Critically acclaimed musical artists perform in Snohomish at award-winning event

  • Written by Valley View Staff

6th annual Snohomish Taste of Music kicks off on Friday, August 16

Historic downtown Snohomish presents the 6th annual Snohomish Taste of Music. Three days of delicious live music on six stages, Friday through Sunday, August 16 – 18.

For two years in a row, Snohomish Taste of Music has garnered the Washington state "Best in Blues Award" for a non-blues festival.

In 2012, Snohomish’s own WIRED Band (winner of the state semi-finals at the 2011 Taste of Music) won the coveted International Blues Challenge "Best in Blues" Award in Memphis, Tenn.

This year you’ll get the blues, but also jazz and funk, from artists including: Michael Shrieve (original drummer for Carlos Santana), multi-award winning singer Karen Lovely, Northwest favorite Bump Kitchen, plus many others, including Washington state finalists competing in the International Blues Challenge!

Only $5.00 per day gets you all-day access to the Main Stage and the "Libation Garden" located at the Carnegie Building, 105 Cedar Ave, Snohomish. All other daytime stages are free. BONUS: Main Stage wristband wearers are treated to food, beverage and shopping specials all around the historic district. For a complete list of participating "Taste Wristband Specials,"  go to

Main Stage schedule

Friday, August 16: 5 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, August 17: 12 noon – 8 p.m.

Sunday, August 18: 12 noon – 8 p.m.

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More stages

– Busker Stage (Open Mike format), sponsored by The Hawthorne Pub, located at the Gazebo on Avenue A and 1st Street, Saturday and Sunday, 1  – 5  p.m.

– Stewart’s Place Tavern, 709 1st Street, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 6 p.m.

– The Oxford Saloon, 913 1st Street, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon  – 6 p.m.

– 907 Grill & Lounge, 907 1st Street, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon  – 6 p.m.

– Rock City Café, 1101 1st Street, Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 6 p.m.

Taste of Music takes place once again in the picturesque historic district.

On the way to and from the multiple stages, festival guests will stroll through 150-year-old streets in the "Antique Capital of the Northwest" and discover unique dining and shopping, unearth special treasures in antique, vintage and specialty shops, and experience the attitudes and architecture of yesteryear.

The 2013 Snohomish Taste of Music is sponsored by Blanc & Rouge, Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse and Grilla Bites, and is presented by Historic Downtown Snohomish– "Dig Our Vintage Attitude;" and the Washington Blues Society.

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