Horning’s signature annual event, NWSS is a community gathering and camp out in the western woods of North Plains. For those that go, it’s a yearly necessity that’s marked off on the calendar at least 365 days in advance. In its 13th year, each and every one since 2002 has been headlined by Yonder Mountain String Band, and today, it’s grown into three days (actually, there’s an early bird fourth day too), three stages and three sets from Yonder Mountain (one per night) supplemented by a lineup of string ‘n grass bands. Generally, the fest is replete with foot-stomping sounds that’ll get you moving in a family friendly environment, whether that includes your own kids or your newfound kinfolk.
A Portlander’s Guide to the Best NW Festivals in 2017Chris Young - May 2, 2017
From summer camp for adults to family-friendly campouts to city living, find wooded, immersive experiences as well as free, all-ages action during our favorite season in Portland and the greater...
Gold Cities and Nature Escapes: A Conversation with The Brothers ComatoseAndrea Janda - Mar 9, 2016
Ahead of their performance at Revolution Hall on March 12, Vortex spoke with brothers Alex and Ben Morrison by phone, covering topics from the rapid evolution of their home base, San Francisco, to...
The Road to the Perfect Music FestivalChris Young - Jul 1, 2015
The rise of the music festival in America leaves us looking for an unparalleled festival experience. And while we may think of perfection as an end state, it is actually about progression: Pieces...
Related Photo Galleries
Scenes from Day Three of Northwest String Summit at Horning's Hideout on July 20, 2019Photos by Blake Sourisseau
July 31, 2019 3:00pm
Scenes from Day Two of Northwest String Summit at Horning's Hideout on July 19, 2019Photos by Blake Sourisseau
July 31, 2019 12:30pm
Scenes from Northwest String Summit featuring Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass and Fruition at Horning's Hideout on July 21, 2018Photos by Blake Sourisseau
July 28, 2018 11:00am
Scenes from Northwest String Summit featuring Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters and Greensky Bluegrass at Horning's Hideout on July 19-21, 2018Photos by Blake Sourisseau
July 27, 2018 12:00pm
Family, community, nature and music are all words that come to mind when describing the 17th annual Northwest String Summit. This year’s festival boasted one of the best lineups ever, with three...