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Get Ready For LoveFest, Fremont

August 26th, 2011 by Sean Keeley

This weekend, it’s time to get your love-on, Fremont. The two-day music festival Northwest LoveFest takes place this Saturday and Sunday.

The festival was born from the belief that music festivals should have a positive effect on humanity and the environment we all share. The 2nd annual Northwest LoveFest will once again bring the community together to celebrate and support various nonprofits, vendors, artists and musicians who embody their message.

LoveFest providing free water, offsetting carbon with TerraPass and donating 1% of revenue to protecting Earth through 1% for the Planet. Since the festival borders the Burke-Gilman Trail, LoveFest, with the assistance of Bike Works, is providing free bike parking within the festival grounds; bring a lock for security.

Purified water is brought to LoveFest courtesy of Clean Water Foundation and Seattle University’s Engineers Without Borders so bring a drinking vessel for free water or buy a compostable cup for $1.

This year, within our Liquid Libation Lounge, the festival will feature Full Sail Brewing.They  will have their IPA, Pale Ale, Amber and their LTD 03, which is a crisp Pilsner-Style lager, on tap. They’ll also be featuring the best Hedges Family Estates wine.

The official LoveFest Afterparty will be at the Nectar Lounge, August 27th, 11 PM – 2 AM. Entry is free with LoveFest wristband, $5 without. Featuring Elemental Zazen, ASUN AKA Suntonio Bandanaz and Sunz of Sound. Click here to learn more.

Purchase tickets for LoveFest at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Fremont LoveFest Sept.11

August 26th, 2010 by Athima Chansanchai

Coming up soon, on September 11: Fremont LoveFest, a music festival that also promotes a message of unity and environmentalism in 55,000 square feet of open space along the Fremont canal.

Fremont LoveFest

Enter at Solsticio’s Doorstep, 1100 N Northlake Way, right under the Fremont Bridge, along the canal from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $22 through Brown Paper Tickets or 1-800-838-3006.

Music from Brazil, the Middle East, Jamaica, and many other countries, representing rock, reggae, soul, acoustic, funk, indie, and world beats will fill the ears of attendees as they learn from organizations such as General BioDiesel, ROAR of Washington, TerraPass and the Clean Water Foundation in this merged and dynamic statement of unity, environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

While all ages are invited to the festival, there will be a beer garden for those 21-and-above with ID. Proceeds from the beer garden will benefit ROAR of Washington, which stands for “Referrals, Opportunities, Advocacy, and Resources” for the homeless and disadvantaged while they seek education and employment.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe headlines a festival with instruments as varied as saxophones, a didgeridoo, tubas, assorted drums, an organ, Persian violin, and birds. Denson’s saxophone has been heard on Lenny Kravitz albums “Let Love Rule,” “Mama Said” and “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” He’s also known as the co-creator, saxophonist, flutist, and singer for The Greyboy Allstars.

The updated lineup also includes Flowmotion, Air 2 A Bird (Gabriel Teodros & Amos Miller), and Luc & the Lovingtons alongside Tubaluba and Christopher of the Wolves. Others who were already on the bill: Toussaint, Eduardo Mendonca-Show Brazil, and Raquy and the Cavemen, Clinton Fearon and the Boogey Brown Band.

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