Wednesday, March 12, 2008


The 2nd annual Mt. Rainier Music Festival, a 3 day indoor benefit concert for Mt. Rainier National Park, will take place April 4th, 5th and 6th, 2008, at the Mineral Lake Event Center in beautiful Mineral, WA.

This 3 day event will feature 25 bands with over 100 musicians on 2 indoor stages, along with some of the top NW food vendors, wineries, breweries and artist booths on hand. There will be silent auctions and raffle items all weekend long, with all proceeds going to Mt. Rainier National Park.

The national park and its hiking trails have not yet fully recovered from the November 2006 devastating floods and still needs our help. There are camping spots, RV spots, hot indoor showers and a huge working fire pit, all on site. Plenty of nearby lodging available, as well.

Mineral Lake itself is right across the street from the event center. Located at the foot of Mt. Rainier and only 90 minutes or less from most major metropolitan areas in Western,WA, Portland,OR, and the Yakima Valley, Mineral, WA, is the perfect location to bring together music lovers and national park supporters from all over the NW region.

The first such event last year in March of 2007 was a huge success, so we have decided to make it an annual event and one of the first major multi day music festivals of the year in the NW region.

This 3 day event kicks off on Friday, April 5th, at 5 p.m. and goes until the cows come home on Sunday evening, April 6th. There will be over 27 scheduled musical performances throughout the weekend and nightly jam sessions. All musicains are welcome to participate in these Jam sessions.

In addition to the nightly jams on Friday and Saturday, the grand finale "Mt. Rainier Mega Jam session" will take place on Sunday evening. Last year's grand finale jam session included over 55 musicians and hundreds of festival participants who vowed to call in late for work on Monday morning or to just take Monday off to recover.

In case of really nice weather, the main stage could be moved outdoors. The Mineral Lake Event Center is a indoor/outdoor facility. Performances by bands and solo artists include the amazing and mesmerizing electric violin of Geoffrey Castle....The king of Boogie Woogie Piano, Eric "Two Scoops" Moore.....The Red Hot Blues Sisters....12-year old guitar sensation, Gunnar Rhodes and his band with special guest Jumpin' Josh.....The Kim Archer Band....NW legend Little Bill & The Bluenotes.....

Polly O'Keary & The Rhythm Method
The Trevalyan Triangle
Son Jack, Jr.
John Sparrow
The Jo Juba Trio
Billy Roy Danger & The Rectifiers
Sydney the clown
Randy Oxford Band, featuring Patti Allen and special guest Little Lisa
In The House
Mariano Silver
Brian Feist Band
Al Earick Band
The Gryffyn Band
The Wright Band
Rhoda Gunderson
Bassic Sax
Free Reign
Scooch and the Sheriff
Bucket of Blues featuring Peter Dammon from the late great Paul Delay's band and many surprise guests throughout the weekend.

Also on hand will be the Mt. Rainier National Park booth....The Washington Trails Assocation Booth....The South Sound Blues Association Booth....The Washington Blues Society Booth and our Festival mascot, Elvis the Pot Bellied pig.

For more detailed information about this event, ticket sales, performing artists web sites, camping and RV reservations, area lodging info vendor info and directions to the event, please go to or or or call 360-492-5039 or 253-973-9024.

We are still seeking donated raffle items and auction items of any kind to help raise funds for Mt. Rainier national park. Volunteers are still needed and will receive free admission to the event on the day of volunteering. To Volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Jane Henderson at 253-229-0671 or email her at

Join us on April 4th,5th and 6th 2008 and help us help the Mountain that has always been there for us.

Presented by Koutney/Johnson LLC and Oxford Entertainment LLC


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