British blues guitar slinger Joan Shaw Taylor, Winthrop R&B Festival 2011. Photo by Andy Cotton

British blues guitar slinger Joan Shaw Taylor, Winthrop R&B Festival 2011. Photo by Andy Cotton

This year’s 26th Anniversary of the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival is shaping up tobe the best rhythm & blues PARTY yet! COME SEE WHY! The Award-Winning WinthropMusic Association presents the Festival July 19-21, 2013 at the Blues Ranch in Winthrop, Washington, nestled in the beautiful Methow Valley in the heart of the North Cascades, surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the Pacific Northwest.




 Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk


 Janiva Magness

 Otis Taylor Band

 Too Slim & The Taildraggers

 Nikki Hill

 Peter Karp & Sue Foley

 Rosie Ledet

 Marquise Knox

 Chris O’Leary Band

 Matt Hill Band

 Doug MacLeod

 Lady “A” and her Baby Blues Funk Band


Three days packed full of Rhythm & Blues! Washington State’s largest and longest running blues festival kicks off 7pm, Friday, July 19 with its early show, the “Lowdown Hoedown”, in the Big Top Tent BEER GARDEN at the Blues Ranch featuring Winthrop favorites Too Slim & the Taildraggers, the Matt Hill Band and this year with heblues funk band, Lady “A” in a special fundraising concert for The Cove Food Bank in Twisp, Wash. Saturday and Sunday music starts at 11 am and runs until 2 am. On-site camping ($45 for the weekend), free showers, food and craft vendors, shade tents, and beer garden are all located on the Blues Ranch grounds on the beautiful Methow River. The Friday night Beer Garden Show is $10 or free with weekend pass. A weekend pass is $80 in advance, $90 at the gate. For complete schedule, tickets, and lodging information please visit our website You can also find us For high-resolution photos, artist interviews and press inquiries contact Erika Olsen at 206-818-5934, The Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival is brought to you by The Winthrop Music Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Proceeds from the Festival help support a number of cultural and civic organizations in the Methow Valley and beyond, including The Cove Food Bank, Methow Valley School District Music Program, Little Star Montessori School, Heart of the Methow Pow Wow, Oregon Food Bank/Waterfront Blues Festival, and Washington Blues Society Musician’s Relief Fund. WMA is a member/affiliate of The Blues Foundation, Inland Empire Blues Society, Cascade Blues Association, Washington Blues Society, Methow Valley Arts Alliance. We welcome back long time festival sponsors DELTA MUSIC EXPERIENCE, Winthrop RED APPLE Market and Odom Distributing.