Northwest String Summit

Sets Not to Miss

Horning’s Hideout • July 16-19 2015


Photo by Brian Spady | Spady Photography
Photo by Brian Spady | Spady Photography

By Jason Charme

This weekend music lovers in the Pacific Northwest journey to Hornings Hideout for Yonder Mountain String Band’s 14th annual Northwest String Summit. Located in the beautiful forests of Oregon only a half hour west of Portland. The 2015 lineup brings a mix of legends, bands on the rise and diversity while staying true to the festival’s roots. For 4 days we engulf ourselves in incredible music, primitive camping under the trees, late night pickin’, amazing friends, family, and Kinfolk. Can’t wait to be running around Hornings Hideout. Make sure you don’t miss these 14 sets of music.

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14) Band Competition

2-3pm on friday – 5  playing for the right to perform a set on the main stage on sunday and the next band will play the festival next year.

13) Scott Law & Larry Keel and Friends

Friday 12:35pm – 1:50pm – Two of the best pickers around today on stage together. Scott Law is an incredible guitarist who will most certainly add to the flavor of Keel and Friends.

Video by MyTallTripod

12) Dead Winter Carpenters

Thursday 4pm – 5:10pm – 2015 is taking the band to new heights and they are fresh out of the the recording studio. Could not think of more deserving band to kick off the festival!

11) California Honeydrops

Sunday 2:10pm – 3:25pm – Get ready for a dance party that will leave you walking away with an enormous smile on your face. Creative lyrical content to supplement a stellar instrumental landscape.

10) Nahko and Medicine For The People

Friday 7:40pm – 9:20pm

What will be one of the most uplifting and inspirational sets of the weekend, those who have not seen Nahko yet don’t pass up this opportunity.

9) Nicki Bluhm & The Gamblers

Saturday 2:20pm – 3:40pm

Nicki Bluhm has a voice that will blow you away and a band just as amazing to back her up. Since the bands formation I’ve been waiting to see them perform a set at String Summit.

8) Fruition

Sunday 9:15pm – 11pm

Taking the country over one show at a time with a new lineup that is firing on all cylinders. Make sure you stick around Sunday night and join Fruition for a celebration closing out String Summit. Late nights at Hornings Hideout are also one of the bands specialties.

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7) Infamous Stringdustars

Friday 6pm- 7:15pm

First of 2 sets over the weekend the Stringdusters bring their twist on bluegrass to the main stage. High energy and a unique stage performance its easy to see why this band is a favorite for so many.

Video by Evenstev

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6) Keller Williams Grateful Grass

Saturday 4pm – 5:30pm

Keller Williams brings his bluegrass interpretation of the Grateful Dead to String Summit with a hand picked lineup.

Video by Gathering of the Vibes

5) Del McCoury Band

Saturday 6pm – 7:30pm

Always special when Del and his band take any stage as they bring us back to the traditional style of bluegrass.

4) Greensky Buegrass

Thursday 8:30pm – 11:15pm

Unofficial co-host headline assume their usual spot headlining Thursday night. A set that always sets the tone for the rest of the weekend and makes everyone feel back at home.

Video by The Bluegrass Situation

3) The Greyboy All Stars

Saturday 11:45pm – 1am

This year we are treated to a rare performance from The Greyboy Allstars for the Saturday night funk party. Karl Denson fresh off tour with The Rolling Stones and Robert Walters bring their groundbreaking band that influenced a generation of musicians playing improvisational funk.

Video by scifidelity

2) Yonder Mountain String Band

Sunday 5:30pm – 8pm

Closing out the main stage and one last time to party in the bowl with friends and family.  Don’t forget about wearing pink and bring some cash to donate for “Frilli for Lilli” helping to raise money to help fight childhood cancer.

Saturday 8pm – 11:15pm

Our festival host takes the stage for the second night with 2 sets of music with potential for some incredible guest. To top things off, once again we are treated to a Saturday Night Spectacular by Tyler Fuqua Creations.

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1) Del & Dawg

 Sunday 3:45pm – 5pm

Two legends sharing the stage on a Sunday afternoon. How could you ask for more?

Video by ApologeticAstronomer


Horning’s Hideout

21277 NW Brunswick Canyon Rd North Plains, OR 97133

(503) 647-2920

More info & Tickets: stringsummit.com

4-Day Pass $250 at gate

3 Day Pass ( Friday – Sunday) $230 at gate

2 Day Passes ( Saturday – Sunday) $165 at gate

Sunday Only $70 at gate

Parking: $20 per vehicle 

Festival pass prices primitive camping, and children 10 and under get in free with a paying adult

More info & Tickets: stringsummit.com

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