Plugged In: Noise for the Needy Music Festival in Ballard

Music festival season has started! Here’s one you may not of heard of yet, Noise for the Needy (NFTN). Party for a cause? Sign me up!

They announced the lineup for the 2013 Festival this month and it’s looking good. If you’ve been waiting to check out some of the buzzing up-and-coming artists coming out of Seattle, this is your chance to do it locally, and see them perform in more intimate venues, at a bargain price.

Horse Feathers Headlines TractorTavern Show June 22nd

Tickets sales started on Friday. NFTN takes place June 20th – 23rd and artists will play in Seattle’s best known Ballard venues: Tractor Tavern, Sunset, and Conor Byrnes, just to name a few favorites.

There’s also a new Ballard Party Lot located behind Hattie’s. During the festival the outdoor venue will host food, a full bar, and hold up to over 500 people. Proceeds from the bar will benefit this year’s charity, Ballard Food Bank. On Sunday an all-ages family show will take place there, so they’ve got something for everyone.

The lineup of music artists include: Said The Whale, Battleme, River Giant, Smokey Brights, Polyrhythmics, “The Rolling Stones”, “JD and The Schmitty Boys”, The Blakes, Sassparilla, Ole Tinder, Julia Massey and The Five Finger Discount, The Great UM, The Jesus Rehab, Kris Orlowski, Hot Bodies In Motion, Cody Beebe and The Crooks, and Tango Alpha Tango. More artists will be announced in the following weeks.

NFTN is a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that raises money for charitable causes through the production of live music shows.

Noise for the Needy  | Thursday, June 20-23 | Various Ballard Venues | Tickets $8-$15