Sasquatch Music Festival

You might think that the Sasquatch! Music Festival is festival about Sasquatch or Big Foot, but its actually an independent music festival. This year the Sasquatch! Music Festival will celebrate its 10th annual event. The festival is the brainchild of concert promoter Adam Zacks of Portland, Oregon. Zacks came up with the idea for an independent and alternative rock music festival during the waning time of big outdoor music festivals like Bonnaroo and Lilith Fair. Zacks’ idea was that there was a market for this kind of venue was correct and performances have grown from seven in 2002 to almost 100 in 2011.

The Sasquatch! Music Festival promotes indie or independent musicians, singers, songwriters and comedy acts that classify themselves as indie rock, alternative and experimental rock, hip-hop and alternative comedy.

The Sasquatch! Music Festival is held at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, during Memorial Day weekend. The amphitheater is an open air theater that has four stages: Sasquatch, Big Foot, Yeti and the Banana Shack. The Gorge is unique because it is the only place of its kind in the United States. The Gorge is situated in the valley formed between three hills that make for a very beautiful and unique setting that inspires creation. This is an outside venue where there is no protection from the elements and chairs are not allowed. The Sasquatch! Music Festival's patrons can bring blankets, food (no beverages like soda or alcohol) and other personal items like sunscreen, toilet paper and cash. Cameras, audio/video equipment are not allowed. 

Sasquatch! has become a huge success with tickets going on sale up to six months before the event and year round blogs with loyal fans devoted to the festival. 

Thinking of attending the Sasquatch! Music Festival? Use the following contact information to find tickets, info and directions to the Gorge Amphitheatre:

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