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“Winthrop Blue Monday” series!

GREYHOUNDS – 11/30/20 6 PM Pacific Time

Our next “Winthrop Blue Monday” will feature the Texas band GREYHOUNDS Monday, November 30, 2020 6 pm Pacific Time via our FACEBOOK PAGE.

The co-founders of Austin’s Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell, have been making music and touring for 15 years, refining and developing a sound Trube calls “Hall & Oates meet ZZ Top.” The band also has long ties to Memphis, home of the soul that inspires them. Trube and Farrell have written songs for Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, among others, toured with American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, and for several years worked together as part of JJ Grey & Mofro, from which they drew their band name. The duo—a surprise hit when they debuted at Winthrop in 2017, and when they returned in 2019—has earned kudos from some legendary supporters. Raved Derek Trucks, “Greyhounds make real music, the right way and for the right reasons.” JJ Grey described their songs as landing “somewhere between a heartfelt hymn and the dirtiest jank you’ve ever heard.” And fellow Austinian, Gary Clark Jr., summed up a Los Angeles show, they “crushed it as usual.” Greyhounds have just released their latest album, Primates.

We live in challenging times for live-music aficionados, with venues shut and the Covid curve creeping upward, and our hope is this performance and others we are presenting will help light up your season.

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival Merchandise

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival Merchandise

New Merch just in time for the Holidays! Beanies, Trucker Hats, Hoodies, and more!

Our first ever Winthrop R&B Festival Hoodie, Beanie Cap and Trucker Hat. Available now thru December 4th. All merch ordered will ship on or around December 11th, 2020.
Pre-Sale ordering is available until December 4th! Get yours now!

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival receives GRAND SUMMIT AWARD

A bright moment for Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival in these challenging times. At the virtual installment last week of the annual Washington Festivals and Events Association (WFEA) conference, online attendees took a moment out from discussing the challenges of reopening big events in the age of Covid, to present the Winthrop R&B Festival it’s highest honor, the GRAND SUMMIT AWARD. The award, given each year to an event with the most successful and balanced overall marketing effort, is for work on our 2019 Festival. Winthrop won several awards in the large event category:
• Grand Summit Award
• Best Social Media
• Best Social Media Ad Campaign
• Best Event Recap/Fest Overview Document, and
• Best Photo—of The Dusty 45s by Peter Dervin .
Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival 2019

Billy Joe Huels and his Dusty 45s, (July 2019) captured by famed festival photographer Peter Dervin won the Best Photograph Award from Washington Festival & Events Association.

NEW! “Winthrop Blue Monday” series!

Starting Monday 11/2/20 we’re introducing a monthly “Winthrop Blue Monday” series, live-streamed performances, by old friends from our main stage as well as great new acts we hope to see there soon, via our FACEBOOK PAGE.

We live in challenging times for live-music aficionados, with venues shut and the Covid curve creeping upward, and our hope is these performances will help light up your season.

Kicking off the series will be the fabled Seattle Americana group, Tom Bennett & The Rolling Blackouts. The band, a group of Seattle musical all-stars, formed as a weekly Monday night collaboration at St. Clouds (then a newly opened Seattle restaurant) and became so beloved they turned it into a 17-year run. Tom Bennett brought in a collection of newly minted original songs and continues to write excellent odes to reality. Bassist Marc Brown was there for the first Monday on bass, Dave Keenan joined the following Monday on mandolin, Nova Karina Devonie signed on a year later on accordion and Kelly Van Camp rounded out the group in year 7 on the drums and harmonica. Each band member takes a turn at the mic, in essence creating a multi-faceted jewel that doesn’t rely on the strengths of just one singer.

2020 Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival went VIRTUAL!

Thank you, beautiful people, for helping make our virtual festival the sweetest EVER!


SEE YOU 2021

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
Located at the Blues Ranch on the Methow River in the resort town of Winthrop, Washington, the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival is a three-day event packed full of exciting national and regional entertainment for all ages. There is on-site camping, food and craft vendors, portable showers, and a beer garden. The Blues Ranch is the perfect setting for one of Washington’s finest music festivals. We look forward to another great year and hope to see YOU at the 34th Annual Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival!!

Winthrop Music Association (WMA) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization formed in 2005 to ensure the continued success of the annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival. WMA strives to promote arts and cultural activities in the Methow Valley and beyond. WMA is a proud supporter of The Cove Food Bank, Methow Valley School District Music Program, Methow Arts, Methow Valley Theater, Room One, Washington Blues Society Musician Relief Fund, Inland Empire Blues Society, Cascade Blues Association, Methow Valley AAU Basketball Booster, Tommy Zbyszewski Methow Valley Education Foundation scholarship and many others.

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Beer Garden Shows


This show benefits the Cove Food Bank and other local non profits

Beer Garden pouring Coors, Miller and Big Sky!


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