Furthur Bus Back! Very Special Tweener Sets To Be Announced!

The Furthur Bus will be BACK this year for a full lineup of very special Tweener Sets. This year, the infamous Further bus turns 50 years old, and for the third year-in-a-row, the current incarnation of the bus will be onsite at NWSS, along with bus owner Zane Kesey (son of Ken Kesey). Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ken Kesey and The Pranksters famous road trip to the 1964 New York World’s Fair with special intimate sets featuring select festival performers at the Further bus. More on performers soon…

Tier 3 Passes Now Available At Music Millennium

Music Millennium is now carrying Tier 3 Passes with reduced convenience fees. Get your while supplies last!


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Even More Lineup Additions!

Just when you think it can’t get no better than it does! More Lineup Additions! Wooo Hooo!
We are very pleased to announce that Sam Bush will be joining us for the first time this summer! Sure to be some special music from Sam Bush Band among others sets with this addition!
Along with a special set from Burle, Travis Book of Infamous Stringdusters and Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass.
Pete Kartsounes Music will be coming back this year as well! Stay tuned, even more artists to announce!


Leave Your Tent at Home! Show Sherpa Brings Hassle Free Camping Experience to NWSS!



Does a hassle-free String Summit camping experience sound good? Whether you’re a festival camping virgin or a seasoned pro, leave the gear at home and more importantly the hassles behind and let The Show Sherpa do the heavy lifting. The Show Sherpa brings The Sherpa Village, our on-site pre-pitched tent hotel to the String Summit for the first time this summer.  Rentals are outfitted with a Eureka Copper Canyon series tent, comfy camping cots, a lantern and bedding if you need it. Oh we should also mention, the free bag of ice each day and the french press coffee makers with complimentary coffee, the community camp kitchen and shade shelter filled with top of the line Eureka camp chairs.  Sound right up your alley? A limited amount of 1-Person, 2-Person & 4-Person String Summit packages are available but they are gonna go fast. You focus on fun, The Show Sherpa handles the rest. Get all the details and book your spot in The String Summit Sherpa Village right here.


“There is no better way to enjoy a festival. The Show Sherpa freed us of all burden – no worrying about foul weather ruining camp, no precious time wasted setting up a tent, no tear down afterward, and no need to pack a grill and cooking supplies. There was not an ounce of stress for our group’s camping rookies and there was a refreshing sense of convenience for our veterans. We were all able to enjoy every single moment of the festival – the way it’s supposed to be! A Show Sherpa lifer!”

-DEREK S. Show Sherpa customer

Click here to reserve your space today! http://www.theshowsherpa.com/rapidcart/nwstringsummit.html

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Round 2 Artist Announcement


Now Accepting Applications for New Vendors

We are now accepting vendor applications for 13th Annual Northwest String Summit July 17-20, 2014 at Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR. Please fill out the form here if you are seriously interested in vending this year’s festival. Filling out this form does not guarantee acceptance. Returning vendor will be given priority placement. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks for your interest!
Vendors Form
Thank you for your interest in vending at Northwest String Summit! Please take the time to fully fill out this form. The more information, description, photos and menus/lists of goods and services you can provide the better. Interested Returning Vendors must fill out this form as well. Approved Returning Vendors will be notified and given site selection priority. We will be in contact with all inquiries as soon as we can. If you are approved you will be contacted and given the pricing and payment information. Please direct all questions to vendors@stringsummit.com Thank You!

New for 2014 – Parking Passes Required

Parking Passes will be required this year for all cars entering Horning’s Hideout. Parking Passes will be offered in advance on our ticketing page for $10 per car. We strongly encourage everyone purchase your Parking Pass in advance and to carpool and offset the cost of this fee. You may come and go and not pay the fee again if the parking pass is displayed.

Additions to Lineup

We made our initial lineup announcement last week, and here are a couple more artists to look forward to at the 13th Annual NWSS, with plenty more heavy hitters waiting in the wing. You definitely want to get your tickets right away and save the money, because this year is gonna be HUGE. Along with being the ONLY concert at Horning’s Hideout this summer, when the limited quantity of each pricing tier is sold out, the prices will automatically increase!
3 nights of
Yonder Mountain String Band
Jeff Austin and the Hear & Now
Wicked Messenger Featuring Adam Aijala and Ben Kaufmann
The Motet (Saturday Late Night)
Steep Canyon Rangers
Shook Twins
Danny Barnes
Dead Winter Carpenters
Burle & The No Brainers
The Blackberry Bushes
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Big E’s Majik Morning Show
The Lil’ Smokies 2013 Band Competition Winners
and many, many more!

Initial Lineup Announced!

Yonder Mountain String Band

3 Nights of Yonder Mountain String Band


Wicked Messenger feat. Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann



The Motet

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Steep Canyon Rangers

Shook Twins Pendarvis Farm, Oregon ©2013 Ben Moon

Shook Twins

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Dead Winter Carpenters


Lil Smokies


The Blackberry Bushes


Burle & The No Brainers


Rumpke Mountain Boys




Big E’s Majik Mornin’ Show

Now Accepting Returning Vendor Applications

We are now accepting returning vendor applications. If you vended last year and wish to return, please follow the directions provided in the email that has been sent to you between now and February 14th. We will open the vending to new applications begging Feb 15th. Please check back then for more information.