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About Us

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 supporter of Methow Valley School District Music Program, Methow Valley Arts, Methow Valley Theater, Washington Blues Society, Inland Empire Blues Society, Cascade Blues Association, The Cove Foodbank, Little Star Montessori School and others.

The WMA Board currently includes:

Rick Northcott, president;
Jimmy Smith, vice president;
Dave Swenson, treasurer;
Peter Dammann, secretary;
Rich Reeves, Bart Northcott;
Don Ashford,

and Erika Olsen, ex-officio.

The association mailing address is:

Winthrop Music Association
PO BOX 1092
Twisp, WA 98856


If you are interested in performing at the 2019 Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, submit your EPK no later than January 30, 2019 to talent@winthropbluesfestival.

We begin reviewing talent in the late fall. Keep in mind that we only have 12 slots for our festival.
If we are slow to respond 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. We are a volunteer-run organization 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 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 round out 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



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