Win Tickets ($300+): 2013 Northwest String Summit @ Horning’s Hideout | National & Regional, Artisan Food Trucks, String Band Competition

We are giving away a pair of general admission festival passes to the 2013 Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout on July 18-21, 2013. Festival passes include parking and camping, and children 10 and under get in free with a paying adult. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, May 13.

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nwss2013_300x5002013 Northwest String Summit
July 18-21, 2013

4-Day Pass
$135, until 3/14;
$160, 3/15 – 5/16;
$180, 5/17 – 7/17;
$195 day of event)

Horning’s Hideout
21277 NW Brunswick Canyon Rd North Plains, OR 97133
(503) 647-2920 |

The 12th Annual Northwest String Summit returns to Horning’s Hideout (North Plains, OR) with the finest acoustic pickers and standout electric bands from July 18 – 21, 2013. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning’s Hideout stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country. A family-friendly and locally-sourced festival, Northwest String Summit caps its capacity at 4,500 attendees to ensure an intimate experience for all festival-goers at an incredible ticket price. For more detailed information, please visit:

The 12th Annual Northwest String Summit is hosted by Colorado-based Yonder Mountain String Band; arguably the top touring neo-bluegrass band in the world. Yonder will perform three nights of music, and additional national acts at this year’s festival include Leftover Salmon, Keller and The Keels, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Greensky Bluegrass, Black Prairie (featuring members of The Decemberists), Danny Barnes, Darol Anger, Deadly Gentlemen, Head for the Hills, Larry & Jenny: The Keels, Poor Man’s Whiskey performing Dark Side of the Moonshine with guest artist Allie Kral of Cornmeal, Milkdrive, Polecat, Brothers Comatose, Iron Horse – Pickin’ On Modest Mouse, and The Congress! Pimps of Joytime will also perform a late-night main stage set on Saturday, July 20, 2013.

Northwest String Summit partners with singular Portland organizations, food vendors and emerging Pacific Northwest-based musicians as a way to support the various thriving local communities. Celebrated Eugene, OR favorite Ninkasi Brewing Company will offer exceptional craft beers onsite for the third year-in-a-row, including an exclusive small-batch NW String Summit Festival Specialty Brew called Clusterpluck Session Ale. Made with Northwest Pale Ale and Honey malts, Clusterpluck is a light and refreshing golden ale — the perfect accompaniment to a summertime jam session. Ninkasi will host the Northwest Local “Ninkasi Brewing” Stage @ Cascadia Acoustic Coffeehouse, which will feature some of the region’s finest bands such as Scott Law & Chris Funk – The Roots of Johnny Cash, Fruition, Horse Feathers, Shook Twins, Giraffe Dodgers with Allie Kral of Cornmeal, Sugarcane, and Big E’s Magik Mornin’ Show, and last year’s band competition winner Betty and the Boy.

2013 Northwest String SummitString Summit event promoter Skye McDonald comments about the forthcoming festival, “This year we are going into our 12th String Summit and we are delighted to refocus our programming on strings and acoustic music, the foundation of the festival. While there is plenty of pickin’ and singin’ at this year’s Strummit, when the clock strikes midnight, there are surprises in store that will ensure a huge rockin’ dance party that is sure to get the trees shaking and the peacocks howlin’ along with the crowd!”

The following artisan food trucks will provide delicious food options for festival-goers: Nosh on 7th, Bunk Sandwiches, Toast, Thai Volcano Express, Solarshots, and others TBA. Northwest Local “Ninkasi Brewing” Stage @ Cascadia Acoustic Coffeehouse will serve a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, baked goods, and snacks from local favorites such as Trailhead Coffee and Voodoo Doughnuts.

Now in its 10th year, the Band Competition at Northwest String Summit reigns in some of the hottest pickers from all across the country. The competition is in line with other top festival competitions, such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Rockygrass, and will occur on Friday, July 19, 2013. Four bands/musicians will be chosen by a panel of judges including members of Yonder Mountain String Band and festival staffers to compete for the winning crown (each band will perform for 10 – 15 minutes). The winner is awarded an opening slot on Sunday, July 21, 2013, and a paid slot at the following year’s festival. The Band Competition is a single mic only set-up, and only acoustic instruments are allowed (no DIs, no drums).

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332 Responses to Win Tickets ($300+): 2013 Northwest String Summit @ Horning’s Hideout | National & Regional, Artisan Food Trucks, String Band Competition

  1. Sian April 30, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    We’ve missed so many good bands lately. Would love to see them altogether at this intimate festival.

    • James Baker April 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

      I’ve never been and would love to go!

  2. Matt Ravera April 30, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I haven’t gone to a music festival since I arrived in the US, nearly 2 years ago.
    That would be the perfect one!

  3. Krys April 30, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    oh my oh my I would LOVE those tickets

  4. Natalie April 30, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Hornings hideout is my most favorite place on earth!!!! I spend time there regularly playing disc golf, camping, fishing and much more. I would love to win these tickets so I can spend even more time there while listening some sweet bluegrass music! Pick me pick me! you pick… I’ll grin!

    • Sarah May 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

      I would sooo love to experience this with my kids. We love their music and we would love to camp! Money is tight and I take care of my daughter’s friend as well so it would be much appreciated. Thanks!

  5. Donald Darneille April 30, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    Sounds like a blast! Who would not want to go?

  6. Donelle Fuhrman April 30, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    My husband is a huge bluegrass fan and would be over the moon if we were able to attend! Looks like so much fun!

  7. Bob April 30, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Umm…heck yeah I’d like some free tix! I’ve always heard that the NW String Summit is a blast, but it’s never been in my budget to attend! With a line-up like Yonder, GSBG, Leftover Salmon, Head for the Hills and the rest of the bunch, I’d be in bluegrass heaven. Keep on pluckin’!

  8. Gene April 30, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Sounds like a blast! Get me and a few buddies in pleaseeee! I love hornings hideout for the disc golf but I have yet attended any of the events!

  9. quinnie April 30, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    This looks like an amazing event! I would love to be able to take my husband to this to kick off the start of summer…

  10. P. McLean April 30, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Two words: BLACK PRAIRIE. I must see them. Strummit is an amazing time with great people. I volunteered a few years back and it was awesome. I would be grateful for that chance to go again… I need to recharge my peacock rainbow unicorn power suit.

  11. Jeannifer April 30, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    I would love to win tickets!! My family and I have never done anything like this together. This would be such an amazing experience to share with my husband and 2 children. It would definitely go down in history as the best family vacation! :)

  12. Heather April 30, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    I LOVE BLUEGRASS!!! I have never been and would absolutely Love to make a Family Adventure out of this opportunity! Please and Thank You, Thank You!!! :-D

  13. Kit Keller April 30, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    Winning tickets would give me an excuse to come to lovely Portland once again, to enjoy the city, mountains, ocean, AND visit my youngest son, who moved to Portland 5+ years ago and it seems, will never leave. Since he moved there, I’ve visited several times and find more things to love with each visit.

  14. tiffany April 30, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    I will be celebrating my upcoming wedding this weekend with my close friends. This would be an amazing way to spend the weekend with my girls!!!!

  15. kettles1008 April 30, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    I have never been to Horning’s Hideout and have heard so many great things! And to get to go to Northwest String Summit, that would be wonderful! I love so many of the bands playing at what I hear is an amazing festival. It would be a great summer treat!

  16. Audrey Furst April 30, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    I would like to win the tickets because in the last year been through 2 major accidents on March 9, 2012, One resulting in a hip surgery which still has me out of work a year later (its work related), and the other resulting in dislocated neck, and lower back issues (was rear ended in a car accident on my way home from the ER that night). On top of that, I recently have gone through a major breakup, only yo find out 2 days later that my landlord is selling our home and I have to move by June 15th.
    I totally feel that I need a break from all the stress and what better way to do so than by being surrounded by positive people while enjoying amazing music.

  17. Lisa Richardson April 30, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    I’d love to win tickets for my daughter. She’s a single mom who works really hard, and deserves a break. I don’t have a lot of money, but I know she would love this!

  18. Natalie April 30, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    One word “Broke”

  19. Lisa April 30, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    I’m getting married in August and cannot afford to do anything this summer. A few days at Hornings would be good for me to blow off some steam.

  20. Anton Osterhaus April 30, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    I would love to win these tickets and go for my very first time with my daughter! Always wanted to go but jut couldn’t make with my schedule but this year I am totally free on that weekend.

  21. Christy Z April 30, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Picking & peacocks! I have wanted to make it to this festival with friends since moving to Oregon. I am trying to make this the ultimate summer. Winning tix would make this the ultimate summer of my dreams.

  22. Dave April 30, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Oh lordy, how I’d love to be there! The best musicians at the best venue in the Northwest would be a dream come true. This is way out of my budget, so I’m calling on PDX Pipeline to show me some love!

  23. Sarah Degan-Smith April 30, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    For the last 7 years, I have been returning to Oregon to try to catch NWSS. I actually made it only once. It was an awesome bonding experience with my mom. I found out that the preacher who married my parents ordered his preacher’s license from the back of high times. I’m a child of “The Church of the Holy Smoke!” This year, I am already here, but financial constraints are preventing my ticket purchase. I would be the most grateful recipient, I swear! Help!

  24. Claire April 30, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    I’d love to have a weekend away with good food, good music and good beer! Plus since I just moved here I’ve never been!

  25. Becky April 30, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    I would LOVE to come with my boyfriend. We are such huge music lovers and $ is tight for that right now. We would enjoy this more than you know. Thank you

  26. Hilary Meyer April 30, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Oh, Wow! Would LOVE to attend! Haven’t been able to participate since Sedona 1999! And Hornings?!? Couldn’t think of a better venue!

  27. dave April 30, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Have never been to Hornings Hideout but hear great things. Would love to go!!

  28. Jessie Sheeran April 30, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    aaaaah! I’ve still never been to Horning’s Hideout for a show! And String Summit would be SUCH a fantastic reason to be there!

  29. Amanda Clark April 30, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    I’m new to the area, and we just bought a house out in Forest Grove, so I would love to win the tickets to this cool event in North Plains! :)

  30. Jennifer April 30, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    I love Hornings Hideout and I love Yonder Mountain… and I procrastinated on getting my String Summit tickets. Would love to win these. Thanks for the opportunity.

  31. Brian April 30, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    I love live Bluegrass music, and have not been to Horning’s Hideout yet. This event would be a perfect introduction to the venue, so why not me? :-)

  32. Jana Allen April 30, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    This would be awesome to attend! I have yet to be able to experience Horning’s Hideout yet and this seems like the perfect opportunity to go. It looks to be one of the most Beautiful and Magical Places! Hope your Daze Beautiful and as Blessed as mine will be when you pick me….

  33. Nichole April 30, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    My future husband and I would love to go to this! We never have the extra money to buy tickets and would be a great pre-honeymoon!

  34. Brianne April 30, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    I have never been and would love to go!

  35. Mandy April 30, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    This sounds like so much fun! I would love to take my family for the weekend! We’re always searching for new ways to spend quality time together and we’ve never been to this! Sounds amazing!

  36. Tristan LeFever April 30, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    I want to win because I love me some bluegrass! This festival looks so much fun!

  37. Aron April 30, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    String Summit is the highlight of my year. I plan for it months in advance, and offer my heart and soul when there. Almost nothing makes me happier than the magical, peaceful, whimsical delight of this festival. And in the famous words of YMSB: “Though my mouth may be shut, the voice in my head sings a million tunes!” Going to String Summit is like going home.

  38. Angela Wood April 30, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    I want to go… missed it last year!

  39. Jay April 30, 2013 at 11:58 am #


  40. Lidianna salt April 30, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    I have NEVER been! Despite true efforts to go… I would live to boogie down to some true bluegrass! Jus help me get there :)

  41. Stefanie Scowden April 30, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    My boyfriend loves bluegrass so I’d love to get these for him and enjoy the festival with him!

  42. Travis Wallingford April 30, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    My first time to the hideout would be legendary if I won. Good luck everyone hope to see u there. I need more beautiful music in My life.

  43. Jeff Klein April 30, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    NW String Summit Haiku:

    Mandolin and Bass
    join with fiddle and guitar
    Head bob’n and smiles

  44. Crystal April 30, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    I’ve lived in Oregon twice for 3 years each time and miss it more than I can express. Music, beer and Oregon are just the perfect fit for me. I’d love to come visit, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the overall surroundings and people of Oregon. It’s been almost 3 years and that’s almost 3 years too long. Give me the tickets and I’ll ensure I’m on the flight from Indiana :)

  45. Steve April 30, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I need something to impress my girlfriend with.

  46. Lori April 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    I would love a reason to get back home to Portland! Pick me, pick me!!

  47. Katie April 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    My parents have been going for years but I can’t afford the tickets. It looks so fun! It would be incredible to win some! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

  48. Katherine April 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    For a true music lover I have never managed to make it to a music festival. Im my sweet 32 years on this little planet I have either been lacking in funds or time to make it happen. I would be overwhelmed with the opportunity to make The String Summit my first and for most experience of what I know will be a amazing festival.

  49. Sherri Martin April 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    I would LOVE these tickets. We have not been to a festival in over three years. I have never been to this location and this would just be the most awesome trip ever.

  50. Chelsea April 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I am a beginning banjo player and would love to get to chance to watch professional some professional acoustic pickers!!! And get a weekend off from work!

  51. Stacie April 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I will keep it short and simple. I would love to go! Please?

  52. Stephanie April 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Just had my 49th and now I am on a countdown to my 50th birthday. Plan to celebrate during this year and be ready for the final phase of this life. Have not been to a concert in over ten years. Would love to go and take my husband. Time to celebrate life!

  53. Jacoby April 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I’d live to go!! Winner please!

  54. Anthony April 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    Horning’s Hideout is a true gem! I have attended all but one NW String Summit in 11 years. Two years of unemployment has driven me to near bankruptcy. A pair of tickets would provide a much needed reason to smile. Please!

  55. Nicole April 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    These tickets would be awesome to have to experience some awesome music with my love this year! It sounds like a very fun experience! :)

  56. Heather April 30, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    I haven’t wanted to win anything more than I want to win tickets to this years Strummit. Please, please, please pick me!

  57. Megan April 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    I would LOVE to go, it would be an awesome surprise for my boyfriend! Thanks! :)

  58. Claire April 30, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    This East coast gal misses the West coast something terrible. Please, oh please draw me, draw meee.

  59. Leo April 30, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    I’ve never been to a concert of any type in Seattle and I’ve lived here for 2 years.

  60. mOLLYE April 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I would LOVE to take part! Crossing my fingers :)

  61. Jennifer April 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I would love to receive this tickets! I have been once and had an amazing time. I had a baby girl, Athena, six months ago and would love to take her to her first festie! Love good people who have respect for each other and the earth <3

  62. angela April 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    So radical! Please send me back to my beautiful home state of Oregon for NW Stringband Summit! :)! I will be cycling in the annual Seattle to Portland bike event the previous weekend and would love to be enjoying fabulous music the following weekend in a gorgeous setting! :)

  63. Renee April 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    This would be soo awesome. Pick me!

  64. Mysti LeFever April 30, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    I would really love to experience an outdoor, multiple day, string festival. It kind of taps into my “bucket list” for a Woodstock like experience.

  65. Guadalupe April 30, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    I would LOVE to get the ultimate Portland experience. I have such love for good music, great food, and can’t forget the dancing. I’m good vibe, and that’s what I would love to surround myself with!

  66. Amy April 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I have always wanted to attend this festival and have not been able to afford. Winning these passes would allow me to attend and enjoy a few days of great music and fun!! Pick, pick me!!

  67. Selena April 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    This would be an amazing way for my husband and I to have one last weekend of freedom before moving for grad school! :D

  68. Dave C April 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Pretty, pretty please with bluegrass on top, pick me!!

  69. Erika April 30, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    This sounds like such an amazing event! I never get a chance to go to anything like this, it would be such a fantastic opportunity to win tickets and go!

  70. Nick April 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

    Looks like a blast! It would be my first time and I have a friend who would love it too!

  71. Jessica M. April 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    I stumbled across this post on facebook as I was thinking, I need something to look forward to. Life has been so not inspirational lately and I think this is the perfect opportunity!! I’ve never won anything I’ve had to enter for and I think this is where it should begin. Never been to the festival either but would love, love, love to go! Thanks :)

  72. Bj barton April 30, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    I enjoy music and attend as many shows and festivals as possible. Winning tickets instead of paying would be nice for a change.

  73. David Braun April 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    I’ve been saying for three years that I’m going to NWSS and haven’t actually made it up there, but THIS year I’m gonna win tickets! Why me? Well, I’ve been unemployed and looking for work every day for seven months. I’m overqualified for anything I’m not underqualified for, so the assistance money ran out and now I’m back in school full time. I lost my bike computer riding five blocks the other day. My OMMP card is about to expire. My lower back feels like it’s being trampled by a stegasaurus. I could really use a break in my favor right about now… String Summit looks inviting.

  74. Jessica April 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    I know some very deserving folks. My dear friend who is a single Dad with his two beautiful little boys(4 and 5 yrs.).They would have the time of their life!!! I can’t think of anything cooler for them to do, well maybe a few but this is something a fun loving Dad would like to share with his boys. If I won those tickets for them they would be floored! I would pay to see those little boy’s faces when they found out they won tickets to go! Probably make their summer. Good luck to the winners thats a pretty awesome score :)

  75. Andrew April 30, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    Cannot waiittttt!

  76. Dawn April 30, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    OMG! I would LOVE to do something lime this but I’ve been too broke to do anything! Please pick me!

  77. Rachel April 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    I want to go so I can do a jig.

  78. Jay April 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    I’ll cut all the mumbo jumbo…………………..PICK ME PLEASE!!!!!!!

  79. Jamie Mayes April 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    This would be an amazing gift to surprise my girl with! Live music is the best!

  80. Jack April 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Man oh man, if I got tickets to this not ONLY would it give me a chance to make up for me being too broke to bring my lady to go see shows the past couple months, but it would ALSO give me a perfect excuse to not attend my stupid friend’s stupid wedding in New Jersey on the 21st. Hell, maybe I could even convince him to skip it and come see Yonder with me instead!

  81. Anita April 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Yeehaw y’all!!

  82. AnitaE April 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Sounds like fun.

  83. Laura April 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    My family and I moved to Oregon four years ago this July from Illinois and have only gotten to Portland three times in that time.
    This would be a great date for my husband and I, plus my 44th birthday is this July!!

  84. Tammy April 30, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    As a world music lover, please pick me!

  85. Brendon April 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    With a baby on the way, winning tickets to this may be the last chance we get for quite some time to go to a kickass festival!

  86. Lisa Zwirner April 30, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    I love camping and music!

  87. Megan April 30, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I have always wanted to go to this Festival! I have never had the money though. Please please pick me.

  88. Rachel April 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    We have a 9mo old little girl, and this mama hasn’t been to the Portland area in far to long! The fact that there is music involved makes this even more exciting!! Sounds like a wonderful mini vaca!!

  89. PDX April 30, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    We’ve been busting ass this whole year to pay for our schooling and bills. These tickets would be such a sweet, sweet, reward for the hard work…….Thanks for the chance.

  90. Phillip April 30, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    I love everything about this event. Camping, music, beer, and disc golf. Probably my top four favorite things in life. Make my summer and pick me!

  91. Stephen April 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Please choose me to win this contest. I can’t afford it. I had a motorcylce injury and possibly suffered some brain damage many years ago. Nobody is really sure. But now my dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids’ parties. I have come to understand that fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.
    It’s a very strange silence that I’m living in right now. It’s a silence that has a lot of activity and noise in it from a zone that I don’t live in on this earth. I have been told that I have a mind that’s open to everything, and gets attached to nothing. I’ve been told by doctors and surgeons that I have the energy of ten men who have normal jobs. Imagine the peace symbol. The peace symbol has three pieces in it. One piece is emotion, that’s your body. Another piece has spirit in it, that’s your fuel. Another piece has intellect in it and that’s your steering wheel. You can never overdo the fuel that goes into the body, which is the emotions and the steering wheel to drive it. Nothing changes like changes, because nothing changes but the changes.
    Amen is not the end of a prayer, it just gets us ready to go to the next level.

  92. dustin joseph April 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I would love these tickets! i just moved to the area and am looking for events and things to get me out to check out this beautiful green state!!!

  93. Peter April 30, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    This would be my two year olds first music festival. We would love to win tickets to expose him to this amazing music experience at an early age!

  94. Violette April 30, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    I love music, especially acoustic music from the Northwest, and I spend all of my time out at shows and supporting artists and musician friends. That and my Mom lives in Portland and I don’t visit her nearly enough. So my mom wants me to win this, and yours probably does too.

  95. Jessica S. April 30, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Dying to go. The hubby’s never been to a festival and I think our first summer in Oregon would be made perfect if we won tickets to this. <3

  96. Racheal April 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    OMG! This is the best festival to see hippies and peacocks! At the same time! Oh, yeah, and Yonder Mountain String Band is totally awesome. And so is Horning’s Hideout. And I like camping.

  97. Amber April 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    I have never been to a music festival my entire life I’ve lived in Oregon so I think this would be a great experience for me

  98. Kayla April 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    I have heard about this festival! Lived in OR for 20+ years of my life, it would be great to go to this!

  99. Petra Ogan April 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    This reminds me of an awesome fest called Skunkfest way back in the day! It looks so rad, perfect for my family! I am born and raised in Portland, OR, but don’t live currently. I miss Oregon soo much and was planning on driving up there IN JULY! It couldn’t be more perfect! I want to show my husband and son what an awesome place Oregon is, but am poor.. so it really would be a dream come true!

  100. April April 30, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    I used to live in Florida and attended 4-5 bluegrass festivals a year at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. I have missed the atmosphere and fun nature of the events. I have wanted to go to the String Summit since I found out about it! It would be awesome to win!! If not, I’ll definitely be there next year :)

  101. Kyle April 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I would love to get tickets to this festival! I love Black Prairie!

  102. Mark April 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Pick me because I have never been, and my friends will think I’m cool!!!!!!!

  103. Mark April 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Pick me because I have never been, and my friends will think I’m neat!

  104. Matt Whildin April 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    I love NWSS and Horning’s Hideout! Looking forward to another great year!

  105. BR April 30, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    patchouli, b.o., cut-off jean shorts, beards, and armpit hair rule!

  106. Sarah dye April 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    We don’t live in the states (stationed overseas) so any reason to go back to ‘Mericuh, especially a free reason, would be dope.

  107. MartayPdx April 30, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    It’s my turn to finally go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!

  108. Hannah April 30, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    I like camping, music and hippies so please pick me.

  109. Teri C April 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    dude, this is one of the great string dhows that I have heard about on the West Coast, but never been. Thank you for having this giveaway.

  110. Sarah K April 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    I would LOVE LOVE to gift these to my sweet unemployed mom friend!! Pick me!! Yay!!

  111. Kelly Holmes April 30, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    My husband and I just moved here from Seattle, and moving totally deleted our bank account. We are still catching up, and won’t be able to buy live music tickets for a while. This would be an amazing way to get started as a part of the local music scene! Thanks for having a giveaway!!

  112. Allie April 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    This would be the perfect gift to give to my boyfriend for our five year anniversary!

  113. Caitie B April 30, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    I can’t even make an excuse to why I want the tickets, I just do! A magical place I hear. :)

    I can’t beg…whomever they reach out to is lucky. :) I’ve heard it’s a FANTASTIC show!

    What a great giveaway!


  114. Renee April 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    All of my favorite bands in one place! What’s not to love??

  115. James Baker April 30, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    I have never gone and would love to!

  116. Jackie H. April 30, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    I would like to attend the festival because I am relatively new to PDX. We haven’t been able to attend awesome events like this, and I think it is kind of necessary to living here. In the middle of summer? Yes, please!

  117. Jenny Tackett April 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    My boyfriend is a music buff who would love this festival! He has been laid off 4 times in the last 2 years and we could really use some fun, stress free music time!

  118. Briana Wallace April 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    I will be graduating from college this summer. I am the first in my family to do so and I am very proud of this accomplishment. It has been a struggle to get to where I am and would love a chance to celebrate life to it’s fullest. This sounds like an amazing experience and I would love the opportunity to attend!

  119. Cody April 30, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    I want to go because I’ve had a really hard past few months for me, with a bitter divorce between my parents and all. I’d really love to have this to look forward to, especially because I LOVE all the bands playing.

  120. Mathew April 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    This event looks amazing. I would literally die if I didn’t go

  121. AG April 30, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    Let summer begin!

  122. Pirate April 30, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I <3 live music! ^^

  123. KiMinja April 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    I want to surprise my sweetly gruffian man with going to this amazing show!: Portland is my home and I want to show him how beautiful it is in the summer. We live in Arizona now and NEED GREEN! He is a HUGE bluegrass fan and I am a violinist looking to start playing dirty, truthful, lovely bluegrass. Then he and I will romp the mud into good vibes and happy feet! I would roadtrip twitterpated the whole way there for tickets! And when we’re there I can guarantee some good ‘ole infectious stompin’!

  124. Jeremiah Satori April 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    They’re expecting me.

    Oh! Plus today is my birthday!

  125. Brittany Hale April 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    I’d love to go! It looks beautiful and serene. Can’t get much better than that.

  126. charley April 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    I love music, festivals and meeting new people!!

  127. Stephen April 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    This would be an amazing festival to attend. My girlfriend and I love going to concerts but we have yet to go to a festival. I’m from Washington but have been stuck out here in Utah and haven’t been back in over a year now. Going to this festival would cross off an item on the bucket list while getting rid of some home sickness!

  128. Kristen April 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    I’m an Oregon native but I’ve lived in Colorado for the past 16 years. We have some great festivals here but nothing compares to my home state! I’d love to go back to Oregon for some good old fashioned festival fun and a chance to bring a family member or 2 along!!

  129. Kierah April 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    I want some tickets cause it would be freekin awesome to experience the beauty , music , and beer of this fabulous event!!! I’d be very much obliged if i was picked!!!

  130. Lorea April 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    It’s by birthday on Saturday…. and I’m a Mommy who hasn’t been on a date or to an event in over two years!

  131. McKinzie Myszka-Foth April 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    I once played disc golf at horning’s hideout and decided to camp. I was unprepared for it. Just when it started looking like trouble, I heard sweet sweet music. Turned out to be a true Hootenanny I was engulfed in and it was the best time I have ever had. I want to try to beat my PR and the String Summit seems like just the experience to do so.

  132. sean April 30, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    My buddies and I used to hit up music festivals such as Jazzfest in NoLa and Bumbershoot in Seattle but alas they are mostly married with kids now. I miss the good ‘ol days and perhaps I could drag one of them away to this if a free price tag was attached to it.

  133. Luisa Waites April 30, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    I live in Southern Oregon and we don’t have anything that would come close to this event. I would love to come up to Portland and attend.

  134. laura April 30, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    what a fantastic lineup! i’ve never been to the festival myself, but i love a good camping weekend with music, dancing and howling!! <3

  135. TJ April 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    I would like to attend because I love going on trips, meeting new people, dancing to great music, being in the beautiful outdoors, feeling the green grass on my feet, watching the people & children dancing and laughing, everyone saying hello to their neighbor and sharing, enjoying great food together, sleeping out under the stars. When you put all of this together you get the greatest reasons to exist in the first place! To be happy and free!

  136. Terryb April 30, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    What can be more beautiful than nature and music? I am a musician and love to camp…..Would really appreciate the opportunity to go.

  137. amy April 30, 2013 at 8:05 pm #


  138. amy April 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    I totally messed that reply up!! Sorry. I tried to say that after 13 years away I am finally moving back to portland and this event sums up the reason why! With hubby, 6 and 3 year old kids in tow we are leaving a great life in brooklyn for a fabulous life in Portland! my 6 year old has been waiting his whole life for this summit!! And it is perfectly scheduled 2 weeks after we arrive. Yay! Thanks for the opportunity to win tix!

  139. Jennifer Buck April 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    This is my husbands favorite event and we have unfortunately had to miss the last couple of years. This will be our last year going for a while, the new baby is due at the end of this year. Free tickets would sure help :-)

  140. Shiney April 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I need help making my cold, black heart warm and happy again! This would do it!

  141. Rebecca Harrel April 30, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    My husband and I went a couple years ago and had a total hoot. Last year we had tickets, but had to go to a funeral for my grandfather instead. I hope that we can go this year, but money has not been the best this year and we haven’t bought tickets yet. We gotta go…

  142. Julia Steck April 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    I am flying in from Switzerland! I have never been and I would love to go!

  143. IrathePirate May 1, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    I’d like to be there chillin with my friends. If you pick me that will happen.Thanks.

    • Creo420 May 1, 2013 at 7:47 am #

      I would love to take my wife to this event.

  144. Jeff Eilbes May 1, 2013 at 6:14 am #

    I love the way bluegrass lights up my soul. With our first baby on the way, I’m not sure we can afford tickets again this year. It’s such an amazing festival, I would love to surprise my momma to be with a trip to horning’s.

  145. Nicole Cserfoi May 1, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    I would love to go because i haven’t been to a festival since i moved to the United States and it would be a great way to celebrate my birthday!
    Please pick me:)!

  146. Lesly G May 1, 2013 at 7:57 am #

    I’m a big fan of music festivals and haven’t been to Northwest Stringfest yet! Bring on the music and camping and send me to Oregon for what sounds as a stompin’ good time!
    Aloha from Washington!!

  147. Abby May 1, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Hell ya!!!!

  148. sarah dryfoos May 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    ALL of my family/friends are going this year and I’ve never been to hornings. I would LOVE to go and spread the good vibes, listen to amazing music and cultivate great community here in Oregon. Pick me! Pick me!

  149. Tricia May 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets so that my husband and I could go this year. I lost my job last year and funds are very limited — we are big concert fans and have never been to this festival. It sounds awesome! Maybe I’ll even bring my cello for fun. :)

  150. littlenickloven'light May 1, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    I wanna dance with the peacock’s to some yonder! Horning’s hideout is a bluegrass peacock heaven! <3

  151. SanFranciScue May 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to Horning’s Hideout. Had tix to see Jerry there (coming from DC) in early 90s, but show got canceled. Now my sister, her kids and my mom live in Portland, and my kids and I are in San Francisco. So this is a great opportunity to get the family together, enjoy a music festival (like my family did in North Carolina when I was a kid), and listen to a fantastic lineup of hot bands!! Summertime!!

  152. mike cummings May 2, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    I’ll bring the salad rolls and peanut sauce

  153. Dave May 2, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    I’ve always wanted to attend the Northwest String Summit. What a great opportunity to enjoy fantastic music with awesome people in a beautiful setting!

  154. andrew kirchen May 2, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Boy howdy! A lovely little canyon with the best new/oldgrass bands around. Sign me up to win!

  155. Antonio Smith May 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    OH MY GOD! I love ALL of the bands playing Strummit this year! I love Horning’s Hideout! And I unfortunately can not afford to go this year :( it would make my year to win these tickets! *fingers crossed*

  156. Lori May 2, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Thank you so much for this contest! I have no hope in affording tickets, so this brings me a spark of hope to win them! Yay!

  157. Michael May 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    I honestly can’t think of anything I would rather take go to with my gorlfriend this summer.

  158. Neil May 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    PIck me :)

  159. Elise May 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to attend this. I have never gone to one of these shows and it just seems like such an amazing experience.

  160. Kristen May 2, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Country roads, take me home, to the place I belonggggg!!!

  161. Sarah M May 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    i would like to go real bad. <3 Thank you for what I'm guessing will make someone day/week/July!

  162. Roddy May 2, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    Ive been trying to get my friend from MT to come out for 5 years. Free tix this would do the trick!

  163. Nick May 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    This sounds incredible! I’d love to go.

  164. Liv May 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    This sounds like quite the party!

  165. Lauriel May 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to go to the NW String Summit for years, but I can never afford it. This would make my dreams come true! :)

  166. Phil May 2, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    I would love to go to this!

  167. Brittany May 2, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    I’m considering having my wedding here, and it would be awesome to see the place with a party atmosphere!

  168. Kacy May 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    This would be the most FUNTASTIC birthday gift everrrr!!!!!! Never been to Hornings Hideout; would love to go to this music festival but am lacking the funds! Here’s hoping…

  169. Cory Shird May 2, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    I Love the NWSS!!!!!!!!! Let me take a trip to Yonder Mountain!!!!!!!

  170. ML May 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    My violin playing leaves something to be desired, but I’ve grown up loving strings ~~ and anything played on strings. The idea of camping and playing and listening to strings for three days is WILD! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  171. Matt May 2, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    Please enter me in the contest.

  172. Allison Vasquez May 2, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    I love bluegrass and there never seems to be enough of it around here!

  173. Jace May 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    Festivals are the best!

  174. andrew May 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    I know I could cancel my previous plans to go to this!

  175. margit May 2, 2013 at 3:22 pm #

    looks fantastic

  176. Denis Mortenson May 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I’ve not been to a music festival for over a decade. As a songwriter, nothing is more inspiring than seeing how other musicians have found their niche. The closest I’ve come recently to rubbing elbows with musicians was in Nashville, where I went in 2009 to pitch my songs to a producer in the ASCAP office on Music Row. There are, as the song by the Lovin’ Spoonful states, “Well, there’s thirteen hundred and fifty two guitar pickers in Nashville, and they can pick more notes than the number of ants on a Tennessee ant-hilll. Yeah, there’s thirteen hundred and fifty two guitar cases in Nashville,and any one that unpacks his guitar could play twice as better than I will.” If you’ve never been to Music Row, the thing that will probably stick with you is the huge sculpture of naked young people dancing in a circular fountain at the place where you enter the long straight streets where all the major labels have offices. A block or so from the BMI and ASCAP offices is the Songwriters Guild of America office, where Cyrus cut “Achy, Breaky Heart.” It would be fabulous to win a pair of tickets – better than Nashville!

  177. Rogue Robertson May 2, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    I am beyond broke and my new fiancée loves bluegrass. Please help me make some magic happen this summer!

  178. Claire May 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    my boyfriend went to MerleFest last year and has been dying to go to another event like it on the West Coast since he moved back to Portland. This would be a great opportunity!

  179. juniper May 2, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    violets are blue,
    roses are pink.
    pick me to go
    to the summit of string!

  180. Cora May 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh! I would soooo love to go to Horning’s Hideout for the String Festival. I have always wanted to go!!!

  181. April Ruthie May 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    WOWZA- there’s folks who wanna fly in from FAR FAR AWAY for this- how AWESOME!
    I grew up in the South (egads!) but moved to Portland 15 years ago- I would be the one with the BIGGEST smile, and a very VERY happy date would be by my side too.
    My biggest reason other than love of the music and love of HH? I am trapped in my dungeon finishing writing my dissertation (which might be the worst piece of scholarly writing EVER but at this point I could care less) and will be released back into the wild at the beginning of July- jobless but with a big monkey off of my back- I would be a hootin’ and a hollerin’ for shizz!

  182. Amanda May 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Wow, Pipeline… you so sooooo cool for giving these away! I would like to attend because Summit is an amazing collection of talented, caring, free-spirited individuals who all just want to party in Bob’s woods. Plus, I think this is best lineup yet!

    Hash Tag: Magical (whatever either of those things really mean…?)

  183. Michelle G May 2, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to check out Horning’s Hideout and this seems like the perfect event!

  184. Ally May 2, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

    Great opportunity to expose my 3 year old daughter to various types of music! She loves music like me and to dance! Great family bonding moment!!!

  185. Bertie May 2, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    I love yonder and NWSS but i haven’t got paid yet. I need these!

  186. Andy May 2, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Well. I don’t have time to read through all the posts, but I’m sure everything that needs to be said has been said. And, props to everyone for only stating that Horning’s is “Magical” four times in all the entries (dang, well, five now). Been to this event ten out of the twelve years and there’s no way I’m missing this year’s lineup, even if I have to sell my wife’s car. In any case, surprised to see NWSS on PDX being given away for free and I’m just putting my name in the giant hat.

  187. Ken May 2, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Strummit has a great lineup this year. I would LOVE to be chosen to win this.. Thanks for reading this far.

  188. lisa pardini May 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Ive never been but it sounds like fun. & I love the Shook Twins!

  189. natasja May 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm #

    this looks amazing

  190. Eric May 2, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Bluegrass for lunch and bluegrass for dinner, Please make me a finger pickin winner… I’d love you forever.

  191. Jim Mc May 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Holy moly so much good music! I wanna go!

  192. BettyJean May 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    Wow, a lot of entries. Hmmmm, I’d really like to go. Can’t afford to do much of anything. This would be great

  193. Len Humbird May 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    Never been to String Summit, but would definitely like to go this year.

  194. Jessica May 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    Last year was my first year to go and I’d love to go again this year!

  195. max weinstein May 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    OMG this is going to Amazing !! I havnt been there since 2001 and would love to go back! Pick Me!!

  196. panda bear May 2, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    pick me, please.

  197. Monica May 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    This will complete my life.

  198. Scott May 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    This would be a ton of fun. I couldn’t go if I didn’t win.

  199. April May 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Wow, what a line up! I have seen several of these bands in different places. It would be terrific to attend and see them all in one event. The energy would be amazing; to experience the music, the audience, AND the Hideout. Ooooo, pick me, pick me.

  200. Tina May 2, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Kentucky native. Bluegrass in my blood. Just moved to Portland. Need these tickets.

  201. Bret May 3, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    I’d love to go over yonder to Horning’s Hideout and parley with some peacocks! Strummit is AWESOME!!

  202. shayne May 3, 2013 at 7:04 am #

    Yahoo! Bluegrass – summer in Oregon – free tickets! Can’t wait :)

  203. Karl May 3, 2013 at 7:30 am #

    Come on pipeline-we’re friends right? Just give me the tickets. I promise I won’t tell. It’ll be just between us friends. Come onnnnnn… I can’t afford it otherwise. You can’t tell cause you can’t see me but I’m on my knees begging as I type this. If I could upload a picture I would.

  204. Allysa May 3, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    This would be a dream come true for my husband and I. We both love music, the outdoors, and food. This has all three!!!

  205. Rob May 3, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    The NWSS is the Best!

  206. Deidre May 3, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    I love music festivals during the summer and this should be the best of the season! I want to go!

  207. Jen May 3, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    The line up this year looks smokin’. Saw Yonder on 4/20 and sure would like to see them again at String Summit! Danny is always a treat. A real highlight would be to see Dave Grisman. It is time for me to reconnect with these fantastic musicians at the 2013 String Summit!

  208. Dana May 3, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    I wanna go! Hornings Hideout is beautiful.

  209. Adam Zaluski May 3, 2013 at 10:30 am #


    I’d love to win these tickets for a few reasons. First of all, this would be my third year flying out from the east coast to come to Summit. Every year is more than amazing – the people, the music, and of course the beautiful Hornings Hideout. Getting these tickets would help out with the plane tickets and be an amazing gift to my brother who is getting married this August. Ironically he is getting married at Hornings, so what better of a gift!

    Hope I win them!



  210. TJ May 3, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Peacocks, trees, and tunes. Hook a brotha up!!!!

  211. Rahsaan Gregg May 3, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    I’ve never been able to attend String Summit despite knowing about it for years. I would love to attend and hope to make it!

  212. Sean May 3, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    I’m pretty new to bluegrass but Dark Side of the Moonshine sounds AWESOME!

  213. Chris Owens May 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    I want to go! Please! I recently started listening to bluegrass and I love hornings hideout! I would surprise my brother with the other ticket cause he is the one who showed me the wonder that is bluegrass! Please please please! This would be amazing!

  214. Wheels May 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    I a need ticket. I was living with my fiance and she picked the wedding day in aug2013. Next thing two weeks later I was dumped with the trash on the street. I am enjoying a simple, single life, and work is good now!

  215. Barbara May 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Please oh please oh please. There are no words to adequately describe how badly I want to go to this year’s String Summit. Ain’t too proud to beg.

  216. Charlotte May 4, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    Who wouldn’t want to go!? This sounds like an amazing weekend! Fingers crossed!

  217. steadystrings May 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    thanks for the chance!

  218. liza russ May 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    Oh what fun!

  219. casey May 5, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    AHHH! This would be amazing!!! Please please please!

  220. Landon May 5, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    I love Horning’s! Would be nice to get hooked up! always spent the money on the festy – help me save money this time!

  221. Steph May 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    This is our last summer in PDX! My husband and I are moving to the Midwest to be nearer aging parents, and want to enjoy everything we love about this town over the summer- and good music is at the top of our list. There is nothing better than outdoor music in Oregon. Hope we can go!

  222. Brittany May 5, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    Crunchy……. Would make an epic weekend for sure:)

  223. Liza M May 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    I love yonder mountain and hornings hideout this what just be the best BIRTHDAY/MOTHERS Day present ever. i can’t afford to go this year because i chose to go see string cheese and i’m worried i’ve made the wrong decision, please help me go to both

  224. Andrea May 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    I would cry. So many tears.

  225. Lynn May 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    I need my Yonder fix.

  226. Dana May 6, 2013 at 7:47 am #

    STRING SUMMIT!! The best festival in the Northwest!

  227. Shaun May 6, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Favorite weekend of the year!

  228. Shannah May 6, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    I would love to attend the festival.

  229. d@Ve May 6, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    my girl’s bday is smack in here, so help me give her some good (string) vibrations~!

  230. Cristin Kloeck May 6, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    The Horning family had a vision and created its reality; a beautiful place on Mother Earth to share music, art, dance, love, and bring people together in peace. Thank you for sharing your space with so many folks and giving such a beautiful platform for all the positive energies to flow! PEACOCK!!! ;-)

  231. Allison Vasquez May 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    PRESS the strings! PRESS, don’t pluck!

    Or so said my harp teacher. She never mentioned picking… I could be on the verge of a whole new way to play the harp, people!

    And it’s my birthday. And no one loves me. Also, my cat got hit by a car.

  232. Martay May 7, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Swimmin’, women & Pabst Blue Ribbon

  233. Rob May 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    I have never gotten a chance to go to Horning’s and would appreciate the opportunity!

  234. Rob May 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I have never gotten a chance to go to Horning’s and would appreciate the opportunity! Thanks

  235. AL May 7, 2013 at 5:37 pm #


  236. Mary May 7, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

    Want to go!!

  237. Joe May 9, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    My grass is blue!

  238. Antonio Smith May 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Would love to party in the Horning’s woods again! Thanks for the opportunity!

  239. ilesha May 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    An opportunity like this would be amazing!!

  240. Andi Kiely May 9, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    Sounds fun.

  241. Tim May 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Has the winner already been drawn? I got the email today. Can’t go back in time. :-(

  242. Ally May 9, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    Would love to go!

  243. Harry May 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Also got the email today…so much for May 6th? We didn’t go last year because my fiancee was pregnant, now we want to take our newest little peacock!

  244. Heather May 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I want to go so badly, but it’s out of my price range. Please pick me!!

  245. TJ May 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Peacocks, beer, twang, fiddles, and me. Hook a brotha up!!!!

  246. Kaitlin May 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Oh oh! Pick me! I want to go see a ton of amazing bands all together in one beautiful location!

  247. Nate May 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  248. Robert May 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Wow, who wouldn’t want to go! Beautiful NW summer, outdoor festival, tons of great bands…not to mention YMSB is one of my all-time faves. Would be a great time!

  249. monica burnett May 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    i never get to do anything fun, ever! LOL and July 18th is my birthday, this would be awesome and my whole family could go

  250. Taylor May 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    I have wanted to go for the past 3 years! I need some Yonder Mountain String Band in my life!

  251. Kris Mitchell May 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    I haven’t seen YMSB for years. This would be a great weekend to catch up with the band and friends the wife and I haven’t seen in years.

  252. Megn May 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Like most people, I love bluegrass and strings and wish I could pluck. Unfortunately I cannot, but I sure do appreciate it a whole bunch! I am on the very low end of the financial spectrum, so winning tickets to this is the only way I get to see this incredible music (other than street artists). Also also, I would take someone for a hot date. Wahoo!

  253. Kelley May 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    Hornings is a magical place and these bands are amazingly talented. Couldn’t ask for a better combination!

  254. Pete May 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    My friends go to this every year and I can never afford the tickets to go with them. Not only could I go this year but I would make the second ticket available to another disabled veteran like myself. You want to talk about amazing mental therapy…..this festival is it!

  255. William Stewart May 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Summit Me!!

  256. Lindsey May 9, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    I heart bluegrass!! I would be so stoked to win these tickets — thank you!

  257. Kyle S May 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Just moved here from Nebraska, where bluegrass music flared like my great aunt’s heartburn after a full meal of cornbread and beans.

    Now I’m in Portland, where I’ve been told I can find just about anything I’d like… but it won’t come searching for me.

    I sure would love a pair of tickets to the String Summit – if nothing else to get a nice sweet taste of home from 1600 miles away.

    Take me there…

  258. adriana May 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    incredible –

  259. Madison May 9, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    I would love to attend String Summit this year. The combination of beautiful people, amazing music, and the wind through the trees makes for an unmatched experience at Hornings. I have never been to the festival yet, but hoping to make this year the one!

    Rainbow Unicorns

  260. Cynthia May 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    This would be so much FUN!

  261. Kai Mathur May 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    I’ve never been to an outdoor music fest like this–it’d be awesome!!!

  262. Wyatt May 9, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Live Music, Beer and Good Times…Oregon Baby!

  263. Frank Byers May 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    This festival promises to combine the best aspects of the Big 4 in Indio and the Oregon Country Fair.

  264. molly Barbano May 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    I would love to connect with people through music and soul! I have not been to a festival like this and have a huge appreciation for bluegrass music. I am a full time student and worker. I need something like this to look forward to and enjoy! Thank you!

  265. Erica May 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    on the off chance i get picked, i’m going to practice my picking skills every pickin’ night!

  266. Tessa Gourneau May 9, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Would love for this to be our first Oregon festival.. What a great line-up and fun to be had!

  267. James May 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    WOW!!! What an opportunity. To be able to experience the whole festival would be fantastic. A beautiful setting, beautiful weather (hopefully) and great music, it could not get any better (unless it were free!)
    Thank you!!

  268. drew May 9, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    As a violinist of 24 years, man would I love to go! My wife and I both would be overjoyed to be able (to afford) to attend!!

  269. Lisa May 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Music is my favorite way to pass the time. Beer is my favorite drink, and Ninkasi is the best of the best. The floor of a tent is my favorite place to sleep. This sounds like my personal paradise.

  270. megan May 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    yet another reason why Oregon kicks ass!!! this looks so so fun.

  271. Elizabeth V. May 9, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    My daughter LOVES music and would love the chance to go.

  272. Craig May 9, 2013 at 6:18 pm #

    Ive been trying to go for the last 3 years but timing has never worked out until this year and I love them STRANGS!!!

  273. Aaron May 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    I have heard so many great things about Horning’s Hideout, and the lineup looks fantastic! I would love to spend a summer weekend camping and listenign to some sweet strings! Thank you for your consideration

  274. Jennifer May 9, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    It’s my first summer living in the same city as my boyfriend – after 2 yrs of long distance! What better way to kick it off than awesome music and delicious local food and drink?!

  275. Rebecca Harrel May 9, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    So has a winner been picked yet?

  276. Scott May 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    This would be fun.

  277. Katie May 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    This looks like so much fun, would love to go with my family!

  278. Josh d May 9, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Greensky bluegrass at the hideout?!!?!! Yes please!!

  279. Mariah B. May 9, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Oooooh – I’ve always wanted to go to this! Pick me, pick me!

  280. ontheroadkevin May 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Hi, I love bluegrass and I love this festival. So many great artists in one spot…..wheeewwwwwwweeeee!

  281. Chad May 9, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    All I can say is, please & many, many thanks!

  282. Claire May 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    I want to go, to enjoy the music.

  283. katie May 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE all of these bands/people. this would be a dream come true!!!!!!

  284. Emily May 9, 2013 at 10:19 pm #

    PDX pipeline rocks! Winning Summit tickets would definitely be a memorable way to celebrate my 40th birthday with my family and friends that are going! My fiancé has been out of work for a year, so bring on the good karma! I’m ready to cash in!!!

  285. Victoria May 10, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Sounds like fun, I’d love to go. :)

  286. Melissa Uglesich May 10, 2013 at 6:15 am #

    I have never been to this festival and would love the opportunity! If we could afford it on our own, we would probably already have purchased tickets!

  287. Lynn May 10, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    I need my Yonder fix!

  288. Claw Hammer May 10, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    I’m going to sneak legendary picker and prior Bluegrass Boy Peter Rowan into the fray. Then we’re gonna busk tree side under the guise of the Free Portland Airforce. The time will eventually culminate with a promenade to main stage where Pete will reveal his true identity and I will return to camp to prepare some rabbit soup–just like in the ole days.

  289. pam May 10, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    my best friends go to string summit every year!!! would love to join them this summer!!!

  290. Tina May 10, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    It sounds AMAZING!

  291. Kate O. May 10, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    I would like to go with my family so they can feel the love!! I want my kids to be exposed to as much music as possible, so it is a part of their life forever.

  292. Stephanie McCoy May 10, 2013 at 10:28 am #


  293. Angela May 10, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    OMG! The beards, the booze, the bolo ties (and the potential to see a rat tail in real life!!). Seriously though, I’m a uke player myself and I LOVE me some strings. What a cool festival–go pnw!

  294. Sarah May 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    I want to go because I work at a place that offers no paid vacation so I miss the festival every year. But not this year, damniit! I NEED to win these tickets so I can take tell them to shove it and go any way! Since I wont be getting a paid while Im partting it up, free tickets would be incredibly nice ! :)

  295. teddy p May 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    yee to the haw

  296. Emily May 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Oh oh oh I have NOT been camping in YEARS!!! And this fest sounds totally awesome!

  297. Marji May 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

    I have never been to Strummit but hot damn do i want to get my Tennessee Bluegrass stomp on at Hornings Hideout.

  298. jules May 10, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    this would be an incredible thing to see, any my first!

  299. Melissa May 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    Bringing my daughter to Bellingham (from Oklahoma) for College and this would be a great start to her new Washington life!

  300. Angie May 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    The String Summit is going to be amazing this year! I would love to win tickets! Thank you.

  301. andee May 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    I’ve only heard how amazing this summit is…I’d love to experience it in person. Miracle me and I’ll repay the gift when I’m able. Cheers!

  302. paul May 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    I love bluegrass, beer, camping and friends… old and new. All I need are tickets to make some magic happen.

  303. Sheila May 11, 2013 at 9:20 am #

    Love bluegrass! Love Hornings! Pick me!

  304. Paul May 11, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    I replied to this post! (and I like bluegrass)

  305. Cory Shird May 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I need to take my red headed stepchild to the NWSS!!!!!!!!

  306. Arlo May 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    We’d love a chance to make it to this event, even if we have to sit in the shade because it’s going to be so HOT!

  307. Jordan May 11, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    I’d love to some Yonder at Horning’s again… best festival of the summer by far!!

  308. brion May 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    I fKin LOVE yonder and keller!! Greensky my local favorite playing nwss!! driving from michigan to portland to visit my uncle and want to take him SO bad. Must! but wont have enuf doh for me much less us.
    i need a miracle

  309. Pauline May 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Amazed! Just stopped in to check on good ol’ PDX Pipeline and I see this Bluegrass fest. It reminds me of my favorite bluegrass song and is so fitting! I sing this all the time and I have to share. It is called “Love will roll the clouds away” :

    Love will roll the clouds away
    Turn the darkness into day
    I’m so glad I now can say
    Love will roll the clouds away

    When the road is rough and long
    And the world is cold and gray
    Lift your voice in happy song
    Love will roll the clouds away.

  310. stephanie May 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    As a family of 7, we are looking for the most cost effective “staycations” we can find this summer. This exposes our children (ranging form age 6 to 20) to music and camping. love and all things that come from music festivals that we cannot always afford to take them to!

  311. Aaron Levinson May 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Pick me I wanna go so bad!!! I yonder the mountain that this will be the best summit of strings that had ever been assembled at the hideout of hornings with wild peacocks!

  312. Jamie May 17, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    Yonder, Salmon, Comotose, and Law….together at Hornings??? I can’t think of a better place to spend a weekend.

  313. Jamie May 17, 2013 at 10:03 am #

    Yonder, Salmon, Comotose, and Law….together at Hornings!! I can’t think of a better place to spend a weekend.

  314. jojodanca May 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Went to my first nwss 2 years ago with some (not so of bottles) kids and had a blast anywho. Im sure lack- o- funds is a pretty common reason for needing tickets, as is mine…I pack in light, and leave behind near zero imprint besides smiles . Been working way to hard, for way to little for, way to long , and really need a reason to believe that a good heart, bad vocabulary, and unrealisticly optimist sense of humor can score me a ticket to the show. Sure getting miracled in is always an option, but after all this hunt n’ peck typing… my finger hurts. might have to quit my job to make it regardless win or lose, but either or, thanks for opportunity to better my summer, and of course….rest of my life. 2 tickets you say??? I will bring the best person (none of the not so cool kids I spoke of earlier) to improve the expierence for all..

  315. jojodanca May 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    damn..didnt read the fine print and missed ya by a week. whoops another case of the mondays.

  316. Dustin May 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    I got a hankerin for some Northwest String Summit tix. Yeeeeeeeehew

  317. Kris May 31, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Music is in my blood. My dad had been in a band since he was 20. Bluegrass runs deep in our fam. LOVE LOVE LOVE the line up. <3 <3 Can't wait to jam out to some AWESOME bluegrass.

  318. Lareesa B June 1, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    I just relocated to the PNW from the bubble of Salt Lake City, UT. Im a single mom of a 6 year old boy- who will be gone for the summer giving me a much needed break to just go be single! I need to expand my horizons & discover the world! This sounds like an amazing experience of culture, music and memories! If I don’t win, ill never be able to afford to go

  319. Barbara June 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    I know a million people want to win these. Please let me be that one in a million.

  320. will lyons June 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    dont know if i can go to the showwoooww
    been before so i knowwoooww
    its warm and brilliant
    like an elephant
    what rhymes with broke orange?

  321. Lora Danielson June 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    This is THEE BEST FEST! I volunteer every year for the past 11 years. My boyfriend has never been and I am poor, so winning a ticket, as well as a plus one for a wonderful friend that cannot afford to go as well would be amazing.

  322. Juliet June 7, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Always been a dream!

  323. Bird June 9, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    No better reason to fly in then friends and family. Hornings always has the whole family out and about.

  324. Greg June 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    I don’t think some over the top reason for wanting to go will increase my chances, so I’m gonna go with this…. I’d love to go and take my wife. What a better way to surprise that special someone than with tix to a string music festival! Pick me!!!! :)

  325. bill July 5, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    All time favorite place to see a concert :)

  326. linz July 11, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    I think music Is something that a lot of people underestimate as a power to bring all different types of people together, to heal people, to keep people going. Each new experience lets individuals escape reality for a little bit longer, blows some fresh air in our faces and reminds us of the reason(s) we keep on going, it lets us let go for a little bit. Never experienced horning’s but I’ve heard it adds even more “fresh air” so to speak to the experience. I’d love to be able to breathe it all in.

  327. justin brandon July 17, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Have you already given all the NWSS tickets away? I really want to go

  328. Jeremy Brill July 19, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    Live the venue

  329. Dallas July 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

    I just moved to Vancouver from Montana and I would love to win!! The cost of moving forced me to sell my ticket! Please let get my boogie on at Strummit this year!

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