Every year, bluegrass musicians descend on the northwest in late February for a 4 day festival called Wintergrass. In recent years, this event has been held in downtown Bellevue. Although there are many well known musicians playing the festival stages behind closed doors (all of which require a wristband and a daily fee), there are many musicians who show up and play in the lobby and hallways…FOR FREE. If you want to get your fix of tight harmonies and fast picking, definitely plan to trek across the water to wander the halls and perhaps find a musical group that fills this need!
Festival is held at the Regent Hyatt Hotel (900 Bellevue Way NE) and starts Thursday night, Feb. 27th and runs through Sunday, March 2nd.