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July 19-21, 2024

Who we saw at the Blues Ranch this past July 2023

North Mississippi All Stars
Ruthie Foster
Marc Broussard
Jackie Venson
Judith Hill
Rick Estrin
Too Slim
Stephanie Ann Johnson
Methow Juke Joint Allstars
Yates McKendree
Tevis Hodge


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 36th 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.

2023 Spotify Playlist

Now streaming! We curated a Spotify playlist featuring artists from our 2023 lineup for your listening pleasure! Take in music from Kingfish, North Mississippi Allstars, Marc Broussard, Jackie Venson, Ruthie Foster, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, and more.

Beer Garden Shows

The Methow Juke Joint All-Stars will once again host our jam sessions in the beer garden after the main stage closes each night Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings after the mainstage sets. This long-standing tradition is for many attendees a highlight of the festival, with surprise appearances from main stage musicians and sometimes complete alternate sets from the festival’s finest groups.

Friday’s show benefits The Cove Food Bank. The “Cove”—which is staffed by volunteers and supported by donations from local residents—provides emergency food supplies to families in need in the Methow Valley. You can learn more about the food bank and how to help defeat hunger in the Methow Valley by visiting the organization’s website: www.thecovecares.org. Those of you who’d like to make a donation to this effort can do so at the collection bucket in the Beer Garden.

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Thank you to our Partners!


2020 Best Festival
Washington Blues Society


2015 Keeping The Blues Alive Recipient
The Blues Foundation


2022 Grand Summit Award
Washington Festival & Events Association


Proud Member
Washington Festival & Events Association

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