KEXP Suggests: VanFest 8/15

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Bella Pham

With a brimming abundance of food, art, and music festivals this year, summer in the PNW has never been better. Now adding to that is the fifth annual VanFest, taking place this Saturday, August 15th in Maple Valley, WA.

This year's lineup is one of the largest yet, boasting an impressive 36 bands, all playing to benefit the Maple Valley Food Bank. The DIY music festival (created by the determined 21-year-old Van Wolfe) features an incredibly diverse crew, with headliners Kitty, Naomi Punk, and Fauna Shade as well as many local favorites like Gifted Gab, Lures, Bleachbear, Whitney Ballen, and much, much more.

VanFest is all ages and totally family friendly! Food will be made on-site, though you can also bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets are $20, or $10 with a high/middle school ID, available here.

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