Thing is back this August. In case you didn’t follow last year, Thing is not a music festival. It’s just a weekend where a bunch of musicians (Jeff Tweedy, De La Soul, Japanese Breakfast) presented by Seattle Theatre Group and Adam Zacks (the guy who used to run Sasquatch! Music Festival), gather for a ticketed event at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, with camping and comedy and food and beer… So totally not a festival.
But it is a day longer. The second Thing runs three days, August 28–30. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 20 at 10am. The lineup will be announced around then, too (prices ranged from $100–$250 last year). Zacks wouldn’t offer much more info in a phone call but he did say there will be a “far greater number of single-day passes available,” so those who want to pop by without camping have a better shot this year. Kids 13 and under are still free, too. “There was sort of this unexpected impact of having lots of kids around. It caused the adults to police themselves better.” So he’ll be focusing more on programming for an all-ages crowd.
What else we can expect? “The answer is not all that exciting but it's just taking everything we learned in the first year… and editing down to what worked really great.”
Aug 28–30, Port Townsend, Price TBA