Music Schedule Announced!

It’s time to start planning our days at Northwest String Summit! Check out the schedule below and stay tuned for the Workshop Stage & NEW Troubadour Cafe Stage Schedules, coming soon!  

2016 Band Competition Finalists!

Please make welcome our 2016 Northwest String Summit Band Competition finalists! Congratulations to Ginstrings from Golden Valley, Minnesota, The Sweet Lillies from Denver, Colorado, The Hollerbodies from Portland, Oregon, and The Riverside from Santa Barbara, California! These four fine acts … Continued

Merry Pranksters Bring The Furthur Bus!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of all ages, there is another reason to look forward to the 15th Annual Northwest String Summit!!! Merry Pranksters……….Merry Pranksters Everywhere!!!!!!! With a live reading of Ken Kesey‘s beloved children’s book “Little Tricker … Continued

New Kids and Family Area

Introducing the new and improved Kid’s Area at Northwest String Summit! Under the guidance of Elkins Innovations and many contributing partners, we are vastly expanding our Kids & Family Area for 2016! We are expanding and moving to a nearby … Continued

More Artist Additions!

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 … Continued

Now Accepting Volunteer Applications

Northwest String Summit would not be what it is without the help of our many enthusiastic volunteers. From parking to merch and everything in between, our volunteers play a key role in our festival. Visit for more info and to submit … Continued