Hope all who attended at a great time! Wintergrass dates for 2011 will be Feb 24-27 and the link for tickets and hotel reservations will be active soon. There will be a survey link posted soon. And we would love for you to post your comments on the blog here.
Thanks!! See you all next year!!!
The Oregon Bluegrass Association is to have a suite at Wintergrass! Please stop by and say hello, pick a bit with other members (not limited to members) , take a look at some of our award-winning “Bluegrass Express” issues, hang out, pick a bit… You get the picture. If you have a band, or are a luthier with instruments to show, please contact Matt Snook (He is listed at http://www.oregonbluegrass .org on the board member page or pull my email address off of this posting) and let him know when you’d like to book the suite – we’ll be putting up flyers, entries on the Wintergrass digital bulletin board, etc.
Oregon (or regional) bands and luthiers who will showcase their wares here at the suite! So far:
Kenny and Amanda Smith! I don’t know when, but they have offered to stop by
the OBA suite and pick a few with amiable Oregon folks! How many times does
that come your way? Stay tuned. After they get settled into Bellevue, we’ll post a Date and time… 🙂
11 PM Carver Mandolins – come on in for some jamming and mandolin tasting
with Chris Standridge of Carver Mandolins!
Friday: 6:30 PM – Arrow Guitars of Mosier Oregon will fill the suite with guitars,
mandolins, mando-cellos. .. Come and meet Paul Lestock and try some great
8:00 PM Northern Departure will do their thing for an hour. Hot music. 🙂
11:00 PM – Green Mountain Bluegrass Band will play for an hour some driving
hard core bluegrass music, Oregon style. If you don’t get to Eugene too
often or haven’t heard them, now’s your chance.
Midnight: Newgrass Jam open to everybody. Come and pick your favorite
“outside the box” or “not quite” bluegrass. 🙂
Attention fellow Facebook friends and Wintergrass Twitter followers. Now is the time to sign up for mobile updates so that you get text messages highligting the latest happenings during the festival. A hot jam, who is showcasing where, and general fun information.
Tickets are still available, prices go up at the door and online and phone orders are ending Wed at 6. Saturday tickets are really moving fast so make sure you don’t get shut out for Sat and order you ticket in advance (you know you are coming anyway)!!
Some suggestions for you on Checkout from the Bellevue Hyatt Regency: 90% of Wintergrass will check out on Sunday February 28th. The hotel wants to make your departure as smooth as possible. In order to avoid waiting to store or claim any checked luggage, the Hyatt suggests the following:”1) If you will be leaving no later than 12 Noon, leave your luggage in your guest room, and retrieve it by Noon to take directly to your car / taxi.2) If leaving after 12 Noon, consider placing your luggage in your car in the morning (or by Noon at the latest), and avoid any wait to store or claim your bags. If you Valet Parked, hotel Valet Staff are happy to pull your car to the hotel entrance, load your bags, and re-park your car for a later departure.3) If you prefer to store your bags with the hotel, please proceed to the Front Desk where staff will direct you to a satellite luggage storage area. Efforts will be made to inform you of this location in advance, if possible.