EVERETT — Acclaimed indie rocker Kevin Morby will headline this year’s Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in Everett.
The festival lineup was released Feb. 2 by the Everett Music Initiative. The event, scheduled for March 30 through April 1 in downtown Everett, will feature more than 60 acts whose music spans many genres.
Tickets — $55 each for three full days of live music — are available online at everettmusicinitiative.org and thefishermansvillage.com. Children 12 and younger won’t need tickets, however, because they get in for free.
This year’s performance venues include Normanna Lodge, Tony V’s Garage, Historic Everett Theatre, Black Lab Gallery, Narrative Coffee and Independent Beer Bar.
Morby was bassist of Woods and frontman of The Babies before he began a solo career. The Los Angeles-based artist is touring with the release of his fourth album, “City Music.” His backing band will join him on stage at 9:30 p.m. March 31 at the Historic Everett Theatre.
“I’ve never been more excited for a performance in Everett than Kevin Morby,” said Ryan Crowther, founder of the festival. “I know there’s a lot of others in the community feeling the same excitement.”
Crowther expects that more than 5,000 people will attend the fifth annual festival, which is the Everett Music Initiative’s largest event each year.
In addition to Morby, here’s the list of who’s playing at the festival:
Returning performers — most of them local musicians and bands — include Karl Blau, The Seshen, Wild Ones, SISTERS, Spirit Award, HIBOU, John Van Deusen, LEAVA, Oliver Elf Army, Sphyramid, Steel Beans, The Porters, Gunpowder Stitches, The Moon is Flat and Alex Johnston.
Shabazz Palaces is the Seattle-based hip-hop duo Ishmael Butler, aka Palaceer Lazaro, and multi-instrumentalist Tendai “Baba” Maraire.
Oberhofer started in 2008 as the recording project of Brad Oberhofer from Tacoma. The band is now based in Brooklyn and includes members Zoe Brecher on drums, Dylan Treleven on bass and Ben Roth on guitar. The founder and frontman does synthesizers, guitar and vocals.
Fruit Bats is now a solo act by Eric Johnson. He calls his sixth album, “Absolute Loser,” the most honest of his career. Johnson has played with the bands The Shins, Vetiver and Califone.
Luke Temple records under his own name and with New York-based band Here We Go Magic. His song “Make Right With You” was featured in an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Sonny Smith also is the namesake of the San Francisco-based band Sonny & The Sunsets. The beach-pop singer-songwriter is touring the West Coast with his new solo album.
Mount Eerie is Phil Elverum. The multi-instrumentalist from Anacortes has played in other bands, but remains best known for his solo project. His pseudonym was Microphones until he renamed the project in 2003 — and added an “E” to his last name, Elvrum.
Kuinka, a Seattle quartet with rotating lead singers, makes genre-defying music that has most commonly been described as folk pop. The band’s eclectic instrumentation includes cello, banjo, synthesizers, ukulele and electronic percussion.
Caspar Babypants is the stage name of popular children’s artist Chris Ballew. He is best known as the former lead singer of The Presidents of the United States of America.
CCFX is a new Olympia-based band that is the result of a merger between two Olympia pop music acts: CC Dust and Trans FX. Members include Mary Jane Dunphe on vocals, Chris McDonnell on guitar, Mirce Popovic on guitar and vocals, and David Jaques on bass.
Spooky Mansion got its start as a one-off performance for actor Owen Wilson’s 45th birthday party. The San Francisco-based band now has a cult following, after a bootleg recording was passed around in 2015.
The Black Tones, a rock ‘n’ roll band from Seattle, mixes in Kurt Cobain-inspired music with what its members call a “goody bag” of blues, punk and black power. Members include Eva Walker on guitar and vocals, Cedric Walker on drums and Robbie Little on bass. The Walkers are twin siblings and founders of the group.
Acid Tongue is a rock band based out of Seattle and New York City. The band is made up of Guy Keltner and Ian Cunningham.
Others include Bread & Butter, Belgian Fog, Boyo, Guayaba, Moore Masa & the Mood, Stas Thee Boss, Motherhood, Mirrorgloss, Thick Business, All Star Opera, Taylar Elizza Beth, The Kingdom Boogie Band, Fuzz Mutt, Hyways, Donna Donna, Red Ribbon, La Fonda, Rabble House, Nail Houses, Fretland, Sleepover Club, goawaysun, Narrow Tarot, Actionesse and Apollo & the Rockets.
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