There is a reason we chose to announce today, March 4th. We are very proud to announce that Portland’s own internationally acclaimed MarchFourth! Marching Band will be with us this year, providing an over-the-top experience and spectacle of more than 20 highly talented musicians, stilt walkers, hoopers, and Vaudeville-style dancers that will no doubt “pop up” all weekend long – including leading the Kid’s Parade in an unforgettable precession on Saturday afternoon!
The amazingly gifted Della Mae will make their debut at NWSS. Larry & Jenny Keel are coming back with a very unique and groovy set that will be announced very soon! Our local brother Scott Law is bringing a new idea to the event that will leave you howlin’ at the moon! PNW musical forces such as World’s Finest and The Lil’ Smokies will return, and back by popular demand, we’ve got the NWSS-born, all female supergroup Sideboob feat. Mimi Naja, Allie Kral, Shook Twins, and more! We are excited to have plenty of newcomers joining us this year; and not just new string music, either: Portland’s own up-and-coming jamtronica group Yak Attack & Friends will perform a very special daytime set with many friends to be named soon. We also welcome Jon Stickley Trio, Annalisa Tornfelt & The Tornfelt Sisters, Cascade Crescendo, Robin Jackson Band, Bigfoot Mojo, and Brad Parsons to the NWSS family. Newcomers Ragged Union and King Cardinal from Colorado, Satsang from Montana, and Absynth Quintet and One Grass, Two Grass out of Northern California will also grace our stages throughout the weekend. You can expect to see String Summit alumni Arthur Lee Land and Pete Kartsounes running around all weekend, hosting workshop sets and the brand new Troubadour Café at Cascadia, respectively. More info coming soon! We are also very excited to expand our family performance schedule this year. In addition to the family friendly early Cascadia Stage slots, we will now have exclusive Kid’s Area Music performances and workshops that will be led by Joy Now Arts Project, Red Yarn, and The Whizpops! Look for more info on the new and improved Kid’s & Family site.
And so much more to be announced soon, keep checking back for updates!