We are closely monitoring the advice of the CDC as well as our state and local governments’ recommendations regarding COVID-19. We will post any changes regarding the annual event as soon as we know more. Please follow our Facebook page or check back here for updates. We care deeply about our bluegrass family and hope you are staying safe.
Volume Five - North Carolina, Crying Uncle - CA., Kristen Grainger and True North - Salem, OR., Whiskey Deaf - OR., Salzer Creek - Centralia, WA., Runaway Train (host band) - South Puget Sound
Bar K Buckaroos (Saturday night dance) - Astoria, OR. Friday night old-time and square dance with Mountain Williams (Bex Winnick caller) - Olympia
We look forward to seeing you at our 16th annual event May 15 - 17 2020 at the Shelton Performing Arts Center and High School campus!
There is a lot going on at the Bluegrass From the Forest festival. In addition to band performances--in the main auditorium's Performing Arts Center and the Showcase Stage across the quad (both indoors), the festival offers a host of activities, 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 (located in the quad) and much more. There will be contests, all night jamming in the campground (midnight hot dogs included). One thing’s for sure, there is plenty to keep you occupied at any time throughout the weekend! Visit our Things To Do page to see a full list of activities.
Info about The Performing Arts Center
Click here to check out our page about The Performing Arts Center, a state of the art (indoor) concert venue. You can see photos of the facility and seating chart.
Camping at Bluegrass From the Forest
Planning to camp on site? Because the festival takes place at a school, we have to wait for school to get out before we can set up camp at 4pm on Friday. If you'd like to arrive early to get in line for your favorite camp spot, please join the wait line across the road and a half mile up at the Church of Nazarene parking area. There will be signs directing you there. And you can bet there will be jamming. Click here for more info on camping and local lodging.
We're looking for businesses and philanthropists who want to sponsor our festival! It will pay some of our many expenses and also help keep our ticket price very reasonable. Please contact Duane Wilson at email@example.com and he'll give you the specifics.
*** We need volunteers! *** John Pyles is our volunteer coordinator. Call him for all the details 360 598 1944.
Get In Touch
Booking information, contest entry and rules, scheduling etc. contact:
Greg Linder – festival coordinator
Phone: 360 898 4581
Business questions, vendor inquiries, lodging, etc.
Duane Wilson – Kristmas Town Kiwanis
Volunteer inquiries: TJ Maki 360 789 4994