12th Annual George Washington Bluegrass Festival Schedule 


Camp Host for the week is Terri Jones


Mon. 9/10 - Early Bird Camping starts at noon.  DRY CAMPING ONLY.  Limited number of electrical hook-ups available at $25 for the week – see Camp Host


Tues. 9/11

Bluegrass jamming in the park all day        


Wed. 9/12

Gospel Pancake Breakfast in the park, hosted by Daryl Lampinen.  Cost:  either sing a gospel song or listen to one!

Bluegrass jamming in the park all day 

1-2:30 pm George Elementary School Students’ Field Trip/Open Mic Onstage

7 pm - Hi & Howdy Pie & Ice Cream Social at the Community Hall Kitchen, hosted by the Kooys, pies supplied by the Georgettes 


Thurs. 9/13

Bluegrass jamming in the park all day 

2-4 pm Trinity Gardens Lavender Farm Tour (20530 Road 5 SW, Quincy, WA, 98848) with optional Wine Tasting for $10/person (sign up with Debby (509 785-6190) or Terri Jones for the wine tasting.  Meet at GCH parking lot at 1:45 pm)

6 pm Potluck at the GCH kitchen, downstairs (plates + utensils supplied) 


Fri. 9/14  Emcee for this weekend is Betty Lampinen (A.K.A. Olga!)

 Noon – 12:45 – Open Mic

 1 pm – George, WA Home-Grown Stringband on stage

 2 pm -   Bertha & The Combinations on stage

 3 pm – Carter Junction on stage

 4 pm – Open Mic on stage (sign-up required)

 5:30-7 pm – Dinner on your own

 6-6:45 pm – Open Mic on stage (sign-up required)

7:30 pm – The Lucky Break Boys on indoor stage


Sat. 9/15       

10 am - Upstairs at the GCH:  Dobro Workshop with Loren Postma of Roosevelt Road

10 am - Downstairs at the GCH:  Mandolin Learn ‘n Share

11 am - Upstairs at the GCH: Song Arrangement How-To Workshop with Steve and Jane McMahon of Roosevelt Road

11 am - Downstairs at the GCH:  Banjo Learn ‘n Share

Noon until 1:45 - Open Mic on stage (sign-up required)

3 pm – Foggy Noggin on stage

4 pm – The Weavils on stage

5 - 6:30 pm Dinner by Dutch Oven Society of Moses Lake ($10 tickets must be purchased in advance)

7 pm - Roosevelt Road on indoor stage

8 pm – Rusty Hinges on indoor stage 


Sun. 9/17 

9:30 am Gospel Show by Home-Grown Stringband followed by Open Mic Bluegrass Gospel JAM 


*What's a "Learn 'n Share"?  Based on the idea that we all have something to learn from each another, we decided that instead of a formal workshop taught by an expert, we will have a time and location for grouped instruments, where players of any level of expertise can get peer instruction and advice on new riffs, chords or songs.  It's simple: share what you know, and learn something new with others who play the same instrument as you!  

Afternoon performances on Friday and Saturday will be on our outdoor stage, weather permitting.  Evening stage performances will most likely take place indoors at the George Community Hall (subject to change!)


Thank You for your support of the George Washington Bluegrass Festival!

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The Memories Make Us Smile...

2018 Festival Bands:  Homegrown Stringband, The Weavils, Roosevelt Road, Foggy Noggin Band, Rusty Hinges, Carter Junction, Lucky Break Boys and The Combinations!