It seems like every neighborhood in the Northwest is having its own music festival, and Anacortes is no exception. This Friday, July 18th through Sunday, July 20th, the dreamy northern port-town hosts the fourth annual Anacortes Unknown Music Series. Formerly known as What the Heck Fest, Anacortes Unknown is more than a music festival: comic artist Anders Nilsen will conduct a presentation of his work, there will be a book fair featuring local independent publishers, film screenings, and musician Phil Elverum will present the launch of his new photography collection, DUST.
Of course, the music line-up is Anacortes-friendly, featuring Mount Eerie, Lovers Without Borders, Ever Ending Kicks, but this year also features a special headliner, all the way from Kentucky: Bonnie "Prince" Billy. It's sure to be a very special weekend of music, in a most-beautiful location. Three-Day passes are sold out, but tickets will be sold at all shows (except the dinner show on Saturday). All the shows in Causland Park are free and open to the public. Friday, July 18th, 20144pm to 5pm at Watermark Book Co., 612 Commercial Ave.ANDERS NILSEN book signing
7pm to midnight at the Unknown, 1202 7th St. (upstairs)STEPHEN STEINBRINKTOM BLOOD & JORDAN DYKSTRAEVER ENDING KICKSMOUNT EERIEMECCA NORMALSTEVE KADO’S 2003
Saturday, July 19th, 20148am to 4pm up and down the streetSHIPWRECK DAY
11am to noon at Industrious Industries, 1005 8th St.DUST by Phil Elverum, book launch and gallery reception
noon to 4pm at the Unknown, 1202 7th St. (upstairs)SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR
noon to 4pm at Causland Park, 7th St. & N Ave.SCARS & SCARVESLOVERS WITHOUT BORDERSAUTOCOCOONSPECTERSSLASHED TIRESENDURO
5pm to 7pm, at the Croatian Club, 1202 7th St. (downstairs)DINNER SHOW (full pass holders only)food by HOGSTONE’SD+ANDERS NILSEN
7pm to midnight at the Unknown, 1202 7th St. (upstairs)BLACK BELT EAGLE SCOUTHUNGRY CLOUD DARKENINGMALAIKAT DAN SINGABOUQUETEAGER (movie)LORI GOLDSTONBONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY
Sunday, July 20th, 2014noon to 4pm at the Unknown, 1202 7th St. (upstairs)SMALL PRESS BOOK FAIR
1pm to 5pm at Causland Park, 7th St. & N Ave.HIVE DWELLERSLE TON MITÉDAVID FERGUSONTHE CRABSLA TAKEDOWN
6pm to 10pm at the Unknown, 1202 7th St. (upstairs)TENEBRENICHOLAS KRGOVICHBROKEN WATERlongsong with nonviolent ww2 aircraft video montage (movie)Ô PAONLAKE
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