February 25 - 28, 2010 | Hyatt Regency Bellevue
My oh my, the 2010 Wintergrass Music Festival in Bellevue rocks! This year marked the 17th season of Wintergrass and the festival's inaugural debut in Bellevue, WA. What an incredible debut in Bellevue for one of the country's premier music festivals. Many refer to it as a festival, some think it is more of a convention. Call it what you will, we call the 4-day super event in Bellevue a success! Thank you to Wintergrass (and its tireless group of organizers, staff and volunteers), all the bands, musicians, vendors, festival goers and, of course, the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.
If you missed Wintergrass this year, you missed an amazing music celebration and experience. But don't worry. Wintergrass will be in Bellevue, WA at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue through 2018. Yes, you read it right, 2018! Wintergrass dates for 2011 will be February 24 - 27.
Below are some sights and sounds of Wintergrass as captured by Bellevue.com. We will update this page in the coming weeks with new photos, videos, interviews and live-studio performances with Wintergrass favorites like One Horse Shy, Tim O'Brien, The Seldom Scene, Downtown Mountain Boys, Sarah Jarosz and more. So check back soon.
Bellevue.com is a proud media sponsor of the Wintergrass Music Festival.
A signature of Wintergrass over the years has been the impromptu jam sessions, where fans, amateur and professional musicians--young and old--gather and start picking their instruments and playing together. The jam sessions are open to everyone and do not require admission tickets. Over the 4-day festival we saw countless jam sessions from early morning to the wee hours of the night and in common (and not so common), open and public areas like hotel lobbies, lounges, hallways, elevator waiting areas, underneath staircases, etc. As the hotel completely sold out, some festival goers turned their hotel rooms and suites into designated jamming hotspots. We even saw hotel staff and festival vendors picking and jamming their instruments in between breaks.
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Published: March 3, 2010
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+ Wintergrass: Insider's guide to Bellevue
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