Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival
July 15-17. 29th annual event. Featuring: Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson. For over 30 years, The ‘T-Birds’ have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as “Tuff Enuff” and “Wrap It Up”. Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation. Robert Randolph & the Family Band - ‘Sacred Steel’ jam/rock/blues phenom has been captivating audiences for a decade Allen Stone - Young “hippie with soul” may be Northwest’s finest male R&B vocalist Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones - The Blasters’ co-founding brothers Too Slim and the Taildraggers - Perennial festival favorite Wee Willie Walker - Legendary Memphis Soul Singer w/ The Randy Oxford Band’s Allstar Slam Randy Hansen – incendiary blues/rock guitarist and Hendrix emulator Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram - Mississippi’s brilliant young blues-guitar virtuoso Grace Love & The True Loves - Seattle’s up-and-coming neo-soul group Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons - 2016 International Blues Challenge winners Rose City Kings - named ‘Best New Blues Act’ by Portland’s Cascade Blues Association Hot Wired Rhythm Band - Super-group featuring bassist Polly O’Keary and guitarist Kevin Sutton won 2013 Best New Blues Band from Washington Blues Society Nathan James - blues, and American roots music using his homemade instruments
- Blues Ranch, Winthrop
- $90/advance, $100/gate, good all weekend; $45/on-site camping for weekend; kids age 12 and younger admitted free. Camping is an additional fee.
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