February 23 - 26, 2023 | Hyatt Regency & Westin Bellevue
The 2023 Wintergrass Music Festival returns to Bellevue for the 14th season. This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of the biggest and best bluegrass festivals in the country, which originated in Tacoma, WA. Some
27 bands and 200 musicians will perform throughout the 4-day festival from February 23 - 26 in downtown Bellevue.
[read review - Wintergrass: "A Hard Place to Suffer"]
New this year, Wintergrass 2023 will take place at both the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and Westin Bellevue hotels. The Westin is just across the skybridge from the Hyatt. All Youth Education programs will take place at the Westin on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Evening shows will be presented Thu-Sat at the Westin. As always, workshops, dances and shows will take place at four stages and multiple meeting rooms at the Hyatt.
While Wintergrass is primarily a bluegrass music festival, you'll hear plenty of other styles of acoustic music including Gypsy jazz, Celtic music, Americana, Old-time, Swedish polskas and many more types of acoustic string music. Jam sessions reflect the diversity of styles with young and old alike participating in every nook and cranny. Don't be shy! Don't leave home without your instrument. Wintergrass maintains a convenient Instrument Check room so that you can safely stash your instrument while you enjoy shows.
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!
In addition to more than 70 hours of musical performances, Wintergrass also offers a robust selection of unique educational academies and workshops to expand your musical mastery at Wintergrass. From music basics, to songwriting tips from pros, to intensives diving deep into a topic, we have music education for all ages.
The 2023 Wintergrass Festival lineup includes:
TOMMY EMMANUEL, CGP • JERRY DOUGLAS BAND • DAN TYMINSKI FEATURING GAVEN LARGENT • DARRELL SCOTT BLUEGRASS BAND & PASDECINQ & HAWKTAIL • THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS & THE DESLONDES • MOLLIE O'BRIEN & RICH MOORE • NEVER COME DOWN • SLOCAN RAMBLERS • MILES & KARINA BAND • BEN HUNTER & JOE SEAMONS & RUNAWAY TRAIN • DANNY PAISLEY & THE SOUTHERN GRASS • SONNY LANDRETH & CINDY CASHDOLLAR • FIDDLERS FOUR & JACOB JOLLIFF BAND • HENHOUSE PROWLERS • CEDRIC WATSON & DIRK POWELL • BELLA WHITE • ALLISON DE GROOT & TATIANA HARGREAVES • TRAY WELLINGTON BAND • CALEB KLAUDER & REEB WILLMS COUNTRY BAND • ANNA TIVEL & JOE CRAVEN & JOE TROOP • JULIAN SMEDLEY & ALISON ODELL •
Tickets for Wintergrass 2023 are available online. Single day tickets, weekend passes, and single-show tickets (NEW) range between $15 - $180.
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|2015 Wintergrass performances. More videos coming soon ...|
|Performances from 2014 Wintergrass Festival|
|Performances from 2013 Wintergrass Festival|
Updated: February 5, 2023
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+ Wintergrass: "A Hard Place to Suffer" [review] + Wintergrass: Insider's guide to Bellevue
+ 2010 Wintergrass Festival gets new home in Bellevue