Music is in the mind of the listener. While one style of music will make some cringe, others make listeners feel like they’re in heaven. For music paramours, here is list of some of the finest music festivals of the year including jazz, bluegrass, world music, electronic and rock.
Northwest Folklife Festival
Each year they have a new type/theme. While you’re enjoying the music and the arts, you can also trial a variety of food including delicacies from Lebanon, Kenya, Peru, Afghanistan, The Caribbean and New Orleans. Best of all, the event is free, but be prepared for huge crowds.
Sasquatch Music Festival
Sasquatch Music Festival comes and takes over the Gorge, a gigantic and stunning amphitheatre that overlooks the Columbia River. It is an event for vacationers and music fans that has been known to feature a huge selection of bands including Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, Sleater-Kinney, Ryan Adams, Of Monsters and Men and many more. Weekend tickets only, unfortunately single day passes aren’t available.
Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival
Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival is scheduled for a varied audience of enthusiasts with many tastes. The line-up can include national artists, indigenous musicians and student “all stars.” While headliner shows charge a fee, many of the others are free during the weekend.
Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival
The Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival is a family-friendly occasion. In addition to the music, you’ll find instrument studios, meet and greets, countless food stalls and retailers. Camping is encouraged.
Offered at the Columbia City Theatre, the Debacle Festival landscapes the best in electronic and experimental music. Weekend and day passes available.