Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous, Pasco, Washington June 7-9, 2013. Ten years of great food and the best music!
We have been very busy getting everything lined up. First, we are excited to finally release the names of the bands for 2013.
From Ohio comes “NewFound Road”, with Tim Shelton (guitar), Jr. Williams (banjo), Joe Booker (mandolin) and Jamey Booher on bass. NFR has been on the bluegrass scene since 2001, and have played with some greats.
Filling out the “roots” of the bluegrass tree comes perhaps the finest old-time music band in the country, “Foghorn Stringband”. We have had this band here in the past, but with some new members, and a heavy cajun influence, the songs may be different, but the sound is still the fine FSB of years past. Caleb Klauder (mandolin, fiddle, guitar), Stephen “Sammy” Lind (fiddle, banjo, guitar), Nadine Landry (bass), Reeb Willms (guitar)
We were blown away by this new arrival to the northwest traditional bluegrass scene. “Kevin Pace and the Early Edition” consists of leader, Georgian Kevin Pace, who literally grew up on bluegrass and gospel music. Kevin has surrounded himself with some hot playing young musicians and the tight vocal harmonies show the work ethic of this band. Kevin Pace (mandolin), Christopher Arndt (banjo), Josh Robertson (guitar), Matthew Arndt(fiddle), Jim Adams (bass).
we were heart broken that one of our favorite northwest bands “Prairie Flyer” decided to go their own ways musically. They were our first featured band at our first festival in 2004. Guess what? They have agreed to come together and play one more weekend at our festival! Jim Faddis (guitar), Andre Vashon, (mandolin, dobro), Jason Stewart (banjo), Dave Hackwith (bass).
Our local favorite band “Top String” is going to round out the festival with tasteful and accomplished music that goes beyond their youthful years. Zach Top(guitar), Madi Top (fiddle), Joram Top (mandolin), Kaiti Dewhirst (bass).
Ticket Price Information
Pre-sale weekend passes, $25, at the gate weekend passes $35. You can either mail a check with ticket order form, and SASE to our mailing address, or order through Brown Paper Tickets. Age 15 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.
Updated Camping Information
For 2013, camping will be allowed as early as noon on Wednesday June 5, 2013. Campers must vacate by noon on Monday June 10. camping fees remain at $12.00 per night per vehicle. Camping is first come first served, and fees will be collected at the state park when you arrive. We have just learned that the new bathroom with showers may not be ready by the festival. We will have temporary showers available, and port-o-potties, or a short walk to flush toilets.
Dutch Oven Rendezvous Information
Join us for our next Dutch Oven activity at the SBF & DOR June 8, Sat. dinner hour at the Dutch Oven potluck. Share recipes with fellow cooks and sample each others victuals. Members get discounted weekend passes at the gate or ahead of time at Kennewick Ranch & Home or on-line at our website. Folks with something cooked in a Dutch Oven and participating bands are invited to the potluck.
Discover Pass Information
The discover pass is a $10 per day per vehicle ( or $30 per year) access fee charged at all Washington State Parks. This fee is not charged to those camping at the park. GOOD NEWS. As luck would have it, Washington State Parks has decided to designate Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9 as FREE DAYS; no Discover Pass required.
Thank you to all of our sponsors, John and Wendy Top, , Randy and Janet Schuler, Artmil Design Studio, Chief’s RV, , RDO Equipment, Bennett Rentals, clover Island Inn, Jim and Jan Delfel, Vern and Sharon Crow, and the many volunteers who help make this event happen. We couldn’t do it without any of you!
And…..thanks to our loyal Bluegrass campers who make this such a fun event. Please keep coming back! We can’t wait to see you again!