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Everett’s “Fisherman’s” Music Fest to Melt Faces, Hearts

​Thursday 5/18 - Saturday 5/20

Downtown Everett, WA. A little old place with a big new sound. The streets of this coastal PNW city often resonate with the sound of super chill live music spilling from tiny venues. But at no time of the year is this more apparent than during the annual Fisherman’s Village Music Festival. 

5 stages, 3 nights, and dozens of bands from all over the country come together to create a truly rocking weekend. IT’s all the music that can be crammed into one glorious weekend. 

What’s the scoop this year? What’s good?

FVMF '23 offers something for everyone. 

There’s a free (yes free) Night Market on Friday and Saturday with live music and dozens of quality local vendors. Roomy tents are lit up with strings of lights, making for a delightful nocturnal browsing experience. All the arts and crafts. 

Lucky Dime on Hewitt Avenue is offering all ages shows all weekend. Bring the kiddos and pack their noise-cancelling earphones. Wristbands for all ages shows are available at a lower price point. 

King’s Hall at the Apex Art Center is a new venue this year. This vintage building used to be a Masonic Hall. It’s now an art gallery housing the largest American-style graffiti collection in the world. Yep. 

Another new venue this year is Zamarama Art Gallery on Colby Avenue. Thursday night this venue hosts a spoken word and acoustic set. Maybe you’re rolling your eyes at the coffee shop vibe, but rest assured that Everett brings it when it comes to poetry and folk music. 

Musically, you can expect everything from fresh local hip-hip (i.e. RNNRs), big indie acts (Drugdealer, Karl Blau, Mount Saint Helens Vietnam Band) and even a Fleetwood Mac cover band. 


Night Market vendor vibes

The beautiful story of Everett and live music 

Everett has spawned many acclaimed musicians. Keny Loggins is from here (“Highway to the Danger Zone”, anyone?). So is Carol Kaye, female bassist in the legendary Wrecking Crew, a backing band that recorded hits for the Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, and Sam Cooke. 

The Everett Music Initiative was founded in 2012. It’s hosted over 400 events, bringing over a quarter million visitors to Everett for music and craft beers under $7. Remarkable. This town keeps throwing out talent, on tap every weekend of the year in venues that line Hewitt Avenue. 

If you’re looking for live music, look no further. Everett’s your jam, and it starts at Fisherman’s this year.  

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All images in this post appear courtesy of the Everett Music Initiative. 

Ahh.... Everett, WA

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