Winthrop Music Association 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 supporter of Methow Valley Arts, Methow Valley Theater, Washington Blues Society, Inland Empire Blues Society, Cascade Blues Association, Oregon Food Bank/Waterfront Blues Festival, The Cove Foodbank, Little Star Montessori School and others.
The current makeup of the Board is Bart Northcott, Rich Reeves, Jim Smith, William Stolberg, Robin Wheeler, Erika Olsen, Mark Seguin, Peter Dammann.
The association mailing address is:
Winthrop Music Association
PO BOX 1092
Twisp, WA 98856
If you are interested in performing at the 2014 Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, submit your application by Feb. 15, 2014, to the address below. Include your biography, photograph and CD. Because of volume of applications, we are unable to return submission materials.
If bands would rather submit an EPK please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We begin reviewing talent in the late fall. Keep in mind that we only have 12 slots for our festival.
If we are slow response to your submission we apologize. For the handful of slots reserved on the Winthrop Festival lineup for regional acts and lesser known national acts (the rest being filled by the proven touring acts and headliners we actively seek out) we have in the past been inundated with submissions (this past year nearly 400 bands applied, 300 of those via sonicbids). We are a volunteer-run organization of unpaid, part time staffers and can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of submissions. Bands can submit EPKs however works best for them or they can submit a hard copy. We do not require that a band submit via Sonicbids, it's just one avenue.
We have much respect for all of you as a musicians, performers, businesses. Putting together a festival lineup is much like curating a museum exhibition, and we look to the regional acts to complement and roundout the lineup shaped by our headliners.
Mail hard copies to:
Winthrop Music Association/Talent
c/o Erika Olsen
16338 74th Ave NE
Kenmore, WA 98028