2025 Main Stage Performance Application

Labor Day Weekend, August 31st & September 1st, 2025

North Cascades Bluegrass Festival (“NCBF”) is a fundraiser for the Whatcom County Parks & Recreation Foundation (WPRF), a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization of citizens dedicated to supporting parks, trails, and recreational opportunities throughout Whatcom County, its cities and communities.

​NCBF scouts for talent each year to bring a professional bluegrass music festival to Whatcom County.  Artists and their music are reviewed by the Executive Committee each year.  Once a decision is made by the committee, those artists chosen will be contacted to engage in next steps.  Main Stage performers entertain on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Labor Day Weekend and are asked to perform workshops which is just one of the many things NCBF is known for.  Performers perform on Friday & Saturday, or Saturday and Sunday.  All performers perform on Saturday.

Performers on this stage are artists well versed in providing both traditional and/or progressive bluegrass music, masters of their craft, and are well known for their entertainment prowess in providing a show that grasps and maintains the attention of their audiences.  NCBF also looks for those artists who have a loyal and large following.

​If you are an artist, manager or agent interested in performing or your artists performing at the North Cascades Bluegrass Festival, Please  Click Here to complete the Main Stage Band Application.