Culture Fix

Weekend What to Do September 6–8

A 704-page investigation of the Koch brothers, a rosé season adieu, and Death Cab at Marymoor.

09/06/2019 By Stefan Milne and Courtney Cummings

Festival Season

Who to See at Bumbershoot 2019

No great surprise here: If you go one day, make it Friday.

08/28/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Freakout Festival Announces Another Intriguing Lineup

Ballard’s scrappy autumn festival returns with a globe-trotting slate of bands.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

O Say Can You Rock

Jimi Hendrix's “Star-Spangled Banner” Turns 50

At Woodstock, Seattle’s iconic guitarist changed the national anthem—and maybe music—forever.

07/23/2019 By James Ross Gardner

Top Five

The Top Things to Do in Seattle This August

Two jazz luminaries unite, this Thing hits Port Townsend, and half of SNL’s Weekend Update comes to the Triple Door.

07/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Good as Hell

Didn't Catch Lizzo at Block Party? She's Playing Bumbershoot Too.

The festival just announced the rapper is one of its major acts.

07/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

15 Artists to See at Capitol Hill Block Party 2019

Besides Lizzo. Because you already know about Lizzo.

07/17/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Festival Season

Bumbershoot Just Dropped Its 2019 Lineup

After a weeks-long delay, the major festival brings the Lumineers and Tyler, the Creator—along with a slew of others—to Seattle Center.

06/03/2019 By Gennette Cordova

Sounds to the North

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Returns This Week

Wolf Parade, Travis Thompson, and the Coathangers come to Everett for the festival’s sixth year.

05/14/2019 By Stefan Milne

Summer Sounds

What Does the Future Hold for Music Festivals?

After the collapse of Sasquatch and Upstream, our festival landscape appears uncertain. But some are hanging on—even growing.

04/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Thing Festival Released Its Lineup and It Sounds Great

The new gathering from STG and Sasquatch! Festival founder Adam Zacks hits Port Townsend in August.

04/22/2019 By Stefan Milne

Culture Fix

What to Do After Work February 4–7

Dream pop, revolutionary cyclists, and a music festival for the experimental listener.

02/04/2019 By Aly Brady

Downstream

Upstream Music Fest Won't Be Back in 2019 and That's No Surprise

The festival, Vulcan's attempt to put on a SXSW in Seattle, is calling it a "break."

01/23/2019 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season (Extended)

Freakout Festival Hits Ballard with an Excellent Lineup

The indie fest is back with what might be its strongest lineup yet.

11/13/2018 By Stefan Milne

Mountain Music

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival Just Announced Next Year’s Lineup

The Leavenworth fest leans heavily local—and excellent.

10/22/2018 By Stefan Milne

Festival Season

10 Artists to See at Bumbershoot 2018

Avant-garde hip-hop, shimmery pop, and Fleet Foxes (duh)—here are the acts we want to see this weekend.

08/29/2018 By Seattle Met Staff

Beach Bash

Headed to Sub Pop’s SPF30? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The indie label’s 30th anniversary bash could see as many as 50,000 people coming to Alki.

08/07/2018 By Stefan Milne

Block Party People

Capitol Hill Block Party Photo Recap 2018

Sun, music, beach balls, Otter Pops.

07/24/2018 Photography by Seattle Met Staff

Festival Prep

Your Guide to Sasquatch 2018

Advice and thoughts for navigating that lineup poster, from big font to small.

05/24/2018 By Mac Hubbard

Music News

Paul Allen Launches the Upstream Music Fest to Be a Seattle SXSW

The new music festival and industry summit comes to Pioneer Square in May 2017.

08/10/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld