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Top Ten Music Fests In The Pacific North West

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Sasquatch!
Held at the one and only Gorge Ampitheater in George, Washington, Sasquatch! usually takes place on Memorial Day weekend and runs for three to four days. Sasquatch! features a variety of genres which include indie, hip hop, alternative, and EDM/dance music.

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What The Fest
Located in the heart of Dufur, Oregon, What the Fest hosts a range of electronic artists. Not only is it engulfed by the Mt. Hood National Forest, but it also features three stages and a giant wading pool!

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Paradiso
Also held at the Gorge Ampitheater, Paradiso is the largest EDM music festival the Pacific North West has to offer. DJ’s, electronic music, and a hell of a good time.

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Pemberton Music Festival
This four day festival has a line-up to die for with artists such as The Black Keys and Kendrick Lamar. With beautiful views of Mt. Currie, in the Pemberton Valley, this makes Vancouver B.C. a must go for the true festival experience.

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Rock the Shores
Located on beach front just outside of Victoria BC, Canada, Rock the Shores has featured artists such as The Black Keys, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Father John Misty. With beautiful views of Mt. Baker, this two-day music fest is a must see!

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Project Pabst
Great food trucks and tons of Pabst Blue Ribbon, what more could you need? Located in the heart of Portland, OR, Project Pabst takes over the city for two days of beer and easy listening.

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Capitol Hill Block Party
The Capitol Hill Block Party is a three day music and arts festival held in the heart of Seattle, WA. It has a mixed array of both popular and local artists and has been previously known for notable talent such as Father John Misty and TV On The Radio.

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Pickathon
Pickathon started as a low-key Bluegrass festival in the woods of Happy Valley, OR. However, after celebrating it’s 16th anniversary, things have long since changed. While it stays true to its Indie, Bluegrass, and Americana roots, Pickathon has also held more alternative artists such as King Tuff and Ty Segall. 

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Music Fest North West
What once started as a chain of shows at local clubs in Portland, OR ended up taking over the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in the heart of downtown for a three day music festival. With two large stages lined with delicious food carts on either side, MFNW is a must if you are in the Portland area. 

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Bumbershoot
Rain or shine, Bumbershoot will be sure to put on a good time. This three day festival not only hosts live music acts such as The Weekend, Ellie Goulding, and Hozier, but it is also features film, comedy, and of course delicious food. In the heart of Seattle, what is there not to love about Bumbershoot?

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