MANAFEST Alternative Music Festival • Astoria, June 17–19

Astoria’s alternative music festival impresario is Nick Stephens. Stephens has been organizing music events the last several years, his mission to provide a venue for creative musicians and an all ages audience. He sites that his inspiration to create music gatherings of this nature draws from former Astorian creative/musician Jona Bechtolt who successfully produced his low key events called CATCH THAT BEAT, that attracted a good crowd of hipsters to the region, to enjoy a weekend of music making.

This will be a music-filled weekend in Astoria, where opera, Scandinavian Folk and alternative/rock music converge. MANAFEST will appear at Shively Hall, the Blue Scorcher, on the Astoria Sunday Market stage, and other locations TBA. Look out.

Now the music listings will look like this:

Friday June 17 • 5-10$ cover
Shively Hall 7pm-12midnight
1530 Shively Park Rd
• cat stalks bird (PDX experimental rock)
• Unicorn Denomination (PDX dancetech)
• I only draw monsters (Seaside local hard
• Unkle Funkle (Comedycore)

Saturday June 18th
Crossfades: 1331 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR- FREE 5pm
• Changeable Light Bulb (KMUN dj Jed, playing “wierdness”)

Saturday June 18 5-10$ cover
Shively Hall 7pm-12midnight
1530 Shively Park Rd
• Kites at Night (Astoria electro rock )
• Star Craving (Astoria funtimes)
• Saucy Yoda (PDX partycore)
• Mythological horses (Rock)
•  White Fang (Original Classic Rock)

Sunday June 19 • 8am-4ish
The Blue Scorcher, Tide Rock, Astoria Sunday Market Stage. FREE  SOUP.
• Leafeater (PDX powerpop)
• Davis Hooker (Chehailis,Triumphant folk)
• Geena Barker (Cannon Beach folk)
• Taylor Holmes (San Fransisco pop songs)
• Titan and the Pygmy (Sitar and drums songs)

More information about Sunday shows available at the 17th and 18th shows, and in forthcoming Manafest brochures available at the Blue Scorcher Bakery in Astoria.

The fund raiser for this festival is

Tthe facebook event page is