With Sasquatch! cancelled after a 17-year run, fest founder and STG chief programming officer Adam Zacks is attempting to fill that void with a new arts festival called THING, which will take place August 24-25 at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington. The event will include music, comedy, film, visual arts, dance, podcasts, food, and a "mentalist." Watch this space for the full lineup announcement on Monday, April 22. You can obtain tickets to THING Friday, April 26 at 10 am (PST) here, here, and here.
According to the press release, inspiration for the festival's name derives from the medieval term "Ting," which was "an assembly of free people to reduce feuds and avoid social disorder." THING will host three main stages, including a decommissioned zeppelin hangar (McCurdy Pavilion), the art-deco Wheeler Theatre, and the Parade Grounds near Puget Sound. Patrons can also take advantage of camping, parking, and housing accommodations. THING is an all-ages event, with children 13 and under admitted for free. Most importantly for Lester Black, there will be multiple beer gardens.