JUNE 21st WORKSHOPS ~

SCHEDULE & LOCATION

10:00 am

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Chuck Egner

Wilken

Building

11:00 am

-Fiddle-

Kimber Ludiker, with Shelby Means & Jenni Gardner

Boswell

Building

11:00 am

-Guitar-

Steve Blanchard & Zach Top

Dinner

Bell
11:00 am

-Bass-

Donnie Rambo

Campground

Shelter

11:00 am

-Banjo-

Ron Stewart

Wilken

Building

11:00 am

-Mandolin-

Adam Steffey

Clements

Building

11:00 am

-Songwriting-

Celia Woodsmith, Courtney Hartman, Keith Garrett

Gazebo
11:00 am

-Beginning Dobro-

Sandra Gasser

Campground

 

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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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_Vendors & Services located on site for your convenience

Original Italian Sausage Sandwich - Food

Columbia Gorge Concessions - Food

Pony Espresso - Espreso & Treats

Papa's Sweets - Scrumptious Sweet Treats

Bavarian Kettle Corn - Yum!

Nechville Musical Products - Banjos and Items for Your Musical Needs

Molly's Country Bling - Country Cool & Got to Have

Terry Winetsky - Yakima Author

 

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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.

 

WENATCHEE RIVER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Acknowledgement of Donations For 2014

OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION GOES OUT TO THE

FOLLOWING FOR THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORT:

Mike & JoAnn Walker

Hill Meat Company WEB

Chelan County Commissioners WEB

Washington's Playground WEB

Diane McKenzie (In memory of Roy Wakeman)

Stevens Pass WEB

Catherine Boshaw

Joyce Garrett & Jerry Samples

Michael McGill

Microsoft Matching Gifts Program

Cashmere Chamber of Commerce

Jim & Jan Delfel

Mark Kemp & Nicolette Roberge

Karen Elliot Lovekamp

37 Cellars WEB

Crunch Pak WEB

Valley Tractor and Rentals WEB

Richard Starr & Papa's Sweets WEB

Lynn & Colleen Giroir

Wenatchee Valley Medical Center WEB

Hank & Jean Langeman

Sally Van Dusen

Cashmere Valley Bank WEB

Cashmere Veterinary Clinic WEB

Dr. Jerry Winters, DVM WEB

Louis Van Doren & Barbara Congdon

Dick Parkhill

Cashmere Cottage Yarn WEB

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In Memory of Dian Newell

Bob Greene

Nancy Mallahan & Geoff Hodge

Dave Mallick & Marie Vecchio

 
 

IN-KIND DONATIONS:

Blue Star Growers

Waste Management of Wenatchee WEB

Martin's Market WEB

Weinstein Beverage

Wilbur Ellis - Chelan

Wenatchee World

Leavenworth Echo & Cashmere Valley Record

Nickel Ads

Cherry Creek Radio

KOHO FM Radio

KKRV FM Radio

KCSY FM Radio; KBCS FM Radio

KSER FM Radio; KPBX FM Radio

Northwest Public Radio

Tumwater Drilling

Smith Excavation

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SPECIAL THANKS:

MV Webworks & Graphics

Jack Kalionzes- Stage Design & Construction

Karen Welch and Staff of the

Chelan County Expo Center

The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Directors:

Marie Vecchio, Chuck Egner, Frank Dechaine

Joanie Sittman, Tom Caudill, Cindy Jackson,

John Meriwether, Peter Singleton & Chelsey Craven

Friends of the WRBF:

Candace Egner, Harriett Dechaine, Dave Mallick,

Cliff Sittman, Bill & Carrie Mitchell, Judy Donovan,

Heidi Samples Monroe, Gary & Jackie Fausset,

Bender's Parking Services

The Eastern Division of Stone, Hodge, Mallahan, and Greene,

And last but not least

Our Fantastic Volunteers

- 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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Cashmere Riverside Center. Home of the Cashmere Community Concerts.

On the Banks of the Wenatchee River

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