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CHELAN COUNTY EXPO CENTER

5700 Wescott Ave (FAIRGROUNDS)

CASHMERE  WASHINGTON

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* 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 2023 FESTIVAL PERFORMERS ARE:

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SISTER SADIE

 

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KENNY & AMANDA SMITH

BAND

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AUTHENTIC UNLIMITED

 

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NICK DUMAS & BRANCHLINE

 

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ROCK RIDGE

BLUEGRASS BAND

 

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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

KENNY & AMANDA

SMITH BAND

AUTHENTIC

UNLIMITED

RUSTY HINGES

BLUEGRASS

EMCEE & STAGE MANAGER - JIM DELFEL

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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 12th 2023

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 & Multi-Day Passes

Children 12 and under FREE

CAMPING GUIDELINES

CAMPING AREA OPENS MONDAY JUNE 12th AT 12 NOON

Please Note:

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

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NO DRUGS (Including Marijuana); NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR FIREARMS ALLOWED!

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~ EVENT SCHEDULE ~

WILL POST CLOSER TO FESTIVAL

THURSDAY JUNE 15th

 

FRIDAY JUNE 16th

~ EVENING SHOWS ON THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm  
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm  
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm  
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm  
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm  

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

 

SATURDAY JUNE 17th

~ EVENING SHOWS ON THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm  
Taylor Camp Kids On Stage & TC Scholarship Awards
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm  
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm  
7:15 pm - 8:00 pm  
8:15 pm - 9:30 pm  
9:30 pm to ??? Jammin' In The Campground - (Wristbands Required)
 

SUNDAY JUNE 18th

- GOSPEL SHOW AT THE MARY STARR STAGE ~

10:00 am to 12 Noon

10:00 am - 10:30 am  
10:40 am - 11:20 am  
11:30 am - 12 Noon  

Festival Closes Until 2024

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

 

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~ SATURDAY JUNE 17th WORKSHOPS ~

WILL POST CLOSER TO FESTIVAL

11:00 am

- SONGWRITING -

 

Dinner Bell

"Back"

11:00 am

- BASS -

 

Campground

Shelter

11:00 am

- VOCALS -

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Boswell

Building

11:00 am

- MANDOLIN -

 

Wilkens

Building

11:00 am

- FIDDLE -

 

Clements

Building

11:00 am

- BANJO -

 

Flagpole

Gazebo

11:00 am

- GUITAR -

 

Dinner Bell

"Front"

1:15 pm

- CLAWHAMMER BANJO -

 

Flagpole

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

 

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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)

 

FOR MAP CLICK HERE

See us on Facebook

- General Information -
Marie Vecchio:   Cell (509) 421-0494  or Email- Marie 
Chuck Egner:   (509) 679-0668 
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

Hill Meat Company WEB

Catherine K. Boshaw

Chelan County Commissioners WEB

Washington's Playground WEB

Valley Tractor and Rentals WEB

Michael & JoAnn Walker

LifeLine Ambulance, Inc. WEB

Diane McKenzie (In Memory of Roy Wakeman)

Steven Richards

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

Richard Starr

Lynn & Colleen Giroir

David & Robin Judd

Martin's Market Place WEB

Bob Greene (In Memory of Dian Newell)

Jacquein Naue

Malcolm & Carolyn Edwards

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

Dan & Chris Long

Dick Parkhill

 
 

IN-KIND DONATIONS & SPECIAL THANKS:

Karen Welch & Staff - Chelan County Expo Center

MV Webworks & Graphics

Kalionzes/McWhirter- Stage Design & Construction

Blue Star Growers WEB

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts WEB

Chalk Chic Mama WEB

City of Cashmere WEB

KSER FM Radio WEB; KBCS FM Radio WEB

Cherry Creek Radio WEB; KKRV FM Radio WEB

KCSYFM Radio WEB; KPBX FM Radio WEB

Northwest Public Radio WEB

NCWLIFE Channel WEB

NCW Media, Inc. WEB

Wenatchee World WEB

Tumwater Drilling

Pennington Construction

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:

Candace Egner, Heidi Samples Monroe,

Frank & Harriett Dechaine,

Dave Mallick, Liz Dunham, Linda Dobbins,

Cliff & Joan Sittman, Judy Donovan,

Bob & Laurie McSeveney, Tom Caudill,

Koreen Fields,Ted & Terry Jackson,

Fields & Lampinen Parking Services

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

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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