2020 Festival Dates:  September 14-20, 2020

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


Camp Host for the week is Terri Jones (425) 210-4396

Mon. 9/16 - 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. 9/17

Bluegrass jamming in the park all day        


Wed. 9/18

Bluegrass jamming in the park all day 

2-4 pm Trinity Gardens Lavender Farm Tour (205330 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)

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


Thurs. 9/19

8-10 am Gospel Pancake Breakfast at the Pavilion, hosted by Darryl & Betty Lampinen. 

>Cost:  either sing a gospel song or listen to one!

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

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


Fri. 9/20  Emcee for this weekend is Betty Lampinen (A.K.A. Olga!)

 Noon – 12:45 – Open Mic

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

 2 pm -   Bertha & The Combinations on stage

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

 4 pm – Starrland Stringband on stage 

5:30-7 pm – Pulled Pork Dinner served by the Georgettes at the GCH kitchen.  Full meal deal only $10

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

7:30 pm – Beyond the Rain on indoor stage 


Sat. 9/21      

10 am - Upstairs at the GCH:  Bass Learn ‘n Share

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

11 am - Upstairs at the GCH: Guitar Learn ‘n Share

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

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

1 pm - Upstairs at the GCH:  Mandolin Workshop with Chris Davidson of the Weavils

1 pm - Downstairs at the GCH: Fiddle Learn ‘n Share

3 pm – Kevin Pace & the Early Edition on stage

4 pm – The Weavils on stage

5 - 6:30 pm Dinner by Rich Tacos

7 pm - Open Mic on indoor stage

8 pm – Rusty Hinges on indoor stage 


Sun. 9/22

9:30 am Gospel Set by Starrland 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 other, we decided that instead of a bunch of formal workshops taught by experts (although we like those too!), 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).  

Printable Venue Map:

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!