Announcing the 9th Annual Northwest String Summit, July 16-18, 2010

Article Contributed by madison | Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The ninth annual Northwest String Summit festival featuring three days of music and camping returns to Horning's Hideout near Portland, Ore. from Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18, 2010. Considered the Pacific Northwest’s premier boutique music festival, the Northwest String Summit provides three 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, Horning's Hideout, a beautiful forested site located just 20 minutes from Portland in North Plains, Ore. at the edge of Horning Reservoir.

Featured artists include Yonder Mountain String Band for three days, Rhythm Devils with Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead, and moe. with a special 20th anniversary acoustic/electric set. The live music schedule also features Danny Barnes and Friends; The Infamous Stringdusters; Republic of Strings with Darol Anger; Crooked Still; Great American Taxi with Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon; 2010 Band Contest and many others.

A kid’s tent will provide activities for young folks, including arts and crafts, use of Horning’s Hideout playground equipment, volunteer chaperones and a kid’s parade featuring giant hand-crafted puppets.

All ages advance 3-day passes are available now at all Ticketswest outlets and online for $145 if purchased through July 15; and $155 if purchased day of show. Ticket price includes three days of music and camping. Children ages 10 and under are admitted free with a paying adult. Two-day passes for Saturday and Sunday only are available for $100 and includes two days of music and camping.

The gates will open to the public beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday, July 16, 2010. Gates will close Monday, July 19, 2010 at 12 p.m. The camping areas will be separate from the parking areas. Early arrival camping is available Thursday night for additional fee. RV parking is sold out.

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