Northwest String Summit Just A Month Away!

Article Contributed by JP Cutler Media | Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The 17th Annual Northwest String Summit (String Summit) is one of the top boutique live music experiences in the country and presents an array of today's leaders in the Americana, Bluegrass, Indy Rock, and Jam genres. It all happens at the iconic Horning's Hideout (North Plains, OR) from July 19 - 22, 2018. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning's Hideout, a private family-owned reserve of old-growth trees, wild peacocks, ponds, and campsites, stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country. A family-friendly and locally sourced festival, String Summit caps its capacity at 5,000 attendees to ensure an intimate experience for all festivalgoers at an incredible ticket price. For more detailed information, please visit:

The 17th Annual Northwest String Summit proudly presents many of the biggest names in Americana and beyond, including Three Nights of Yonder Mountain String Band & Greensky Bluegrass; 2 Nights of Railroad Earth; 2 Nights of 2018 GRAMMY® Award-winning The Infamous Stringdusters; 2 Nights of Leftover Salmon; Leftover Salmon's Funky Brass Breakdown with the High Country Horns Featuring Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (both of Trey Anastasio Band) as well as Seattle's Skerik; Leftover Salmon: The Music of Neil Young; Keller Williams & The Andys Featuring Andy Hall and Andy Falco (both of The Infamous Stringdusters) and Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon); 2 Nights of Mandolin Orange; 2 Nights of Fruition; Steep Canyon Rangers; 2 Nights of The Lil Smokies; Shook Twins; Sideboob; Dustbowl Revival; Horseshoes & Hand Grenades; Jon Stickley Trio; Danny Barnes; Darol Anger & The Furies; John Cragie; Front Country; World's Finest; Benny "Burle" Galloway; Brad Parsons; The Last Revel; Old Salt Union; Yak Attack; Deep Fried Pickle Project; The Deer; Driftwood; The Honey Dewdrops; Pete Kartsounes; Taylor Kingman & The Holy Know-Nothings; Arthur Lee Land Trio; Teskey Brothers; The Drunken Hearts; Useful Jenkins; The Lowest Pair; Talbott Brothers (2017 Band Competition Winners); and other acts!

String Summit event promoter Skye McDonald comments about String Summit 2018, "Horning's Hideout is such a special festival destination that we're thrilled to invite all our friends and many core bands for the party year after year. Several will perform on multiple days so they too can properly experience the vibe and, in turn, deliver more magnificent music magic morning, noon and night!"

While the Main Stage Amphitheater will be at full tilt, the Kinfolk Revival Stage returns with daytime artist workshops and late-night sets. The Cascadia Stage, set deep in a wooded hollow, will ramp up to provide music all day Friday - Sunday, and late-night sets after Main Stage acts from Thursday - Saturday.

Northwest String Summit partners with singular Portland organizations, food vendors and emerging Pacific Northwest-based musicians to support the thriving local communities. String Summit exudes fun and activities for the whole family seen by some as the yearly grounds for reunions among close friends and neighbors. Several onsite enhancements are in store to make festivalgoers' experiences that much better -- with or without their kiddos. The "Not For Kid's Only" Family Area provides a festival within the festival; daily kid-centric workshops, arts & crafts, and music make this place fun for all ages! There are a multitude of offerings for the mind, body and soul with several daily yoga and meditation sessions to help keep you in optimum spirits and the body limber for dancing the night away. Additionally, more artistic and interactive installations are in the works for the 17th Annual event thanks to the exceptional art teams of Tyler Fuqua Creations, Ghost Stag, among others!

Now in its 15th year, the Band Competition, held on Friday, July 20, 2018, attracts some of the hottest up-and-coming acts from across the country. Four bands, or singer/songwriters, will be chosen by a panel of judges to compete for the winning crown. The winner is awarded an opening slot on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at The Cascadia Stage, and an offer for the following year's festival on the Main Stage. The Band Competition is a single mic only set-up, and only acoustic instruments are allowed (no DIs, no drums). Applications are no longer being accepted.

17th Annual Northwest String Summit Ticket Information:
Early Bird Passes & RV PASSES -- SOLD OUT
Tier 3 4-Day Passes, 3-Day Passes, Parking Passes (Pricing Varies) -- On Sale NOW
NEW Peacock Club VIP Experience Passes -- SOLD OUT

*Festival pass prices include primitive camping, and children 10 and under get in free with a paying adult.
*New for 2018: Parking Fee starting at $29.99 per car available in advance.
*Thursday add-on passes and 3-Day passes are available, for more info please visit: