Mixtape Monday: Farm Fest

Vortex Music Magazine

Listen to the local sounds of this year's funky, soulful Farm Fest on August 8. Plus, leave a comment below for your chance to win a pair of passes!

Now in its fourth year, Farm Fest looks to pack the most musical talent its ever had alongside a bunch of family-friendly recreational activities into not just one weekend but one day: Saturday, August 8!

Located in Damascus, Ore., just some 17 miles east of Portland (and just down the road from where Pendarvis Farm hosts Pickathon), this year's lineup features plenty of PDX locals—like folk soul from rising singer Moorea Masa (also a member of Ural Thomas' band) to hip-hop funk, reggae rock from Speaker Minds—paired with regional acts out of Seattle like the countrified folk-hop of Jasper T. or The Staxx Brothers' hard ass soul next to headliner Ethan Tucker's acoustic, bluesy and soulful roots—watch the video for his track "Crazy Tonight" featuring Michael Franti at the end of this article.

Besides the tunes, August 8 will be full of diversions on the family farm, including disc golf, hammocks, field games (like a water balloon toss or tug o’ war), and a pancake breakfast on Sunday morn if you decide to camp out! Plus, catch performances from Action/Adventure Theatre and check out the night sky and a meteor shower with some high-powered telescopes provided by Rose City Astronomers.

Advance tickets are just $30 (includes camping) and you can get yours here.

Leave a comment below for your chance to win a pair of tickets to Farm Fest in Damascus (just east of Portland) on Saturday, August 8!

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