Wintergrass Performers-Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Pacific NW Tour

Wintergrass 2023 Performers Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves are doing a short tour in the Pacific NW this week to showcase their new album.

Tuesday June 7th: Portland, OR. Polaris Hall

Wednesday June 8th: Seattle, WA. Ballard Homestead

Thursday June 9th: Prosser, WA. Brewminatti

Friday June 10th: Corvallis, OR. Whiteside Theatre

Saturday June 11th: Coos Bay, OR. 7 Devils Brewing Co

Wintergrass -Bellevue Destination of the Year Award

Wintergrass Gets an Award!
Event of the Year!
Wintergrass was named as Bellevue Destination Event of the Year today at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. The award was part of the Visit Bellevue inaugural celebration of travel and tourism. In a year when this industry in particular was hit very hard, this award reminds us of just how much we love our partners in the City of Bellevue.Here’s the thing. You made that happen. You were there.Our profound thanks to every volunteer, ticket buyer, artist, exhibitor, sponsor and to our best pals at the Hyatt Regency. This award is for you. Well done people!
Click here to read about this event and the other fine recipients we shared breakfast with at the awards banquet.

Wintergrass 2022 Tickets on Sale Now

Wintergrass is February 23-26, 2023Hyatt Regency and The WestinBellevue WAMark your calendars for 7am Monday, May 2nd to get tickets andbook rooms at the Hyatt and Westin. Please read on for the details.
Thank you.
Tickets and Rooms for 2023*
TicketsTicket sales for Wintergrass ’23 go on sale Monday May 2nd at 7am PST.At this point only weekend passes (all four days) are available.Single day tickets will go on sale June 1st. New this year, a limited number of single show tickets will also be available. More about that before June 1st.Click HERE for tickets(Remember this will not work until May 2nd, however you can bookmark this link)
Hotel RoomsWintergrass room blocks will be available at both the Hyatt Regency and The Westin. There will be stages and Wintergrass programming at both hotels this year. ALL Wintergrass Youth Education takes place at The Westin.Please note, to get the Wintergrass rate at the Hyatt you must book a minimum three-night stay. No exceptions.Both jamming and quiet rooms are available at the Hyatt. All rooms at the Westin are quiet rooms.Your emailed ticket receipt will contain the room reservation links for both hotels. Here’s how it works.1. Buy your ticket(s).2. Email receipt flies to your inbox.3. The golden hotel info is in that receipt and nowhere else.We’ll be standing by.
*Name that masked man!
Support the Future of Wintergrass
You have been amazing and generous. You’ve not only kept Wintergrass afloat, you’ve even made sure we have a life vest or two available. Thank you for your support.
GiveBig is an online giving program serving non-profit organizations in Washington. It’s an important part of the support network for Wintergrass. You may make your donation anytime between now and May 4th. Thank you!  Your donations will support all aspects of Wintergrass including the live performances, education programs and student scholarships while preserving the future of acoustic American music. Help us sustain the magic and wonder of Wintergrass.

Please click here or the blue GiveBig box to donate. Thank you!

Wintergrass 2022 Performers- The Jangles

The Jangles, led by Western Swing Hall of Fame member Mike Faast, play traditional western swing and vintage country music. Featuring Pat Rowe on steel guitar, Roger Ferguson on fiddle, Toby Hanson on accordion, Mike Eytcheson on bass, Mark Drake on drums, and Mike Faast on guitar and vocals. 

The band has been delighting audiences with their polished, traditional sound since 1990. The band is perfect for country and swing lovers alike, featuring danceable tunes in both swing and country line dance styles. 

Wintergrass 2022 Performers- Joe Craven & Mamajowali

Mamajowali features three veteran musicians – one from Mali, West Africa and two from the United States – that have found common ground in a unique sound. Interweaving two continents
and three uniquely different musical sensibilities, their cultural and instrumental blend of kamale ngoni (the hunter’s harp), six string guitar, percussion, fiddle, mandolin and singing is traditional, innovative and uncommon – all at the same time. Mamadou Sidibe (kamale ingoni player for Malian pop star Oumou Sangare) Joe Craven (Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Howard Levy, Allison Brown, David Lindley), etc,…) and globe trotting, guitar sensation Walter Strauss, overlay West African and Latin American music with old time Americana and spirited originals with hoppin’ high energy grooves and tons of improvisational trialogue. We invite you to listen to the sound of Mamajowali’s “Afromericana!”

Wintergrass 2022 Performers – Kristen Grainger & True North

Fronted by singer-songwriter Kristen Grainger, the folk-bluegrass powerhouse includes Dan Wetzel, guitar; octave mandolin, vocals; Martin Stevens, mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, vocals; and Josh Adkins, bass, vocals. 

A songwriter whose star is rising, Kristen was named, alongside Brandi Carlile and Dolly Parton, one of the Women Who Wrote Our 2020 Soundtrack by The Bluegrass Situation. She won the 2020 USA Songwriting Competition (folk), and she has won or been a finalist in national songwriting contests at Telluride Bluegrass Festival (CO), MereFest (NC), Wildflower Music Festival (TX), and Kerrville Folk Festival (TX). 

She and Dan co-wrote the 2010 Wintergrass song contest winner, It’s A Hard Place to Suffer and That Really Gets Me Down, their tribute to the festival’s new home in Bellevue. 

The band’s newest release, Ghost Tattoo, was #2 on Folk Alliance International’s Top Albums of 2020 and #12 on Folk Alley’s Listeners Choice Top 20 Albums of 2020,hitting #1 on FAI folk radio charts for both albums and singles. Learn more at

Wintergrass 2022 Performers – Betse & Clarke with Eric Thorin

Regular folks, exceptional music: This duo (and sometimes trio) from the heartland (Kansas City,
Missouri) has its roots in Ozark old time music, honoring traditional songs and tunes that
resonate with human experience.
For each concert setting, Betse & Clarke take an audience on a musical field trip. Betse Ellis
plays powerful and beautiful old time fiddle tunes, sings traditional Ozark songs, and shares her own songs with themes relating to human experience. Expect her to tell some stories along the way, featuring personal moments with her fiddle mentor Violet Hensley. Long known for her
energetic style in her former band The Wilders, Betse’s earned a level of maturity while
maintaining her contagious enthusiasm. Clarke Wyatt is an engaging finger-style banjo player
and guitarist, drawing inspiration from great traditional and inventive banjoists of earlier decades such as Mike Seeger and John Hartford, and a guitar approach reminiscent of Norman Blake.

Lyons, Colorado bassist and vocalist Eric Thorin (Open Road, Mollie O’Brien, Danny Barnes,
Peter Rowan) has a powerful resume of performing, producing, and instructing. He has
composed more than 200 pieces for the Matt Flinner Trio, of which he is a founding member,
and is adjunct faculty for University of Northern Colorado’s folk and bluegrass program.
Together since 2014, this musical couple has performed across the United States, Ireland,
Scotland, Yukon, and Manitoba, from the Portland Old Time Music Gathering to Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Walnut Valley Music Festival, John Hartford Memorial Festival, Guinness International Bluegrass Festival (Co. Waterford, Ireland), Bluegrass Music Festival (Ulster American Folk Park, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland) and Folk Alliance International Conference (as official selected showcase artists, and music camp instructors). They are dedicated instructors as well as performers and enjoy teaching at camps and workshops as well as private instruction.