EVERETT — This year’s Fisherman’s Village Music Festival’s lineup has been expanded.
The Everett Music Initative added 14 more acts to the festival lineup after it was announced in June. The event, scheduled for Sept. 9-11 in downtown Everett, will now feature nearly 50 acts whose music spans many genres. It was postponed in May because of COVID-19.
“Producing an event of this scale during a time as challenging as the time we are in takes patience and grace,” said Ryan Crowther, founder of the festival. “It takes a strong community to pull this off, and I’m extremely thankful for all the help we’ve received.
“The response and excitement from artists and attendees to gather for this festival has been incredible to see, and the reward of watching it all happen this weekend will hopefully feed a lot of souls.”
Festival wristbands — the 21-and-older tickets are $89 each for three days of live music — are available online at www.everettmusicinitiative.org and www.thefishermansvillage.com. There are also Friday only, Saturday only and VIP tickets.
There will be two outdoor stages on Wetmore Avenue, for added safety because of COVID-19, as well as performances at Tony V’s Garage, the Schack Art Center, Lucky Dime and First Presbyterian Church.
The Night Market is back Sept. 10-11 this year. In addition to artist and artisan booths, there will be food trucks and a beer garden. Admission to the market, between Wall Street and Hewitt, will be free and open to all ages.
The Main Stage, with performances scheduled Sept. 10-11, will be on the corner of Wetmore and Pacific avenues. The Night Market Stage, with performances Sept. 11, will be near the Everett Municipal Building.
Here’s the list of who’s been added to the festival lineup since June 15:
Anthony Brock Group is a folk-rock band based in Everett. Frontman Anthony Brock, who sings lead and plays rhythm guitar, is joined by Rejoice Israel on vocals, piano and guitar, Erik Dawson on bass guitar, Noah Jacobsen on lead guitar and Jason Smith on drums.
Beverly Crusher, from Seattle, is a punk-rock trio made up of Max Stiles on bass, Sam Stiles on drums and Cozell Wilson on guitar and vocals. Their latest release, “Crusher Candy,” includes all six songs of their debut album “Pills, Pills, Pills,” plus a bonus track.
Bread Pilot is a pop-rock band based in Seattle. Members include Taylor Hayden and Steve Ibanez, both on vocals and guitar, Levi Nattrass on bass and keyboards and Evan House on drums.
Cloud Cover plays ’80s and ’90s alt-rock hits. The Bellevue-based band will perform Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182 and Third Eye Blind covers, among others. The band features Pat Good on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Guy Ellis on lead guitar, Bob Grogan on bass and vocals and Ray Anderson on drums and vocals.
Don Grey is a new project by hip-hop artist Brandon Marsalis. The Seattleite’s songs have featured the likes of Quayy, Trap Beckham and DJ Pretty. More recently, Marsalis performed for KEXP-FM’s Refill live to benefit the Seattle Artist Relief Fund.
FUNERALHOMES is Brad Heyne’s new project. The Everett guitarist and vocalist is also in the band TELLERS.
Jake Bergevin and the Jazz Punishments Big Band is a jazz band based in Everett. The band leader, Jake Bergevin, also leads the Javatown Swing Orchestra and the Jake Bergevin Quartet. He sings and plays the trumpet.
Smoker Dad, from Seattle, performs Southern-style rock ‘n’ roll. Members include Trevor Conway on guitar and vocals, Teagen Conway on guitar and vocals, Adam Knowles on drums, Derek “Daddy” Luther on bass, Chris King on keyboard, harmonica and vocals and Chris Costalupes on pedal steel guitar.
Sphyramid is the stage name of Everett electronics artist Mac Dobbins. The DJ, whose latest album is titled “Revival,” is known for his improvised live shows.
Tango Alpha Tango is blues-rock band from Portland, Oregon, featuring Nathan Trueb on guitar and vocals, Mirabai Carter on bass and Joey Harmon on drums. Frontman Nathan Trueb released the solo album “Nathaniel Marc” in 2019.
The American Frontier is a new project by Andrew Johns. He has a new wave sound not unlike U2 or The Cure. When performing live, Johns, who plays guitar and sings, is joined by Max Mooney on guitar, Brian Ronk on drums, Steve Green on bass and Kyle Ledford on keys.
THEM is Seattle’s newest pop band of teenage girls. THEM stands for the first names of its members. There’s Thompson, 16, Hudson, 16, Ellie, 19, and Maia, 19. Their first single “BAD 4 U” is getting plays on Seattle’s KEXP-FM.
Warren Dunes is a Seattle indie band made up of Jared Cortese on guitar, Dominic Cortese on drums and Julia Massey on keyboard. All three of them also sing. It’s a family band: Jared and Dominic are brothers, Jared and Julia are husband and wife; Julia and Dominic are siblings-in-law.
Wildcat Click is an Everett hip-hop group featuring Justin Heckenkamp and Timothy Simon. The duo released their debut album “Click Here” this year.
But of the nearly 50 acts, Crowther is most excited about Built to Spill.
Built to Spill is an indie rock band fronted by Doug Martsch, who is the only member who’s still with the band since forming it in 1992. The current members of the Boise, Idaho-based band are Martsch on lead vocals and guitar, Melanie Radford on bass and Teresa Esquerra on drums.
“I have probably reached out to Built to Spill — or at least mentioned that we should try to get Built to Spill — almost every single year,” Crowther told The Daily Herald in June. “It’s a really big deal to get Built to Spill, because we’ve tried so many times.”
Others include Assertion, Bad Optics, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Black Ends, Blood Lemon, Clothing Optional, Enumclaw, I WILL KEEP YOUR GHOST, Iska Dhaaf, Jango, Jason Webley, Jaws of Brooklyn, J-Key, Kassi Valazza, Kween Kaysh, Lady A, La Witch, Marshall Law Band, Mount Eerie, Night Heron, Nite Wave, Oliver Elf Army, Prism Bitch, Quinn Deveaux, Rio Chanae, Shaina Shepherd, Spirit Award, Steel Beans, SYLVI, The Grizzled Mighty, True Loves and Ya Tseen.
Sara Bruestle: 425-339-3046; firstname.lastname@example.org; @sarabruestle.
If you go
Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, hosted by the Everett Music Initiative, is scheduled for Sept. 9-11. Nearly 50 bands will perform in downtown Everett. Festival wristbands are $85. Friday only, Saturday only and VIP tickets also available. More at www.thefishermansvillage.com.