The 13th annual Georgetown Carnival arts festival on Saturday, June 9 offers a spectacular array of attractions in Seattle’s historic Airport Way S business corridor, featuring an exhibition by legendary photographer Jini Dellaccio at Fantgraphics Bookstore of music icons of the sixties, including vintage prints created in the late artist’s darkroom. Dellaccio documented Northwest proto-punk garage acts like the Sonics, Wailers, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Buffalo Springfield, as well as touring bands like the Rolling Stones, the Who, Mitch Ryder, Yardbirds, among many others.
Carnival highlights include Hardzardfactory’s Power Tool Drag Races featuring creative contraptions racing side-by-side from noon to 4:00 PM. Interactive art installations from Georgetown’s Equinox Studios engage visitors of all ages. Student acrobats from SANCA and young musicians from Seattle Drum School are joined by the regions’ oldest performing group, Eagles Aerie #1 Brass Band. A children’s music performance by Jim Valley (formerly of Paul Revere & the Raiders), creative carnival games, Adria the Juggler, spin art, Sirens of Serpentine belly dancers, Northwest Taiko drumming , and music by The Fall-Outs (fronted by Fantagraphics own Dave Holmes) are featured in the family-friendly Festival Street located just outside the bookstore. Local arts and crafts booths, food trucks, beer and wine gardens from Georgetown-based brewers and vintners, and carnival confections are open all day. Theatrical rasslin’ from 1-2-3 Battle is featured at the Stables stage and Georgetown DJs Brown Hornet, David Baca, and Selector Tamlin spin at Machine House Brewing.
Musical highlights on the main stage include Selene Vigil, Stag, Sky Cries Mary, the Black Tones, Freddy Trujillo, Oceans Fade, Richie Daggers Crime, and Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band. The Underwood Stables acoustic stage features Washboard Cut Ups, Fred Luongo, Amanda Winter-Halter, Matthew Southworth, and Caitlin Sherman.
Join us for this free community festival that celebrates the creative diversity of Seattle’s oldest neighborhood on Saturday, June 9 from noon to 10:00 PM. For more information including map and schedule visit www.georgetowncarnival.com.