Portland, Ore. – The 10th Annual Northwest String Summit (NWSS) recently announced the addition of the Cascadia Music Alliance's Cascadia Coffeehouse and Acoustic Stage, a centrally located, shady area to relax and have a snack while listening to live acoustic music before main stage music starts and following main stage conclusion each night.
Located in Hornings Hideout near Portland, Ore. from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24, 2011, the Northwest String Summit also recently announced this year’s main stage schedule, which features three evenings of Yonder Mountain String Band, and the Traveling McCourys and Railroad Earth performing Saturday night. For more information about the main stage schedule at the Northwest String Summit, please visit http://www.stringsummit.com/2011-schedule.
“Located in a beautiful little hollow down by the river, the Cascadia Coffeehouse and Acoustic Stage will feature the best sustainable, local, and fair-trade products that Northwest Oregon has to offer,” says Skye McDonald, NWSS promoter.
“Northwest String Summit is a musician’s music festival because, year after year, we have many up-and-coming bands, both local and not-so- local, that apply for our band competition that come out to the festival whether or not they make the cut,” McDonald said. “The Cascadia Acoustic Coffeehouse provides an official capacity and stage for these new bands, veteran musicians and old friends to perform,” McDonald said.
The Cascadia Coffeehouse will serve a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, baked goods, and brunch snacks including local favorites Trailhead Coffee and Voodoo Doughnuts. Artists scheduled at the coffeehouse feature Fruition, Sugarcane, Whitewater Ramble, 4 on the Floor, Left Coast Country, The Scrugglers, and the Dust Settlers. More bands and acoustic artists will be scheduled to perform in the secluded stage to be announced soon.
Advance 3-day passes for Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24, 2011 are available now at all TicketsWest outlets and online at TicketsWest for $145. Patrons can still upgrade to a 4-day pass by purchasing a single day Thursday, July 21 pass for an additional $20. The festival gates will open to the public beginning Thursday, July 21 at 4 p.m.
Confirmed artists of the 2011 Northwest String Summit will feature Yonder Mountain String Band (YMSB) with special guest Darol Anger; Railroad Earth; Keller and the Keels featuring Keller Williams and the husband and wife combo of Larry and Jenny Keel; Todd Snider & Great American Taxi Featuring Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon; The Travelin’ McCourys with Rob and Ronnie McCoury; the Emmitt Nershi Band featuring Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon and Billy Nershi of String Cheese Incident; Greensky Bluegrass; The Cascadia Project featuring Darol Anger, Scott Law, Sharon Gilchrist and Samson Grisman; Cornmeal; Danny Barnes; Jackstraw; Pert Near Sandstone; Pete Kartsounes & Benny “Burle” Galloway; Elephant Revival; and the 2011 band contest.
Considered the Pacific Northwest’s premier boutique music festival, the Northwest String Summit will provide four days of mostly acoustic music and camping in a family-fun atmosphere nestled in one of the most gorgeous festival sites on the west coast, Hornings Hideout, a beautiful forested site located just 20 minutes from Portland in North Plains, Ore. at the edge of Horning Reservoir.
For more information about the Northwest String Summit ticketing, please visit http://www.stringsummit.com . For more information about Hornings Hideout, please visit http://www.horningshideout.com .
A family-oriented festival, the Northwest String Summit will designate a specific family camping area where quiet hours are observed. The festival also provides a “kid’s tent” that features a variety of arts and crafts and other activities for young people.