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Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Fest

Located in the scenic Methow Valley of the North Cascades Mountains, the Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival features national as well as regional blues, soul and roots performers. In its 35-plus years the three-day event on the third weekend of July has hosted such musical legends as Bo Diddley, Mavis Staples, John Mayall, and Charlie Musselwhite. The Blues Ranch, located a mile west of the resort town of Winthrop, is an ideal setting for one of the state’s most revered music festivals, offering on-site camping, food and craft vendors, portable showers and a beer garden. The all-ages event is the largest and longest running blues festival in the state.

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 ArtsMethow Valley TheaterWashington Blues Society Musician Relief Program, Inland Empire Blues SocietyThe Cove Food BankRoom OneTommy Zbyszewski Memorial Scholarship, Methow Valley School Music Program, and many others.

Get your Tickets  now for:

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival 2022

JUL 15 AT 7:00 PM – JUL 17 AT 12:00 AM PDT

We’ve waited two years for this moment! Announcing our preliminary lineup
➡️ JJ Grey & Mofro
➡️ Charlie Musselwhite
➡️ Dumpstaphunk
➡️ Eric Gales
➡️ Vanessa Collier
➡️ Too Slim & the Taildraggers
➡️ GA-20
➡️ Methow Juke Joint Allstars
➡️ And more to come!
We can’t wait to gather with you at The Blues Ranch!
Come help Winthrop R&B Festival celebrate 35 years of the best in rhythm & blues!!!


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).