Saturday & Sunday, August 24 & 25, 2019
Doors at 12:00 pm
Event at 1:00 pm
Kids 13 & under are free / Bar with I.D.
Prices are dependent on date of purchase (not including applicable fees):
Tickets purchased April 26 – May 2 are $99.50 (one-day pass) / $189.50 (two-day pass)
Tickets purchased May 3 – August 17 are $109.50 (one-day pass) / $209.50 (two-day pass)
Tickets purchased August 18 – August 25 are $129.50 (one-day pass) / $249.50 (two-day pass)
Seattle Theatre Group and Sasquatch! Festival Founder Adam Zacks announce the full programming for THING, the new two-day multidisciplinary event taking place Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA. Offering a diverse lineup of artists from across the globe, the event features a unique combination of music, comedy, film, dance, podcasts, visual arts, and more. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 9 a.m. PST.
Over the course of two days, THING will offer a wide range of music acts including Violent Femmes, hip-hop pioneers De La Soul, Mexico’s Café Tacvba, and a joint appearance by Calexico and Iron & Wine. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy will take the stage, as will Texas trio Khruangbin, Kurt Vile & The Violators, New Orleans group Tank and the Bangas, New York’s Parquet Courts, singer-songwriter Phosphorescent, and indie pop artist Japanese Breakfast, as well as Snail Mail. Actor and musician John Reilly will have his roots group in tow as they tap into the spirit of the old west. Other performances include violinist and vocalist Sudan Archives, Icelandic soul singer Júníus Meyvant, Chicago drummer and beat scientist Makaya McCraven, as well as Chicago singer-songwriter and guitarist Ryley Walker, LA-based folk singer Bedouine, Irish rock band Fontaines D.C., kindie-rock icon Caspar Babypants, and Black Belt Eagle Scout. Rounding out the concert events are Seattle blues- and punk-based band The Black Tones and psychedelic outlaw cowboy Orville Peck.
Other THINGs on the schedule include Napoleon Dynamite Live!—featuring a conversation with Jon Heder (Napoleon) and other members of the cast, as well as a screening of the classic movie. Speaking engagements with stage, film, and television actress Natasha Lyonne and writer, comedian, and activist Lindy West will take place, as well as a comedy set from comedian Todd Barry. Podcast offerings include live tapings of Bunny Ears with Macaulay Culkin, The Tobolowsky Files with Stephen Tobolowsky, and Too Beautiful To Live with Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh. Scottish mentalist, illusionist, and performance artist Scott Silven offers multiple performances of his acclaimed show Wonders at Dusk, and acclaimed Seattle choreographer Kate Wallich and dj Amateur Hour will lead their popular all-abilities movement class Dance Church. A live reading of the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman, which was filmed on location at Fort Worden, will also take place, and the U.K.’s Architects of Air will display their Luminarium, a monumental inflatable sculpture of color, air and light.
For more information about all of the artists, including which days they will be performing please visit thingnw.org.
The origin of the name “THING” comes from the medieval term “Ting” which is described as “an assembly of free people to reduce feuds and avoid social disorder,” a definition which inspired the creation of this new venture.
THING will feature three primary stages including a decommissioned balloon hangar (McCurdy Pavilion), the charming and intimate art-deco Wheeler Theatre, and the Parade Grounds overlooking Puget Sound. A variety of camping, parking and housing accommodations will also be available for purchase. The event is open to all ages and will feature beer gardens with valid ID required for entry. Kids 13 & under are free.