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THANK YOU ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR 2018 FEST

NEXT YEAR'S DATES

JUNE 14-16, 2019

CHELAN COUNTY EXPO CENTER

5700 Wescott Ave (FAIRGROUNDS)

CASHMERE  WASHINGTON

Click here for Map

* SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILED FESTIVAL INFORMATION *

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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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FOR THE TIME BEING,

WE WILL KEEP OUR 2018 FESTIVAL INFO POSTED BELOW.

STAY TUNE FOR 2019 UPDATES... THANKS

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~ SIXTEEN YEARS OF GREAT BLUEGRASS ~

2018 PERFORMERS WERE

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FLATT LONESOME

Flatt Lonesome.  Recipients of multiple IBMA nominations and awards, including Vocal Group, Song, and Album of the Year in 2016 and Entertainer and Vocal Group of the Year in 2017 this band is aptly described as a "bluegrass phenomenon", "tour de force" and "the real deal".  This young band, in a seemingly short period of time, has accrued honors, nominations, awards and top charting songs, as well as repeat appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage.  They are, as their 3rd album suggests, a "Runaway Train".  This band of six brilliant musicians deliver emotion, expressive vocal and instrumental performances, increasingly sophisticated songwriting and inventive arrangements.  Band members:  Kelsi Robertson Harrigill, mandolin/vocals; Buddy Robertson, guitar/vocals; Charli Robertson, fiddle/vocals; Paul Harrigill, banjo; Michael Stockton, resophonic guitar; Dominic Illingworth, acoustic bass.  http://flattlonesome.com

 

ALAN BIBEY & GRASSTOWNE

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne.  This band is comprised of some of the most diversely talented and highly respected musicians in bluegrass and acoustic music.  This makes Alan Bibey & Grasstowne one of the hottest and most energetic bands touring today, combining tradition with hard driving, progressive bluegrass. Every project released hits the top of the charts.  Bluegrass Today reviews their latest album saying, “Anyone who appreciates contemporary bluegrass played with precision, soul, and authority will want this one in their library".  Band members:  Alan Bibey, mandolin/vocals; Gena Britt, banjo/vocals; Mike Bentley, guitar/vocals; Courtney Rorrer, fiddle; Zack McLamb, bass.  https://www.grasstowne.com

 

SPECIAL CONSENSUS

Special Consensus.  This long established (1975), well known, highly respected, award winning bluegrass band has won so many awards throughout its history they are too numerous to list.  Special Consensus is lead by veteran banjo picker and the 2011 recipient of the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award, Greg Cahill.  Former alumni of this dynamic band reads like a who's who and sports some of the biggest names currently in music.  To be sure, the young musicians in this band are sure to be blazing a musical trail in the future of bluegrass.  Band members:  Greg Cahill, banjo/vocals; Rick Faris, guitar/vocals; Nick Dumas, mandolin/vocals; Dan Eubanks, bass/vocals.  http://specialc.com

 

THE KODY NORRIS SHOW

The Kody Norris Show.  Always maintaining a sharp professional appearance, complete with colorful rhinestone suits and cowboy hats, The Kody Norris Show, SPBGMA 2018 nominees, gives a bluegrass fan one of the most solid, entertaining and animated performances they will ever experience. Their performances of are reminiscent of traditional bluegrass artists, yet Kody brings his own special, distinct flair to the music.  The Kody Norris Show will fully captivate your attention and make you laugh, cry, and stomp your feet all in one performance.  Band members: Kody Norris, guitar/vocals; Mary Rachel Nalley, mandolin/vocals; Josiah Tyree, banjo/vocals; Tyler Wiseman, bass/vocals.  http://www.thekodynorrisshow.com

 

OLD GROWTH QUARTET

Old Growth Quartet.  A Pacific Northwest regional band that delivers powerful harmony vocals with a repertoire of soulful, acoustic music.  Their unique vocal connection is the centerpiece of Old Growth Quartet.  The band features an eclectic repertoire of traditional and original music with deep roots in bluegrass, country and folk and is performed with real firepower, that is virtuosic and riveting and all with a groove that grabs attention.  Band members:  Dale Adkins, guitar/banjo/vocals; Paul Elliot, fiddle; Don Share, guitar/vocals; Joe Wilmhoff, bass/vocals.  http://www.oldgrowthbluegrass.com

 

RUSTY HINGES

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

 

Don't Forget Our Sunday Morning Gospel Show

Featuring These Three Mighty Fine Bands

SPECIAL

CONSENSUS

THE KODY

NORRIS SHOW

RUSTY

HINGES

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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 on the Mary Starr Stage.

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 11th 2018

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

Multi-Day Pass $35 Per Person

$20 Per Campsite Per Night

*PLUS*

Admission $35 Per Person

Children 12 and under FREE

CAMPING GUIDELINES

CAMPING AREA OPENS MONDAY JUNE 11th 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 14th

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 15th

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 Old Growth Quartet
5:15  pm - 6:00 pm The Kody Norris Show
6:15  pm - 7:00 pm Special Consensus
7:15  pm - 8:00 pm Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
8:15  pm - 9:30 pm Flatt Lonesome

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

(Campground is a "Wristband Only Area")

 

SATURDAY JUNE 16th

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 Marcus Smith (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 Old Growth Quartet
Taylor Camp Kids On Stage & TC Scholarship Awards
5:15  pm - 6:00 pm The Kody Norris SHow
6:15  pm - 7:00 pm Alan Bibey & Grasstowne 
7:15  pm - 8:00 pm Special Consensus
8:15  pm - 9:30 pm Flatt Lonesome

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

(Campground is a "Wristband Only Area")

 

SUNDAY JUNE 17th

- GOSPEL SHOW AT THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

10:00 am - 12 Noon
Rusty Hinges
The Kody Norris Show
Special Consensus

Festival Closes Until 2019

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

 

 

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~ SATURDAY JUNE 16th WORKSHOPS ~

SCHEDULE & LOCATION

11:00 am

- MANDOLIN -

Alan Bibey (Alan Bibey & Grasstowne)

Wilken Building
11:00 am

- VOCAL -

Kelsi Robertson Harrigill, Buddy Robertson, Charli Robertson (Flatt Lonesome)

Boswell Building
11:00 am

- GUITAR -

Rick Faris (Special Consensus) & Dale Adkins (Old Growth)

Dinner Bell

"Front"

11:00 am

- BASS -

Zak McLamb (Alan Bibey & Grasstowne)

Campground

Shellter

11:00 am

- BANJO -

Greg Cahill (Special Consensus)

Flag Gazebo
11:00 am

- FIDDLE -

Paul Elliot (Old Growth)

Clements Building

11:00 am

- SONGWRITING -

Mike Bentley (Alan Bibey & Grasstowne)

Campground

BBQ Area

11:00 am

- DOBRO -

Michael Stockton (Flatt Lonesome)

Dinner Bell

"Back"

1:15 pm

- CLAWHAMMER BANJO -

Marcus Smith

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 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

Team 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

Music Caravan

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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:   Landline (509) 548-1230   Cell (509) 421-0494  or Email- Marie 
Chuck Egner:   (509) 548-8663 
or Email- Chuck
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- Camping Information -
Marie Vecchio:   Landline (509) 548-1230   Cell (509) 421-0494

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

 

Please, we invite you to take a minute and review our Contribute Page.

You too can become an important part of our Bluegrass Community.

CONTRIBUTE

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 SINCERE THANKS TO THE

WENATCHEE RIVER BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

SPONSORS FOR OUR 2018 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

Steven Richards

Diane McKenzie (In Memory of Roy Wakeman)

Nicolette Roberge & Mark Kemp

Stevens Pass WEB

Karen Elliot

Cashmere Chamber of Commerce WEB

Jim & Jan Delfel

Jerry Samples & Joyce Garrett

Greg White

YourCause Corporate Employee Giving Program

37 Cellars WEB

John & Trisha Tubbs

Richard Starr

Lynn & Colleen Giroir

Joe & Linda Grez

Cashmere Valley Bank WEB

Martin's Market Place WEB

David & Robin Judd

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

Cara Zemanek

Bob Greene (In Memory of Dian Newell)

Joyce Fikkan

Marcia K Falls

Baz & Sarah Lloyd

Freedom RV Rentals WEB

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

Dick Parkhill

 
 

IN-KIND DONATIONS & SPECIAL THANKS:

Karen Welch & Staff - Chelan County Expo Center

City of Cashmere WEB

MV Webworks & Graphics

Kalionzes/McWhirter- 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

Pennington Construction

Boswell's - Keith Wiggins

The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Directors:

Marie Vecchio, Chuck Egner,

Bill Dobbins, Cindy Jackson, Peter Singleton,

Bruce McWhirter, Ben Dunham, Bob McSeveney

Friends of the WRBF:

Joan Sittman, Candace Egner, Frank & Harriett Dechaine,

Heidi Samples Monroe, Cliff Sittman, Tom Caudill

Dave Mallick, Bill & Carrie Mitchell,

Judy Donovan, John Meriwether,

Linda Dobbins, Laurie McSeveney

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

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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