Northwest String Summit Finalizes Lineup & Schedule For Virtual Festival


While the Northwest String Summit won’t take place this weekend as originally scheduled, organizers put together “Hiding Out At Home,” a virtual festival featuring a mix of live and remote performances, archival footage and interviews. The schedule and lineup have been finalized for the virtual festival, which runs from July 17 – 19 via LivexLive.

“The intent of this project is to co-create something NEW and exciting alongside—albeit 6ft apart—many of our Kinfolk and industry family; something that will help, in our own way, ease some pains and frustrations of the current state of affairs through art, music and virtual community,” explained festival organizers. “It is an understatement to say that it is tough to see the beautiful brothers and sisters of the music industry—crew and artists—struggle so much without income, gigs, and only a few outlets of expression. This stream is for them! Much of the money raised by the Virtual NWSS will go back to the artists and crew of our event and industry. By doing so we feel we’ve created a beautifully unique product that truly captures the energetic essence of NWSS at Horning’s Hideout. We believe that you will feel much of the same love, excitement, and community as is if you were actually there…with a little less dust.”


Yonder Mountain String Band will perform live for the virtual festival as will members of Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, Elephant Revival, Fruition and more. Umphrey’s McGee guitarist Brendan Bayliss will offer a remote performance of 30db songs in honor of the late Jeff Austin. Peter Anspach and Rick Mitarotonda of Goose will play an aGOOSEtic set with Mimi Naja, Kitchen Dwellers and others also set to perform remotely.

Archival footage dates back to a Yonder set from 2004 and also includes past String Summit performances by Greensky Bluegrass, the Del McCoury Band, Railroad Earth, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more. Look for interviews to air featuring YMSB, GSBG, The ‘Dusters, RRE, John Craigie, Shook Twins, Kitchen Dwellers, Portland Independent Venue Owners and the Frilli For Lilli Memorial Head Shave.


Swipe the post below for this weekend’s schedule:



Live Performances: Yonder Mountain String Band, Paul Hoffman & Dave Bruzza (Greensky Bluegrass), Adam Aijala (YMSB) & Andy Thorn (Leftover Salmon), Chris Pandolfi, Andy Hall & Jeremy Garrett (The Infamous Stringdusters), John Craigie, Bonnie Paine, Daniel Rodriguez (Elephant Revival), Arthur Lee Land, Jay Cobb Anderson & Kellen Asebroek (Fruition), Twang Is Dead, Fallen Heroes, TK & The Holy Know Nothings, Scott Law & Samson Grisman, World’s Finest, Burle with Melissa McGinley & Tyler Grant, and Wood Belly.

Remote Performances: Brendan Bayliss performs 30db (Umphrey’s McGee), Rick & Peter aGOOSEtic, Mimi Naja (Fruition), Kitchen Dwellers, Danny Barnes, Cascade Crescendo, and Pete Kartsounes.

Archival Performances: Yonder Mountain String Band (6/2/2004), Greensky Bluegrass (7/21/2018), Del McCoury Band (7/18/2015), Del & Dawg (7/19/2015), Railroad Earth (7/19/2018), The Infamous Stringdusters (7/20/2018), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong (7/19/2019), and Fruition (7/20/2019).

Interviews: Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, John Craigie, Shook Twins, Kitchen Dwellers, Portland Independent Venue Owners, and the Frilli For Lilli Memorial Head Shave.