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2011 Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival, Clatskanie, Oregon August 5th - 7th

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Urban MonroesFor the last 14 years, on the first full weekend of August, there has been a wonderful gathering of bluegrassers in the little coastal town of Clatskanie, Oregon. Well, this year it's happening again and we would like to invite you join us at the 15th annual Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival. A tradition in the Northwest, the Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival is founded, and grounded, on traditional bluegrass content.

There are many bluegrass festivals all over the United States, but this event is so much more than that. It's a yearly gathering of friends and family who get together each August to celebrate bluegrass music in a family atmosphere. If you're wondering who the "family" is, remember this: if you're a bluegrass picker or grinner, you're part of the family.

Not only will you get three days of great bluegrass music here, you'll also be treated to a free breakfast each morning. Pancakes, bacon and eggs are there for the taking. We gladly accept donations to help defer the cost of the breakfast, but it's by no means required.

Clatskanie is a wonderful, all American, small town located approximately 35 miles east of Astoria, on Highway 30 in the beautifully green Coastal Range Mountains near the Mighty Columbia River. We love this town, and we are confident you will too. The festival is held at the Clatskanie City Park which is located at 300 NE Park Street. Directions are as follows: From highway 30 (the lower Columbia River highway). Take Nehalem Street northeast 0.2 miles to NE 5th street. Turn right (southeast). Take entrance to park (Park ST) approximately 0.1 miles.

There are a very limited number of camping spaces outside the park itself, however, there is plenty of room for camping inside the park on the grass. There is electricity available on a limited basis. Camping for the event is $60/unit (Wednesday - Sunday), or $15/night if you need 2-4 days, and there is an additional charge of $25 if you use electricity.

Entrance to the interior of the park will be on Wednesday morning around 10 O'Clock. On Thursday, as has become a Clatskanie tradition, there will be a cornbread cooking contest chili/corn-on-the-cob feed, so don't forget to bring your best cornbread recipe along to so if you can beat out the competition. PLEASE make plans on joining us for the 15th annual Clatskanie
Bluegrass Festival!

Friday, August 5th
4-5: TBA
5-6: Oly Mountain Boys
6-7: Fern Hill
7-8: Brokentop
8-9: Oly Mountain Boys

Saturday, August 6th
10-11: Open Mic
11-12: Fern Hill
12-1: True North
1-2: Lunch Break
2-3: Brokentop
3-4: Money Creek Mining Company
4-5: Opal Creek
5-6: Dinner Break
6-7: Sugar Pine
7-8: True North
8-9: Urban Monroes

Sunday, August 7th
10-11: Money Creek Mining Company
11-12: True North
12-1: Opal Creek
1-2: Sugar Pine
2-3: Urban Monroes

Sound provided by Ground Zero Sound. For all details and more information, visit ClatskanieBluegrass.com.

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