Located at the Blues Ranch on the Methow River in the resort town of Winthrop, Washington, the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival is a three-day event packed full of exciting national and regional entertainment for all ages. There is on-site camping, food and craft vendors, portable showers, and a beer garden. The Blues Ranch is the perfect setting for one of Washington’s finest music festivals. The Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival is the largest and longest running blues festival in the state of Washington.
Winthrop Music Association is a 501(c)3 non profit organization formed in 2005 to ensure the continued success of the Annual Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival. WMA strives to promote arts and cultural activities in the Methow Valley and beyond. WMA is a supporter of Methow Valley Arts, Methow Valley Theater, Washington Blues Society, Inland Empire Blues Society, Cascade Blues Association, Oregon Food Bank/Waterfront Blues Festival, The Cove Foodbank, Room One, Tom Zbyszewski Memorial Scholarship, Methow Valley Schools Music Program, and others.
The Winthrop R&B Festival will return in 2022.
The current makeup of the Board is Rick Northcott, Bart Northcott, Rich Reeves, Jim Smith, Dave Swenson, Peter Dammann, Don Ashford and Erika Olsen (ex-officio).