Northwest String Summit

Crew & Service Provider Information

We are excited to have you as part of the 20th Anniversary Northwest String Summit July 21-24, 2022 at incredible Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR.


Crew Advance Form – Due Before 7/9



Horning’s Hideout

21277 NW Brunswick Canyon Rd, North Plains, OR 97133
Map & Venue Information

NWSS Festival Map


Office 1: 503-647-2199

Office 2: 503-647-2359

Office 3: 503-647-2813


Producers | Skye McDonald 

                   | Gregg Friedman | Contracts, A/P

Production Manager | Mike Taylor

Onsite Event Manager | Patrick Balduchi

Office Manager | Melinda Holben

Quartermaster | Cortney Erskine

Box Office Manager | Tabytha Halloran


Advance Form: Please advance all arrival information on the Crew Advance Form. Please include your arrival date(s)/time(s), number and type of vehicle, ALL your staff names and respective agreed upon credentials, meals (if contracted) on the advance form. Please edit on the form and stay in touch with Office Staff and if anything changes.

Arrival to Site: Arrival is from NW Pumpkin Ridge Rd, then right onto NW Brunswick Canyon Rd. Proceed to Karen’s Crossing where the first Staff Member with a radio and/or security guard you encounter will stop you. They will have a list with the Crew Advance form information and a radio for clearance to send you straight to temporary parking and Production Office for check in. Do not go through the Box Office.

Check-In & Credentialing – Our office staff will greet you at the production office/barn. Upon check-in you will receive your crew pack with the number of credentials advanced and corresponding meal(s).  A staff member will direct or escort you to the your staging area.

Please note that while we will have limited Internet access in the production office, cell phones generally do not work in the venue.  Cell phones do work at the top of the hill, at the entrance to NW Brunswick Canyon Road.  If you are trying to reach one of us during the event, you may email; but best to be safe and talk to one of our production office staff members.  Our festival Office Manager – Melinda Holben will be sending out Horning’s Hideout Office Phone numbers soon.

We ask that ALL deliveries, installations and services be in place, unless otherwise agreed upon, be completed and ready for patrons by sundown on Wednesday, July 20th. Please plan accordingly.


The crew camping area is very limited and we may ask that you find camping in general camping. Crew camping is available for the entire event. Please advance on the form and contact Melinda Holben with any questions. You must provide your own camping gear & supplies. You *may not* have the option to park near your campsite. If you wish to bring an RV this must be advanced and cleared in advance.


If meals or catering are part of your contract, meal tickets and/or vendor vouchers will be included in your crew packet as advanced. You will receive 1 meal ticket or vendor voucher per crew member for the meal closest to your set. Any requests beyond what is contracted will need to be advanced and cleared. Catering Meal tickets are good for the date and meal stated on the ticket. Catering is located on the backside of the lake behind Main Stage. Vendor vouchers can be redeemed at all food vendors at any point during the event.

Please note that water refill stations will be available throughout the site, so please bring a re-fillable water bottle to help us reduce waste! We will also have limited plastic water bottles available in the backstage area, for your performance.


You will need to bring a hard copy of your invoices and bills with you. Proof of deposit as well. Unless other arrangements have been made, you will be picking up your settlement check on-site, following performance. When you are ready to settle, please come to the Main Office at the Barn and ask see Gregg Friedman, Skye McDonald or our accountant Alison Griggs and our staff will escort you to accounting.



The complete music schedule is now available & can be viewed here!