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aug 25th-26th 2017

The Sky River Rock Festival

In 1968 there was a music festival of grand proportions, on a farm in Sultan WA. The Woodstock before Woodstock. It celebrated the music & entertainment of the day. Amazing acts such as The Grateful Dead, Santana, Richard Pryor to name a few.  The festival was a place to express yourself in a time of great conflict and change. The spirit of the 60's!

Fast forward to 2017... 49 years later!!! 

Welcome to the Sky River Festival, which will be in the same town as the original event in Sultan at Sultan River Park. This music festival will offer the ticket holders great food, vendor booths for shopping, world famous chainsaw artists/carvers, car show, and ...the bands!!! The lineup consists of great local, and national acts. All handpicked for greatness and variety. Music spanning different rock genres from bluegrass, country, rockabilly, classic rock, to original hard rock. All of the bands are made up of seasoned musicians.

2 full days of music, art, outdoor fun, and relaxation. There will be a classic Pin Up contest along with the always cool Rat Rod car show! Attend both days, or just one, but don't miss this soon to be legendary festival!

Tickets will be issued via mail or digital download.  There are no refunds.

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History of

Sky River Rock Festival

THE SKY RIVER ROCK FESTIVAL AND LIGHTER THAN AIR FAIR WAS A HISTORIC ROCK FESTIVAL HELD ON A RASPBERRY FARM ON THE SKYKOMISH RIVERS OUTSIDE OF SULTAN,

FIRST HELD AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 2, 1968, IT WAS THE FIRST MULTI-DAY OUTDOOR HIPPIE ROCK FESTIVAL AT AN UNDEVELOPED SITE. THE LINE-UP INCLUDED BANDS SUCH AS THE GRATEFUL DEAD AND SANTANA.

IN 1968, THE TOWN OF SULTAN, WASHINGTON WAS VISITED BY MORE THAN 20,000 HIPPIES DURING THE FESTIVAL. THOUGH THE EVENT WAS TICKETED, MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE SHOWED UP WITHOUT TICKETS AND SNUCK IN. PROCEEDS WERE DONATED TO THE MEXICAN AMERICAN FEDERATION OF WASHINGTON, THE FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN INDIAN RIGHTS AND THE CENTRAL AREA PEACE AND IMPROVEMENT COOPERATIVE. THE CAMLIN HOTEL HOSTED PERFORMERS FOR THE FESTIVAL.

THE 2017 EVENT IS A FUNDRAISER TO DEVELOP THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY 2018 EVENT.

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