Culture Dose: The Solstice Concerts

Alan Alabastro Photography

The 43rd Annual Fremont Fair rocks out with a new tradition

What goes perfectly with zany floats, kooky characters on stilts and enthusiastic bikers cycling around town in the nude? Why, live music, of course! This weekend marks the inaugural year of the newest Fremont Fair tradition: The Solstice Concerts.

Alan Alabastro Photography
Alan Alabastro Photography

During this weekend’s 43rd annual Fremont Fair, in celebration of the longest day of the year, this brand-new ticketed concert series plans to honor the event’s (and the city’s) deep musical roots. A killer lineup includes programmed music Friday and Saturday nights from 5:30 p.m. to midnight and headliners like Seattle’s own Blue Scholars and indie band Built to Spill. Tickets to this all-ages event cost $20 per evening in advance and $25 at the gate. Or, if you choose to go the economical route, buy a two-day pass for just $35. (Kids 10 and under enter for free, but must be accompanied by an adult.)

Alan Alabastro Photography
Alan Alabastro Photography

Friday, June 20, catch The Young Evils (5:30 to 6:15 p.m.), Tacocat (6:45 to 7:30 p.m.), Campfire Ok (8 to 9 p.m.) and Built to Spill (9:30 to 10:45 p.m.). Then on Saturday, cap off a full, festive day with Cascadia ’10 (5:30 to 6:15 p.m.), The Flavr Blue (6:45 to 7:30 p.m.), The Physics (8 to 9 p.m.) and Blue Scholars (9:30 to 10:45 p.m.). Welcome, summer! We’re beyond excited to celebrate your arrival.