Northwest String Summit Announces Jeff Austin Tribute


A “Kinfolk Community Remembrance & Unification Gathering” in honor of the late Jeff Austin will be held at the Northwest String Summit on Sunday. The gathering will take place on the Sierra Nevada Stage at Cascadia Village on Sunday, July 21 at 10:45 a.m. PT. Northwest String Summit spans Thursday – Sunday at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon.

Jeff Austin died on June 24 in Seattle. Austin was a co-founding member of Yonder Mountain String Band. The mandolinist parted ways with YMSB in 2014.

Yonder Mountain String Band are the traditional headliners of the Northwest String Summit. The quintet will play two nights of this year’s festival. Various ticket packages are on sale now here.

Correction/Update: Organizers have clarified the gathering is a Kinfolk/fan-driven tribute and does not involve Yonder Mountain String Band as this article previously stated.