Today is the first day of spring, and what better thing to do than think about SUMMER! Let’s get it on with the sunshine already, GAW! We’ve already covered Sasquatch, and the Pemberton Festival in BC. Now I give another 2-day event to fill your ears and your summertime weekends.
The 3900′ Festival. The laid-back, lo-budget, festival of the season. This is a fest jam-packed with tons of Pac NW independent artists (not just CALLED indie, the real-deal indie) and bands on independent labels mainly from Seattle and Portland. Bands range from Folk to Country, Rock to Reggae. It seems super relaxed, all about the music, the camping and the hanging out. The promoters have even promised NOT to jack up the prices on food, beers etc. and a 2 day pass INCLUDING parking AND camping is $31 – at the early bird price.
Now to top all of this off, the goal of Union Records and the rest of the people responsible for putting together 3900′ are trying to make this as close to carbon neutral as possible – right down to making a list of suggestions of how individuals can help reduce the footprint.
This isn’t a hugely popular event but they do expect close to 4500 people. I mean this thing is so on the down low it even happens in a place called “The Hideout.” What kinda secret squirel dope sh!t is that? It’s right outside Portland and loaded with sweet campsites, trails, and a natural ampitheater
Featuring two days of camping, two stages of music, and over 30 independent bands (indie labels and unsigned) from the West, the all ages 2008 3900′
This year’s line up includes: Ian Moore, Two Loons for Tea, Jared Mees, Kurt Hagardorn, Finn Riggins, Echo Helstrom, Ascetic Junkies, the Wherewithals, Outpost, Power of County, McDougall, Acoustic Minds, Trip Like Animals, Ohioan & Native Kin, Reverse Dotty & the Candy Cane Shivs, the Royal Houser, Mercury Tree, No Go Know, Paper Brain, Little Beirut, Shaped Like Sharks, Nick Caceres, Mantis, Double Plus Good and many more.
Advanced tickets are available exclusively at: theunionrecords.net/3900festival for $31.00 until March 30th. After March 30th, tickets will be $53/per person.
Both rates include camping and parking. (DAMN) The Festival is all ages. Horning’s Hideout is located in North Plains, OR just 30 minutes from Downtown Portland off Highway 26.
For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be independent! I-N DEP E-N-D-E-N-T… ok that doesn’t really work, but it’s worth a cheer regardless.