This year Northwest String Summit will be held July 18-21 at Hornings Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. This festival is put on by Yonder Mountain String Band and includes other bluegrass acts such as Leftover Salmon, David Grisman, Greensky Bluegrass, Keller and the Keels, the funky Pimps of Joytime, Darol Anger, Danny Barnes, Larry and Jenny Keel, Giraffe Dodgers with Allie Kral, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Fruition, and more.
A Northwest String Summit documentary, ‘Turn Left At The Peacock’, will be premiered this year.The screening will be held at the Bagdad Theater in Portland, Oregon on July 17 as well as on thursday inside the festival itself.
The first late night will be Poor Man’s Whiskey’s ‘Dark Side of the Moonshine’, an interpretation of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon…bluegrass style. Yonder goes on to play each night of the festival, with sets over three hours long.
Saturday will be an amazing night of music. Strummit goers will be treated to David Grisman, Leftover Salmon, Yonder, a funky set from Pimps of Joytime, and the upcoming band Fruition.
To promote eco-friendly practices, carpoolers with four or more festival goers will be given a Strummit gift, and those who decide to get festive and decorate their vehicle and themselves will participate in the carpool convoy contest. Prizes include upgrades to VIP, signed posters, and merchandise credits.
A psychedelically-decorated Furthur bus will be inside the festival. During down time of acts on the Main Stage there will be performances atop the Furthur Bus from Danny Barnes, Scott Law, and several others.
Whether you’re a bluegrass lover, a Yonder head, or just looking to see a great weekend of music, Northwest String Summit is a festival for all to enjoy; we hope to see you there!