To improve security, the camp area as well as the concert area will be “wristbands required”. You must have a valid ticket for that day to be in either area.
Tickets are now on sale at Kennewick Ranch and Home. You must buy your discounted weekend pass before June 5 to get the discounted rate.
Foghorn Stringband will be playing at our festival in June, but also at Emerald of Siam, 1314 Jadwin Ave, Richland, on May 22. The music starts at 9pm, with a $5 cover. 21 and older only. Get your Old-Time fix with this rock’n band. See you there.
The 2013 festival schedule is now published. See the schedule page at the bluegrass festival button.
The Bluegrass jam will not be at Pasco First Christian Church on May 2. The new loacation will be at Artmil Graphic and Web Design Studio, 415 N. Quay. N. Quay is off of Dechutes, in between Columbia Center Blvd and Kellog in Kennewick. Artmil studio is about half way down the street in the large building on the left. Call 492-1555 if you have questions. This will be the last regularly scheduled Bluegrass jam until September, as we will be busy organizing Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and then attending other Bluegrass festivals
We are developing a “members only” area on the website. Our intention is to be able to let members see our membership list, and also to be able to have an easier way to let members know about club activities that are coming up.
Our weekly acoustic jam and monthly Bluegrass jam are well attended and super successful. Jamming the “bluegrass way”, with instrumentalists getting solo “breaks”, and all of the harmony singing really is fun. We heard several really positive comments about the February “first Thursday” Bluegrass jam. Some of felt like we were at a Wintergrass jam it was so good. If you are an aspiring bluegrass musician, please come on out. You can always play in the background until you gain more confidence.
Our free winter Acoustic Show, presented by Mid-Columbia Bluegrass Association, will be held on Saturday December 29, 7pm to 9:30pm. This will again be at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Rd., Rickland WA. This is an open Mic format with local and regional musicians playing Bluegrass and closely related genres. Musicians may sign-up at 6:30. If you can bring finger foods to serve for intermission, that would be appreciated. This has always been a fun event.
We have finalized the band lineup for the 2013 festival. We expect to announce the bands before December.
First Christian Church, 1524 West Marie St., Pasco WA
Ron Spears is a familiar name in theBluegrassworld. He has been on theBluegrasstrail for 40 years. He is known for his soaring tenor voice and great original songs. He has been a member of such noted bands as Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, The Special Consensus, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, David Parmley and Continental Divide and his own band Within Tradition.
Performing with Ron will be three great musicians from the Intermountain West. Jake Workman has placed in the top three at Winfield on guitar and banjo over the last few years. He is a great multi-instrumentalist. His wife Rebekah will be joining in on Fiddle and harmony vocals. Tim Morrison will be playing bass and helping out on the vocals also.
Early bluegrass musicians had diverse skills, most had solo specialties- comedy, instrumental skills or songs with-in the band. Ron is an incredible musician, accomplished songwriter and ventriloquist; so in keeping with tradition, Ron’s comedy skills will have you laughing your head off as he introduces the audience to his special guest Delroid.
Tickets available at the door, $10.00, MCTAMA members $8.00