Friday, May 24, 2024

Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival Comes to Cashmere


Cashmere- Kick start your bluegrass summer with the Annual Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival (WRBF), June 17th, 18th and 19th, featuring superstar bluegrass bands that will put the kick in your bluegrass start.  The extraordinary line up goes like this….

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."

Po'Ramblin' Boys, is 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".
Dave Adkins, is 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.
Fast Track, are all highly decorated in awards from the IBMA and SPBGMA organizations and are also veteran players on the Grand Ole Opry stage. They have performed with, recorded on and participated in countless projects with bluegrass and country music royalty throughout their most impressive careers.
Thunder Ridge, Thunder Ridge is a high energy traditional bluegrass band based in Portland, Oregon. The group specializes in hard-driving sound featuring tight two and three-part harmonies.
Rusty Hinges Bluegrass, grew out of the bluegrass jam circles at local PNW festivals. Their music is a blend of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and Americana. Their collective experience results in a musical program that is polished and entertaining.
Go ahead, kick start your June, with bluegrass delivered direct to you from the Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival!  Main Stage Shows begin at 4:00pm Friday and Saturday.
For those of you not quite ready for the high speed jam sessions heard all over the grounds, our Slow Jam is the place to practice your chops and learn how to maneuver a jam session and maximize your enjoyment picking with other folks and meeting new bluegrass friends!
Step out and experience what it’s like to perform in a band in our fun and relaxed Band Scramble. 
To round out the festival experience, we have a team of young performers lead by Jake Monroe, signed on to instruct our youth instrument workshops, Taylor’s Camp. Taylor’s Camp is designed to perpetuate the tradition of passing our bluegrass heritage to the next generation.  For our Adult Instrument Workshops, learn some new tricks and tips to amuse and amaze even you, from the top notch musicians of our headliner bands!
Wake up Sunday with the Sunday Morning Gospel Show featuring Appalachian Roadshow, Dave Adkins, and Rusty Hinges Bluegrass.
We will have food and merchandise vendors available, for when you need some nourishment to keep going or a souvenir to take home with you as a reminder of all the fun and enjoyment.
Camping opens Monday, June 13th and is the best in a bluegrass community experience. Thursday campers are invited to the Meet and Greet “BS” (Bluegrass Social).  Just look for the Hawaiian camp!
The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival (WRBF) located at the Chelan County Expo Center, 5700 Wescott Ave, Cashmere, WA, is put on by the good folks of the Cashmere Community Concerts.  Each year the WRBF brings new folks over the mountains to experience the beauty of our great region.  A scenic drive through some of Washington’s most breathtaking areas, it encompasses everything an outdoor enthusiast could want, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching, golf (several courses), fly fishing, mountain climbing and river rafting.  Additional Events and Prices can be found on the website or call 509-421-0494.

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