How often have you been home on a Friday night wondering what to do? How about the weekend? When you have a mile long to do list including a mound of laundry and a sink full of dishes calling your name, but all you want to do is get out of the house! The Yakima Valley is bursting with things to do every day/night of the week.
Adventure, nature, and the Yakima Valley will begin to unfold as you dive into it. This is a short 411 on the 509 music scene… a look into the activities waiting for you to explore. There is so much to explore in the Yakima Valley…from music and craft beverages, to outdoor activities and local sports…one just has to look.
Some of our employees’ favorite venues have allowed them to experience music in a whole new way. From the grand Capitol Theatre with its old world décor and charm to the grassy slopes surrounded by lavender and apple trees at Hackett Ranch to the quirky yet intimate Home Show in a friends’ living room, sitting on a pillow enjoying a mini concert surrounded by friends.
Some top venue picks in the Yakima Valley:
- Hackett Ranch
- Gilbert Cellars Downtown
- Wilridge Winery/Naches Heights Vineyard
- Bale Breakers Brewery
- Canyon River Ranch
- The Season’s Performance Hall
- The Hop Shop
- J. Bell Cellars and Winery
- Franklin Park
- Downtown Yakima: Front street and 3rd Street
Now it’s time for the hard decision of selecting which event you want to go to. Sometimes you will have to choose between multiple options, which isn’t a bad problem to have!
Annual events that you need to get on your calendars include Chinook Fest, Fresh Hop Ale Festival, Roots and Vines Festival, Uncorked, Yakima Folklife Festival, and Downtown Summer Nights. These events combine great music and local craft beverages and vendors, creating a fun time for you and your friends. You can find dozens of other events throughout the year in the Yakima Valley and hundreds in the PNW, these are just the tip of the iceberg.
A few weekly and monthly events to take a look at include “First Friday” offerings at downtown venues and other events you can find almost every day and week at other venues downtown and local craft beverage establishments. The best part of the local music scene is the extensive list of local talent we have here!
- Planes on Paper
- Shoot Jake
- Rust on the Rails
- Common Deer
- Angela Soffe Band
- Fruit Tramps
- Bradford Loomis
- Naomi Wachira
- Zach Hinson
- These Guitars Say Sorry
- Jayleigh Ann and the Lost Boys
- Pastel Motel
Now all that’s left is for you to find your favorite venue, festival, and local talent! Have fun exploring!