Nightlife & Music

Best Bluegrass Festivals in WA

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The people of Washington love music. And one genre that is growing in popularity is good old American bluegrass. With its roots in rural America, this fun and entertaining style of music has got toe-tapping, foot stomping festivals all over Washington this summer!

Darrington Bluegrass Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 20, 21 and 22
Darrington Bluegrass Music Park
Highway 530
Darrington, WA 98241
360.436.1179
http://www.darringtonbluegrass.com

Three days filled with great music and food. Campsites available. Line up includes: Country Current, Northern Departure, Thea Wescott & Timberland Ridge, The Brombies
Mountain Faith, Joyful Noise, Great Northern Planes, The Howdy Boys, Grapevine. Money Creek Mining Co., Queens Bluegrass, The Combinations and more!

Columbia River Gorge Bluegrass Festival
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
July 26, 27, 28 and 29
Skamania County Fairgrounds
710 Rock Creek Drive
Stevenson, WA 98648
http://www.columbiagorgebluegrass.net

The Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, in scenic Stevenson, WA, is a unique blend of the best in bluegrass. The event features amazing talent, workshops, band contests, fine craft and food vendors, and nightly dances. Camping is available or overnight accommodations at the beautiful Skamania Lodge.

Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, July 28
Battlepoint Park
11299 Arrow Point Drive NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
http://www.bainbridgebluegrassfestival.com

The 6th Annual bluegrass festival features The Clumsy Lovers, Abby Mae and the Homeschool Boys, The Oly Mountain Boys and more! Food, Family Play Area and Artisan Craft Fair. Proceeds benefit the West Sound Wildlife Shelter and the Bainbridge Island Special Needs Foundation.

Bluegrass on the Green
Saturday and Sunday
August 4 and 5
Nile Country Club
6601 244th SW
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
http://www.bluegrassonthegreen.com

Bluegrass on the Green is a new bluegrass festival in Washington! Bands include Northern Departure, Bluegrass Regulators, Jim Faddis and One More Ride, Sugarpine, The Stray Dogs, Wayward Vessel and many more!

Olalla Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, August 18
South Kitsap Little League Field
Olalla Valley Road & SE Hovgaard Road
Olalla, WA, 98359
http://www.olallabluegrass.com

The gates open at 10:00am, and the music starts at 11! Featuring: The Eclectic Cloggers; Blackberry Bushes String Band; Wiretappers with Barbara Collins; Titans of Twang; Rural Delivery; Radim Zenkl; Bryan Bowers and more… Workshops: Pre-registration required for mandolin workshop with Radim Zenkl and autoharp workshop with Bryan Bowers.

Wild and Scenic Musicfest at Icicle Creek
Friday and Saturday
August 24 and 25
Icicle Creek
7409 Icicle Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.wildandscenicmusicfest.com

The Festival offers a beautiful escape into the mountains and meadows of the Icicle Creek region. Featuring awesome music, a barn dance, jamming in the meadow, beer and wine, delicious food, kids activities and much more!

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