Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, happening for its sixth year, has built a notable showcase of independent art and music that genuinely captures the spirit and heart of the Puget Sound.
With the Seattle area facing rapid changes, including a tech boom and rents rising rapidly, artists and creatives in the Seattle have scurried away to find solace in surrounding cities and suburbs, invigorating already strong communities with fresh enthusiasm and awakening a cultural movement. Everett has become a beneficiary of that movement, where young professionals and families are finding affordable homes and plenty of opportunity and accessibility to create new platforms for change and culture. With the newly announced commercial air service at Paine Field, over 90,000 jobs and light rail on its way, Everett has a lot to offer these newcomers.
And what better way to celebrate a city on the rise than with the music and art that's helping it thrive? Built by its own community members, Fisherman’s Village has invited a slew of national talent and finds special ways to include most of the local artists and involve its local businesses, keeping it a community festival. In that spirit, early bird tickets cost only $69 for three days with over 50 bands, and you can still buy a beer for under $5, because music should be accessible and the dance floor should be full.
This weekend is supported by far more than the greater Everett community. Industry bearers KEXP will present this year's festival and it has attracted support from Alaska Airlines, Harley Davidson and other big-name brands.
Each year Fisherman’s Village expands into new venues, brings in new artists, and looks to the future. This year's festival is just a block away from Everett Station, making it easily accessible to the entire Northwest via train and bus, and is a quick rideshare from Paine Field for those flying in from the West Coast. This year’s festival will feature the first Fisherman's Village Night Market, offering a stage programmed on Friday and Saturday, food trucks, beer garden and over 40 vendors selling locally made goods.
Fisherman's Village Music Festival is more than a music festival. Come see for yourselves.