Last weekend’s exciting Sasquatch Music Festival may have you raring for more, and there’s no shortage summer music events coming up in the Northwest: Capitol Hill Block Party, West Seattle Summer Fest, Doe Bay Music Festival, KEXP’s Concerts at the Mural, and of course the two biggest ones remaining, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and Musicfest Northwest. Both organizations just released their schedules, and the lineups look great! KEXP is proud to participate in both festivals.
Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival @ Seattle Center, September 3-5:
The Bumbershoot lineup includes a great mix of newer and older acts like Broken Social Scene, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Kills, Fitz and The Tantrums, Phantogram, Charles Bradley, School of Seven Bells, My Goodness, Beat Connection and more, plus some names you might not have heard in a while, like Daryl Hall & John Oates, Grant Lee Buffalo and Urge Overkill. Here’s the full list:
Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs with Vusi Mahlasela / Minus the Bear / Mavis Staples / Little Dragon / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / STRFKR / Shabazz Palaces / Warpaint / MarchFourth Marching Band / Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich + Fussible / Eyehategod / Väsen / Champagne Champagne / Astronautalis / PS I Love You / Yuni in Taxco / Campfire Ok / Meklit Hadero / Caleb Klauder Country Band / Craft Spells / Valient Thorr / Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders / Pickwick / Red Fang / Scribes / Wagons / Shelby Earl / Free the Robots / Witchburn / Nice Nice / Kris Orlowski & The Passenger String Quartet / Emancipator / Tomten / Pezzner / LawnChair Generals / The Great Mundane / Natasha Kmeto / DJ Nordic Soul
Wiz Khalifa with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Broken Social Scene with The Lonely Forest / The Kills / Butthole Surfers / Carbon Leaf / Leon Russell / Toro Y Moi / Anti-Flag / Das Racist / Vetiver / Jessica Lea Mayfield / Dam-Funk / Atari Teenage Riot / NoMeansNo / Tennis / Thee Oh Sees / Mad Rad / The Jim Jones Revue / School of Seven Bells / Joe Pug and the Hundred Mile Band / Davila 666 / AgesandAges / Wayne Horvitz Café Paloma Band / Kore Ionz / Sol / Whalebones / Allen Stone / Massy Ferguson / Tycho / Thomas Marriott’s Human Spirit / Kaylee Cole / Com Truise / HTRK / Lusine / Gail Pettis Quartet / Kasey Anderson and The Honkies / Shigeto / The Sight Below / DJ Justin Timbreline
Daryl Hall & John Oates with Fitz and The Tantrums / The Reverend Horton Heat / Over the Rhine / Phantogram / Grant Lee Buffalo / Urge Overkill / Charles Bradley / Vendetta Red / Sharon Van Etten / Dennis Coffey / Head Like a Kite / YACHT / Greensky Bluegrass / Quadron / Ian Moore and the Lossy Coils / Grand Hallway / You Am I / Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside / My Goodness / LAKE / Beat Connection / Purity Ring / Truckasaurus / Ravenna Woods / Curtains For You / Lemolo / SPLATINUM / Legendary Oaks / Mash Hall / The Horde and The Harem / 214 / WD4D / Ill Cosby / DJ Introcut
Musicfest Northwest @ various Portand venues, September 7-11
For its 11th year, Musicfest NW has continued to outdo itself with another stellar lineup, including bigger name hitters like Band of Horses, Iron & Wine, Explosions in the Sky, The Kills, The Joy Formidable and Handsome Furs along with lots of local flavor, like Blitzen Trapper, The Thermals, Typhoon, Viva Voce, Fernando, Dolorean and much, much more!
Check here for the initial lineup and expect plenty more great acts to be added.