Yakima Folklife 2016

When I was getting started playing music again my ambition was to play Folklife. A festival that dominates Yakima for the weekend after July 4th. Some people might think that laughable. Small town no-name festival they assume. But as the years have passed and as I have been fortunate enough to be invited to play the last few years the festival has grown and grown in stature.

With each year the lineup has got better and better and so now I'm not only rubbing shoulders with some of the best musicians in Yakima but also the state and this year even further afield.

This year's headliner promises to be a treat. There's Vaudeville Etiquette who have played successful shows in Yakima before. The excellent Jacob Navarro and Ghosts I've Met. Locally there's Yakima luminaries  Planes On Paper, Shoot Jake, Pastel Motel and Bad Habit. There's music at Franklin Park and downtown in the evenings and it's all free.

It runs from July 8-10th.