For fifteen years, MCTAMA has hosted the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous in Sacajawea State Park during the second weekend of June beginning Friday evening. This festival consists of live music, a Dutch Oven gathering, camping, workshops, dancing, and delicious food. Last year, approximately 1,000 attendees and performers from all over the nation were in attendance, and local newspaper and television stations covered the event. We are anticipating even greater success for 2019!
MCTAMA (Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts and Music Association) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about traditional arts and music. MCTAMA has jam sessions, hosts workshops and organizes concerts for budding musicians and anyone who appreciates traditional music.
2019 Festival Schedule
(Note: the schedule is subject to change.)
Reduced cost pre-sale ticket prices ends at midnight. All tickets sold after this time will be “at the gate” prices. Pre-sale weekend pass $35. At the gate weekend pass $45.
10:00am, camping area is open.
5:00pm-6:00pm Open Mike
6:15pm-7:00pm Rusty Hinges
7:15pm-8:00pm String Theory
8:15pm- 9:00pm Old Growth Quartet
10:00am- 11:00am Music Workshops
11:00am- Noon Music workshops
11:00am – 1:00pm Youth Music Workshop
11:00am-1:00pm Dutch Oven Seminar
Noon- 1:00pm Lunch
Noon-1:15pm Band Scramble sign-up/rehearsal
1:00pm Flag Presentation/ Youth workshop stage presentation
1:15pm-2:30pm Band Scramble
2:45pm-3:30pm Runaway Train
3:45pm- 4:30pm Rusty Hinges
4:45pm-5:30pm Old Growth Quartet
5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner Break
7:00pm-7:45pm Warren G. Hardings
8:00pm-9:00pm Appalachian Roadshow
9:00am-9:45am Gospel Sing Along
10:00am-10:45am Warren G. Hardings
11:00am-11:45am Old Growth Quartet
noon- 12:45pm String Theory
1:00pm- 2:05pm Appalachian Roadshow
Campers must vacate before noon.
(Schedule subject to change)
We have a wide range of sponsorship opportunities for businesses and partners who want to be involved in our annual event. This is a chance for you to connect with a unique Tri-Cities audience. The attached document outlines the options available. We would like you to be a part of this exciting venture and would be grateful for your support of the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival and Dutch Oven Rendezvous.
If you or your company is interested in being a sponsor, please call me at (509) 492-1555, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have. Thank you for your time and consideration.
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.)
Please email email@example.com for further information about receiving an application.
We are looking for volunteers to help out at the bluegrass festival. We need help in set-up and tear-down (physically fit persons), Checking for arm bands at gates, Information and CD sales table, Festival attendee check-in, and helping in the Dutch Oven area. Volunteering 2- four hour shifts enables you to get a complimentary weekend pass. You may break up the volunteering into 2 hours shifts as long as you work a total of 8 hours to help with the event. If you are interested in helping out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at (509) 492-1555.
Camping is only available to weekend pass ticket holders. Everyone in the camp area must have a festival wristband on. Camping starts on Thursday June 6, 2019, at 10 AM, and ends Monday June 10, 2019 at noon. Prices are $13 per vehicle per night (towed vehicles, no charge) Camping is dry camping, showers available. First come, first served. Camps fees will be collected by the state park when you arrive. We have always had enough camping space available. Only a couple of electric plug-ins (15am, 120v) available for those with medical needs. Jamming is encouraged. Even though camping is allowed Sunday night, campers may not arrive to camp on Sunday. The intention of camping is to accommodate festival attendees who have spent the majority of the weekend at the festival and have at least paid for Saturday and Sunday festival tickets or a weekend pass.
Ticket Information. For all tickets, age 15 and under are free (accompanied by an adult)
Weekend passes are available at Brown Paper Tickets (see link on homepage)
Purchased before June 5, $35 per person.
Purchased on or after June 5, $45.00 (cash or check only at the gate)
Friday pass $18
Saturday pass $25
Sunday pass $15
Note that attendees on Friday must either buy a one day Discover Pass, or have an annual Discover Pass (daily $10 per vehicle, annual $30 per vehicle). These may be purchased at the State Park. Saturday and Sunday are free days, no Discover Pass required. Campers pay the $13 per night camp fee and don’t need a discover pass
Dutch Oven Rendezvous Information.
The Dutch Oven area will be active on Saturday June 8, 2019. Attendance by the public is free through a separate gate from festival. Paul Mantz-Powers will be teaching a cooking seminar from 11am to 1pm. We are having a private potluck meal for cooks and guests. If you would like to cook with your outdoor Dutch Oven and participate in the potluck, please email us at: email@example.com. Being a participant in Dutch Oven area without a festival ticket will not allow you to gain access to the concert area or campground.