5th Annual Chinook Fest Central

Before diving into this year's 5th Annual Chinook Fest, let's go back to last year's Fest when Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real took over the headlining spot, wowed the crowd, captivated the photo pit to the point of setting the cameras down, embraced the supporting Chinook Fest bands with an … [Read more...]

Chinook Fest Central 2015: Flashback to 2014

"Great music meets the great outdoors." WHEN: September 11 – 13, 2015 WHERE: Jim Sprick Community Park, 13680 State Route 410, Naches, WA TICKETS: Tickets and Weekend Passes still available Chinook Fest Central 2015 is coming up and it's getting a lot of talk after its sister festival, … [Read more...]

Chinook Fest ’14 Preview: Bringing A Heavy Lineup

As the third annual Chinook Fest approaches, I think back on the 2014 Chinook Fest lineup release show in April at the Crocodile.  With two pairs of tickets raffled off, a creative video that revealed the lineup in two parts, and some great musical collaborations with musicians from the lineup, the … [Read more...]

Elkfest 2014: 10 Years in the Bag

FOLKINCEPTION Elkfest 2014 kicked off with such a bang that the generator literally blew.  Seriously... the generator blew, and FOLKINCEPTION did the first part of their set on the patio of The Elk while they replaced it.  It turned out to be a really great, intimate set that captured the playful … [Read more...]

Video Roundup: Hoof it to Spokane for Elkfest 2014

As you may remember from last year, Elkfest and Gleason Fest are two hometown music festivals that I can't help but feel "school spirit" for.  With an old high school buddy, John Blakesley of Northwest Music Group, booking the bands and taking on the festivals with such enthusiasm. It's hard not to … [Read more...]

Chinook Fest 2014 Lineup Release Show

There is no denying that Cody Beebe and the Crooks have been busy building a name for themselves in the Pacific Northwest this year.  With new music videos, special performances during the Seahawks tailgate parties, an appearance on New Day Northwest, a few tours including one with Austin Jenkes of … [Read more...]

2nd Annual Chinook Fest: A Blast and a Half

If you haven’t heard of the nearly sold out Chinook Fest, (Sunday Only tickets still available) you should probably pay attention.  I recently sat down with Michelle Bounds of Michelle Bounds Publicity out of Seattle and got a little backstory on this 2nd Annual Music Festival.  Make sure you check … [Read more...]

City Arts Fest: All of the Things (And More) — UPDATES!

For a few days in October, a fistful of musicians, dancers, and visual artists are scattered at venues around the city in a dense blanket, with talented folks everywhere and a seemingly endless array of events happening simultaneously. Why? Because City Arts magazine has magical powers (and fatty … [Read more...]