If we had known several weeks ago when we were out covering Sasquatch! that it would be the last year of the iconic music festival the New York Times called "the strongest rock and pop festival on the west coast" - we would have spend more time soaking it up.
Festival founder Adam Zacks released a statement today, June 28, 2018 announcing the will no longer be producing the festival, and it will not return in 2019.
In the 17 years the music fest has taken places, it's seen 1,313 bands perform, sold 1,026,095 tickets, and donated $723,436 to charity.
Read Zacks' full statement below.
“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,
Sayonara, Sassie. We will hold you in our hearts forever!