Portland rock veterans Quasi took the stage for a raucous set at Timber! on Saturday. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
Timber! Outdoor Music Festival was a giant, well-organized party in the woods. Everything from the corporate and community partnerships to the facilities on site made the weekend safe, fun and memorable.
Oh, and then there were the bands. So many great bands played. See my review here and enjoy some of the indelible moments from the festival after the break.
Kithkin got the crowd at Timber! rocking with its tribal rhythms. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
Hobosexual’s hard-rocking blues metal assault nearly deafened the crowd, including an intrepid Seattle Times music reporter stationed within inches of the PA. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
Ivan and Alyosha’s surprisingly beefy 1960s summertime rock had the crowd showing off their best groovy dance moves. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
Ivan and Alyosha’s Tim Wilson enjoys a moment in the sun at Timber! on Saturday. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
One of the main goals of Timber! was to introduce children to music. This little guy is getting quite the education thanks to Quasi’s Sam Coomes. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
The heat of the moment struck Quasi’s Sam Coomes and he leapt off stage and into an appreciative Timber! crowd. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
Fruit Bats frontman Eric D. Johnson used some great judgment and got the crowd moving with an uptempo set of tunes. He was one of many musicians to remark on what a unique event Timber! had been. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
If you need a graphical representation of what Timber! is really all about, here you go: rock band, huge crowd, nature and kids. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
s The Helio Sequence rocks out as they close the festival’s main stage Saturday night. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
The Helio Sequence’s drummer Benjamin Weikel is lost in the moment. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
The Timber! crowd surged forward to get a glimpse of the Helio Sequence. It was a dance party in the woods. Photo by Owen R. Smith.
The Helio Sequence’s singer and guitarist Brandon Summers shreds a solo in the closing minutes of Timber! Outdoor Music Festival. Photo by Owen R. Smith.