Welcome to Bluegrass From the Forest

Our 2016 festival was a huge success – thanks to Michael Cleveland, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, the great regional bands and all who attended!

We look forward to seeing you at our 13th annual event May 19 – 21, 2017!

Check our Lineup page periodically as we add to the coming year’s lineup.



Our 4th annual Midwinter Bluegrass Celebration will happen Dec 30th from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Shelton Performing Arts Center (high School).  Runaway Train (facebook.com/runawaytrainbluegrass, the Scud Runners (Luke Dewhirst’s band) and Farmstrong (farmstrongmusic.com). Refreshments will be served. Some stellar bluegrass in an amazing venue – Jackson Linder on sound!  Tickets – at the door only – are $15.00, $10.00 65+ and half price 12 and under – best entertainment deal around! Save this date and look for updates. Info. 360 898 4581  See you there!


Camping at Bluegrass From the Forest

The Bluegrass From the Forest festival offers  many activities in addition to the four main multiple -band shows (in a great Performing Arts Center venue) including Master Workshops, Band Scramble Showcase (anyone can participate!) Banjo Contest, Chick Rose’s Youth School of Bluegrass, Mandolin Tasting, Marv’s Slow Jam, vendors and much more!There will be contests, all night jamming in the campground (midnight hot dogs included), and don’t forget the Showcase Stage where there’ll be open mic as well as other band performances and much more! One thing’s for sure – there is something to keep you occupied at any time throughout the weekend!

—— Are you camping on site?  The wait line has been moved from across the road from the school campus to one half mile up the road in the Church of Nazarene parking area.  There will be signs directing you there. —–

Our House Band: Runaway Train


Interested in volunteering?  Call Angela Schauer at (253) 225-0148

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Host band Runaway Train