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Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival returns to The Blues Ranch July 15-17, 2022.

Now in its 35th year, the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival is BACK! after two years of virtual festivals. Thank you for supporting us through some rather difficult times. It’s because of you we are here and we couldn’t be more grateful. During the last two years Winthrop stayed busy learning how to bring the music virtually but NOW we are back to live and in person. Woohoo! We are so excited to welcome our Festival family with open arms!

A truly world-class event, the festival has received the coveted Keeping the Blues Alive award for Best US Festival from the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, which lauded the event for its strong, long-time commitment to its community and to presenting the best of the blues. 


(2500 Total)

$140 – Advance Price 


The Winthrop Music Association Board of Directors meets monthly and reviews the current Covid-19 mandates and protocols.

Our team has been working hard to ensure the Festival is produced in a safe, enjoyable and controlled environment. The safety of all festival attendees and our community is paramount. 

At the time of our initial ticket release (2/1/22) the State mandate required all outdoor events with 500 or more in attendance to require masks. The mask requirement for outdoor events was lifted 2/16/22 therefore we updated our policy to reflect this. Attendees are welcome to wear masks if they choose though they are not required at this time.

Winthrop Music Association will follow all safety mandates, protocols and requirements including federal and state executive orders, public health orders, and any other Okanogan County/local ordinances and directives in place at the time of our festival.  (This could include directives as they pertain to social distancing, wearing an appropriate mask, providing vaccination status or negative PCR test within the last 48 hours of festival attendance.)

Ticket buyers agree to comply with festival protocols and requirements in place when gates open in July.

Covid-19 safety protocols are updated and modified as conditions change.


For more information on current State Covid protocol click HERE

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an inherent danger and risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people gather, and no precautions, including those protocols implemented at this location, can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. By purchasing a ticket and attending our festival, you knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting a communicable disease or illness, including without limitations, to exposure to COVID-19, whether that exposure occurs before, during, or after the festival, and regardless of how it may be caused or contracted. By purchasing a ticket and attending this festival, you knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks relating to entry into and presence in the venue, including all parking, camping and outside areas, which may include an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19, contraction of COVID-19, personal injury, disability, or other short or long-term health effects, and/or death.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against the owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings.

Further, you hereby agree to release and hold harmless Winthrop Music Association dba Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, the Town of Winthrop, the owners of the Blues Ranch, organizers, the artists, the venue, all vendors, and each of their respective members, partners, agents, managers, sponsors, employees, representatives, attorneys, affiliated entities, directors, owners, subsidiaries, and contractors (collectively the “Event Organizers”), from any and all claims of any kind, relating to such risks, hazards, dangers, actions, omissions, fault, and/or negligence.

 At all times, you hereby agree to follow all safety protocols and requirements in place at this location, including executive orders, public health orders, and any other local ordinances and directives, as they pertain to social distancing, wearing an appropriate mask that covers the nose and mouth, and/or other similar measures while attending this festival.

By purchasing a ticket to the festival, you hereby acknowledge that you have read and understand the foregoing COVID-19 Warning and Waiver of Liability, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree to the terms stated therein for both yourself and anyone for whom you are purchasing a ticket.

Covid-19 safety protocols above may be modified depending on conditions when festival gates open.

Ticket Information

Friday night Beer Garden show included with Festival Weekend Pass

  • Only 2,500 tickets available!
  • Children 12 and under are free with  paid accompanying adult.
  • For information on camping please visit our CAMPING information page.
  • Tickets and On-Site camping are sold by TICKET TOMATO
  • BUY TICKETS HERE or call 800-820-9884


  1. All sales are final; there are no cancellations, refunds, or credits.
  2. Tickets/Wristbands are non-transferable and non-exchangeable.
  3. We are not responsible for lost or stolen Tickets/Wristbands.
  4. All prices listed are “per person”.
  5. You must wear your admission wristband for the duration of the festival. Wristband(s) are non-transferable.
  6. All customers purchasing a ticket to the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival agree to the festival guidelines (found here and under Event Info).
  7. Artists and times are subject to change without notice; the festival is rain or shine.

Winthrop Music Association/Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival respects and is committed to protecting your privacy. Although personally identifiable information is collected when you visit Ticket Tomato’s site and purchase a ticket, the information is solely for the purpose of being able to bill and process ticket orders as well communicate about the festival. Ticket Tomato adheres to the guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

By entering the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, you understand that you may be photographed, filmed or videotaped, and you authorize the promoter the unqualified right to take pictures and/or recordings of you and grant the perpetual right to take use your likeness, image, photo without compensation, for broadcast or exhibition in any medium.

Winthrop Music Association and Ticket Tomato are not responsible for LOST or STOLEN tickets. Our official policy states that there will be NO REFUNDS for tickets. All sales are final. There will be no reissues for lost or stolen tickets. The Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival will take place rain or shine, and artists and times are subject to change without notice.

These circumstances will not be grounds for a refund, including but not limited to the following: local or national weather conditions and natural disasters, waiting in lines, road closures or traffic issues. 

A ticket is for the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival, not a specific artist. Artists and schedules are subject to change without notice. Artist cancellation is not grounds for a refund.

Promoters, Venue owners, Security and Event Staff have the right to refuse entry to any ticket holder, without a refund, for any reason at their discretion, including but not limited to: disorderly behavior, intoxication, venue capacity, breach of security restrictions.


2020 Best Festival
Washington Blues Society

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2015 Keeping The Blues Alive Recipient
The Blues Foundation


2020 Grand Summit Award
Washington Festival & Events Association


Proud Member
Washington Festival & Events Association

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