Fisherman’s Village Music Festival Brings Local and National Talent to the Coastal Northwest
Author: Christa Porter | Photographer: Nate Watters
Everett, Washington is home to a thriving music scene original to the city. Punk, folk, rock, country, hip-hop: nearly every musical genre is represented throughout the city for locals by locals. But Everett as a hub for live music is attracting more than just the regular Friday night crowd. Going on its sixth year, the Everett Music Initiative hosts a three-day music festival called Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, that has become a cultural staple, unthinkable to miss.
This year the curated bill will feature over 50 bands, some locally known, some nationally known. Over 3,000 people are expected to attend. This year attendees can shop at a night market made up of visual arts, a makers market, and a vintage market. Right now there is an Early Bird Special—a wristband pass for $69—that covers admittance to all three days of the festival.
Offering visitors more convenience than ever, Snohomish County’s own airport, Paine Field, opens for commercial flights in March. Tickets are already available for purchase through Alaska Airlines and United Airlines, from nine different US locations. Travelers can now fly straight into the City of Everett and find lodging downtown where all the festival magic happens. Walk to venues from The Courtyard by Marriott in the heart of the city center, or from The Delta Hotel, next to the Scuttlebutt Brewing Taproom.
Fisherman’s Village Music Festival has tapped into something special. To quote the founder and head of the Everett Music Initiative, Ryan Crowther, “Artists who play shows every night across towns in North America and Europe want to come back. They can talk about the