VIDEO, PHOTOS: West Seattle Summer Fest day 2, report #2

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4 PM: The second day of West Seattle Summer Fest continues (here’s our first report) – and a big night of music is ahead:

Thanks to Paul Weatherman for that aerial view of the main stage/beer garden area on Friday evening. Go enjoy it tonight, because after the end of the Saturday music slate, that area clears out to be ready for Sunday’s Farmers’ Market! Meantime, more festival coverage – including video of last hour’s dance performance – coming up.

4:38 PM: Report #1 had two candidate visits, and already this hour, we’ve had two more, both for City Council District 1, first Rob Saka:

Moments later, Phil Tavel (taking a break from his weekend space at The Hydrant):

They’re two of the eight candidates vying for the City Council seat that Lisa Herbold is leaving. As we noted in this election preview, your ballot was sent out Wednesday and has likely arrived by now (ours arrived today). … Up on the Main Stage, this hour’s band was Memphis Radio Kings:

5:13 PM: It’s been a warm day – in the 80s – but we’re getting a nice cross-breeze here at Walk All Ways. Steps away at Junction Plaza Park, West Side Stage music continues – we’ll add video soon of Self Doubt soon, second-to-last performer today (update: here’s the video):

Next, Garth Reeves & Cami Voss at 6 pm. The park stage will have performances tomorrow too, even though the main stage will be deactivated after 10 pm tonight. The main stage lineup for the rest of the day:

6:00 Acid Tongue
7:00 Jarv Dee
8:00 Sandrider
9:00 The Cave Singers
DJ Yo Adrien

5:24 PM: The DancePowered performance video is ready to go:

Just before they began, we took this screengrab from the California/Alaska traffic cam just before they began:

Seal Sitters is still next to us in the Info Booth for another half-hour – if you have questions about local marine mammals (and how to tell if they’re in distreess), coe visit! Summer Fest’s major mission is community connections, and there’s a lot of those going on.

5:39 PM: Another Walk All Ways dance performance! D&G Dance Company just showed up. (Video added:)

6:25 PM: Fight hunger and prevent homelessness while you’re here – buy a raffle ticket at the West Seattle Food Bank booth on the west side of California, between Oregon and Alaska:

Breanna’s in the booth and would be happy to get you in on the drawing, $10/ticket gets you discounts at three restaurants – Elliott Bay Brewing, Whisky West, and Soprano Anticos – plus West Seattle Wine Cellars, even if you don’t win the drawing (prizes are $150 with Amazon, $100 with Hotwire Coffee, $50 with West Seattle Grounds.

6:39 PM: Another candidate sighting – again from the City Council District 1 race, Maren Costa:

With her is partner Andrew Kliphardt.

7 PM: A little refreshing cloud cover is rolling in. (Today’s high was 90, so “refreshing” is welcome.) The food zone is elbow to elbow – we’ll remind you again that if you want to dine outdoors, many of the year-round restaurants have festival-only sidewalk cafés set up – you can have a new experience AND spend your $ on a local biz. … Meantime, while on our way up to the main stqge for Jarv Dee, we stopped for a look at the in-progress commmunity mural – Stacey Sterling is leading its creation:

She shepherded community involvement these past two days and now will finish the mural. You can catch up with her next weekend at Alki Art Fair (Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23).

7:33 PM: Jarv Dee!

We’re departing the info booth shortly but Junction volunteers are here until 8 pm if you have questions. Tomorrow, the festival runs 10 am to 5 pm, with the Farmers’ Market on California north of Oregon (its special Summer Fest location), 10 am-2 pm. Thanks again to everyone who has come by to say hi!

8 Replies to "VIDEO, PHOTOS: West Seattle Summer Fest day 2, report #2"

  • ACG July 15, 2023 (6:18 pm)

    DancePowered was so fun to watch!!  

  • Just wondering July 15, 2023 (8:04 pm)

    $8 for a can of beer and no shade to sit and drink it!  Unbelievable!

    • Similar July 15, 2023 (9:27 pm)

      You should probably not be drinking alcohol when it’s so hot outside! It’s better to drink water 💦 for your body. Of course the beer is going to be overpriced, it’s a street fair! 

    • shiggy July 16, 2023 (3:58 am)

      You should probably stop drinking beers if you couldn’t find shade anywhere at 6:18pm. Btw… it’s a FREE festival. 

    • Marky Mark July 17, 2023 (9:30 pm)

      The prices, whatever. Free festival. But last year I do remember the prices being less. Mostly I remember more bartenders and them trying a lot harder to move you forward on the line. No one seemed to care this time. Not like it’s difficult for people to drink and watch on the street, right?

  • Rick July 16, 2023 (10:52 am)

    I like  Phil Tavel & Rob Saka. Gonna be a tough choice. Both better than Herbold

    • wsres July 17, 2023 (5:38 pm)

      Tavel has more specific plans.

  • Why July 17, 2023 (1:00 pm)

    2/3 of the Saturday headliners, the Cave Singers

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