Saturday, July 6, 2013
2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival, and the celebration boasts some of the biggest stars in bluegrass —Jim Lauderdale, the James King Band, Town Mountain and the SteelDrivers.
They join Rural Delivery, Jim Faddis and the Rocky Butte Wranglers July 25-28 when the event hits the Skamania County Fairgrounds in scenic Stevenson, Wash.
Look for the 2013 show to carry on the traditions that make this festival one of the best bluegrass events in the Northwest. The festival officially kicks off with the fan-favorite Jammers Jamboree on Thursday night.
The good times continue with nightly dances featuring the Hamdogs on Friday and The Rocky Butte Wranglers on Saturday.
The show concludes with a stellar gospel show featuring the James King Band on Sunday. Festival guests have the opportunity to participate in the annual instrument contest, band scramble, workshops for all ages including the Chick Rose Kid’s Academy, and plenty of jamming throughout.
Visitors will be treated to an assortment of fine craft and music related booths, delicious food, coffee and espresso, and micro brew beers presented by Laginitas Brewing Company.
The festival is sponsored by Skamania County, the City of Stevenson, Skamania Lodge, Subway, RV Northwest and Lagunitas Brewing. As the event is underwritten by the Skamania County Fair Board, and held on the Skamania County Fairgrounds, Skamania County residents are invited to purchase a “Gorge Special” pass at the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce commencing July 1.
Tickets and camping are on sale now at www.brownpapertickets.com.
For more information e-mail: email@example.com and visit: www.columbiagorgebluegrass.net for Festival updates. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!
Please let me know if you have questions. Thank you for your consideration, and have a wonderful day!
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