It started with a bang, and quickly became an annual pilgrimage. People from all over the Northwest, then all over the world traveled to The Gorge on Memorial Day weekend to see some of their favorite bands play the incredible amphitheater at the Sasquatch Music Festival. For 17 years the fest rocked the middle-of-nowhere, Washington (George, WA) with amazing lineups. But in recent years the festival had its share of issues, and as today it was announced that the festival is dead.

Founder Zach Adams announced in an email that the festival will no longer take place. Those of us who attended Sasquatch are incredibly saddened by the news. It was an amazing experience, and one we're not soon to forget. Those who went multiple years, will be hit the hardest, but like Zach, we are happy it happened in the first place. Read the full statement below, and check out my gallery from the 2014 festival. RIP Sasquatch Music Festival. You will be missed.

28 June 2018 “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Theodor Geisel Today we take a bow and bid a fond farewell to Sasquatch! I will no longer be producing the Festival, nor will it

take place in 2019. The Festival began 17 years ago on a hunch, greenlit on nothing more than a name and instinct there was space for

something with a uniquely Northwest flavor, on Memorial Day weekend, at one of the most beautiful locations on

Earth – The Gorge. 17 years is a long time to do anything. The Beatles lasted a mere 8 years, a fact so astonishing it is difficult to

believe. While we didn’t accomplish anything as indelible as “Hey Jude”, the Festival left a lasting mark and

proudly represented an independent spirit. Sasquatch! will forever remain a tapestry of the people who worked with us, the artists who inspired us, and the

varied experiences of the fans who attended it … of friendships made, engagements, hilltop weddings, permanent

tattoos, once in a lifetime collaborations, weather events both treacherous and magnificent, at least one very

public conception, and, of course, hundreds of awe inspiring performances. My humblest gratitude to all of you.

May the spirit that made Sasquatch! so special live on. Onward to the next adventure, Adam Zacks

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