Victory Music CD Release Concerts

Victory Music who are great friends and supporters of Wintergrass and music in general are releasing a couple of CD’s in the near future. These releases will be at introduced at a pair of concerts in the Seattle area. Check out the Facebook application for Victory Music or the Victory Music Website for more info on the shows. victory-jpg

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Last Minute Ticket Update

Online ticket sales for 2009 have ceased. However plenty of tickets are available. Phone in your orders until 6pm Wednesday Feb. 18th at 253-428-8056. After that all tickets will be available at the door beginning at noon on Thursday Feb. 19th.
Festival Registration is on the mezzanine level of the Hotel Murano 1320 Broadway Plaza Tacoma WA 98402.

The Road To Tacoma

The state of Washington is doing some major repairs on I-5 and in Downtown Tacoma this year. Allow your self plenty of time to get to Wintergrass 2009.

Here is the link to the Washington State for information on road closures and detours.  http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ If you are driving from north of Seattle the delays are mostly at night and on the weekends.  For those from out of town you can also get traffic news by listening to KIRO 710 AM or KOMO 1000 AM either in the Seattle area or on the web.

Another Feature Added To The Bluegrass in The Schools Workshop

Sue Thompson has a new CD that is being released this month. She is donating one CD for every participant in the Bluegrass in the Schools Teachers Workshop(See the link for more info on this special workshop,it does have a nominal fee)! This is an educational CD on how to learn to sing bluegrass harmony by ear. Keith Little is on the CD, as is Don Share. Don and Sue will be doing a workshop on Saturday at Wintergrass on Bluegrass Harmony. (Unfortunately it’s the same time as the BG in the Schools workshop for artists/bands). FYI….Don performs with a Seattle-based band called The DownTown Mountain Boys, and is also a professor (Political Science) at the Universithy of Puget Sound in Tacoma .

Wintergrass 2009 Dance Stage – The Varsity Grill

On Friday and Saturday night at Wintergrass 2009 will have two dances at The Varsity Grill, just up the street from the Hotel Murano, which is also an all-ages venue.
Friday nights dance    Varsity Grill Dance Stage
7:00    Monroe Crossing-bluegrass from Minnesota
8:00    The Tallboys-traditional old time fiddle and banjo style from Seattle
9:30    The Paperboys– Celtic / Mexican / Latin/ Folk / Acoustic / Alt-Country/ Roots/ Soul/ Pop from Vancouver,BC
10:45  Scythian-Celtic/Gypsy/ from the Washington D.C. area
midnight  Hot Buttered Rum-High Altitude Grass with Classical,Rock,Folk,Blues influences from the San Francisco Bay area

Saturday nights dance will feature

6:30    Cody Bryant & Riders of the Purple Sage-Western style cowboy dance music from the Southern California area.
8:00    Scythian
9:30    Hot Buttered Rum
11:00    The Paperboys