Plugged In: Summer Meltown Music Festival

Not your average music festival.

Summer is in full swing and Seattleites know that the summer months are the best time to be in  the northwest. With back-to-back weekends of activities, sometimes it’s hard to schedule that outdoor getaway. The Summer Meltown Festival takes us out of the city and into the mountains and involves camping, mingling with artists, and a splash of theater. It’s a unique festival featuring some of music’s most popular names and their undiscovered work. If you’re looking to get in the know, get to Summer Meltdown.

Beats Antique scheduled to perform at this year’s Summer Meltown.

Kraddy, founding member of the Los Angeles’ electronic music group, Glitch Mob, will be in th house Friday. Hometown superstar, Vicci Martinez, from The Voice and team Cee Lo Green performs Saturday. Get a ticket and consider yourself VIP. It’s worth mentioning that all of the artists will be camping with festival goers and they are limiting ticket sales to 400. Summer Meltdown will close out with a midnight screening of Matthew Lillard’s film Fat Kid Rules The World, which was shot in Seattle. Festival attendees will also get a special performance — an original score composed and performed by Pearl Jam’s lead guitarist, Mike McCready.

Festival headliners performing at Summer Festival’s four stages include: Beats Antique, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, EOTO, Blitzen Trapper, Pickwick, Lukas Nelson & the Promise of The Real, Vicci Martinez, and The Moondoggies. Visit the Summer Meltown website to view the full schedule.

Single day tickets including camping for one night are available for only $50-65. Weekend passes are $140 pre-sale and $160 at the gate.

Summer Meltown at Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater | Thursday Aug 9 – Sunday Aug 12 | click here for tickets