West Seattle Summer Fest 2015: Here’s the music lineup!

Announced minutes ago by the West Seattle Junction Association – the music lineup for this year’s West Seattle Summer Fest, coming up July 10-12.

With a bigger emphasis on the musical portion of the event, the line-up includes some of the hottest bands in the Northwest including The Thermals, The Cave Singers, La Luz, Sisters, VOX MOD, “S,” Kithkin, The Fame Riot, and West Seattle’s own DJ Lance Romance among others. This FREE 3-day party in the streets celebrates West Seattle as a thriving music and arts community.

You can catch more than 20 artists performing on the California main stage all weekend from up-and-coming artists like Pig Snout (a father & his two kids-that ROCKS), NAVVI, Solvents, Evening Bell to Seattle music heavy hitters like Gibraltar, Sisters, and Black Whales.

Here’s a YouTube playlist put together by The Junction. And – the schedule:

30 Replies to "West Seattle Summer Fest 2015: Here's the music lineup!"

  • Cam May 12, 2015 (10:25 am)

    Love to see that Pig Snout is playing !!!!

  • AmandaKH May 12, 2015 (11:03 am)

    The Cave Singers?!!! That is awesome! Wow, how exciting!

  • Vincent Dakotah Langley May 12, 2015 (11:23 am)

    …I’m all for a little of that there Pig Snout music, meself!!! [Grin!]

  • Lindsey May 12, 2015 (11:40 am)

    This is a fabulous line up! A huge thanks to the Junction Association for bringing these great bands over the bridge, and for sourcing our own great neighborhood. I so cannot wait!!

  • k May 12, 2015 (12:30 pm)


  • The Junction Assoc. May 12, 2015 (12:42 pm)

    You’re welcome! We are so excited to bring these bands to our neighborhood for a FREE concert!

  • jay May 12, 2015 (1:19 pm)

    I’ve loved the Thermals since before they were the Thermals, but somehow I never manage to get to their shows. This is going to be fun.

  • Jehu May 12, 2015 (1:26 pm)

    The Thermals AND La Luz?! Nicely done, Junction Association! Seriously excited about this.

  • Holli May 12, 2015 (2:50 pm)

    Kithkin is my fav from this line up – their music will make anyone dance. And they are super passionate performers!

  • am May 12, 2015 (3:29 pm)

    Saw the Fame Riot at First Night in Tacoma last year. They

  • Fansman May 12, 2015 (4:16 pm)

    WS rocks. Love the lineup. Best one yet.

  • Brent Amaker May 12, 2015 (5:16 pm)

    I’m so impressed with the festival booking this year. West Seattle has arguably the best music event of the summer for 2015. As it should be.

  • villagegreen May 12, 2015 (5:20 pm)

    Excellent. There are more bands I like on this lineup than at Bumbershoot this year!

  • Wsrez May 12, 2015 (7:44 pm)

    Totally agree with ^^^Brent! And less the crowds and insanely intense hipster environment. Will the junction be accepting donations? I for one would like to fiscally support this event so it can happen more often- in West Seattle. Nice work and thanks for making this neighborhood so awesome!

    • WSB May 12, 2015 (7:47 pm)

      The Junction Association is a 501(c)3 and was in fact listed during Give Big last week – not sure about an ongoing donation mechanism but you can check out their website http://wsjunction.org if somebody doesn’t pop in here with info. Folks with businesses can look at sponsorship, too (not sure if this year is closed, if so, there’s always next year) – WSB has been a sponsor every year since we went commercial (plus we volunteer as anchor staff for the information booth – for what we do, it’s THE place to be during the festival). – TR

  • AceMotel May 12, 2015 (8:22 pm)

    The Cave Singers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • crya May 12, 2015 (10:35 pm)

    This might actually be a better lineup than Bumbershoot crazy but awesome thx junction assoc

  • LiberalBias May 13, 2015 (5:48 am)

    Where is the hip-hop/rap/soul/ music? Another year without any music diversity,it seems as if granola West Seattle is once again leaving out hip-hop(calm down,not the bang bang version),and other forms of music that represents the many colors of south/west seattle.enough of the guitar slamming,can we have some good old fashion dance music!!

  • wsBorn&Bred May 13, 2015 (5:58 am)

    Wow! What a great lineup and still a free concert! So proud of our little community.<3

  • westseattledood May 13, 2015 (9:58 am)

    Far more interesting and really wonderful options for free! Whomever did the booking is a rockstar too! Thanks for your stellar efforts WSJA! Surely, this lineup could bring in bigger crowds from around the city.

  • Sue May 13, 2015 (11:06 am)

    Am I the only one who’s never heard of any one of these bands?
    LiberalBias, do you know of hip-hop/rap/soul bands that applied and were turned away? Do we know if these types of bands even applied for consideration?

  • westseattledood May 13, 2015 (12:44 pm)


    Listen: 90.3 FM. Especially John Richards (6-10 AM) and Kevin Cole (3-7?, right?) Global King Makers.
    You are welcome. ;)

    Also, WSJA – I would pick up a T-shirt with the poster design/images (not text) if your artist were to do that. Just saying. :D

  • Kiva Simolin May 13, 2015 (2:45 pm)

    VOX MOD!!!! I am SO there!!!!

  • Nick May 13, 2015 (3:16 pm)

    I agree, wish there was some more diversity in the music. Would like to hear some hip-hop specifically… Don’t get me wrong I like guitars and drums but it just seems like the same sound every year.

  • banski May 13, 2015 (8:23 pm)

    No rocknroll bands at all? This is all lame KEXP crap. Whoever comes up with the summerfest music lineup should be fired.

  • Keith May 14, 2015 (12:54 am)

    Don’t miss SISTERS, they are amazing!!!

  • West Seattle Hipster May 14, 2015 (5:26 pm)

    Would have loved to see a reunited Child featuring Tim Turner

  • Vato May 14, 2015 (8:58 pm)

    Maybe try to book SUBSET next year, it can satisfy both the guitar and hip hop folks. How is the junction dealing with parking for this event with the higher population in the area?

  • hj May 14, 2015 (10:10 pm)

    What? No Javanese gamelan orchestras or avant-garde klezmer ensembles? Where’s the diversity? lol

  • xmacks May 15, 2015 (2:13 pm)

    True that if you don’t listen to KEXP, these bands might be under your radar. Definitely a KEXP-inspired (curated?) lineup this year, which doesn’t really thrill me personally, but still way better than a Child reunion!

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