Friday, July 11, 2014

That Summer Feeling: West Seattle Summer Fest's Weird and Wonderful Musical Jumble

Posted by on Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 4:06 PM

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From modest beginnings as a sidewalk sale 32 years ago, the West Seattle Summer Fest has grown into a full-fledged fam-friendly happening with three days of music, art, beer, food, and face painting (so essential)—all in a neighborhood that remains one of my favorites of the ones you have to cross a bridge to reach. Not too big, not too small, West Seattle is like your chill friend you wish you saw more—it's got its own thing going on, but it doesn't go out of its way to be too rich, too funky, too scummy, or too hip. It's just happy you're hanging out.

This year's Fest features a (mostly) local music lineup spanning sweaty rock 'n' roll to tender folk to spacey electronic to sparkly indie rock with all sorts of weird and wonderful in between, AND it's totally free. Sound fun? Let's meet everyone.

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