Summer Meltdown Festival in Darrington Aug. 7-10

The 14th Summer Meltdown Festival will take over Darrington’s Whitehorse Amphitheater on Aug. 7-10.

summer meltdown festivalThis year’s edition of the three-day festival includes: Strfkr; Lord Huron; Neon Indian; Nahko and Medicine For the People; Black Joe Lewis; Pimps of Joytime; Flowmotion; Zion I; Five Alarm Funk; Natural Vibrations; Ill-Esha; Kris Orlowski; Acorn Project; Polyryhthmics; Ivan & Alyosha; The Flavr Blue; True Spokes; Yamn; Shafty; Br’er Rabbit; Thione Diop; and Alyse Black.

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The Summer Meltdown is a grassroots music festival that has grown into something truly spectacular. Terra Roots Foundation in conjunction with Seattle rock band Flowmotion organize and operate the Meltdown and their many years of hard work to make the festival what it is today is quite evident. Having top-notch security, magnificent lighting, impeccable sound and the best hospitality crew on the planet, preparing home-cooked meals with local organic ingredients for the bands; the weekend-long festivities were very well organized and carefully thought out, each day flowing in perfect progression. The music schedule nicely matched the hour of the day, audience vibe and age group—crescendoing in all the right places and providing the ideal soundtrack to Meltdown life, morning, noon and night.

A three-day pass to the festival costs $150. Camping sites are also available.

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