Drawing some of the Northwest’s best acts and the nation’s most well known artists, Edgefield Amphitheater offers an outdoor concert experience only 15 minutes outside of Portland.
June 17-Sept. 29, Edgefield Amphitheater, 2126 SW Halsey St., Troutdale, OR. edgefieldconcerts.com
June 17- John Fogerty
June 27- Foster the People
July 5- Ben Harper
July 15- Ringo Starr
July 22- Florence + the Machine
July 26- Emmylou Harris and Steve Martin
Aug. 9- Sigur Rùs
Aug. 17- Norah Jones
Aug. 25 & 26- The Avett Brothers
Sept. 7- Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples
Sept. 22- TrainSept. 27, 28 and 29- Further
Capitol Hill Block Party
A huge three-day party featuring over 100 of the best artists from the Northwest and beyond.
July 20-23, E Pike Street & 12th Ave., Seattle, WA. capitolhillblockparty.com.
Highlights: Diplo, Neko Case, Aesop Rock, Lemolo, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Lumineers, Grimes, Major Lazer, Dam Funk, Spoek Mathambo. Thee Oh Sees, Kithkin
What the Festival?!
Go up to the canyon, drop some acid, get weird and enjoy the great electronic acts.
July 27-29, White River Canyon, OR. whatthefestival.com.
Highlights: Beats Antique, Claude VonStroke, Bonobo (DJ set), Dillon Francis, Gold Panda, Holy Fuck, Emancipator, Paper Diamond, Scuba, Sepalcure, Star Slinger, NastyNasty, Adventure Club, MartyParty and more.
The 14th annual indie roots music festival just outside Portland includes camping, local food vendors, three beer gardens, views of Mt. Hood and a kick-ass lineup.
Aug. 3-5, Pendarvis Farm 16581 SE Hagen Rd. Happy Valley, OR. pickathon.com.
Highlights: Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Blitzen Trapper, The Cave Singers, The War On Drugs, Cass McCombs, Typhoon, Y La Bamba, Laura Gibson, Sonny & The Sunsets.
Northwest String Summit
Started by members of Yonder Mountain String Band, the 11th annual String Summit will gather some of the best bluegrass acts from around the country for a three-day jam session.
Aug. 9-12, Horning’s Hideout, 21277 Northwest Brunswick Canyon Road, North Plains, OR. stringsummit.com
Highlights: Yonder Mountain String Band, 7 Walkers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Greensky Bluegrass, Darol Anger & The Fury, Elephant Revival, Danny Barnes & Scratch Track Gospel Show, Deadly Gentlemen, Joy Kills Sorrow, Banjo Killers!, Fruition.
A three-day blitz highlighting some of the best musicians, comedians, dancers, artists and thespians you’re likely to see in your short, sweet life.
Sept. 1-3, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA. bumbershoot.org.
Saturday’s highlights: M. Ward, Awolnation, The Helio Sequence, Jane’s Addiction, The Jayhawks
Sunday’s highlights: Blitzen Trapper, The Fruit Bats, Big Sean, Mac Miller, Lee Fields & The Expressions
Monday’s highlights: Skrillex, M83, Passion Pit, Fishbone, Hey Marseilles, Noah Gunderson, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart