Northwest String Summit 2017 Announces 19 New Artists: Todd Snider & Great American Taxi, Dave Simonett, Sierra Hull, Noam Pikelny and More


The 16th Annual Northwest String Summit (NWSS) presents an array of today’s top live music acts for a blow-out return to Horning’s Hideout (North Plains, OR) from July 13 – 16, 2017. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning’s Hideout stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country; NWSS is the only music offering this year taking place at Horning’s Hideout. A family-friendly and locally sourced festival, NWSS 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 16th Annual Northwest String Summit is hosted by Colorado’s Yonder Mountain String Band; YMSB will perform 3 nights of music throughout the four-day festival. Newly confirmed artists include: Todd Snider & Great American Taxi; Dave Simonett (Artist At Large); Sierra Hull; Split Lip Rayfield; Noam Pikelny; Darol Anger; Benny “Burle” Galloway; Sally Van Meter; Horseshoes & Hand Grenades (2 Nights); Sideboob ft. Mimi Naja, Allie Kral, and Shook Twins; Rushed Eggleston; Left Coast Country; Asher Fulero Band; Grant Farm; John Craigie; Alder Street; The Copper Children; Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats; and The Riverside.

Additional standout acts include 2 Nights of Greensky Bluegrass; Del McCoury Band; JJ Grey & Mofro; Elephant Revival (2 Nights); Fruition (2 Nights); Turkuaz (Saturday Late Night); The Travelin’ McCourys; Blitzen Trapper; Shook Twins (2 Nights); The California Honeydrops (2 Nights); Dead Man Winter featuring members of Trampled By Turtles; Chatham County Line (2 Nights); Danny Barnes (2 Nights); The Lil’ Smokies; Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang; Charlie Parr; Banana Slug String Band; Slocan Ramblers; DeadPhish Orchestra; Ducky Pig; Crow & The Canyon; Cascade Crescendo (2 Nights); The Good Time Travelers; Pete Kartsounes; Arthur Lee Land; Brad Parsons (2 Nights); Kitchen Dwellers; Old Salt Union; The Last Revel; Ginstrings (2016 Band Competition Winners); and more acts to be announced soon!

String Summit event promoter Skye McDonald comments about NWSS 2017, “This is our 16th year producing String Summit and we’re pulling out all the stops! Horning’s Hideout is such a special festival destination, we’re thrilled to invite all our friends and many core bands for the party. Several will perform on multiple days as to properly soak it all up, and in turn, give us more magnificent musical magic morning, noon and night!”

While the Main Stage will be at full tilt, the Kinfolk Revival Tent returns with daytime artist workshops and late night sets. The Cascadia Stage will ramp up to provide music all day FridaySunday, and late night sets after Main Stage acts from Thursday – Saturday. In such a lovely and cozy nook of the woods, the Cascadia shows have proven to be some of the most memorable of the weekend.

Northwest String Summit partners with singular Portland organizations, food vendors and emerging Pacific Northwest-based musicians as a way to support the thriving local communities. Celebrated Eugene, OR favorite Ninkasi Brewing Company will offer exceptional craft beers onsite for the sixth year-in-a-row, including an exclusive small-batch NWSS Specialty Brew called Clusterpluck Session Ale. Made with Northwest Pale Ale and Honey malts, Clusterpluck is a light and refreshing golden ale – the perfect accompaniment to a summertime jam session. Additional sponsors include Klean Kanteen and Keen.

NWSS exudes fun for the whole family. Evident in the festival’s overtly family-friendly environment, NWSS has become 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. Additionally, more artistic and interactive installations are in the works for the 16th Anniversary, thanks to the exceptional art teams of Tyler Fuqua Creations, Ghost Stag, Vestiks, among others!

Now in its 14th year, the Band Competition at Northwest String Summit reigns in some of the hottest pickers from all across the country. The competition is in line with other top festival competitions, such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Rockygrass, and will occur on Friday, July 14, 2017. Four bands/musicians will be chosen by a panel of judges including members of Yonder Mountain String Band and festival staffers to compete for the winning crown (each band will perform for 10 – 15 minutes). The winner is awarded an opening slot on Sunday, July 16, 2017 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 can be submitted until April 14, 2017; for more information please visit:

16th 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

*Festival pass prices include primitive camping, and children 10 and under get in free with a paying adult.
*New for 2017: Parking Fee of $20 per car available in advance.
*Thursday add-on passes and 3-Day passes are available, for more info please visit: