In its tenth year, Fisherman’s Village Music Fest brings local and national rock, folk and indie artists to downtown Everett, Washington, just 25 miles north of Seattle. It’s a chance to experience the state’s music scene without dealing with the high prices and horrible traffic of Seattle.
Fisherman’s Village Music Fest has five stages, and many of the bands are Pacific Northwest locals, like garage rockers Steel Beans and the Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. However, artists from all over the country grace Everett’s stages. Headlining this year is Drugdealer, the Los Angeles-based slack rock band whose catalog spans decades, and Oakland-based retro doo-woppers Shannon and the Clams. Fisherman’s Village Music Fest also showcases heavier rock from Bass Drum of Death and hipster country from Dougie Poole.
The festival takes place in the heart of downtown, and Everett might be one of the last cities on the West Coast where you can get a good beer for under seven dollars. The event itself is affordable too: a weekend wristband that gives you access to all five stages and the beer garden is only $99 dollars.
This year, Fisherman’s Village Music Fest has a new main stage at the Apex Center, and planners say it’s a big deal to have a large indoor space due to Washington’s mercurial weather.
- Last year, around 10,000 people attended Fisherman’s Village Music Festival.
- Tickets come in the following levels: Weekend wristband (21+) starting at $99; VIP Weekend wristband (21+) starting at $175, comes with balcony seating, a t-shirt and poster; Thursday wristband start at $30; Friday wristband starting at $40; Saturday wristband starting at $50; Friday and Saturday All Ages starting at $30.
- Check out this guide if you have time to visit Seattle, too.