When: August 16-17
Where: Portland
Who: TBA

While MusicfestNW’s stats put it up there alongside other regionally-loved festivals like Sasquatch, many people outside of the Pacific Northwest haven’t heard of this locally-oriented 19-year-old festival. Which is a shame, since MusicfestNW has played an important role in the vibrant Portland music scene, booking local heavyweights like The Decemberists and Modest Mouse to headline the festival. For 2014, MFNW is concentrating the whole festival at the waterfront in downtown Portland with two stages (instead of dozens of venues) and 15-20 bands (instead of hundreds), meaning you won’t miss a set and tickets will be cheaper—which is something we’ll never complain about.