Feel like being a part of the solution? There are two great ways to help out some great causes and the only hard part is choosing. You can either stay close to home and pick up some nifty items for your pad or head south to Oregon for a festival at the scenic Mt. Hood Ski Bowl for a good ole indie rock fun.
Friday, September 14th â€“ Saturday, September 15th: 3900 Ft Festival at the Mt. Hood Ski Bowl in Government Camp, OR
Festival season isnâ€™t quite over yet. Weâ€™ve been blessed with the Capitol Hill Block Party, Bumbershoot, and MusicFest NorthWest thus farâ€¦ and this weekend weâ€™ve got the 3900 Ft Festival at Mt. Hood (an hour and a half east of Portland). Sure, those of us in Seattle are going to have to jump in our FlexCar, but it will be worth it because the festival will feature over 25 bands over two days on two different stages. Bands featured are all indie â€“but specialize in a variety of sub-genres ranging from bluegrass to electronica with a focus on Pacific Northwest artists including Small Sails, The Shaky Hands, Loch Lomond, Hillstomp, Horse Feathers, The Crosswalks, Power of County, and The Builders and the Butchers.
More than that, itâ€™s all for a good cause; A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum, which not only safeguards the history of Mt. Hood but also offers a variety of services to the small communities that satellite Mt. Hood.
And donâ€™t forget to rest up next week, cause weâ€™ve still got the Decibel Festival (closer to home in Seattle) next weekend!
Saturday, September 15: Punk Rock Flea Market at the Underground Events Center
What better way to spend payday than searching for great bargains while listening to local music and raising money for a great charity? Did we mention you can do all of these things simultaneously? Come on down to the Underground Events Center (it used to be the Downunder) on Saturday between 10am and midnight to hunt for vintage treasures, hip customized clothing, rad handcrafted household goods, and more! Local bands Tiny Manhood, The Sea Donkeys and Geist will begin playing at 6:00pm. Admission is $1. Profits for the event go to support Puget Sound’s Low Income Housing Institute. It’s the perfect way to spend your paycheck!
Tax free shopping rules,
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(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest and beyond to music lovers worldwide. We post a Settle live show calendar to help you fill your day-planner with loads of great shows, as well as record reviews, live show reviews, and an imagi-blog to entertain you throughout the day.)