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

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 Recap

Upstream 2018 Artist Portraits

Check out the local and national talent that played in Pioneer Square.

06/06/2018 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Upstream 2018 Photo Recap

Artists big and small convened in Pioneer Square for the festival's second year.

06/05/2018 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Stefan Milne

Festival Season

Upstream Music Fest and Summit 2018 Is Here

The second annual Pioneer Square music festival comes this weekend, with Miguel, Flaming Lips, and plenty of local bands.

05/31/2018 By Stefan Milne

Food & Drink

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner May 30–June 5

The week in which: Celebrate pride at Elysian Brewing, learn to make ceviche, and head to Bar Ferdinand for a celebration of rosé.

05/30/2018 By Grace Madigan

Festival Season

Upstream Music Fest and Summit 2018 Announces Full Lineup

The second annual Pioneer Square festival features Miguel, the Flaming Lips, and a reunited Jawbreaker along with hundreds of other acts.

03/15/2018 By Darren Davis

Style File

The Efflorescent Music and Style of Zahara

This Seattle Pacific University student is taking the local music scene by storm and redefining personal style along the way.

07/14/2017 By Nicole Erickson

Summer Festivals

Portraits from Upstream Music Fest and Summit

A week after Paul Allen's takeover of Pioneer Square, gaze upon the artists who made it worthwhile.

05/18/2017 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Darren Davis

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Photo Recap

Hundreds of artists. Unconventional venues. Here's a look back on the big weekend in Pioneer Square.

05/15/2017 Photography by Victoria Holt Edited by Darren Davis

Hot Take

Panels That Should Probably Exist at Upstream Music Fest and Summit

Sure, Paul Allen’s inaugural Upstream Fest brings more than 100 local acts and a slew of music industry panels to town this month, but here are a few talks we wish were on the roster.

04/20/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Bolsters Its Lineup

The full slate now includes Dinosaur Jr., the Thermals, the Long Winters, Jay Park, Metz, and over 300 total acts for the fest's three-day premiere.

04/06/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

Summer Festivals

Upstream Music Fest and Summit Reveals Its Debut Lineup

The first year of Paul Allen's answer to SXSW features Flying Lotus, AlunaGeorge, Shabazz Palaces, and a glut of local bands.

02/23/2017 By Seth Sommerfeld

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