2016 Bellevue Wintergrass Music Festival

February 25 - 28, 2016 | Hyatt Regency Bellevue

The 2016 Wintergrass Music Festival is returning to Bellevue for the seventh straight year. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of one of the biggest and best bluegrass festivals in the country, which originated in Tacoma. Some 30 bands and 200 musicians will perform throughout the 4-day festival from February 25 - 28 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. [read review - Wintergrass: "A Hard Place to Suffer"]




Greg Liszt and Stash Wyslouch of The Deadly Gentlemen at 2012 Wintergrass Festival ©
+ 2015 Wintergrass videos & photos
+ 2014 Wintergrass videos & photos
+ 2013 Wintergrass videos & photos
+ 2012 Wintergrass videos & photos
+ 2011 Wintergrass videos

Wintergrass has been home to Grammy and IBMA award-winning artists as well as a springboard for emerging young artists, attracting not just fans, but also musicians and artists from regional and national favorites to international acts.


In addition to more than 70 hours of musical performances, Wintergrass also offers a robust selection of unique educational academies and workshops including PintGrass, a new music program for children 4-7 years. All ages can jam at any of the 75 free family-friendly workshops offered during the festival itself.


While Wintergrass is primarily a bluegrass music festival, you'll hear plenty of other styles of acoustic music including Gypsy jazz, Celtic music, Old-Timey, Brazilian choro, Swedish polskas and many more types of acoustic string music. So if you love bluegrass, or any kind of old-timey, folk and country music, you'll love Wintergrass. You will love Wintergrass in Bellevue!


The 2016 Wintergrass Festival lineup includes:
Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester • The Seldom Scene • Doyle Lawson • Quicksilver • Martha Redbone's Roots Project • Väsen • Solas • The Steel Wheels • Helen Highwater Stringband • Noam Pikelny • Dustbowl Revival • Scythian • Songs of the Fall • Country Hammer • Mustered Courage • The Earl Brothers • The Molly Tuttle Band • Trout Steak Revival • The Bombadils • The Hounds Tooth Boys • Petunia • The Vipers • The Bumper Jacksons • The Evie Ladin Band • Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons • Downtown Mountain Boys • North Country Bluegrass • Rabbit Wilde • Stumptown Swing • Farmstrong • The Misty Mamas


Tickets for Wintergrass 2016 are available online. Individual ticket prices for adults range between $32 for a day pass and $137 for a weekend pass. is a proud media sponsor of the Wintergrass Music Festival.
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Performances at Wintergrass Music Festival

2015 Wintergrass performances. More videos coming soon ...
Performances from 2014 Wintergrass Festival
Performances from 2013 Wintergrass Festival



Photos from 2014 Wintergrass Festival

Youth Orchestra at 2014 Wintergrass Festival The Milk Carton Kids at 2014 Wintergrass Festival Väsen at 2014 Wintergrass Festival
Top String at 2014 Wintergrass Festival Rushad Eggleston with Youth Orchestra at 2014 Wintergrass Festival The Kruger Brothers at 2014 Wintergrass Festival
Kathy Kallick Band at 2014 Wintergrass Festival Dailey & Vincent at 2014 Wintergrass Festival The Cleverlys at 2014 Wintergrass Festival


Updated: January 3, 2016
All videos and photos ©


+ Wintergrass: "A Hard Place to Suffer" [review] + Wintergrass: Insider's guide to Bellevue
+ 2010 Wintergrass Festival gets new home in Bellevue

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