The latest tips to help you savor the season’s sweet sounds.

It’s no secret that Seattle’s expanding population has also increased sold-out shows throughout this music-loving town. Especially in summertime, tickets sell like hotcakes to cool venues featuring even cooler performers—from talents on the cusp to already-established legends. We’ve gathered a few helpful hints for scheduling a season full of delicious tunes.

A blissful, wooded weekend of talented musicians jamming amid the trees.

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Photos by Melissa Dismuke

After my interview with Pickathon founder Zale Schoenborn, I had the strong suspicion I had serendipitously stumbled upon something pretty darn special. But I still had very little idea what to expect as my friends and I pulled into Happy Valley’s Pendarvis Farm two Thursdays ago, dust kicking up behind us into the gray Oregon sky.