The Sasquatch Music Festival unfolds on Memorial Day weekend—the unofficial start to summer. The four-day outdoor festival happens at the Gorge Amphitheatre, known for its amazing Columbia River views and welcoming amenities. This Washington State amphitheater has won the Best Outdoor Music Venue award from Pollstar Magazine nine times in a row.
Sasquatch at the Gorge History and Facts
The festival, presented by the House of Blues, provides as showcase for indie rockers and singer-songwriters. During the course of the festival, comedians and alternative rockers to the the Sasquatch at the Gorge stages. The first festival was enjoyed in 2002 with Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, and others as the featured performers. It quickly became one of the biggest and best entries on the schedule of Washington events and holidays. Many concert goers camp right on the grounds of The Gorge, making this not only a concert, but an outdoorsy vacation as this part of Washington State is quite beautiful.
Tickets to the Sasquatch Music Festival
A variety of ticket packages are available—music fans can purchase a one-day pass or step up to the all-inclusive, four-day festival pass. For one all-inclusive price, you’ll have access to the festival grounds and every concert. These packages also includes camping and parking, so it’s a great value that works out to less than $100 a day.
Upgraded camping packages can be booked in advance, which guarantee you a good spot at the campground with excellent views. The upgrade for Sasquatch at the Gorge also has private shuttles to bring you right to the festival grounds.
The upgrading parking pass allows you the chance to get into the festival early, before the general public. Since all the seats are general admission, getting there early has its advantages.
The top-level VIP packages up the price, but it also increase the amenities. Ticket holders have access to the best campground spots, with air-conditioned bathrooms/showers—and RVs are welcome. You’ll also enjoy breakfast in the morning, after-show snacks. A private shuttle will take you the festival site, where you’ll have access to the VIP area and discounts for Sasquatch Music Festival 2016 merchandise.
Directions to Sasquatch at the Gorge
The entire Sasquatch Music Festival 2016 takes place at the Gorge Amphitheatre in the town called George, nestled on the Columbia River. The official address for the festival is 745 Sillica Road. If you’re coming from Seattle, take Interstate 90 east until Exit 143—the Gorge Amphitheatre exit. Follow the signs about six miles to the festival grounds. It takes takes about three hours to get there from Seattle, and the trip from Spokane also takes that long. In this case, head west on I-90 until Exit 149—it takes about seven miles to get from the interstate to the festival.
If you’re coming from Portland Oregon, the trip will take about five hours. Follow Interstate 84 east and then take Highway 97 north to I-90 east. The rest of the trip is the same as from Seattle—exit 143 and seven more miles to the amphitheater.
Lodging near the Sasquatch Music Festival 2016
If you’re not planning on camping, you’ll have several choices for places to stay close to the Gorge Amphitheatre. In the neighboring town of the Quincy, you’ll find the Quincy Inn at 710 10th Avenue. Specializing in great rates without skimping on the amenities, the Quincy Inn has the distinction of being the closest hotel to the concert venue. You’ll find wireless Internet access, suites, and in-room HDTVs at the Quincy Inn.
The Sunland Inn, 25 miles from Sasquatch at the Gorge, is located at 26 Basin Northwest in Ephrata. Here, you’ll find a friendly staff as well as high-speed Internet access and an outdoor pool. All guests are welcome to enjoy the complimentary breakfast, served every morning before the Sasquatch Festival.