Janice is the managing editor for SMI. She has 30 + years experience in the field, and is an audiophile as well. She holds a BA in journalism from Central Washington University and a Master’s from the University of Washington. She currently works as a communications and event planner. She has performed as a coloratura soprano with the Yakima Light Opera Company and the Warehouse Theatre Company. She has fronted several classic rock cover bands for fun, and enjoys all genres of music.
6 days ago
Do you know about the other music Festival in Carnation? BrodieNation Music Festival is hidden in a fairly magical little glen full of abandoned wood carvings and a wonderful alternative history of Seattle music.
In this universe weekend passes to see artists like the The Black Tones and dozens of local bands and regional favorites only costs fifty bucks.
Tickets & Info: Brodienation.com
Some people say it feels like those early Summer Meltdown Festival weekends back in the early 2000s. It's something different. But it's a party. There are only 400 tickets. Everyone has the chance to become friends and most everyone does. You aren't supposed to go "backstage" but nobody is really going to stop you if you are bringing the bass player you grew up with a pie. Especially if you baked it.
It's July 18 through 20. This is where Austin Jenckes and Ayron Jones were featured over a half a dozen times before they became big names.
...And it's the fest that might book your band, if you play a show in the Valley. It's a natural thing. You play your heart out. Founder Morgan Henley loves it and plays you on his community radio show, and books you every where he can, because ultimately, he's a FAN. ... See MoreSee Less