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JUNE 16-18, 2017

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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~ FIFTEEN YEARS OF GREAT BLUEGRASS ~

2017 PERFORMERS ARE

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BALSAM RANGE

One of the genre’s most award winning artists in recent years, garnering ten International Bluegrass Music Association Awards to date with five critically acclaimed albums, Balsam Range has put on live performances across the nation, including multiple Grand Old Opry appearances that have left audiences spellbound. Nominated for three International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards (Entertainer, Vocal Group, and Vocalist of the Year) for 2016, Balsam Range is offering something that is sure to continue to mesmerize fans of Bluegrass and beyond.  Band members:  Buddy Melton, fiddle/vocals; Darren Nicholson, mandolin/vocals; Dr. Marc Pruett, banjo; Tim Surrett, bass/Dobro/vocals; Caleb Smith, guitar/vocals.  

 

KENNY & AMANDA

SMITH BAND

The sweethearts of bluegrass, this multi-award winning duo with their gutsy, heartfelt vocals, brilliant instrumental talents and powerful, contemporary sense of song choice and arrangement is one of the most compelling sounds in bluegrass today and consistent bluegrass fan favorites.   2014 IBMA's Female Vocalist of the Year; 1999 & 2000 IBMA's Guitar Player of the Year; 2003 IBMA's Emerging Artist of the Year.  Band members:  Kenny Smith, guitar/vocals; Amanda Smith, rhythm guitar/vocals; Justin Jenkins, banjo; Kyle Perkins, bass. 

 

CEDAR HILL

Traditional bluegrass music not only exists, but thrives in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas.  Delivering honest, emotive original songs, soulful, heartfelt vocals and great picking with drive is what Cedar Hill is known for.  Settled into their own in the mainstream of the National bluegrass scene, they have been pleasing audiences everywhere with their original, exciting brand of traditional bluegrass.  Band members:  Frank Ray, mandolin/vocals; Jim Bunch, banjo/vocals; Pete Brown, fiddle/vocals; Dan Stokely, guitar/lead vocals; Patti Lafleur, bass/vocals.
 

DOWNTOWN MOUNTAIN BOYS

Bluegrass veterans and recording artists of the PNW music scene and wizards when it comes to picking with real firepower.  “Their repertoire spans the best loved standards to their own high powered originals”, with their original material rooted deep in the traditions of the bluegrass genre.  Band members: Paul Elliot, fiddle; Tom Moran, mandolin; David Keenan, banjo/vocals; Don Share, guitar/vocals; Terrence Enyeart, bass/vocals.
 

NORTH COUNTRY

One of the premier traditional bluegrass bands from the Northwest.  In October of 2015, the band was selected to showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Their individual experience and musical accomplishments coalesce into one traditional, driving bluegrass sound.  Band members:  Norm Olsen, guitar/vocals; Will McSeveney, banjo; Zack Top, mandolin/vocals; Kent Powell, bass/vocals.
 

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Don't Forget Our Sunday Morning Gospel Show

Featuring Three Mighty Fine Bands

RUSTY

HINGES

NORTH

COUNTRY

CEDAR

HILL

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. 

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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)

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!

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CAMPING AVAILABLE

(Sorry, No Reservations)

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CAMPGROUND OPENS

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.

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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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NEED TO RENT AN RV?

CALL FREEDOM RV RENTALS 509 421-1660

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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 GUIDELINES

CAMPING AREA OPENS MONDAY JUNE 12 AT 12 NOON

Please Note:

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

No drugs, alcoholic beverages or firearms allowed.

 

~ EVENT SCHEDULE ~

THURSDAY JUNE 15th

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 16th

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 & Kati Dewhirst Instructors )

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 North Country
5:15  pm - 6:00 pm DownTown Mountain Boys
6:15  pm - 7:00 pm Cedar Hill
7:15  pm - 8:00 pm Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
8:15  pm - 9:30 pm Balsam Range

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

(Campground is a "Wristband Only Area")

 

SATURDAY JUNE 17th

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 & Kati Dewhirst Instructors )

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 DownTown Mountain Boys
Taylor Camp Kids On Stage & TC Scholarship Awards
5:15  pm - 6:00 pm North Country
6:15  pm - 7:00 pm Cedar Hill
7:15  pm - 8:00 pm Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
8:15  pm - 9:300 pm Balsam Range

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

(Campground is a "Wristband Only Area")

 

SUNDAY JUNE 18th

- GOSPEL SHOW AT THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

10:00 am - 12 Noon
Rusty Hinges
North Country
Cedar Hill

Festival Closes Until 2018

4:00 pm - Campground Closes
*Schedule Subject to Change*

 

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~ SATURDAY JUNE 17th WORKSHOPS ~

SCHEDULE & LOCATION

11:00 am

- MANDOLIN -

Darren Nicholson (Balsam Range)

Wilken Building
11:00 am

- VOCAL -

Amanda Smith (Kenny & Amanda Smith Band) & Dan Stokely (Cedar Hill)

Boswell Building
11:00 am

- GUITAR -

Kenny Smith (Kenny & Amanda Smith Band) & Caleb Smith (Balsam Range)

Dinner Bell

"Front"

11:00 am

- BASS -

Patti LaFleur (Cedar Hill)

Campground

Shellter

11:00 am

- BANJO -

Marc Pruett (Balsam Range)

Flag Gazebo
11:00 am

- FIDDLE -

Buddy Melton (Balsam Range)

Clements Building

11:00 am

- SONGWRITING -

Frank Ray (Cedar Hill)

Campground Tree

(Stump)

11:00 am

- DOBRO -

Tim Surrett (Balsam Range)

Dinner Bell

"Back"

1:15 pm

- CLAWHAMMER BANJO -

Martha Stone

Flag 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.   A link will be available soon 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

The 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

Sunny Day Dulcimers

Lularoe - Vintage Clothing

FauxyFurr Vintage - Vintage Boots & Other Leather Goods

Music Caravan - Musical Accessories & Instruments

* 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

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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 -

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 2017 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

Community Foundation of North Central Washington WEB

Steven Richards & Karen Elliot

Mark Kemp & Nicolette Roberge

Diane McKenzie (In Memory of Roy Wakeman)

Cashmere Chamber of Commerce WEB

City of Cashmere WEB

Stevens Pass WEB

Michael McGill

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Jim & Jan Delfel

Richard Starr

Bill & Linda Dobbins

Greg White

YourCause Corporate Employee Giving Program

37 Cellars WEB

Lynn & Colleen Giroir

John & Trisha Tubbs

Cashmere Valley Bank

Carl & Sharon Van Doren

Dr. Rachelle Herdman WEB

Freedom RV Rentals WEB

Martin's Marketplace WEB

Bob Greene (In Memory of Dian Newell)

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

Dick Parkhill

Christopher & Lisa Powell

DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF OUR DEAR FRIEND

HANK LANGEMAN

Frank & Harriett Dechaine

Della & Lisa Myers

Chuck & Candace Egner

Janice Countryman & Bill Losvar

Joyce Fikkan

Dann & Jincey Jergenson

Patricia McDonald

Steve & Jill Gustafson

David & Linda Ebberson

Dorothy Harris & Chris Jacobson

Craig & Virginia Kellogg

Scott & Marna Kellams

 
 

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

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.

Wenatchee World

Nickel Ads

Tumwater Drilling

Wilbur-Ellis - Cashmere

__The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Directors:

Marie Vecchio, Chuck Egner,

Tom Caudill, Cindy Jackson, Peter Singleton,

Bill Dobbins, Bruce McWhirter, Ben Dunham

Friends of the WRBF:

Joan Sittman, Candace Egner, Frank & 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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