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Win the Ultimate Red Rock’s Amphitheatre VIP Package!


Enter to win the ultimate VIP Package to our August 20th show at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Drive-By Truckers and Preservation Hall Jazz Band!

Package Includes:

•Access to Sound Check (starts 3:30 PM subject to change)
•Pre-Show Cocktail Hour
•Meet & Greet with Yonder Mountain String Band
• Early Entry to the Venue 
•Exclusive Swag Bag with Yonder merch & more
•Live Download of the Show
•Signed Laminate
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Yonder Mountain String Band’s 2016 Red Rock Show Announced!



Yonder Mountain String Band returns to our home-state venue Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Accompanying YMSB for this year’s homecoming, we welcome Drive-By Truckers, as well as special guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band.  This powerful and eclectic line-up features the amazing soulful southern rock of Drive-By Truckers, the rich jazz tradition of New Orleans with Preservation Hall, plus the original blend of bluegrass and progressive jam-improvisations of Yonder Mountain.

Pre-sale tickets begin Wednesday – March 9 at 10 AM MST: http://bit.ly/RRPre-Sale

AEG/KBCO pre-sale on Thursday – March 10th at 10 AM MST: http://bit.ly/KBCOAEGRR

Public on-sale is Friday – March 11 at 10 AM MST: http://bit.ly/KBCOAEGRR


For nearly 18 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. Notoriously independent, Yonder Mountain String Band has paved the path for a genre and sound as unique as the band itself.

Yonder Mountain String Band consisting of Adam Aijala (guitar, vocals), Dave Johnston (banjo, vocals), Ben Kaufmann (bass, vocals), Allie Kral (violin, vocals), and Jacob Jolliff (mandolin, vocals) — began a new era for the band with the release of Black Sheep. The first YMSB album produced by the band itself, Black Sheep is, by any measure, considered the most mesmeric of their career. Black Sheep marks the first time in Yonder’s history that they utilized, throughout an entire record, the conventional five-piece instrumental arsenal of bluegrass music (guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass), proving yet again that the band continues to be a progressive

Yonder Mountain String Band will feature original tunes pulled from the recent release Black Sheep, along with an arsenal of originals and re-invented covers of classic hits that span a variety of genres to create a Yonder experience like none before.

Drive By Truckers


Co-founded by Patterson Hood (guitar, vocals) and Mike Cooley (guitar, vocals), the alternative country five-piece Drive-By Truckers also includes Brad Morgan (drums), Jay Gonzalez (keyboards, guitar, vocals, accordion, saw), and Matt Patton (bass, vocals). Their 12th studio album, English Oceans (March 2014; ATO Records) is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders. Drive-By Truckers recently released their long awaited live album, It’s Great To Be Alive: Recorded Live at The Fillmore (October 2015), which was recorded over a three-night run at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.


Preservation Hall Jazz Band


The New Orleans jazz band Preservation Hall Jazz Band got their name directly from the Preservation Hall venue located in the French Quarter. Preservation Hall was among the few NOLA venues that welcomed both Caucasian and African-American musicians during the early 1960s when the Jazz Band first got its start. The current line-up includes Joe Lastie Jr. (drums, backing vocals), Clint Maedgen (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, vocals), Rickie Monie (piano), Mark Braud (trumpet, backing vocals), Ronell Johnson (tuba, piano, vocals), Charlie Gabriel (clarinet, tenor saxophone, vocals) and Ben Jaffe (tuba, string bass, banjo, percussion, backing vocals). In 2013, Preservation Hall Jazz Band released their first album, That’s It!, consisting of all original material written over the course of their more than 50-year career.

For more information on Yonder Mountain String Band and their forthcoming tour dates, please visit: yondermountain.com

Yonder Mountain String Band Will Join The Mustang Music Festival in Corolla, NC


We are pleased to be apart of this great line-up at the Mustang Music Festival on October 7th and 8th!

We will be joining Moe.LettuceG. Love & Special SauceSmooth Hound SmithFruitionBIG SomethingRipeEmpire Strikes Brass,  Lunar Test Drive at the Corolla, NC.

Tickets Available: http://bit.ly/28JAk47

Enter to Win The Ultimate Camping Experience at Northwest String Summit!

Promo Code_ GlampMe

Buy Your Discounted 4-Day Passes ($15 OFF EA) Before July 1st And You Will Be Entered To Win One Of Many Prizes!

Including The Grand Prize Glamping Kit & Gifts Worth Over $1000!

Use Promo Code: GLAMPME

Glamping Kit & Gifts Include:
Hassle-free camping set up in our new BaseCamp facilities located just outside the main amphitheater gates. Campsite will be setup upon arrival and have semi-private porto-potties, a community area with shade structure, cooking equipment, tables and even FREE morning coffee!

Gear Package for up to 2 people:
Eureka! Copper Canyon 6 Tent
Eureka! Camping Cots (300lbs)
Camping Chairs
Morning Coffee and Water Coolers
Access to Community Kitchen Area
Sleeping Bags and Pillows
Plus All Kinds of Goodies:
NWSS Klean Kanteen Steel Pint Cup(s)
A Pair of Keen Shoes Per Camper
ENO Hammock
Osprey Pack
Autographed YMSB Merchandise
Official NWSS Mechandise

And even if you don’t win the Grand Prize, you are still entered to win a pair of Keen Shoes!

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We are pleased to announce that on Saturday July 16th at Northwest String Summit, Yonder Mountain String Band will unfold a rare electric set featuring the Pink Floyd album Animals played in its entirety!

You can expect a Yonder-fied depiction of this classic Floyd album, accompanied by visual elements that will make this the most unique Yonder set in String Summit history.

We will have special guest: Asher Fulero (Emancipator, Everyone Orchestra, Floydian Slips) on Keys and Jay Elliot (Wicked Messenger) on the drums.

More Info: http://bit.ly/NWSSPFYM
Tickets for NWSS: http://stringsummit.com/2016-ticketing/

Yonder Mountain String Band Joins moe. Tour

SUMMER 2016-2

We are pleased to announce we will be joining our friends, moe. for select dates in the Midwest!!!

Tickets will be available on our website on Monday, May 16th, 2016. 

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artist of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further.

Learn more about moe. and we hope to see you there.

moe. Band Bio

moe. Music

moe. Youtube

Win VIP Upgrades to The Merryland Music Fest!!!



We will be performing a single mic acoustic set for all VIP and Super VIP guests at the Merryland Music Fest on Saturday, July 9th!

If you have already or if you secure your GA ticket by May 20th, you will be entered to win one of 3 pairs of VIP upgrades!

For full fest details or to get your VIP or SVIP package today, visit www.merrylandmusicfest.com (limited VIP and SVIP available so don’t miss out!)


Win VIP Tickets to NWSS and Meet Yonder Mountain String Band

Win VIP Tickets to the upcoming 15th Annual Northwest String Summit and a “Meet and Greet” with Yonder Mountain String Band! The festival takes place July 14th – July 17th in that magical place we call Horning’s Hideout. Enter to win below:

Win VIP Tickets to NWSS and Meet Yonder Mountain String Band



The 15th Annual Northwest String Summit – 4 Reasons Why You Should Go


Bigger than ever before, here are a few reasons why you should get your tickets to this year’s 15th Anniversary Northwest String Summit:

1. The Lineup (Duh!!) – This year will be hard to top as we have more bands and musicians than ever before, allowing more music and music workshops than ever before! Joining us, we will have some of our oldest friends and some new bands as well!
See for yourself:

2. New Kids and Family Area – NWSS is expanding and moving to a nearby location that will provide more space for enhancements to arts and crafts, exclusive live music, workshops, games and activities galore! Check out the NEW Kids & Families dedicated webpage for all the details on all the many enhancements, workshop series and signup, music performance schedule and more!

3. Horning’s Hideout – A reason to return every year, this place is ideal for festivarians. There is something magical that goes on here in Oregon during these few days and between the scenic outdoors, the music resonating throughout the grounds, and the good vibes of those kinfolk surrounding you – Horning’s Hideout is near and dear to our heart and those who get to experience it.


4. The Northwest String Summit Family – We’ve been to ALOT of festivals but nothing compares to the community that has evolved here at Northwest String Summit. It’s a major reason that brings each festivarian and musician alike, back again and again. Each year, our family grows just a little bigger and it’s something you’ll definitely want to experience yourself!

Don’t miss the 15th Annual celebration of life that we call Northwest String Summit!

NWSS Website link: www.stringsummit.com

NWSS Ticketing link: http://stringsummit.com/ticketsgraph/

NWSS FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/Northwest-String-Summit-88253464658/?ref=hl


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