THING stage drew crowds in 2019. (photo by Christine Mitchell)

THING stage drew crowds in 2019. (photo by Christine Mitchell)

THING tickets on sale now

Music, arts planned for three days in August

PORT TOWNSEND — Tickets are on sale now for the three-day THING, which will combine music and art at Fort Worden on Aug. 26-28.

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) and Adam Zacks has unveiled the final lineup at thingnw.org, where tickets, which begin at $129.50 for one day, also are on sale. Children under 12 will be admitted are free. Camping passes can be purchased for the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, a short walk from performances and activities.

Just-announced artists include Jerrod Carmichael, whose comedy special “Rothaniel” is streaming now on HBO.

New additions include Seattle’s Reignwolf; a unique presentation,“Deconstructing the Beatles Revolver,” by Scott Freiman; and an interview by music journalist and author Marcus J. Moore interviewing Jazz is Dead — a record label created by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.

These acts join a schedule that features Jungle, Modest Mouse, Father John Misty, Goose, Sparks, Freddie Gibbs, José González, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Seattle-based performers from STG’s Education & Community Engagement Programs, among others.

“It continues to be an honor to present a slate of extraordinary talent, rich with new discoveries, in the magnificent setting of Fort Worden,” said Adam Zacks, nationally recognized for his work producing the Sasquatch! Music Festival.

“We aspire to offer something fresh to the festival landscape and create an environment where all are welcomed and represented.”

Presentations are planned by tribal storytellers Elaine Grinnell of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe of Blyn and Delbert Miller of the Skokomish Tribe in partnership with SAMA: Seattle Sacred Music & Art.

In the Future is 0, artist-contestants compete in a live game show that offers an array of mental, physical, and psychological challenges.

People of all ages can buy food from vendors, create paper lanterns and participate in a nighttime lantern parade, and explore Architects of Air’s Luminarium—a maze with saturated color and a sensory soundscape.

In addition to hosting THING, Fort Worden State Park provides miles of beaches and hiking trails to explore.

STG also has curated a variety of performances and workshops that represent its programming and community partnerships.

This event will showcase the community organizations that enrich the local hip hop scene and top emcees emerging from the Pacific Northwest. Participating groups/individuals artists include More Music @ The Moore (artists: Shemar, Critical), 206Zulu (artists: Reezy Rey and Frank Saga), The Residency (artists: Rosé Prosecco, grxtty), and Totem Star (artists: Kiddus Fecto).

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