Top String Will Perform at The Hidden Scene in November

Top String, the bluegrass quartet featured in numerous festivals and venues across the Northwest, will perform at The Hidden Scene located above Artmil Graphic Design Studio November 14th, 2014. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. and lasts until 9:00 p.m. There will also be a jam session following the concert.

The  band is comprised of  three siblings, Madi (fiddle), Zach (guitar), and Joram (mandolin). In 2010 the group added Kaiti Dewhirst (bass). The ensemble has been astonishing audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest for the last eight years.  

This is the second concert held at The Hidden Scene, which bills itself as “an intimate acoustic venue” and plans to host a series of concerts with monthly performances.

General Admission tickets are $12.00 per person, and may be purchased by following this link:



Festival Video from 2013


May 10, 2014
Howard Amon Park, Richland WA (South Eastern Washington)
2:00 -6:00pm (DO cooks set up & begin cook time 1:00pm)

Three Rivers Cast Iron Cookers ( A chapter of MCTAMA) is having a food, music and fun filled afternoon. The Dutch oven cooks will be having a DOG, (Dutch Oven Gathering)…at the same time our musicians will be enjoying a jam. This is a potluck for ‘all’ who attend. If you know someone who’s interested in cast iron cooking, or acoustic music please come join us,be sure to remember your potluck item. Pots on the table 4:00pm. Please bring your own chair, beverage and service ware.


Our new volunteer coordinator says we have spots open for a few more volunteers at this years festival.  A four hour shift will earn you the rest of that day at the festival for free, 3 shifts will earn you a weekend pass. Experience is a bonus if you have any from working other festivals – let us know your experience and strengths.   Please use the volunteer contact on our website to connect with Brent VanDevender.

Slow Jams for Beginners – Last Tuesday of each Month

In addition to the regular jam, on the last Tuesday of each month, there will be a “Slow Jam” for beginners from 7pm to 8pm in another session room. At Quinault Baptist Church, 5400 W Canal , Kennewick, WA.

Please come join us!

Beginning Bluegrass Jamming Class – May 17th

Join us at Kennewick High School in Kennewick, WA May 17th, 2014 from 10 am to noon for a beginning Bluegrass class. This event is for players with some experience (able to play basic chords on instrument or simple melodies) who are looking to grow skill sets to become comfortable playing with other instruments in Bluegrass jam situations. We will work on on chord changes and common Bluegrass songs. Students should have access to a mandolin, guitar, fiddle, banjo or dobro (typical Bluegrass instruments) to use in class and for practice, and a three ring binder.

Bands Announced for the 2014 Bluegrass Festival

We have a new addition to the lineup.  Ned Crisp and Bottomline is returning, along with John Reischman and the Jaybirds, The Sweet Lowdown, North Country, and Rural Delivery.

Bluegrass Jams Begin January 2, 7:00pm

We’re having some difficulties putting things on the calendar right now.  The Bluegrass jam will be Thursday, January 2, 2014, 7pm, at Pasco First Christian Church, 1624 W. Marie St., Pasco, WA.  The Tuesday night jam (all but the 3rd Tuesday) starts up again on January 7, 2014, at Quinault Baptist Church.  See you at the jams!

June 14, 2014 is a Free Day at Washington State Parks

We were pleased to find out  that June 14, 2014, will be a free day at all Washington State Parks.  That means you do not have to worry about paying a $10 access fee, nor do you need a discover pass to enter the park on that day.  All you need is a festival ticket.

Also, if you are a ticket holder for the festival, we have agreed to pay State parks your $10 daily access fee for your car (if you do not already have an annual discover pass) on June 13 and June 15.  We don’t want any  festival attendee to have to worry about extra charges above and beyond the cost of the festival ticket.

November 30th Bluegrass Jam at La Villa Espresso

Bluegrass Jam, November 30,  2013:  3:00-6:30pm at La Villa Espresso, 5025 N Road 68, Pasco WA.  This welcoming coffee shop has  invited us for a return visit with a  Bluegrass Jam the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Please drop in for jamming  or to listen. This locally owned business is always super supportive of community events.   Let’s all return the favor by filling this establishment with music and our smiling faces!