Strum-a-thon in Tacoma-An Event to Keep Wintergrass in Tacoma

Strum-a-thon this Monday, June 8, 4-6 pm at Paddy Coyne’s Irish Pub in Tacoma. The organizers of the Wintergrass will be deciding on Tuesday whether to move their festival to Bellevue.This event is being held for you to help show your support for Wintergrass in Tacoma.  Go to the Wintergrass website and fill out their questionnaire:

Click on the link below for more information.


Wintergrass Survey-Win A Pair of Tickets for Wintergrass 2010

The Wintergrass 2009 Survey is still available on the Wintergrass website.  Wintergrass would love to hear from you to help them improve the festival. There will be randomly  awarding  one pair of tickets to Wintergrass 2010 to one lucky  person who fills out the survey.

Wintergrass 2010 Early Tickets are also available on the site until April 16th, 2009.

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.

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