18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Saturday June 24
Showmobile – Main Stage
10:00am • Festival Welcome & Awards Presentation
10:30am • The Winterlings → Indie-Folk
11:35am • Marina Christopher → Bassist, Vocalist & Composer
12:40pm • Aaron Shay → Ukulele, Banjo, Indie-Singer/Songwriter
1:45pm • Mariachi Guadalajara→ Mariachi
3:00pm • Mr. Feelgood & The Firm Believers → Get up and move music!
4:30pm • Roemen & the Whereabouts→ Motown, Retro Soul.
6:00pm-9pm • K-Pop World Festival
North Lawn Stage
1pm • Missoula Children’s Theatre → Peter & Wendy
with songs as vivid as feature films, Seattle indie-folk duo The Winterlings take listeners on unexpected journeys soaring with astronauts, hitchhiking in Alaska, fighting beside a female Civil War soldier, and walking deeper into the forest of human existence. PASTE called their January 2016 release, You Are Acres, “a gorgeous follow-up to their stunning debut,” and No Depression called their November 2016 album, Poems That Live As People, “immediately infectious” and “absolutely spellbinding.” Featuring male and female lead vocal and harmonies, guitar, violin, banjitar and drums, The Winterlings have spent the last 10 years touring the US, Canada and Mexico, collecting fans of all ages who are inspired by originality and meaning.
Marina Christopher is a talented bassist, vocalist, composer and educator in the local Seattle scene. After achieving a BA in Classical Double Bass performance at Central Washington University, her career in the Seattle scene has been very successful. Though you can find Christopher accompanying bands in Jazz, funk, Pop/Rock, Classical genres, she can also be found as a featured artist.
Indie singer-songwriter Aaron J. Shay is a Pacific Northwest native living in Seattle, where he’s been raising a ruckus on banjo and ukulele since 2011. His foot-stomping songs showcase a unique brand of lyrical craftsmanship, as well as an affinity for literature, technology, and science fiction. With an earnest and charismatic style of performance, Shay blends his songs with storytelling, instigating upbeat sing-alongs that leave audiences delighted and inspired.
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MR FEELGOOD & THE FIRM BELIEVERS
Since late 2012, Bellingham, Washington’s Mr. Feelgood & The Firm Believers have developed at a blinding pace into an incredibly distinct, newfangled sound. With humanity’s best intentions always in mind, the group spreads their pure happiness and love with a vigorous, get-up-and-move energy with a sound that is unlike any other. The lyrics, written by the steady hand of lead singer and guitarist, Major Sturm, stirs within you a sense of contentment, while Nick Hoag’s unmistakable cello glides through the sound in a delicate yet pronounced and unique manner. Drummer Reid Immel spices things up and makes your body and soul move by incorporating a fusion of jazz, Latin and rock percussion styles and Nick Taylor keeps the sound dynamic and intricate with his 8-string guitar.
Hoping to invoke emotions from within you and bring them forth into a bright white light, Mr. Feelgood & The Firm Believers use their truly unmistakable sound to create a catalyst that drives one to think about their life and the people in it in a fresh, golden perspective. The four-piece strongly believes that music can be used as a powerful tool to shape the way people view themselves and the world around them. Feelgood aspires to make people feel from their inner core to the tips of their fingers the same way they do while creating their music. So get off your seat, shake the burdens from your shoulders and start moving your feet, because this group knows how to make you feel good. Are you a Firm Believer?
ROEMEN & THE WHEREABOUTS
Roemen and The Whereabouts came together at the beginning of 2012. All 4 guys had played together, and apart, in different bands of all different styles from rock to jazz and from country to pop. Inspired by the recent rise of acts like Mayer Hawthorne and Fitz and The Tantrums as well as the love for the classics like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, this band sets out to do just that. Motown, Retro Soul. This is some fresh stuff with old flavor, old stuff with fresh flavor and something that these guys love doing…and doing with a passion! Between Mark, Tyler, Wayne and Chris, there are thousands of shows and years of experience of playing around the country and the NW in front of crowds from small to huge, clubs to large events. The song list keeps growing from artists like Stevie, Otis, Marvin, Temptations, Commodores, Prince, Mayer, Hall and Oates, Al Green and then some of their own stuff in the same vein that fits like a glove. Oh, and don’t forget the tambourines…..
K-POP WORLD FESTIVAL
Showmobile – Main Stage
10:00am • Fysah Sands → R&B/Soul
11:00am • Jason Kertson → Guitar
12:00pm • Critical Distance → Rock N’ Roll
1:00pm • The W Lovers → Americana
2:30pm • Sundae & Mr. Goessl → Vintage Jazz
4:00pm • Billy Brandt w/ the Thing & Stuff Band → Jazz/Blues
North Lawn Stage
Born in Seattle, WA and raised in Oklahoma, Fysah embodies the essence of R&B/Soul with a dash of southern charm. She is best known for her engaging stage presence and her powerful vocals. Fysah has collaborated with Gary Shider and Steve Cropper and has since released three albums, the most recent one titled “Another Life.” You can find her performing at popular locations in the Pacific Northwest which include, but are not limited to Belltown Beats, Turnt Up Tea, and 6th Street Fair.
In February, 2011, Ray William Johnson, a YouTube Icon, tweeted “everybody is looking for the next Justin Bieber. My money is on this kid” and he attached a link of a YouTube video that was recorded when Jason was 12. Jason had 250,000 YouTube views that week. In 2013, Jason auditioned for “The Voice” Season 5 and had a five minute on air segment. In December 2013, Duff McKagan of Guns n’ Roses contacted Jason and asked if he would play guitar in the Pink Slips, a band that his daughter Grace was forming. They performed together for the first time in Seattle on New Year’s Eve 2013 and recorded an EP in 2014. Jason has also performed with his own Seattle area band for the past five years. He already has over 100 original songs to his credit.
Shoreline/SnoCo locals! Rock and roll…AND MORE.
THE W LOVERS
Fleur and Wesley Wood have made their mark on the live music scene all over the American West, with more than 300 live shows since their inception in 2014. Based in Washington State and friends of the road, touring has taken them from Washington to Colorado and through New Mexico, California and Oregon over the summer months this year. They’ve also played internationally in Canada and New Zealand.
SUNDAY & MR. GOESSL
A delightful throwback to a time when music was the entertainment, Sundae + Mr. Goessl perform a wide variety of “Vintage Jazz”. With Sundae’s sparkling personality, she almost reaches out to grab the audience as she sings and the banter between songs is pure hilarity. Mr. Goessl’s impeccable jazz guitar work is nothing short of incredible and although he doesn’t talk, he speaks to the listeners through his instrument. Lighthearted yet heartfelt, Sundae and Mr. Goessl are sure to leave an impression.
BILLY BRANT W/ THE THING & STUFF BAND
Billy Brandt w/ the Thing & the Stuff Band’s music has working class appeal that radiates masculine charm and chutzpah. A voice like dark roasted coffee with a hint of cream and a band as sweet as the cube of sugar. His original music speaks to everyman themes of love, loss and possibility, reflecting a depth of influences from Ray Charles and Lou Rawls to Frank Sinatra and Mose Allison. Armed with persuasion, stage presence and his rockin’ group The Thing & the Stuff Band, Billy charms audiences with a confection of jazz, rock, blues and soul.