Anyone still pining for the "old MusicfestNW," rejoice—next year, the Pacific Northwest is getting a new large-scale, multi-venue music festival a la South by Southwest. The bad news? It's in Seattle.
But hey, close enough!
The Upstream Music Fest and Summit—set to hit Seattle's Pioneer Square next May 11-13—is the brainchild of Blazers and Seahawks owner Paul Allen. It'll take place over three days and involve 200 acts playing over 25 venues around CenturyLink Field, with art, film and tech components to go along with the music.
And while it might not be taking place in Portland, according to The Stranger, the festival "has a goal of booking 75% NW artists, with a strong emphasis on emerging talent," which means you should get those demos together now.