Hazel and Kathleen

Hazel and Kathleen Hazel Peterson and Kathleen Sykora bring the fun and joy of Bluegrass to the Vancouver/Portland area. We’ve got some original tunes, old time favorites, some gospel [...]


Stumbleweed is a Portland based bluegrass band. Playing mostly original material, with a few classics thrown in, we blend traditional bluegrass and honky tonk with a bit of old country, and we [...]

Ash Creek

We like to say we explore the frontiers between bluegrass, folk, and traditional country music. You’ll hear classic bluegrass, along with tunes of more recent vintage, including original songs [...]

3 Play Ricochet

3 PLAY RICOCHET plays “Bluegrass and Beyond” — an intelligent blend of String-Band Americana. 3PR features musicians from the four corners of the United States who met in the [...]

Eight Dollar Mountain

Rising from the Cascade-Siskiyou Mountain range of Southern Oregon comes Eight Dollar Mountain, an exciting, high-energy bluegrass quintet.  The group effortlessly blends whitewater-fast rhythms [...]

Mountain Honey

Mountain Honey Sweet and golden acoustic music inspired by traditional bluegrass, with driving banjo and high lonesome harmonies. Mountain Honey features Linda Leavitt (vocals, guitar, mandolin), [...]

A Sudden Tradition

A Sudden Tradition is a Portland-area Americana band, performing bluegrass, folk, old time, country, standards, contemporary, and original songs—all with that traditional acoustic roots sound. [...]

Steer Crazy

A New Brand of Western & American Music Musical fun and close harmonies that requires no complicated explanation. Nice guys singing and playing great music. Rick King-Guitar, Glenn [...]

Fadin’ by 9

What happens when you bring together a bass-playing attorney, guitar-strumming bilingual reading specialist, fire-on-the-fiddle volcanologist, and a banjo-picking elementary school principal? [...]


Based in the Pacific Northwest, Mischief is father/daughter duo Matt and Anna Snook with Jim Brockill. We’ve 70+ years of experience playing bluegrass and acoustic music. Be amazed: trio [...]

Shasta Ray Band

The band is referred to as a truly “Community Band”….a “Bring a town together Band.” The music played is a real slice of Americana including bluegrass, folk, [...]


Roundhouse was founded in 1994 by Ron Leavitt and Kim Jones. Ron played trumpet until he switched to the mandolin in college, inspired by both Seals and Croft and Bill Monroe. Ron is the harmony [...]

Hudson Ridge

Hudson Ridge has a sound all it’s own. Love of harmony and the desire and ability to “Ridgetize” their own blend of Americana, Bluegrass, and traditional Country music, gives [...]

Red Diesel

Betsy Yochelson (stand-up bass/vocals), Theron Yochelson (mandolin/vocals), Mark Barringer (guitar/vocals), and Steve Speth (banjo) have been performing “Kickin’ Acoustic” for [...]

Back Up & Push

We are a 5 piece bluegrass band from Welches, OR. We have been playing together for about 10 years. We play a mix of traditional bluegrass, southern blues, and a few cowboy tunes. We are [...]

Sleepy Eyed Johns

What is bluegrass? The Sleepy Eyed Johns! Ian Joel – banjo; Mark – guitar; John Melnichuk – fiddle; Chuck Davidshofer – bass; Billy Wyatt – mandolin. For [...]

Corral Creek Bluegrass

Corral Creek Bluegrass Band is a local band that formed 10 plus years ago and works to bring Bluegrass style music to Oregon area folks. Corral Creek has performed at the Old Fashioned Festival [...]

Bethel Mountain Band

The Bethel Mountain Bank is a gospel bluegrass band with heavenly harmonies. We host the Bluegrass in the Orchard Grass Festival each August in Lebanon, Oregon. A day in the beautiful Willamette [...]


Oregon’s Best Americana Dynamic Duo Slipshod is Matt Snook (dobro and banjo) and Steve Blanchard (guitar and mandolin). They met a number of years ago as part of the Northwest Bluegrass community [...]

Home Grown

HomeGrown as a performing band began in 2006. Three musicians recognized in each other a shared love for traditional early American music. Though each of them had come from different parts of the [...]

Puddletown Ramblers

Puddletown Ramblers is a regional bluegrass band that performs original songs, good old time traditional bluegrass, acoustic, old country and Americana music. we are based in Portland, Oregon and [...]

The Loafers

The Loafers are an acoustic quartet based in the Portland-Metro area, playing traditional bluegrass, specializing in exciting instrumentals and familiar vocals of bluegrass standards. Mike [...]

The Wild Wood

Coalescing from Portland’s thriving music scene, The Wild Wood is a constellation of accomplished young stars who have been attracted toward one another as much by each other’s shine [...]

Money Creek Mining Co.

Money Creek plays stirring mountain ballads and burning banjo tunes. At times runnin’ wild, then mellow and graceful, Money Creek Mining Co. offers unique arrangements to traditional [...]

Lost Creek Bluegrass Band

From Portland, Oregon, Lost Creek delivers a driving blend of bluegrass and old time standards with terrific vocal harmonies and tasteful instrumentation. For years they’ve delighted [...]

Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising

Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising IMEA 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising is all about the stories and the stories of everyday America are what you get frm these four [...]

Back Porch Revival

Blues Inspired Folk, County, Blues, Honky-Tonk and original songs. Back porch music that hit’s the ball out of the park! Gene Greer – Guitar/Harmonica, Tony McCormick – Banjo, [...]

Free Range

Free Range is a musical duo that’s out to make sure its audiences enjoy every song. Free Range is two voices (Matt Snook and Claire Levine) with a great harmony blend, accompanied by [...]

Wayward Vessel

Wayward Vessel is a bluegrass band playing uplifting, original music, drawing inspiration from our bluegrass pioneers and traditional fiddle music. Our songs come from the heart, and we are [...]

Long Mountain Revival

Long Mountain Revival’s main emphasis in the group is sharing the Gospel through song. Their song repertoire includes that of such groups as Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Hotrize, Nashville [...]

The Hillwilliams

The Hillwilliams are a group of Portland, OR musicians who have come together to celebrate the high lonesome sound and hot picking of traditional Bluegrass. Brought together initially by [...]

The Hossettes

Sharing a reverence for the soulful harmonies and powerful drive of the pioneering bands of bluegrass, the Hossettes (hoss-ettes) bring tremendous talent and energy to the stage. Featuring Hailey [...]

Steve Blanchard

Steve Blanchard is well known as an acoustic flatpicker guitarist, singer and songwriter with a career spanning over four decades. His musical style includes bluegrass, cowboy/western, folk, and [...]

Whiskey Puppy

Whiskey Puppy plays boot-stomping, mule-slapping traditional bluegrass and old time music. The Portland, OR trio brings energy, humor, and skillful musicianship to little-known songs and tunes [...]


Half-Grass’d… is a string band playing old-school bluegrass, country, folk ’n’ blues… we might bust out some Rolling Stones or Beatles, too! Comprised of five well-seasoned veterans of the [...]

Whistlin’ Rufus

Whistlin’ Rufus has delighted family audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest for several years. Three and four part vocal harmonies, exciting instrumentation and contagious fun are part [...]

Misty Mamas

This band – together since 2005 – has made a real name for itself in the Vancouver/Portland acoustic music scene. Collectively these women have decades of experience playing and singing in [...]

Mud Springs Gospel Band

Our band is The Mud Springs Gospel Band. The Band was started in 1985.  Current members live in Madras and Terrebonne, Oregon. We play all gospel music with about a third of our songs are [...]

Hardshell Harmony

Based out of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, this high energy group is full of spirit, and comedy. Playing original songs from the masters of long ago and helping preserve a traditional [...]

Rose City Bluegrass Band

A long time ago in Vancouver, Washington, there was a place called The Steeple Center, an old church where bluegrass classes were held. It is where we met and “steeped” ourselves in [...]

The Pitchfork Revolution

High Desert Hobo Blackgrass from East of the Cascades. The Pitchfork Revolution mixes politically humorous originals, traditional bluegrass and dark driving instrumentals to bring a smile to your [...]

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Tue 27

Turnkey Bluegrass Jam

May 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - June 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Tue 27
Tue 27

Jackstraw at the Laurelthirst

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 27

Bluegrass Jam in McMinnville

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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