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Reverb Fest Recast as Macefield Music Festival, Set to Take Place Oct. 5
by Dave Segal
on Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 7:03 AM
After Seattle Weekly pulled its support of the Reverb Fest—which had already booked dozens of acts at the Tractor, Sunset, and Conor Byrne—it looked like the event wasn’t going to happen. But it will live after all, under the new name Macefield Music Festival (The Stranger is a co-sponsor).
Organizer Kwab Copeland and his collaborators Michael Stephens, Drew Church, and Hannah Levin were inspired to rename the fest after Edith Macefield, an elderly Ballard resident whom they admire for refusing to sell her house to developers for $1 million.
Macefield Music Festival is set to happen Sat. Oct. 5 at the three aforementioned venues. The lineup offers a diverse range of rising stars and established vets from Seattle’s music scene, including Stranger music Genius award winners the Intelligence and Lori Goldston, plus Afrocop, Constant Lovers, Keyboard Kid, Kid Smpl, USF, and Vox Mod.
You can purchase advance tickets here and learn about the life of Edith Macefield here.
Press release, lineup details, and Afrocop video after the jump.
All Night Stand Booking in association with Underwood Stables presents:
The First Annual MACEFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL in Ballard!
Programmed by veteran talent buyer Kwab Copeland and inspired by the fiercely independent spirit of Ballard’s legendary “refuse to sell” resident, Edith Macefield, the MACEFIELD MUSIC FESTIVAL is a lovingly curated event that combines young, up-and-coming artists with seasoned scene stalwarts, reflecting the richness of Seattle’s local music community across a wide spectrum of genres. From the aggressive and angular punk clamor of Constant Lovers and the Intelligence, to the warm Americana of the Ganges River Band and Davidson Hart Kingsbury (celebrating his record release!), to the progressive hip hop of Keyboard Kid and Vox Mod’s imaginative electronica, the October 5 event will be an affordable way to explore the current landscape of Seattle music while celebrating the steadfast attitude of the dearly departed Ms. Macefield.
Produced through the collaborative efforts of Copeland, Michael Stephens, Drew Church, and Hannah Levin (all of whom share tattoos of Macefield’s iconic house and produce memorable private events at Underwood Stables), the festival’s tone was set instantly when Church mused that it could be named after the woman they all admired. “When Drew suggested the name ‘Macefield Music Festival,’ it really resonated that Edith Macefield's name inspires people, especially people in Ballard to do things on their own terms,” explains Copeland. “I hope we are able honor her memory by offering up a fantastic event owned an operated by the community of Ballard!”
Partial proceeds will benefit MusiCares via a raffle at Hattie’s Hat (items up for grabs to be announced shortly). All shows are 21+ and wristband holders will have access to all three venues: The Tractor, Conor Byrne, and the Sunset.
For more about Edith Macefield, please watch Caffé Vita’s mini-doc, Steadfast: The Legend of Edith Macefield