Doe Bay Fest

Take everything there is to love about Sasquatch!—talented and much-loved independent bands backed by beautiful scenery—and subtract all its irritating qualities—way-too-drunk teenagers camping 10 feet away from you, prohibitively expensive food and drinks, and Memorial Day Weekend traffic—and you'll have Doe Bay Fest. Now in its third year, the weekend festival at Doe Bay Resort & Retreat on Orcas Island has managed to stay hyper-local, in both amenities and lineup. The resort itself sells mostly organic food from local farms while remaining committed to green practices; the festival's line up is exclusively buzzed-about Northwest bands. Last year, David Bazan and the Long Winters were the main draws; this year, it's Grand Archives, THEESatisfaction and The Head and the Heart. Add in breathtaking natural surroundings and clean campgrounds, and it's no surprise that this year's event, with only 750 tickets available, sold out in just 10 days. With Fruit Bats, The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, Grand Hallway, Drew Grow & the Pastors' Wives, Portland Cello Project, Fences, The Dimes, Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers, Ivan & Alyosha, Shenandoah Davis, Kimo Muraki, Curtains For You, Ravenna Woods, Kaylee Cole, Black Whales. PAIGE RICHMOND

Fri., Aug. 13, 5:15 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 14, noon, 2010

 
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