Win Festival Passes ($390): 2014 Northwest String Summit @ Horning’s Hideout | Outdoor Music Festival, String Band Competition, Camping & More!

We’re giving you ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN 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, June 2.

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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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216 Responses to Win Festival Passes ($390): 2014 Northwest String Summit @ Horning’s Hideout | Outdoor Music Festival, String Band Competition, Camping & More!

  1. Denise Martin May 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Wohoo! My hand is way up. I would love to take my 10 year-old to this and camp and enjoy the music. All packed!

    • Kayla avery May 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

      I just moved to Portland in January from Minneapolis. I have always wanted to check out hornings and all it’s magical beauty. I would love to have String Summit be my first west coast festival!! Show me what your all about Oregon!!

    • Kim Anstey May 23, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

      Yes! I have never been and I pray I get a chance to come this year!!!!
      So Ready:))))
      Kim in Applegate, OR

    • Colleen May 27, 2014 at 10:42 am #

      Hornings peacocks and amazing bluegrass! Yes please! If I win I can fly my lovely friend out from north carolina so she doesnt have to miss it! I promise ill bring smiles to everyone around me!

    • Max Lierow May 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

      I have been wanting to go to this so bad, would be great to get the chance to experience!

  2. Dana May 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    Bluegrass & Ninkasi & peacocks & dancing & late night picks & camping & singing & FUN!!

  3. Shaun May 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    It’s my favorite festival of the summer! The lineup is the best yet in my 8 years of string summits!

  4. Stork Schlemiel May 19, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    I love bluegrass and hippies and dirt! Please send me to the ENTIRE WEEKEND OF FUN!! Thank you for considering me! – S.

  5. autumn garman May 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    This is my birthday weekend and I want to go to this festival sooooooooo bad! Nobody will appreciate these tickets more than me, I swear!! I REALLY want to go.

  6. Nicole Prevost May 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    yee-haw! Lemme at those tickets!

  7. Megan May 19, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    Hornings Hideout is more magical than Disneyland and is truly the happiest place on earth!

  8. Joe May 19, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Music, camping, and glitter it’s a phamily affair!

  9. Kimberly Weatherman May 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Just found out the Further Bus is making a stop on it’s 50th tour at the string summit . . . LOVE! AND ~ My husband turns 50 this year, winning tickets to this would make his birthday celebration magically special!

  10. Wendy May 19, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    I’d be very grateful to win tickets to the String Summit because they are out of my price range.
    (I’d just buy ’em if I could!)
    I have a friend who would love to go as with me. We’d make it a point to get the most fun and enjoyment possible out of the experience!!! The one and only festival I could actually attend this year!
    Best of luck to everybody!

  11. Lauren May 20, 2014 at 2:14 am #

    So glad for another chance at tix!! I’d love to go.

  12. Ashley May 20, 2014 at 8:19 am #

    We would love love LOVE to go to this festival! Unfortunately broke grad school students are saving for school so we don’t have the extra $$ to go, but it would be awesome to wine some!

  13. Rob May 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    I live in San Francisco and I’m hoping to see how Portland compares? Hoping it will be a fun weekend. Sounds like a fun event, best of luck everyone!

  14. ptermclean May 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    PDXPIPELINE4LIFE! #iwanttowin #hippiesandmolly #NWSS #securitytookmyboozelastyear

  15. Lauretta May 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    If I get to go I am bringing my mom and our guitars and our banjos, ooh and the camera. It will be a weekend to remember!

  16. Jon Newton May 20, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    Would love to see RRE again soon, their shows have been epic the last few years. Love this fest, would be an awesome midsummer break.

  17. JP May 20, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    Ladies do and the gents you know,

    It’s right by right by wrong you go,

    And you can’t go to heaven while you carry on so,

    And it’s home little gal and do-si-do,

    And it may be the last time, I don’t know,

    And oh by gosh and oh by Joe.

  18. Melanie May 21, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Just moved to Portland and trying to find some great local cultural things to do. This looks amazing and I would love to check it out!

  19. Adrian cassidy May 21, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    I would like to win these tickets because my 11 year old son just told me that Lady Gaga is his favorite “musician” and I fear there is little time left before he is completely lost! I must flood his young brain with good music….and Fast!

  20. Cait M May 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    I didn’t win the last round on String Fest tickets, so I’m throwin my hat in again with high hopes!

  21. Aaron May 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    Oh man this would be super dank!

  22. jill truskolaski May 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    This sounds like so much fun and would love to go with my boyfriend. recently found an appreciation for string bands (city girl now in Portland)

  23. Adrienne May 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    I would love tickets to this as I love music and the the outdoors here in the beautiful NW!

  24. Bliss May 21, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    this would be the perfect camping weekend for my family!

  25. Patty May 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    Please oh please oh please!

  26. michael May 21, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    I love Yonder Mountain, I haven’t had the opportunity to see them for years!

  27. Tessa May 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    Would LOVE to attend! Moved to beautiful Oregon a year ago and would love for this to be my first Northwest festi!!!

  28. Mindy May 21, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Last year I fell in love at string summit and have been with the man ever since, having our year anniversary there would be pure bliss!!

  29. Sara May 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    I did the math! Can I go, can I go? Please mom, please?

  30. Dustin May 21, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    This sounds awesome my wife would love it

  31. Jamie May 22, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    String Summit is the most magical time and place on earth. This year I’m hoping to share the magic with my Love for his first Strummit experience!!

  32. PDX May 22, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    OMG! We’ve never been. It’s always been a dream! This would be the best time ever for us as family. Please!

  33. Molly May 22, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    Recently moved from Colorado and would love to see how Oregon does bluegrass festivals! That weekend is my husband’s birthday and Railroad Earth is his fav band. Would love to get him bday tix, but can’t afford them!

  34. Music man May 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    My wife has NEVER been camping> I think this could get her to do it.

  35. Pick me May 22, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    I could not think of a better way to spend the weekend. I would be indebted to you Portland Pipeline.

  36. Nicole May 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    How I would love this let me count the ways. Too many. c’mon!

  37. William May 22, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    I want to go. I love Pipeline. I enter a lot. I have yet to be that lucky sonnabeech.

  38. Cora Kirkpatrick May 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

    I am dying to attend! Pretty, pretty pleeeease!

  39. Andrew May 22, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    Assuming this is a seperate contest than the last NWSS one on here since there is currently a low number of entries. In any case, must go to NWSS as it’s one of the best festivals that Oregon gets (and we don’t get many up in the NW). This year’s lineup is great, can’t wait for Railroad Earth and Sam Bush! Pro-tip: Horning’s security has been checking wheel wells for beer/liquor ;)

  40. Nikki May 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Music is life!!!

  41. Denise May 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    It will revive my senses and fill my soul!!!

  42. andrew k May 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    Well all I need is a jug of mountain dew and a fair lass. Those a couple of tix. Thanks PDX Pipeline for what you do!

  43. Mark robarge May 22, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    I’d love to win a pass this year. I’ve been to every NWSS since 2001. It’s absolutely my favorite summer festival. That festival NSFW me a musician. It’s not to be missed

    • Mark robarge May 22, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

      NWSS made me a musician *

  44. Chad May 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Missed this 3 yrs in a row, volunteering to work so that others could take vacation, hoping to win some so that I can make it this year

  45. Nathan G May 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    Let’s just be honest with ourselves, who wouldn’t want to go to something as awesome as this?

  46. Christy May 22, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I wanna go but I wanna go for free even more

  47. Candace May 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    I would LOVE this!! Since being diagnosed with heart failure (at age 30) and having a pacemaker implanted, I am severely limited in seeing indoor shows. This does not dampen my love of music though! My soul survives on outdoor shows. Help a sista out :) Peace & Light!

  48. Zoe May 22, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    I’m so glad there’s a second chance – I’ve never been to NW String Summit and I know it’s going to be a blast!!!! I’ll dress up, dance, and have an awesome time with a great friend!!

  49. Kasey May 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    NWSS has been on my bucket list for awhile now and would love to finally get to join our group of friends who have annually attended this festival. I met the love of my life through live music and fell in love with him attending festivals and concerts across the country. When we married last year we knew that live music had to play a central role as we build our social calendar around what live music is playing around town. This summer as my husband and I celebrate our one-year anniversary on July 13 it would be awesome to be able to surprise him with NWSS tickets!

  50. Sara Goldman May 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    Some friends keep encouraging us to attend this event, but we can’t afford it. We love music and would love to go. Pick me! Also- it’s my birthday this weekend!

  51. Philip Snapp May 22, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    I would love to attend this event again. It’s a great venue with good music and good people.

  52. max May 22, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    if you only knew how bad i want to go to this festival. it keeps me up all knoght thinking about the strings , the jugs, the whaling fiddles…oh how i envy the people with tickets. i feel the rumble of stomping feet, the birds singing along, and the banjos racing like Cletus in a tractor pull. oh i wish i was going………..

  53. Ira the Pirate May 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    Feelin lucky. Hopefully you’ll do your part. ;-)


  54. Meredith May 22, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    This sounds like a wonderful new experience to try. I would love to take my fiancee for our birthday weekend!

  55. LoisLane May 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    Travis Book and The Infamous Stringdusters are coming! I can’t make it to their event back east so I’m hoping to get to this one. This festival looks amazing!!

  56. Shawn Meyer May 22, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    I’ve only heard of the greatness of this event. Please send me to the summit!

  57. Tom P May 22, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    This would be awesome

  58. Coral May 22, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    I’d love to go to my first string summit via pdxpipeline! Thanks for all the great recommendations, I’m crossing my fingers for this one!

  59. Jessica May 22, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    My dad loves string summit, please let me take him!

  60. Cynthia Eckersley May 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    I would soooo love to give my husband tickets to the string summit for our anniversary. This newsletter is great for giving out Portland happenings information and I appreciate it! Thank you so much!

  61. Jessica May 22, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    please o please o please I love bluegrass!

  62. Ryan May 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    There ain’t nothin’ like knee slappin’ banjo music.

  63. Jessica May 22, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

    I’ve never been able to go–would love to win!

  64. katie v May 22, 2014 at 11:02 pm #

    this sounds like an epic event. pick me!

  65. Rachel Stokes May 22, 2014 at 11:14 pm #

    I’ve never been to anything like this and it really sounds fun!
    It would be a total blessing to be picked! <3

  66. Kim May 22, 2014 at 11:14 pm #

    Saw Yonder with my step daughter at the crystal ballroom 12 years ago when they sang her happy birthday! Would love a chance to see them again with her!

  67. Christina May 23, 2014 at 4:05 am #

    As a single mother, there’s no way I could afford these tickets on my own. But it would be so much fun to bring my best friend and our children! Hers have never camped and mine has never camped in anything other than an a cabin @ summer camp.
    I would love an opportunity to share an experience like this WITH him!

  68. Tassia Owen May 23, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    Hornings is my happy place. I could use some more happy. Please send me. Pretty, pretty please.

  69. TJ May 23, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    Get me pickin’ and a grinin’!

  70. Jim May 23, 2014 at 7:03 am #

    String Summit! Would love to get to go this year!

  71. Katy Mahan May 23, 2014 at 7:40 am #

    We would love to go to the strummit with our friends and there kids. We have a 3 year old that would think it’s the coolest. I’m prego again and can’t afford the splurge this year for tix. Please and thank you.

  72. Patrick Gleesing May 23, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    Bluegrass Sucks!

    But I love it it!!!!!!!!

  73. Chrisi Shock May 23, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Strummit is the BEST!

  74. Talina May 23, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    I am winner!!! Pick me!!!!
    Never been. Want to go.
    Gratitude for a chAnce!

  75. Traci May 23, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Luv to take our kiddos…3 and 7 month at the time of festival.

  76. Erika May 23, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    I grew up in the south selling corn at bluegrass festivals with my folks…I’ve got bluegrass in my soul! That said, in the almost nine years that I’ve lived in Portland, I’ve never been to Sting Summit or Horning’s Hideout! I’m a student and a yoga teacher…so unfortunately, the only way that I’ll go this year is with a free ticket! Thanks Pdx Pipeline!!

  77. ND May 23, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    YES! Pretty please.

  78. Heather May 23, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    It’s phamily affair! Great venue, music and company. How can you go wrong?

  79. Ron T May 23, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Like music to my ears. This would be a rewarding opportunity, as, it’s been a washboard
    of time since I’ve been away from the city. Pick me and I’ll make these 4 days a memory
    of a lifetime, for myself and my family.

  80. Lisa May 23, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    I would love tickets for this!!!!

  81. Lisa May 23, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    I would love tickets to this!!

  82. Aleena Jane Schlotzhauer May 23, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    I want to dance under the trees where the peacocks roam!!!

  83. Amanda Renee May 23, 2014 at 11:02 am #

    Born’n’raised Eugene native whose never had the pleasure of attending this blissed out gathering! Would love to share the experience with all of you! I’ll bring my dancing feet, a heart full of love, my massage table, and healing hands!

  84. Angela May 23, 2014 at 11:30 am #

    Pick me pick me! I need to be there!

  85. April Parker May 23, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    I would love to go the the String Summit – especially to hear the Sam Bush Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, and the Infamous Stringdusters!

  86. Les Hutchinson May 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Hi, Les here. You may remember my last entry into the String Summit Sweepstakes. Well, things have taken a turn for the weird. Last week I beseeched your cool free ticket dispensers to approve a covert op pass to get to the bottom of this so-called ‘summit’ of an elite group of string instrumentalists convening (or is it…COVENING) at some woodsy Hideout in the middle of the night? WTF are these people up to? What are they hiding? Many of the local musician’s community are mortified by this development. Something needs to be done to monitor these cultural phillistines, and that something is sending me and an equally alarmed citizen to this bash and hopefully save the planet. Again, thanks in advance for your attention to this matter.

  87. Jessica May 23, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    NWSS is so much fun for families! Pick mine, please!

  88. Lindsey May 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    Favorite festival of the year!

  89. Sara May 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    We used to go to this every year! My oldest son is no longer free and we can’t afford 3 tickets :(. We would LOVE to go again! I love everything about the summit! The music, of course! But the venue is amazing, the family atmosphere, the food vendors, the sense of community… It’s absolutely amazing!

  90. Heather l May 23, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

    String summit is my favorite festival. I have worked it the past 5 years and would love to take a year off :)

  91. David May 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    I have never been but have heard amazing things. I only recently woke up to the wonder that is this genre of music. I love my hippie music festivals so let’s make this happen! Please!

  92. Jamie Lyn May 23, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Hornings Hideout holds a special, magical place in my heart! I worked food booths here for years and have attended many shows at this amazing venue. Unfortunately, every year it gets harder to come up with the money & get the time off work. I’m determined to go this year, hang my hammock in the trees, stare at the stars, see the beautiful peacocks in the forest, dance to endless amazing music, reconnect with friends, share good vibes and spread the musical love!! You’re picking someone on my birthday, that would be the BEST present ever!!!!

  93. Jenelle Taylor May 23, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    Now that OR allows me to marry, maybe I can ask the love of life to tie the knot with me at this strings concert.

  94. Aaron Pelman May 23, 2014 at 11:18 pm #

    Hey y’all!

    Just moved here and I need a good homemade music festival. I grew up in North Carolina, and some sweet bluegrass would sure make me feel at home…

    Enjoy the show!

  95. Willie May 24, 2014 at 2:06 am #


  96. Kendall May 24, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    Hornings hideout is home! I’m broke from school and have pretty much had no social life because of it , and NWSS is definitely the only festival I would be devastated to miss. I would be sooo grateful :)

  97. Nikki Kupfner May 24, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    I’ve always been tantalized by the magic of peacocks and banjos. Never been to the fairly palace they call Hornings. I look at my mans hologram peacock cheese posters and can only dream of the fun. :)

  98. Alyson May 24, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Yayuh! NWSS is what I look forward to every year. There is no time or place where I am as happy as I am there. My husband and I have gone every year since we moved to Portland and I won’t be missing it any time soon. I would have volunteered with my husband but I’m currently working 6 to 7 days a week so I can get the go ahead for some summer fun! I’ll be there no matter what but a little help goes an astronomically long way when you’re workin two jobs so your hubby can finish college. I need a recharge on some of that family style/peacockin/livin/lovin/laughin good times. Thanks for bein the bees knees, NWSS.

  99. Jessica A. May 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Wow! What a great opportunity! I would love to be able to have the chance to go to this!!

  100. AndyPerri May 24, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    please, oh pretty please, i’ve never been an it would totally complete my festival tour for the summer. Oh GOD PICK ME!!! ;-)

  101. Terri Aldridge May 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    YES, please and THANK YOU!! My daughter is learning the Cello, my husband the banjo and I am learning the Upright Bass. This is totally up our alley. Thanks for the opportunity.

  102. Jessica VanDerslice May 24, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    I would be so honored to win these tickets. It has been several years since I could attend a festival, as I now have a child. As a single mother, it’s not something I can afford. I would love the opportunity to show my River Sage the amazing people in this community, the incredible music showcased here, and the giving nature of those in the scene. I am a HUGE string music/bluegrass/Yonder lover and this show would be the experience of a lifetime! Thanks for the opportunity! Always Grateful(~):}

  103. Blake Buttahhhh May 24, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    Magical tiedie peacock playground love bubbles on golden strings twang and ring so sweet late night grass jam hopin and early mornin potion mixing with good n greasy down home cookin from the people at toast, dancin and a prancin and hooting and a hollerin what a good time to be alive!!! and move your body without thinking just letting the music, the friends, the bliss take hold of all that is string summit! This is my memory of my one and only strummit- send me back so I can spread the love and share the laughter!

  104. Yarnia May 24, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    Sooooo looking forward to Summit this year. It will be coming on the heels of a very stressful couple of months and the best reward ever!

  105. Rachel Tuite May 25, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    I am really digging bluegrass right now! This seems like the perfect weekend for me!

  106. Ross May 25, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    I would love to win tickets to this!

  107. Ellen Mekjavich May 25, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    So many good memories at Hornings! Can’t wait for another y ear! e

  108. Beth van Elswyk May 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Been going to the festival for a few years with my PA college buddy and our gals. In fact I introduced my partner to the scene through this festival and its the only one we hit. My buddy and his wife had to cancel this year due to his fathers failing health, and we missed out on buying tickets because of unemployment and a family medical issue in her family. I would love to show her what a “miracle” is, and this year we both could use one. Grateful for the chance to win, hoping for a “yonder miracle”! Namaste

  109. Carrie May 25, 2014 at 3:53 pm #

    I would love to win tickets. Husband and I always are looking for inexpensive things to do.

  110. Tessa May 25, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    Would LOVE to make this my 1st PNW FESTIVAL!!!!

  111. Nichole Diekmann May 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    Hello!! I recently got a group of people together to all pitch in and buy our wonderful friend a ticket whose birthday is during string summit. She goes every year, but financially couldn’t do it this year and we made her ticket happen! I can’t afford a ticket of my own, and have never been, but would love to go celebrate with her and all the wonderful strummiters! :)

  112. Lynne May 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Been to Horning’s, but never for NWSS. Can’t wait to go this year!

  113. Neil Mandel May 25, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    Please pick me :). I love the NWSS!

  114. lorea May 25, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    It would feel really good to win this….. oh pretty please!

  115. Rebecca Harrel May 26, 2014 at 1:04 am #

    I want to surprise my sister and her husband with a late wedding gift, since they have never gone and I would love to have her attend with me!

  116. lou May 26, 2014 at 3:55 am #

    Please pick me! I will take my girlfriend, shes never been to hornings and this will be my second time!

  117. Eric May 26, 2014 at 7:59 am #

    My daughter, Addy, was conceived at NWSS 10 years ago, and now that we’ve moved the family back to Oregon, this is a chance to share something absolutely special with my little girl.

  118. kim May 26, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    Would love to go! My 4 year old hasn’t missed a year yet. Hope we can go again this year

  119. Christine R. May 26, 2014 at 11:04 am #

    Loooove NWSS and want to share the whole experience with my kiddos! I have never taken them together ( qty 3) lol!

  120. Diane Dennis May 26, 2014 at 11:06 am #

    My husband and I would love to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at the NWSS Festival. I would love to surprise him. For the past two decades he has entertained so many people in our back yard, including an Open House every Friday. He has created an oasis yard with music including playlist for every event and a fire pit, hot tub and great food. Please, help me give something back to him. Thankyou!!

  121. tina schumacher May 26, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    Would love to return to NWSS with the wee ones. Great family friendly venue. Love Hornings Hideout.

  122. Barbara May 26, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Yes, please. Reason I would like to win. All of my friends have been able to go for years. I’m a newbie. It would be amazing.

  123. Keri May 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    My job is actually letting me enjoy Portland this Summer! All the fun things!

  124. Lauren Wawrzyniak May 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    I just moved west from the east coast and will be missing all my bluegrass east coast festivals. I would love to be able to see all my kinfolk family! My good friend Peggy will be shaving her head again this year and i would love to be there go support her!! I need some bluegrass in the sunshine! I’ve never been and would love to experience the beautiful environment

  125. Dylan luka May 26, 2014 at 7:52 pm #

    Bluegrass fun with peacocks and too many friends!

  126. Diana ly May 26, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    It’s my birthday! And what better way than to experience NORTHWEST!

  127. AndreA bean May 26, 2014 at 10:43 pm #

    Yay for NWSS and for the albino peacocks!! Pick me! Pick me:)

  128. Nicole Crawford May 27, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    I have lived in Portland for about 4 years now and have always been in college. Since I have taken summer classes, I have never been able to attend the summit. I graduate in June with my bachelor’s degree in mathematics! But I can’t afford to pay to go to the summit and would love tickets to go.

  129. Eleanor May 27, 2014 at 4:58 am #

    This would be the ultimate vacation for my boyfriend and I. Hornings has been on our bucket list for years and who better to see than our favorite bluegrass bands?!? Love the people, love the scene, and can’t wait to take in the beauty of Hornings one day!

  130. Ashley Lunde May 27, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    I have been going most years since the very first year of strummit and it is a wonderful reunion where friends from all over come back to see eachother and boogie in my favorite place! But sadly this may be the first time I am not able to afford it unless I win tix…

  131. Jesse May 27, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Hope I get a chance to go this year…

  132. sheila May 27, 2014 at 10:23 am #

    pick me, pick me!

  133. Hannah & OJ May 27, 2014 at 11:53 am #

    I’d love to go to the String Summit since my partner and I are moving to Portland TOMORROW and have never been the the Pacific NW before! This would be the best way to meet our new home amongst our favorite bands, but as a grad student and camp counselor, we definitely can’t throw down the money ourselves. This weekend is also our anniversary, and there’s no better way to celebrate than to dance all weekend. Hope you can help us out!

  134. sara salfeld May 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    I have recently moved to eugene and have heard the magical stories of nwss and hornings hideout! Im a virgin to nwss and would be so grateful to get to experience this beauty with amazing souls and nature surrounding me!!

  135. shaylene May 27, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    This would definitely wet my appetite.

  136. Cindy May 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    I’d love to win tickets as my sweet man and I met at NWSS — it’d be a perfect opportunity to re-live the magic of the peacocks…

  137. David May 27, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    Way excited to boogie down with my favorite pickers! And remember, Glow sticks kill peacocks.

  138. Mariah May 27, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

    Pick me, pick me! Sounds like fun and always wanted to go

  139. Will dougherty May 27, 2014 at 8:42 pm #


  140. Nicole May 27, 2014 at 11:20 pm #

    I can’t compete with everyone’s reasons for why they should be picked! Too bad we all can’t make it. The “Welcome Home” vibe is why I love visiting Horning’s for NWSS. Good luck, everyone! :)

  141. Barry May 28, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    I’m trying to win these tickets for my sister’s birthday — NWSS is the highlight of her year and would love to give these to her.

  142. Jay Gerwe May 28, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    We’ve planned our summers around this amazing weekend for the last 10 years…including our wedding last summer :) Looking forward to this year’s!! Free tix would be even better!! STRUMMIT!!

  143. Erik Vogel May 28, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    who wouldn’t want to go to such a beautiful place! Please can I have them?

  144. Melissa Guldenzopf May 28, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    So I just moved to Eugene or all the way from NY the second week in may this year with a good friend. Music festivals were my life on the east coast and have already missed two of my favorites. I would love this to be my first taste of a west coast festie!

  145. Kimberly May 28, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    This festival represents the beauty, love & community that Oregon is. I’ve had the opportunity to work a few of them and my eyes opened to a world of love & creativity that I had never personally experienced to that extent. The days of music, color & good people filled my vibe for months after! I had no words to tell people what it’s like, it’s an experience. I would love to treat my husband to this weekend. One love

  146. Maggie Jo May 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    I went to strummit the last 2 years. First time I was pregnant and now my 1 1/2 year old is old enough to dance and enjoy the festival experience so please give my little family a chance to have some fun at the Strummit!

  147. Tawny Mick May 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    I’ve never been to a costal festival and toss seems beautiful and fun. Would be charming if it were my first!

  148. Lauren May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    I would love a pair of tickets because I justices to the northwest, I love string music and I would never be able to afford to go otherwise! Thank you for the chance to win!

  149. Annie May 28, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    I’ve been going to music festivals at Horning’s (thank you Bob) for over 10 years and it is by far my favorite place to see a show. Always magical.

  150. Estela Guevara May 28, 2014 at 11:16 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to the magical forest. This year has been especially hard for my bf, and I would love for us to be able to share some much needed fun time at hornings hideout, especially since it was where we shared our first festival together. We are Bluegrass junkies.

  151. Erin May 29, 2014 at 7:21 am #

    Ooh, hope I win these! Money is tight this year and it would really help out a lot…

  152. Austin Palda May 29, 2014 at 9:20 am #

    I’ve been short on cash this year and making it out to Horning’s for this wonderful gathering is at the top of my list. I’ve been going every year since I moved out to OR and do not want to miss this year.

  153. Joahna May 29, 2014 at 9:48 am #

    Music and meadows, strings and seedlings, frets and forests = <3 (pick me!!)

  154. Anika May 29, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    My friends are having my bachelorette party at String Summit 2014, but we have friends who can’t afford the ticket. If we won, one more awesome lady could join us…. please, please, please, lend a hippie sister bride to be a hand!

  155. Stephen May 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

    String summitt is awesome I would love to win a pair of tickets! Good luck to everyone!

  156. Joann May 29, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    NWSS, YES, YES, YES!!! I would love to attend to simply have a good time! I love me some acoustics!

  157. Nick May 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm #


  158. TJ May 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm #

    Dear PDX Pipeline,

    Please pick this fine gentleman to class up Horning’s Hideout. Much appreciated.

  159. max May 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    every week you tease me with this post……

  160. gary May 29, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Been wanting to go to this for years.never could afford it.

  161. Michelle May 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    We’ve dying to go for years!! I’ve been wanting to take my two kids also. It’s close to home and we would LOVE it.

  162. gary May 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Been wanting this bad for years .never could afford it.

  163. Candace May 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm #


  164. Lala May 29, 2014 at 4:52 pm #


  165. SIZZLE May 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    The reason why I would like to attend is to experience the Pacific Northwest for the first time. I am from the bluegrass state (Kentucky!) and have never been to Oregon. Bluegrass gal meets Horning’s Hideout= yes please! :)))

  166. Cat May 29, 2014 at 5:43 pm #

    I want to bring my boys (4&6) we have never been to hornings and would be beyond stoked to win some tickets!!!

  167. Joshua P May 29, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    I would love to go! I’ve never been to Oregon before and this is the perfect reason to come visit :)

  168. Kristine DuBois May 29, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    I love Bluegrass. And would like to take my daughter and grandkids to enjoy it. We have been through so much with the loss of my husband to cancer and this would be such a nice time to spend together.

  169. Kelso Washington May 29, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    Because I had the most AMAZING time last year and have since, moved to the east coast. Soooo far to travel and so much $$, but a free ticket would definitely help! Thank you guys for doing this you are amaazziingg!!!

  170. Anthony Gengaro May 29, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    It’s my birthday weekend. I have never had the oppurtunity to make it to Hornings. Would love the chance to get out their and dance.

  171. mj May 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    Horning’s Hideout is one of my favorite places to go and leave the outside world behind, and NWSS sings sweet songs to rock my soul!

    Thanks for offering a second opportunity to win tickets!

  172. AñGél(å) May 29, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    I would absolutely love to go because Hornings Hideout is a Magical place where an Adult can be a kid… Or a Unicorn♡♡♡ I just had a double knee surgery and need a place with HapPy Healing Energy and people!!! Love and light!!!

  173. Leslie May 29, 2014 at 8:59 pm #

    My mother is a HUGE strings and bluegrass music fan! I would LOVE to get to take her!

  174. Stephie May 29, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    Wow how awesome! What a treat it would be to win tickets!

  175. Jennifer May 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    My husband would love a pass to this—please pick us!

  176. Jessie May 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    I have never been to this festival and dream of attending. I was raised listening to bluegrass with my great grandparents in Florida, where they would travel from one bluegrass festival to another, and sometimes we’d get to join them. The thought of going to the beautiful Oregon woods and strumming my guitar beside my tent, and then watching these amazing bands play would be a fantasy come to life. <3

  177. Rachel Stokes May 29, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    Fingers crossed that I get chosen for this event of a lifetime!!!

  178. Aaron May 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    My girlfriend and I lovr outdoor festivals and have wanted to go to hornings for a very long time. Her dad just passed away from cancer a month ago and this would be a great way to get her spirits up and put a smile on her and our family’s faces:)

  179. Dave G. May 30, 2014 at 12:51 am #

    The premier event of the summer for the wife and I…If we can be so lucky?

  180. Will May 30, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    Pick me PLEASE!!!!

  181. Will May 30, 2014 at 7:54 am #


  182. Rachel Hamann May 30, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    Would love to share the experience of Strummit with a friend, I love Hornings Hideout, the peacocks, the good vibes, the smiling faces and dancing feet. It would be the highlight of my summer to be able to attend this bluegrass bash!

  183. Lonny May 30, 2014 at 8:45 am #

    I would love to go this year, its my 3year anniversary and my girlfriend would love me forever!

  184. Ryan May 30, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Because I haven’t seen yonder in 10 years and I have never been to hornings hideout

  185. Kristen May 30, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I love Horning’s Hideout! This would make my 6th Summit and some free tickets would be awesome. Thanks for the chance to win!

  186. Christina May 30, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    I LOVE Horning’s Hideout and have a huge peacock back piece tattoo!! I would LOVE to attend this!! Thank you!!!

  187. Rachel May 30, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Please? I have wanted to go to this event for years!!!

  188. Alicia Wilson gabor May 30, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    Whoo hoo!! My husband and I went to NWSS our first year in Oregon and had a blast. What an amazing atmosphere of music and people!! Now we have a daughter we would love to bring. She loves music and we put on yonder for her to sleep to! She loves it!! Hornings is such a perfect combination of community an nature. A great place for this fest!

  189. Liz May 30, 2014 at 11:55 am #

    Sounds fun and I could bring my son! Would love to experience this!!!

  190. Dylan May 30, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    playing music in the sunshine with the family!

  191. Mike May 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    I want to go because I just moved out West from Michigan and I’m excited to get into the West Coast festival scene this summer.

  192. stephanie lewis May 30, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    I want these tickets because i could never afford to purchase them. Help me experience the amazing sounds of bluegrass in a beautiful and intimate setting!!!

  193. Tyler May 30, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    I need to win because I want to catch the stum dumpster set at the honey bucket stage.

  194. Jamie May 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm #

    I love music. I love camping. I love the forrest. This event speaks, nay, sings to me. I’d love to go.

  195. Katididdle May 31, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    In order to know why String Summit rules, look no further than the Peacocks’ jewels
    Or Bob riding around on his golf cart, ensuring that everyone’s cool, and having a great start
    to the best festival of the summer, smiles all around- couldn’t be *funner!
    And the music, sweet music, rising like a balloon, carrying us with it- straight up to the moon!

    Yonder, Stringdusters, Railroad earth, Greensky–I’m so excited, I just might cry!
    Wood brothers, Sam Bush, shook twins, fruition–oh my god, am I itchin’
    to get myself straight to hornings, all my favorite bands performing!
    The best lineup yet, I just have to get, without going into debt, to where I can sweat,
    to dueling banjo duets, fingers dancing on frets, and where by musical magic we are all beset!!!!

    Getting to this festival would make my summer. And I really need to perfect my peacock call… Thanks!!

    * cuz you know, it rhymes…kind of ; )

  196. Michelle Campbell May 31, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    We go to NWSS every year! This year, we have our first baby on the way and have to start pinching pennies a bit better. We’d still LOVE to go though, and it could be baby’s first festival (still in the belly)!

  197. Austin Baranko May 31, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to go!
    As a student, it can prove difficult to scrape up the change to make it to an event like string summit! Between the venue and the lineup, string summit could be the best fest in the west!

  198. Dorothy June 1, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    I will wear my ruby slippers and. Hold the power to dance a jig for days. Hope I make the grade.

  199. Lindsey June 1, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    Love, love, love this festival.

  200. sheryl June 1, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    sounds like a perfect first festival experience. A festival is on my list of things I can finally do, now that the kids are grown.

  201. Kevin Bitsie June 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Good music, food and camping? Count me in!

  202. Nathan P June 2, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    Because nothing compliments bluegrass quite like the majestic squawk of NW peacock!!

  203. Kyle Stasse June 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

    Would love to go!

  204. TJ June 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm #

    Winner winner free range chicken dinner?

  205. Maggie June 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

    Sign me up please!

  206. Jessica Franks June 27, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    Wheeeeee!!!! I’ve never been to the fest and the line up gives me goosebumps! I just turned 30 and simultaneously graduated from my MPH program, so this would be the ultimate celebration of 10,560 days of a beautiful life of good tunes, good vibes, big smiles, sunshine, and GLITTER <3

  207. Mike July 9, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    I am new to Portland and have some friends visiting, would love to attend.

  208. Lala July 10, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    YES YES YES!!! I would love to go to the Hideout!

  209. Isa July 16, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    I was just teasing about this festival yesterday – that it’s nit about making money and the organizers keep the numbers down and that it’s one of the last great festivals that are keeping it old school. All that made me really want to go because I avoid three mega festivals and would love to experience something so Oregon and so down home. I’d take my sister.

  210. John July 16, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    I would like to win. Thank you!

  211. Jessica August 16, 2014 at 11:49 pm #

    This is great that you guys are giving a chance for some great fun! I would enjoy this very much And would love to attend because it sounds like a great time with awesome music and fun with friends and new faces.

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