VIDEO: West Seattle Summer Fest Eve in The Junction! WS Art Walk too.

6:39 PM: The barricades are up and people are walking in the street – must be West Seattle Summer Fest Eve in The Junction! The festival itself officially starts at 10 am tomorrow (see the basics here) but with the streets closed to vehicles – aside from those involved in setup, like the one in which festival producer Oliver Little and West Seattle Junction Association director Susan Melrose just rode by:

With outdoor dining/drinking areas set up, and live music at some venues, tonight brings a party all its own, especially with West Seattle Art Walk under way. Wander over to 42nd SW, across from Jefferson Square, where you’ll find artist Jessica Creager at Wallflower Custom Framing (WSB sponsor):

More to come! Better yet, just come down and see for yourself. And take the chance to play in the street, before all the tents get set up…

7:06 PM: Another Art Walk stop is Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) on California north of Alaska, where artist Hannah Viano is featured tonight:

Also at Click! – a Summer Fest sale! Outside *and* inside throughout the festival – check out the details here.

Another important reminder tonight: The bus reroutes are now in effect:

We have them all linked here – each route, and the PDF describing where the stops have moved to, from now through late Sunday night.

7:42 PM: Sweet sounds from the Jazz Night School All-Star Big Band – we have a minute of video:

They’re playing outside West 5, one of the places you’ll find outdoor seating set up just for the festival. Another one is Bin 41, which has a “wine garden” going, while The Beer Junction, of course, has a beer garden.

8:31 PM: The tent, stage, and ride setup work is getting more intense, but it’s still a beautiful night to stop down. We’ll add a few more photos back at HQ. (Like this one …)

(Photo by Duane Bakke – starring Peg)

Watch for one more round of Summer Fest info later tonight – and then we’ll see you at the festival tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday!

5 Replies to "VIDEO: West Seattle Summer Fest Eve in The Junction! WS Art Walk too."

  • Eddie July 9, 2015 (8:38 pm)

    “Jazz Night School” at west 5. Awesum!

  • Who July 9, 2015 (9:08 pm)

    Poor detour. Buses having a hard time turning right off of northbound CA Ave and trying to snake around Jefferson Plaza to turn right on Alaska. Slow going. Big line if cars at 8:30 pm. Don’t get behind a bus unless you have a lot of time to kill and don’t need to see the traffic lights.

  • cptown July 9, 2015 (10:03 pm)

    I love Thursday night of Summerfest!

  • XXX July 10, 2015 (12:19 am)

    Thanks to West 5 for consistently having great music year after year on Thursday nights during Summer Fest!

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