Win Festival Passes ($390): 2014 Northwest String Summit @ Horning’s Hideout | National & Regional, Artisan Food Trucks, String Band Competition

We are giving away a pair of festival passes to 2014 Northwest String Summit @ Horning’s Hideout on July 17-21, 2014. 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 19.

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From our sponsors:
2014 Northwest String Summit2014 Northwest String Summit
July 17-21, 2014
More info & Tickets:

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

4-Day Pass
(Limited Qty of each pricing tier: $175/$195/$215)

  • Festival pass prices primitive camping, and children 10 and under get in free with a paying adult.
  • New for 2014 Parking Fee of $10 per car available in advance.

The 13th Annual Northwest String Summit (NWSS) returns to Horning’s Hideout (North Plains, OR) with the finest acoustic pickers and standout electric bands from July 17 – 21, 2014. Located just 20 miles outside of Portland, OR, Horning’s Hideout stands as one of the most scenic festival sites in the country; NWSS is the only music offering this year taking place at Horning’s Hideout.

A family-friendly and locally-sourced festival, NWSS 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 13th 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 standout acts at this year’s festival include Sam Bush Band, Railroad Earth, The Wood Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Greensky Bluegrass, The Infamous Stringdusters, Danny Barnes, Shook Twins, Wicked Messenger (Feat. Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann), Jeff Austin and The Here & Now, Dave Johnston’s Banjo Strummit, Fruition, Darol Anger, Dead Winter Carpenters, Grant Farm, Lil Smokies, Blackberry Bushes, Scott Law w/ Sam Grisman, Tyler Grant, & Andy Thorn, Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension, Burle and the No Brainers, Allie Kral & Friends, Burle w/ Travis Book & Anders Beck, The Student Loan, The Rumpke Mountain Boys, Gipsy Moon, Pete Kartsounes, and Sugarcane. The Motet will also perform a late-night main stage set on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

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.

String Summit event promoter Skye McDonald comments about the forthcoming festival, “This year we are going into our 13th 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!”

This year, the infamous Further bus turns 50 years old, and for the third year-in-a-row, the current incarnation of the bus will be onsite at NWSS, along with bus owner Zane Kesey (son of Ken Kesey). Celebrate the 50th road trip to the 1964 New York World’s Fair with special intimate sets featuring select festival performers at the Further bus.

The following artisan food trucks will provide delicious food options for festival-goers: 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. Festival sponsors EcoProducts and Klean Kanteen are both on board helping reduce the overall carbon footprint of String Summit by providing reusable, compostable and recyclable cups and other tablewares and goods.

Now in its 11th 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 18, 2014. 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 20, 2014, 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). Applications can be submitted until April 18, 2014; for more information please see

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171 Responses to Win Festival Passes ($390): 2014 Northwest String Summit @ Horning’s Hideout | National & Regional, Artisan Food Trucks, String Band Competition

  1. Jon Sites May 5, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    This is an event I have been to so many times but not in last 3 years do to financial reasons but It is family friendly and a lot of fun.

    • T-Mac May 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

      I have never had the opportunity to go, so this event would be amazing to experience!! Thanks for the chance!

    • judy bott May 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

      Would LOVE to win these passes. Have never been, and I LOVE the Pacific Northwest in the summer!

  2. Liz May 5, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    I’d love to win because this is the best little festival in Oregon!

  3. jess May 5, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    I’d like to be at NWSS because of the people, pickin’, and peacocks!

  4. zoe May 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    YES PLEASE!!!! I have to miss Oregon Country Fair this year and I’ve heard that NW String Summit has a similar vibe – I would LOVE to go to this event!!! I will dance and sing and play my little heart out!

  5. Ryan May 5, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    I’ve got a friend coming from out of town and it would be SO SWEET to bring her to this amazing Portland event – neither of us have ever been before! I LOVE BLUEGRASS!!!

  6. Aneta May 5, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    I’d be super grateful for the tickets as this will be my first festival ever! I know the NW does it right. I would love to hear incredible musicians bring out their talent and joy! And of course, contribute with dancing, singing and love.

  7. Lindsey May 6, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Would love to win these. Have been wanting to go to the NWSS for several years now. My friends have said it is a blast.

  8. Heather May 6, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    I have only been able to go to Strummit once. All my friends go, but I just can’t financially swing it. I have never wanted to win a ticket on this site more than I want to win this.

  9. Yume May 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    Strings + Hornings Hideout aren’t necessarily two things I usually think of in the same context, but it looks like a cool event!

  10. Ilesha May 6, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  11. Jon May 7, 2014 at 2:11 am #

    Lots of solid bands, great camping and a cool NW crowd. What’s not to like. Railroad always a great show, and plenty of others I’m sure I’d fall in love with as well. Would be a great compliment to what is looking like a very full summer.

  12. Cait May 7, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    After a year of farmin in WA, I’m coming back to Portland this month and sorely in need of some live music. Living so far from city centers has both its benefits and downsides. Lack of live music is one of them!

  13. Forrest G May 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Will follow bluegrass wherever it may go!!!

  14. Kelly May 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    get a breath of that country air
    breathe the beauty of it everywhere

  15. Carey May 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go but can’t afford the passes. I would love to win!

  16. Jeremy May 7, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    I’m a mandolin picker and I have heard about this festival for years. I so dearly want to go, play in the jams, workshops, and above all the concerts!!!!
    Can’t wait to see the Wood Bros, Sam Bush, Greensky, Stringdusters, Darol Anger, Yonder over and over and over again! It’s gonna be so good. Can’t wait.
    Also, my brother’s coming to see what my life is like here. Get me those two tickets and I’ll make him sad that he’s way off in Colorado. That’s right, Telluride, Northwestgrass is where it’s at!!!

  17. Christine May 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    1) We are longtime Summit volunteers, ticket buyers, and are not lookie-loo fans, we’re the real dedicated deal.
    2) 2.5 years of layoffs in the last 5 years has severely reduced our music budget.
    3) Your drawing day is my birthday!
    Please make my birthday wish come true.

  18. Jessica May 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    I love String Cheese!!!

  19. Ryan May 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

    Yes yes yes yes please!

  20. Ryan May 7, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    come on now, daddy needs a vacation

  21. Dave (Jeremy's Brother) May 8, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Amazing line-up! I’m a long time guitar player and a flatpicking is my absolute favorite. I’m also a huge fan of these artists who’s never been to this festival, but has always dreamed of going. Who knows, maybe this could be the year?

  22. Mindi May 8, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    I have been wanting to go to this for YEARS, but have never been able to afford the tickets. Would love to go!!!!

  23. Lacey May 8, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    I have always wanted to go to this! I’ve been a Yonder fan for years. I also have a few friends in Oregon who are going and I’d love to see them there!!

  24. Aaron Sgrignuoli May 8, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    I rather go for free!

  25. ptermclean May 8, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    Well, you know what they say: if you’ve heard one bluegrass tune, you’ve heard ’em both! ID LOVE TO GET THESE!!

  26. Renata May 8, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    Have heard wonderful things about this and would love to attend. Pick me and I will be sure to try and get as many friends to join us out there- what an event!

  27. Kyle May 8, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    I would love to check out string summit!!!

  28. Margi May 8, 2014 at 11:51 am #

    What an amazing sounding event and venue! I’ve never been but I’d love to be there!

  29. Linda May 8, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    Bluegrass outside the way it should be this would be nice.

  30. Ella May 8, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    I would love to go and see the Wood Brothers!

  31. Shawn May 8, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    We would love to attend this. I’ve never been…but think it would be great!

  32. Cory May 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    YMSB and Hornungs Hideout! Nothing better!!!!!!!!

  33. Chris May 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm #

    I have yet to attend string summit but have heard about how fun it is for the past few years from friends after attending.

  34. Cora Kirkpatrick May 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    I would LOVE to win tix! We have never gone because it is just too spendy for us to be able to afford.

  35. Nick May 8, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    I’ve never been and would love it to, but just can’t afford it right now. Pick me!

  36. Lori Barnes May 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    I would love to win!

  37. Megan May 8, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    This is my all time favorite festival and it would be a dream to win a pass this year as I’m out of work currently and can’t afford to go!
    Thank you!

  38. William May 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    yes, please… :)


  39. Angee May 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    I would love to attend this event. I was supposed to go and have friends coming in from out of town to attend but due to financial issues I won’t be able to attend after all. Bluegrass and a specialty brew is the magic I need to perk my summer up!

  40. Russell Thomas May 8, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    Because there’s nothing better than hearing folk music in the woods.

  41. Philip Snapp May 8, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    I love this event! It sure would be nice to win these tickets. Plus it starts two days after my birthday.

  42. Kieran mcmanus May 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    I’ve been trying to make it to this festival for many years. Strings make everything joyful. I hope I win tix because I’d love to bring my cello there and pick all night long and enjoy so much great music all day.

  43. Brandi May 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    The location, the music, there is so much to love about this festival! It would also be a great way to celebrate my July birthday since July 4th always over shadows it & makes me have to celebrate later in July.

  44. Krys May 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    Yeah Bud! I’d love to win free passes to this event. I can think of no place on earth that I would rather be than on Bob Horning’s land, surrounded by peacocks, and great music.

  45. Emily May 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    I have heard nothing but amazing things about this festival, this venue, and the fine community of people that bring it all together. Would love to create some new memories in the state that I love, with the friends that I love, listening to the music that brings me joy. Thanks for the chance, pdxpipeline! Good luck everyone!

  46. Bear Surasky May 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    I’ve been to SCI at Horning’s 10x, NEVER been to the Summit. Now that we have a BABY (Mandala Joy, born 2/19/14), we’re looking to take her to her first festival this summer. String Summit, here we come???

  47. Richard May 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    I worked at the Solar Root Juice Booth at one of the very first ones and then moved to Alaska for over a decade. Glad to see it’s still rolling except I have always felt bad because Mike Marshall wanted coffee really badly before his Psychograss set, but when we did not have coffee I tried to sell him on juice with ginger in it. He asked for a shot of ‘just ginger juice’ (which is awful) and off he went. Great show so probably not a bad thing, but blechhhh. I owe that man a cup of coffee.

  48. kasia May 8, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    I’ve camped there a few times and I always had a blast!!! I’m from Europe, currently discovering Oregon, and I’d love to experience the festival and have more fun before I go back home in August!

  49. Rebecca May 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    How fun!!

  50. Candice May 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    I’d love the chance to attend! Two tickets please for Matt Long and I :)

  51. Nate May 8, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Looks like a lot of fun!

  52. Aaron May 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Blackberry bushes! Would love it.

  53. Jessie May 8, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    I would love to see Yonder Mountain String Band. Pick me please!!!

  54. Anne May 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm #

    Music and food, how can you go wrong?

  55. James May 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    I have yet to win here on pdxpipeline, this would be an awesome contest to win.

  56. Jessica May 8, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    Came to the NW for the beer for but I stayed for the soul. String Summit sounds like the culmination of everything good about the this great region. Bluegrass or Bust!

  57. Lauren May 8, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    Sounds like a awesome family summer adventure!

  58. Eric May 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Have missed joining my friends there for the last two years… Perhaps Ithis year I can! It’d be the best birthday present ever.

  59. Rachel Stokes May 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    Words can not express how much it would mean to me to be able to go to this event.
    I have my fingers crossed!
    Please, pick me, pick me!
    I <3 PDXPipeline!

  60. serene May 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Please choose me !!! I’ve never been to a such event ever and I really wanna try to experience this while im still here in the US. This will be my only chance to join such event since I am not from America !!! I am just a tourist who travels to the US to visit my relatives and friends here. Now is the only and great time I would be able to take part in this event and what makes it more worthwhile is that I can bring my families and cousins camping together !! this post literally brighten up my day ! Please give me a chance to have a great, memorable and irreplaceable summer break here in the US, in Portland, with my family !!!!!! Thank you sooooo much !

  61. Ryan May 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    pick me

  62. Nadine May 8, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    As a Colorado transplant, I’d LOVE to hear bluegrass music right here in beautiful Oregon! Yonder Mountain String Band is a favorite – and I am really ready for a trip OUT of the city for a good old fashioned festival. So much fun to be had. So much music to be heard. Please pick me – the economy shouldn’t rob us of EVERYTHING for heaven’s sake!!!!

  63. Roddy May 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    I want to go so bad!!

  64. Teala May 8, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    I have not had the opportunity to go to this event and it would be amazing to experience, please choose me

  65. Lala May 8, 2014 at 7:56 pm #

    It will be a dream come true.

  66. Scott May 8, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Sounds like fun count me in.

  67. Timo May 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    I would love to check out String Summit and Horning’s Hideout for my first time! Thanks.

  68. max May 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    one of my favorite places in the whole world! epic string bands! packing the car alreadY!

  69. John Thomas May 8, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    sounds like fun…love summer music in portland

  70. Dave G. May 9, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    This is the #1 contest of the year for me! Make a dad happy!

  71. TJ May 9, 2014 at 12:37 am #

    Best lineup in years. Me so Horning’s!

  72. Debra May 9, 2014 at 5:53 am #

    Please send me tickets. Thank you.

  73. Scout Northway May 9, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    I’ve never been before, but have heard about it for the last three years. Sounds amazing and awesome and a ton of fun!

  74. jen May 9, 2014 at 8:08 am #

    Id like to go for many reasons. Im a student and single mom so I can’t afford to go. I haven’t gone in the last few years and I would like to take my daughter for her first time and I would like to see my friends who will be there. Also this year is a tribute to a good friend of mine who has passed away. He went every year and we had Super Camp. This year goes to Jeff. Please pick me!

  75. Cole May 9, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    Yonder Mt. Please!!!

  76. Robin B May 9, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    With all these wonderful requests to go, how could you possibly pick just one? MY wish is to win the Oregon Lottery so I can open the gates and let all these good peeps in for FREE! Utopia!

  77. andrew k May 9, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    This is the best lineup ever. Gotta go and get my deedle-deedle on. Thanks PDX Pipeline for all you do to keep us in the loop!

  78. Allie May 9, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    This would be so fun! Thx for the giveaway!

  79. Thomas May 9, 2014 at 10:18 am #

    Woohoo! Fun times!

  80. Beth May 9, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    This would be the BEST VACATION EVERRRRRR!!!!

  81. Brad Thoms May 9, 2014 at 11:56 am #

    to show my two girls a finger-picking good time!

  82. Chad May 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    I just quit my soulless job in the corporate world this week to make a major lifestyle shift. Winning these tickets would be the BEST way to celebrate and embrace my new lifestyle: Not working for someone else, but working for myself and enjoying what I do every single day.

  83. Craig May 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Have been in Oregon for Five years, am a LONG time fan of Yonder (amongst other groups here) and have never gotten to attend this wonderful gathering! Would really love to change that! :D

  84. Doug May 9, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    I’d like to go because you can pick your banjo and you can pick your nose but you can’t pick your banjo’s nose.

  85. heather May 9, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    because music is life and festivals mean <3

  86. Tylerr May 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    I would love the chance to attend this and take my son. Sounds like a really good time!

  87. William Stewart May 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    What a Blast!!

  88. Coral May 9, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    If you bring me sweet tickets and deliver them soon,
    My sister and I will be over the moon!
    We promise to sing, dance, and play until dawn,
    On the dewy sweet grass of Horning’s green lawn!

  89. Aaron May 9, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    I have been in Oregon for over a year and a half now and I still haven’t made it to Horning’s Hideout! I would love a chance to go to String Summit, I can’t afford the ticket price, so this would be a godsend!

  90. Janelle May 9, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    Tell me I’ve won, please don’t string me along!

  91. ana May 10, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    I would love to bring my niece/nephew there!

  92. Tabitha May 10, 2014 at 9:24 am #

    Super Camp!! This would be the third time celebrating my son’s birthday at String Summit. It’s our family reunion festival but with prices increasing it tough to afford the tix as a single mama. It would be awesome to be able to go this year, we starting going since the 2nd annual. Please and thank you!! Bob Horning for President!!

    • ♡ Lorena+ Harris♡ May 14, 2014 at 11:57 am #

      Bob Horning for president!!!

  93. Kathy L. Rankin May 10, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    I’d like to win for the following reasons: #1 I saw Ken Kesey’s bus at Lane Community College in the 70s and would love to see it again and if I can have a 70s true flashback to when I was
    young, that is always a great thing before I get too old and can’t remember **** (I am closer to 60 now than 55)! #2 Because I am ALWAYS out of town when this is happening, and this will be the first time in almost ten years I am not going out of town (its closer than driving 350 miles) #3 Because I am a rock n roller and blues girl and want to grow into this music since I am thinking about moving to a place where this is the mainstay music #3 I went to be prepared for a long weekend of bluegrass music and see if I still like it after 3 days #4 I love KBOO radio #5 I love Oregon #6 I love the folks that love this music #7 I am tall and can take photos over the crowd? #8 Because I LOVE those old fashioned old time tunes and can dance to them #9 Because it is going to be a hot weekend and that this music goes will with hot weather and the last but most important reason #10 Because I feel lucky that my husband will go with me for the first time in 10 years over this particular weekend

  94. Nicole May 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    I would absolutely love to go because there’s nothing in the world that can beat great music, delicious beer, and a community of amazing people to enjoy the experience with!

  95. Dylan Burke May 10, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    I want to go because I love music and beer. In return I will name my first born after the festival. Deal? Deal.

  96. Sabrina Luevano May 10, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    I love a good picking tune. This would be great to go to!

  97. TaraDF May 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    We’ve got a bun in the oven and NEED to get her musical taste straight from the get-go! You can never start too early!

  98. Mike May 11, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    I’ve seen this place evolve since taking my kids and nephews up for fishing. Now the kids are away at college and work and it’s time for the parents to play. Never been to one of the festivals, but would love the chance.

  99. Judy Stuebe May 11, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Have NEVER been to an event like this (a grandma now), but have always wanted to attend one. Raised my kids dancing around the house to this music! Sure would LOVE to win!

  100. Sara May 11, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    I have just rolled out of the hardest winter of my life with 12 rounds of chemotherapy and living with my mom to take care of me (Im 26). I just found out that I am cancer free and this is my summer to celebrate! I have never been to any music festivals in Oregon and I decided that the best way to celebrate life is with music and dance and good food. I will make it there somehow, but I have not a penny to my name right now and I would love to have some help. Please share the LOVE! Love love love (and some more love)

  101. alex campbell May 11, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    I live here and have never been to Hornings! that IS bad

  102. Kelness May 11, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    This sounds like such a cool festival! I’ve never been and would love to experience it! Would love to win!! :D

  103. Andrew May 12, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    NWSS is our favorite festival we go to every year. Two of my good friends have met there life partners at NWSS and are now married. One couple just had their first kido. It brings good people together and the music lineup this year is the best I have seen. It would be awesome to win a ticket so we could bring our babysitter with us and watch my little girl experience the happiness we find there every year. The wife and I dancing away late into the night while our good friend (babysitter) stays at camp and takes care of our little girl sounds like a dream. Just Saturday night together would be awesome. Hope to see you all there!

  104. Matt May 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    My girlfriend works in special education and has had a rough year. I also work in special ed, so I don’t make a lot of money.

    She loves bluegrass and could really this vacation. Besides, this festival would be a lot of fun! We would both love to go!

    Thanks for this opportunity

  105. Evan May 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to play disc golf at the hideout for years! Also, we really need to do a fun festival before our first baby comes!

  106. John Thomas May 12, 2014 at 6:08 pm #

    sounds like a lot of fun!….hope there is no strings attached….lol

  107. Megan May 13, 2014 at 4:32 am #

    I would love to win these and take my friend who just moved here from Brazil! What a unique Oregon experience.

  108. Sian May 13, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    We love clustering in big or small batches and plucking is our favorite thing to do. Most of all, we love being out in nature where every one is just Plains happy, be it North or South!

  109. Julie Royall May 13, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    Dancing to these beautiful string players makes my soul smile (:

  110. Lauren Insalata May 13, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    I have heard nothing but praise for this festival and the venue is supposed to be amazing. I’d love to take my husband for his 30th birthday!

  111. JP May 13, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    I close my eyes….I breath…I dream of the smiles and smells and the joy…I hear the music and awaken to it dancing…!!

  112. ♡ Lorena+ Harris♡ May 13, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    NORTHWEST STRING SUMMIT is one of the most life changing experiences I’ve had the opportunity of being a part of, my boyfriend and I are huuuuge blugrass fans and we play frisbee glof!! Hornings is so full of love and a mix of old and new friends, not to mention the best setting for some of my favorites *YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, GREENSKY, SAM BUSH, DANY BARNS, FRUITION, THE MOTET, ALLIE KRAL* and so many other bands that I cant wait to hear.What an honor to see them in such a magical explosion of sound and lights. Just the fact that this wonderous festival happens every year is enough for me to be happy but maybe we can get that extra help this year!

  113. Britni May 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    I really want to go because i love camping and being out doors. My family would buy tickets and go to because we are a very active family.

  114. Brittany May 13, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    I’ve never attended this event and I would really enjoy going as I really enjoy bluegrass. I would definitely try to see all the shows possible while there and it would make me extremely joyful to have such a fun, entertaining break from the 9-5 world. This would be the highlight of my summer for sure!!! I hope you all pick my lucky ears!!!!!

  115. Tavy May 14, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    I just moved out here away from my best friend, Yonder and Railroad Earth are our favorite bands. I think it would be awesome to surprise my friend with a trip out here some tickets. Plus I like seeing him intoxicated on everything; I like getting him to the point where his eyes are just blank, when that happens there’s nothing left but a man on a mission to party. He’s literally amazing.

  116. kate May 14, 2014 at 8:18 pm #

    Who wouldn’t want to attend this?!

  117. Shawn W. May 15, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    Love Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout, and witnessing all the amazing talent showcased in that beautiful setting.. Missed it the last few years; and really would love to WIN this contest; and attend this year!! Thx PDX Pipeline :-)

  118. Nick Y May 15, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    I’ve heard this is the best music scene in the Northwest by far!
    I’ve never been able to go but have always wanted to. Even tried to volunteer this year, but I can’t make the days. Please send my wife and I!

  119. Robert May 15, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    Not going to many festivals has taken a small pep out of my step…I have young boys and returning to this festival with my sons would be amazing for them, and its on my birthday!!! Ok when do you send me tix???

  120. sasha May 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    Going to this would make my year!

  121. Cory May 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm #


  122. Chris May 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets!

  123. Scott knapp May 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    Cause I desperately need a break

  124. Ira the Pirate May 15, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    Feeling lucky because to day is my birthday and I would love to win tickets to this year’s NWSS awesome lineup. Thanks.

  125. Teresa May 15, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    Would love to camp out and enjoy some great music! Pick me!

  126. Cora Kirkpatrick May 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    PEACOCK YOU LONG TIME! – Hornings Hideout
    Best tshirt EVER!
    Would LOVE to win passes! NW String Summit is on my to do/see list! ❤️

  127. Shane May 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    Count me in, this looks incredible!

  128. Paul May 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    I love hornings hideout almost as much as I love bluegrass!

  129. Kelli May 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    This is it!!!!!

  130. Tom Popowich May 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    Let’s do it

  131. melissa May 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    I would love to attend with my husband. My daughter is going to florida to visit her brother and nephew. This would be a great event for my husband and I to reconnect!

  132. Andrew May 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    Been to almost every Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout since the festival’s inception. Have met a large amount of great people who my wife and I still hang out with every year at this beautiful venue. NWSS always brings in a killer lineup and continually pushes to improve concert-goers experience while at the festival. This is one Portland event that bluegrass lovers should not miss. Even though I’ll be going either way, free tickets is always the preferred method. Cheers, music and peacocks for all. Good luck to everyone.

  133. Rachael May 15, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    I have never had enough $$ to be able to attend this event. Bluegrass and string has shaped my values and life, and the opportunity to be able to attend something like this would mean the world to me. I can’t wait to attend and really, really hope I win!

  134. Init Towinit May 15, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

    I love hippies, dirty feet, dancing in dust clouds, $5 bottled water, endless jams, peacock’s and Folf!

  135. max May 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    its my wifes birthday that weekend! i couldnt think of a better way to spend the lovely weekend then at hornings hideout. amazing !sounds like a dreammmmmm! make it come true!

  136. bliss May 15, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    I would love to have a mini family vacation camping and being able to listen to music all weekend long.

  137. Gaby May 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    I was dying to go last year and the urge hasn’t gone away! Unfortunately, nonprofit salaries haven’t changed, either. Free tickets would be divine

  138. Les Hutchinson May 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    Well, I’m a percussionist and recovering drummer, and it is imperative that I closely monitor the comings and goings, the hemming and hawing, and the singing and sawing amongst these ominously gathering stringers. Why do they insist on meeting out in the forest? They call it a summit, I say it’s a possible conspiracy. Next thing you know, they’ll go all 101 Strings on us and ruin things for everyone. So, I implore you…on behalf of my beat-bashin’ brethren …let me attend, so I may observe and defend others from being strung along, strung up or strung out. Thanks for seeing things my way.

  139. Matt May 15, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    This sounds: perfect. Definitely one of those things that is ideal for summer. Outdoors, good music, good food, good people – would love to attend.

  140. April May 15, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    Round 2!! I miss going to Bluegrass festivals! I hail from Florida where I would go several tea a year, but after 4 years have yet to make it to NWSS. I would LOVE to make it this year to be able to be back in my element again! :)

  141. Jessica May 15, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    I love banjos!!!

  142. Barbara May 15, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    If I don’t win, could you choose Christine who replied on May 7th? I just think that would be a really cool thing to happen on your birthday.

    But only if you don’t choose me.

  143. C Terwilliger May 15, 2014 at 6:41 pm #

    Sounds like fun, pick me ;)

  144. Dave Taube May 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to attend the Northwest String Summit, but there was always a reason why I couldn’t go: I was out of town, relatives from out of town were visiting, my wife had to work, the dog ate my homework, the sun was in my eyes . . .

    Well, this year, I have no excuse, so please choose me and I would be overjoyed to attend this amazing event!

  145. BettyJean May 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    I need a reason to enjoy …

  146. Mark May 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    Horning’s Hideout=Party all night and day

  147. Mikey B May 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    Oh yes, and then some.

  148. Manda May 16, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    I’m such a big fan of Hornings and Yonder that I’d like to attend end though Jeff Austin abruptly left the band… Plus, the lineup is obviously amazing! Sam Bush below my mind last time; glad he’ll be back. And RRE will be there. WOW, this is gonna be fun!

  149. Anna May 16, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Wow, what a giveaway! I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Horning’s Hideout to see the peacocks and bask in what I am told is the most amazing music venue ever! I am pregnant with my first child and my husband and I could sure use one final hurrah before the baby takes over our lives! Thanks for the contest!

  150. Margit May 16, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    This would be just awesome!

  151. Kathy May 16, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    I have never been, and I would like to win.

  152. Allie May 16, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    No way! This would be an awesome prize! Thx for the giveaway

  153. gary May 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm #

    why would i not want to win the best event in summer?

  154. Teala May 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm #

    I am super excited about this event

  155. Guinevere May 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    I would love to go to this and can’t afford it.

  156. Molly May 16, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Just moved here from Colorado and would love to see how Oregon does bluegrass festivals (we’ve been spoiled by Telluride)! This festival is over my fiance’s birthday and Railroad Earth is his favorite! Would love to get him bday tickets, but I can’t afford these…

  157. john Anderson May 16, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    I can’t afford this festival. I’ve never been and it would make my year If I got these tickets.

  158. john Anderson May 16, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    I can’t afford this festival. I’ve never been and it would make my year If I got these tickets.

  159. Roxann May 17, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    My daughter is a huge bluegrass fan and is learning to play the banjo. Her boyfriend is an amazing musician and also a bluegrass fan. She’s a full time student and can’t afford tickets like these on her own. Plus these two are going through some challenging times. I think this would be a wonderful gift where they can forget everything else and go have a good time together enjoying something that they each love.

  160. Jimmy the breeze May 17, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    Me so hornings!

  161. Will May 18, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    This is the premier bluegrass festival in the Northwest if not the whole West Coast! This years lineup features every neo- grass band that I have wanted to see but have never had the opportunity to. Seeing all those bands , live, in one weekend , at Horning’s Hideout would make my year.

  162. Kira May 19, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    This seems like such an accessible way to experience bluegrass! I’ve always been a fan on some level and it sounds like a lot of fun!

  163. Jesse O May 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    Nothin like sweet summer strumming to dance the days and nights away in the lovely forests of Oregon. Promise to bring and share lots of organic veggies from my super local, super yummy, organic veggie farm. Oh, and beer too, I will share beer!!

  164. Cory May 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    String me up!!!!

  165. Cory May 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Ah Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!! String Summit rocks!!!!!!!

  166. Bruce May 29, 2014 at 11:23 pm #

    Have never been but would love to go. Help me check one off the bucket list, please !

  167. Scott May 30, 2014 at 6:06 am #

    Love the strings and love Horning’s peacocks!

  168. Brittany Farrell June 8, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    I still have my two bracelets on from the last two years at NWSS! Anytime I have a difficult day, all I have to do is look down at my wrist and put myself back in the amazing setting of the music, happiness and bliss that emulates throughout Horning’s Hideout. Thanks for the opportunity to add on to these memories this year!

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