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THIS YEAR'S DATES:

JUNE 17-19, 2022

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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~ GREAT BLUEGRASS SINCE 2003 ~

OUR AMAZING BANDS FOR 2022

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APPALACHIAN ROADSHOW

"The Appalachian Roadshow seeks to honor the music, traditions and history of the great Appalachian people and regions, as much as it does to forge its own fresh musical and entertainment trails – each endeavor infused with an authenticity and vitality borne of their Appalachian roots." The combined musical talents of these award-winning musicians brings to mind words like, extraordinary, remarkable, exceptional, phenomenal and legendary. Along with their musical gifts, they bring true joy to the music of their roots.  Band Members: Barry Abernathy, banjo/vocals; Darrell Web, mandolin/vocals; Jim Vancleve, fiddle/vocals; Zeb Snyder, guitar; Todd Phillips, bass.  

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PO' RAMBLIN' BOYS

A young band with old-school values, rooted in traditional bluegrass, they were named 2018 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year. They work to represent bluegrass in the most authentic way possible, but also "putting a fresh outlook on it". “These guys love traditional bluegrass and know how to do it right with the same spirit, drive, heart and enthusiasm of the first generation bands." Band members:  CJ Lewandowski, mandolin/vocals; Jereme Brown, banjo/vocals; Josh Rinkel, guitar/vocals; Laura Orshaw, fiddle; Jasper Lorentzen, bass. 

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DAVE ADKINS

A powerhouse, award-winning singer, songwriter and guitarist with numerous accolades and chart topping recordings. A 2020 Grammy nominee, Dave Adkins' commanding and impressive vocals and his high energy, top notch band brings crowds to their feet resulting in a vastly entertaining performance."Dave's significant chart success, coupled with his stellar live performances, have made him one of most talked about male vocalist in acoustic music." Band members:  Dave Adkins, guitar/vocals; Joey Shann, banjo/Reso guitar/vocals; Will Clark, mandolin/vocals; Bobby Davis, bass.

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TBA

 

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THUNDER RIDGE

A high energy traditional bluegrass band based in Portland, Oregon. Starting out as a “throw together” group to play for a band that canceled a performance, with 4 hours notice, and a desire to perform they were on stage. They had not played as a group prior to that, but soon realized they had something special with the blend of their voices, their drive, and musical tastes. They specialize in hard-driving sound with tight two and three-part harmonies. Band members are: Drew Trucker; mandolin/vocals, Chuck Holloway; 5-string banjo/vocals, John Montgomery; guitar/vocals, Casey Davidson; bass.

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RUSTY HINGES BLUEGRASS

Grown 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; Bryan Chaffe, guitar; Jan Delfel, bass. 

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_Don't Forget Our Sunday Morning Gospel Show

Featuring These Three Mighty Fine Bands

APPALACHIAN

ROADSHOW

DAVE

ADKINS

RUSTY HINGES

BLUEGRASS

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. First Come, First Served Basis... Thank You

 

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CAMPGROUND OPENS

12:00 Noon MONDAY June 13th 2022

PLEASE, we ask you to observe the opening day & time.

Prep work must be done prior to opening. Thank You...

Late Night Arrivals: Please arrive before 9:30 pm.

This will help us guide you safely to your campsite.

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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

CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED

(Visa, Mastercard & Discover)

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HAVE CAMPING QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL

509 421-0494 or 509 548-1230

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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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~ 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 13th 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 16th

3:15 p.m. - Slow Jam (Back Porch Stage)

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

All Day & Night - Camp Jam 
 

FRIDAY JUNE 17th

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 Thunder Ridge
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Dave Adkins
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Fast Track
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm Po' Ramblin' Boys
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm Appalachian Roadshow

9:30 pm to ??? Jammin' In The Campground - (Wristbands Required)

 

SATURDAY JUNE 18th

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 Martha Stone (Gazebo)

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

~ EVENING SHOWS ON THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Thunder Ridge
Taylor Camp Kids On Stage & TC Scholarship Awards
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm Fast Track
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm Dave Adkins
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm Po' Ramblin' Boys
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm Appalachian Roadshow
9:30 pm to ??? Jammin' In The Campground - (Wristbands Required)
 

SUNDAY JUNE 19th

- GOSPEL SHOW AT THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

10:00 am to 12 Noon

10:00 am - 10:30 am Rusty Hinges Bluegrass
10:40 am - 11:20 am Dave Adkins
11:30 am - 12 Noon Appalachian Roadshow

Festival Closes Until 2023

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

 

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~ SATURDAY JUNE 18th WORKSHOPS ~

Will Post Closer To Fest Date

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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

Bavarian Kettle Corn - And Bavarian Pretzels

Allure Magnetics/Wind Bandits - Magnetic Jewelry & Wind Spinners

Sunny Day Dulcimers

Elite Massage Professionals

(More will 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 *

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK ON "GOODWIN" EXIT UPDATES

See us on Facebook

- General 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:   Cell (509) 421-0494
    Landline (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

WRBF Band Booking - WRBF EMAIL

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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'S SPONSORS

FOR THEIR PAST SUPPORT

THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS ARE APPRECIATED

Catherine K. Boshaw

Hill Meat Company WEB

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

Cashmere Chamber of Commerce WEB

Jerry Samples & Joyce Garrett

Cindy & Ted Jackson

Greg White

YourCause Corporate Employee Giving Program

Jim & Jan Delfel

37 Cellars WEB

Lynn & Colleen Giroir

David & Robin Judd

Martin's Market Place WEB

Bob Greene (In Memory of Dian Newell)

Jacquein Naue

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

Dan & Chris Long

 
 

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 WEB

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts WEB

Chalk Chic Mama WEB

KSER FM Radio WEB; KBCS FM Radio WEB

KOHO FM Radio WEB

Cherry Creek Radio WEB

NCWLIFE Channel WEB

KCSYFM Radio WEB; KPBX FM Radio WEB

KKRV FM Radio WEB

Northwest Public Radio WEB

NCW Media, Inc. WEB

Wenatchee World WEB

Tumwater Drilling

The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Directors:

Marie Vecchio, Chuck Egner,

Bill Dobbins, Cindy Jackson, Peter Singleton,

Bruce McWhirter, Ben Dunham,

Will McSeveney, Jake Monroe

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, Liz Dunham, John Meriwether,

Linda Dobbins, Bob & Laurie McSeveney,

Koreen Fields,Ted & Terry Jackson,

Fields & Lampinen 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

Sure to Rise Bakery - Cashmere

IGA Martin's Market - Cashmere

Lariat Coffee Roasters -Winthrop

Country Boys BBQ

The Big Y Cafe

 

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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