Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival

June 13th. 14th & 15th, 2014

Sacajawea State Park – Pasco, Washington


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Join us for our 11th year of the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous!

The festival starts Friday June 13th and ends on Sunday June 15th.

This years’ line up will include John Reischman and the Jaybirds, The Sweet Lowdown, North Country, and Rural Delivery.

For festival tickets, visit our ticket information below. Save $10 when you purchase your weekend pass in advance!

Special Note!   No access fee or Discover Pass is required for ticket holders as MCTAMA is paying for each car,  for ticket holders only, for June 13 and June 15.  Saturday June 14 is a FREE day, so ticket holders (or anyone) does not need to pay a Discover Pass fee that day.

For more information the festival schedule, tickets and activities, click on the links below:

 


2014 Festival Schedule

The 2014 schedule will be firmed up in the spring of 2014. Concerts will run from 5pm on Friday June 13, and the last show will end 2pm on Sunday afternoon June 15, 2014.

Note: the schedule is subject to change.

Friday, June 13th

  • 5:00-5:45 – Open Mic
  • 6:00-6-45 – TBD
  • 7:00-7:45 – Third Street Bluegrass
  • 8:00-8:45 – North Country
  • 9:15-11:15 – Dance

Saturday, June 14th

  • 10:30-11:30 – Workshop
  • 11:30-12:30 – Workshop
  • 11:00-1:00 – Youth Workshop
  • 12:30 – Band Scramble Selections
  • 1:00 – Flag Presentation
  • 1:15-1:45 – Youth Workshop Presentation
  • 1:45-2:45 – Band Scramble
  • 3:15-4:00 – North Country
  • 4:15 – TBD
  • 4:45-5:30 – Rural Delivery
  • 5:30-6:30 – Dinner Break
  • 6:30-7:15 – Third Street Bluegrass
  • 7:30-8:15 – North Country
  • 8:30-9:45 – John Reischman & the Jaybirds

Sunday, June 15th

  • 10:00-10:45 – Gospel Sing Along
  • 11:00-11:45 – The Sweet Lowdown
  • 12:00-12:45 – Rural Delivery
  • 1:00-1:45 – John Reischman & the Jaybirds
  • 2:00 – Closing of Festiva!


2014 Festival Bands

The line-up for the 2014 Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival has been confirmed.

We are please to present John Reischman and the Jaybirds,  The Sweet Lowdown, North Country, and Rural Delivery for our headliners. Just click on the name of the band to find out about more bout their music.


Ticket Information


2014 Festival Ticket Prices

Weekend Passes:

Weekend Pass Pre-sale: before June 11 - Ticket price $25
Weekend Pass: on or after June 11 - Ticket price $35

Daily Passes:

Friday Evening Pass: Ticket price $18
Saturday Daily Pass: Ticket price $20
Sunday Daily Pass: Ticket price $10

Age 15 and under free accompanied by a paying adult.

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets are available locally at Kennewick Ranch and Home starting on May 3rd, 2014. Day tickets can either be purchased at Ranch and Home or at the gate. Presale weekend passes can either be purchased at Ranch and Home, online through Brown Paper Tickets, or through the mail with our order form.

Visit our Brown Paper Ticket event page and purchase tickets online now.

Download our mail order form to purchase tickets by mail.

Camping and Discover Pass Information

Camping is an additional fee paid at the state park ($12 per vehicle per night). Campers do not need a Discover Pass if they pay the camping fee for all nights that they stay at the park. Camping fees are paid at the state park when you arrive. No reservations are accepted.

Discover Pass Information

The Discover Pass is a fee charged per vehicle, for day use at all Washington State Parks. Fees are either a daily fee for $10, or an annual pass for $30. The annual pass is good for two vehicles (but not at the same visit). We are paying the Discover Pass fee for all paid attendees to the festival. When you arrive and pay for or present your ticket, a Discover Pass (day pass) will be given to you. If you already have an annual Discover Pass, thank you for supporting your Washington State Parks.

See the Washington State Parks website for more information.

http://www.parks.wa.gov/discoverpass/

NOTE TO CAMPERS:  Each person camping must have, or must  purchase a festival ticket good from the day of your arrival through Sunday. Festival tickets are non-refundable. For more information, please see the camping information page.


Camping

2014 General Information and Guidelines

The camp area is a ”wristband required area”.  Everyone in the camp area must be a paid attendee with a wristband.  Sorry, no exceptions.

  • Camping type:  Dry camping, no hookups
  • No electricity.  A small number of household plugs are available, medical reason only
  • No reservations, first come first served
  • Camping for ticket holders paid from your day of arrival through Sunday only (or weekend pass)
  • Everyone camping must have a ticket valid from the day of their arrival through Sunday.
  • Those arriving before or on Friday must have a weekend pass
  • No generators in lawn area (It’s just too close to your neighbor)
  • No dump station at the park. Nearest dump is at Hood Park, 4 miles away
  • City water is available to fill up tanks
  • Showers are available
  • Food vendors will be on site from Friday through noon on Sunday

 

Camping Cost

  • $12 per vehicle per night

 

Arrival and Departure

  • No arrivals before 10:00am – Wednesday June 11, 2014
  • Campers must vacate by noon – Monday June 16, 2014

 

Hotel Information

Clover Island Inn has made arrangements for discounted rooms for those who do not wish to camp at the park. Clover Island is an easy, short drive from the park. For reservations, call: 866-586-0542.


Maps

Aerial Sacajawea Park Area

Maps of the Region


Vendor Information

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The Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival is looking for food vendors, artists, crafters and vendors with items contributing to the understanding and enjoyment of nature, history, the Bluegrass music tradition and Dutch Oven cooking. All items must be new, either purchased or handmade. (Exception: used acoustic music instruments as used in Old Time/Bluegrass music.)

MCTAMA also presents Sacajawea Heritage Days on the last weekend in September. We are looking for traditional craftspersons for this event.

Please contact Nancy at vendor@mctama.org for further information about receiving an application.


Sponsors

We are looking for sponsors for our activities. Our programs are in need of your help! Please give us a call at (509) 492-1555.

2014 SPONSORS  AND SUPPORTERS

Gold Level

Silver Level                      

  • Jim and Jan Delfel
  • Culligan                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thanks to the many volunteers who have devoted so much time and effort to our cause. Our activities are all done with volunteer effort.

We are looking for additional sponsors for the 2012 Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and our Heritage Days event. If interested, please call (509)492-


Event Poster

Want to help us promote the festival? Download the 2013 poster below, print, and post it around town!

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Looking for the 2012 Poster? Download it here: Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival 2012 Poster



Links

Bluegrass Links

Bluegrass Associations & Festival Links

Bluegrass Web Lists

Old Time Music Links

  • Old Time Music in Portland, Oregon–http://bubbaguitar.com/
  • Old Time Music News – Access what is going on in the world of old time music. Lots of links to what is available on the Net and what is going on around the country.

Listen to Old Time Music on the Internet

Folk Music Links

Dutch Oven Links