Summer Meltdown 2010 Pres of the USA, Hips, HBR, EOTO


The initial lineup for the 10th Annual Summer Meltdown Festival has been announced. The three-day camping and music festival returns August 6-8 for its fifth year at the beautiful Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Darrington, Washington., nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, Summer Meltdown has solidified its status as the largest independent camping and music festival in the Pacific Northwest. Summer Meltdown will feature over 30 acts on four stages over the weekend.

Check out JamBase's rave for 2009 Summer Meltdown for more on this intimate festival and the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater setting.

Summer Meltdown '09
by Sara Sokolowski
Scheduled performers include:

The Presidents of the United States of America
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
The Everyone Orchestra
Hot Buttered Rum
The Mother Hips
The Mutaytor
Delhi 2 Dublin
Michael Shrieve's Spellbinder
The Panda Conspiracy
Acorn Project
Vicci Martinez
Spanish for 100
Manooghi Hi
Dept of Energy
Publish the Quest
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Levi Ware
Andrew Vait & The Eternal Fair
Robert Sarazin Blake
Ben Bruce
Be Careful

A preview of the 10th Annual Summer Meltdown Festival is planned for Memorial Day Weekend at the Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center on the Mural Amphitheater stage. The showcase takes place on May 29 from 7 p.m. -10 p.m., and will feature Meltdown favorites such as Panda Conspiracy, Acorn Project, Yogoman Burning Band, and Flowmotion. Festival tickets will be available for purchase during the showcase. Memorial Day Weekend is the last weekend to purchase early-bird tickets, which include Thursday admission into the festival. After May 31, ticket prices jump from $90 to $120.

Festival co-producer Terra Roots Foundation brings back the Green Village this year. The Green Village promotes Sustainable Living, Responsible Action and Creating Community with exhibits like Building with Cob, Urban Gardening, the Re-Store Recycled Art Station, and spotlights on local organizations promoting sustainability, environmental education, and social outreach. The Fourth Annual Meltdown Food Drive will benefit Darrington Community Services and Food Bank, and portions of concessions revenue will be donated back in to the Darrington community.

Terra Roots is a local 501c3 charitable arts non-profit working to build and strengthen community through music and other artistic expression. In addition to hosting the Summer Meltdown, they put on several service-oriented events each year. More information on the organization can be found at

[Published on: 5/17/10]

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