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Top 10 Washington Music Festivals for 2021
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April 14, 2021 5 min read

MANY OF THESE FESTIVALS COULD BE POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS:-(

Year-round, Washington state is a hip location for all kinds of musical experiences. There are some noteworthy show-stoppers to take notice of this summer, covering local and internationally-acclaimed acts. The yearly summer camp music festivals are a transformational road trip away, so grab your glamping tent and your crew and plan on attending one of these Washington camping music festivals in 2021. 

Summer Meltdown

TBD 2022 at Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Darrington, Washington

Image credit: @summermeltdown

Image credit: @summermeltdown

With the obvious musical performances on deck, this year’s festival camping is going to host artists that showcase over-the-top art pieces and light art installations. There is also a list of experiences; 2 types of yoga (AcroYoga & Green Yoga), adventure challenges, spiritual meditation, hula-hooping and wellness seminars on tap.

Currently, the musical lineup has not been announced, but will be revealed any time soon.

Bass Canyon

August 20, 2021 - August 22, 2021 at the Gorge Amphitheatre, Washington

Image credit: @jakewestphoto

Image credit: @jakewestphoto

Bassheads that take pleasure from headbanging are going to be encapsulated with an epic celebration of heavy bass.

Excision, Space Jesus, Dirt Monkey, Flux Pavilion, and Zomboy staged their performances last year. Buzz is still on from last year with ravers anticipating a more massive spectacle. The anticipation of bass-thumping vibes in the backdrop of spectacular scenery keeps the loyal coming back year after year. The scenic landscape is a great escape for canvas tent inhabitants that promises an extraordinary kick-start to the new decade.


Paradiso Festival

TBD at the Gorge Amphitheatre, Washington

Image credit: @paradiso_usc

Image credit: @paradiso_usc

Situated above the Columbia River Gorge, the 20,000+ seat venue harbors a lawn terrace-seating unified with spectacular views.

EDM veterans from Bear Grillz, Benny Benassi, Bingo Players, Illenium, Kaskade, and Keys N Krates, have blown the minds of festival goers in years past. The Paradiso family blends technology and nature in a pleasurable harmony that unites crowds unlike any other festival.

7 types of camping stay are available to purchase, whether you decide to dwell in a canvas tent or a glamping tent. 

Imagine Music and Arts Festival

TBD - at Doe Bay Resort & Retreat in the Orcas Islands, Washington

Image credit: @soulfulelements

Image credit: @soulfulelements

Despite being remote, Doe Bay’s two beaches and a stunning view of nature that creates a magical backdrop for this magical festival. Surrounded by a dense forest, time runs differently when nature is at the doorstep of the resort. The promoters strive to create a surreal visual showcase of the future by featuring live painting, intellectual workshops, and memorable music performance.

Grab a canvas tent and get ready to ogle at a sensational gathering.

Cascadia Northwest Arts and Music Festival

TBD - at the Masonic Family Park in Granite Falls, Washington

Image credit: @soulfulelements

Image credit: @soulfulelements

The 6th edition of this independent music festival lies in the rampant forest of Granite Falls. The fest will exhibit an abundant music performance lineup, interactive art, plus workshops. Furthermore, this is an exemplary retreat to assemble a glamping tent that embraces diverse participation from visitors within the region and beyond. Drop on by, if multi-genre festivity is what you fancy. Artists that entertained the masses in the past have been the Shadow People, Sasha Rose, Tor, Mienne, and J-Sun.     

Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival

July 15, 2021 - July 17, 2022 at the Blues Ranch in Winthrop, Washington

Image credit: www.Peterdervin.com

Image credit: www.Peterdervin.com

This is the best blues festivals in Washington State. Awarded and lauded for its commitment to its community and flaunting the best of blues music. Musical sensations that have stole past shows include: Los Lobos, Little Feat, Mavis Staples, Bo Diddley, Tower of Power, Delbert McClinton, Elvin Bishop, and many others.

Campsites are huge, to begin with, the field size is suitable to fit a canvas tent, unfortunately, the event is hugely popular so fans have to book the spots as early as possible!

Sunbanks Festival

TBD at the Sunbanks Lake Resort in Electric City, Washington

Image credit: www.sunbanksfestival.com

Image credit: www.sunbanksfestival.com

Blues music will conquer Electric City, WA with Delgado Brothers, Duffy Bishop, Junkyard Jane, Harlis Sweetwater, Coyote Kings, and others, confirming their appearance. Occurring early in the summer, festival-goers can indulge in an intimate amphitheater that produces a blossoming garden of Americana music.

Attendees can enjoy a variety of accommodations ranging from glamping tents, RVs, cabins, also including large villas which feature as a home.   

Chinook Fest

September 10, 2021 - September 12, 2021 at the Jim Sprick Community Park in Naches, Washington

Image credit: www.chinookfest.com

Image credit: www.chinookfest.com

The annual mountain music festival is a always a sellout roots-rock event that has already commenced with pre-sale tickets. Enjoy artisanal food, craft booze, and plenty of nature while you groove to the folk, country, and Americana music. For the entire weekend, you can enjoy a spot under the trees with general tent camping. Other activities consist of meditative healing, ax throwing, fly fishing, and also, tie-dying. 

Along the river at Elk Ridge Campground, there are exclusive and ample locations for festival camping in luxury. The fest has a strict policy with campfires and sleeping in your vehicle.

Watershed Country Music Festival 2021

July 30, 2021 - August 1, 2021 in George, Washington

Image source: @courtneyjurgens

Image source: @courtneyjurgens

Patrons (Shedders) of the previous fest witnessed country music extravaganza that brought A-list stars to the stage. The who’s who of the country music industry featured, Jason Aldean, Pistol Annies, Zac Brown Band and Miranda Lambert.

Hit the Gorge for a twangin’ weekend without forgetting to put on your cowboy hat. The Gorge Amphitheater is located at a gorgeous venue that highly encourages you to camp in a canvas tent so that you are refreshed for day of dancing.

Critical Northwest

Postponed to 2022 at the Masonic Family Park in Granite Falls, Washington

Image credit: www.criticalnw.org

Image credit: www.criticalnw.org

Still sticking with Granite Falls, the 16th year is an homage to the spirit and principles of Burning Man.

Valuable civic and environmental values will be shared by talented experts to encourage change with oneself and community development. Exclusively dedicated to art and self-discovery, festival camping participants will get a shot at setting up your theme camp, with guidance provided.

This is just a sample of the amazing festivals on tap in the Pacific Northwest in 2021. Check out what is also happening just over the border in Oregon: 2021 Oregon Music Festivals.

What are you waiting for? Make your plans now before summer comes and goes! And if you are looking to sleep in comfort, purchase or rent a Life inTents canvas tent for your summer adventure.

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