Celebrate with Us!
It's the 52nd Anniversary of the Sky River Rock Festival
The Spirit of 1968 in a Modern Setting. We are excited to be hosting this festival again in beautiful Arlington, WA.
Bands - There will be a variety of PNW talent. All eras represented to entertain throughout the day. Local and internationally vetted lineup featuring: ROCKFISH AND FRIENDS - a 10 piece high energy band that plays "Classic Rock That Kicks Brass"!!! Rockfish and Friends is fronted by 30 yr veteran of the broadcast industry/radio personality Rob "Rockfish" Oxford and is backed by nine of the Northwest's most talented musicians, many of whom who have shared the stage with such artists as Styx, Eddie Money, Melissa Etheridge and the Justin Timberlake Horns. R.A.F features live horns and percussion and plays the top hits of Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Steely Dan, Tower of Power, Wings, Ide's of March, The Boss and much more), STRUM - a founding member of the 1968 SRRF's son Steve Noe is in this band!, BENT - such talented artists from the PNW - Rob "Gator" Kendrick/singer... a voice you will also recognize as the afternoon traffic reporter for KZOK!, Suite Clarity, BLUE VELVET GROOVE and more to announce as we progress. Feel free to bring your acoustic instruments to jam with others. Lineup subject to change. This is an outdoor rain or shine event with no refunds available.
Reunion Pavilion - A featured 1968 Reunion Pavilion will be hosted by one of the original attendees of SRRF 68, Greg Garton. He will be sharing his interviewing skills as our Historian/Archivist cataloguing images, stories, and memories from other attendees and musicians/bands who were there in the beginning! He is going to be featuring images never seen before from local photographer Torr Ofteness (who was at the original SKY in 68) and so much more.
Chainsaw Artists - We will also host our local and international Chainsaw Artists...more to announce soon. They will be demonstrating their skills and will have many beautiful carving for sale!
Beer Garden & Food Vendors - There will be a Beer/Wine garden. A local Vendors Market with Food, Artists, Crafters...shopping, dining, and fun things to do for all.
Legion Memorial Park is the location - This festival is being held in Arlington for convenience of travel, lodging, modern amenities. There is a covered stage, covered beer/wine garden with some picnic table seating, 5 beautiful acres, ADA parking/sidewalks, close to amenities in town. Low shade tents are allowed. Bring sunscreen/blankets/chairs etc. Plan on spending the day.
Something different: I arranged for an after party will be held at Mirkwood shire from 11pm-1am, food and drink served. The owner of the pub is in the band the and they are playing at 11pm The were suppose to play at the first Sky 49 but were not able to and so are excited to be a part of it now. A place you might want to consider for your events too...it's a cool building.