The Great Idea festival returns to the Enchanted Forest this summer! It's a full day of music at the Salem-area amusement park, which is the most magical place in the world—it's worth a visit even without a music festival.
But on Friday, August 10, the Great Idea brings 20 area bands to the fairytale-themed wonderland, including some of Portland's biggest and best, such as Quasi, Typhoon, and the Builders and the Butchers, and a secret unnamed guest. There's also a beer garden this year, with brews from Gilgamesh Brewing, and the day kicks off at 2 pm with a parade from area act Tent City. Performers have been divided into two discrete categories this year:
Quasi, Typhoon, Porches, The Builders and the Butchers, The Peculiar Pretzelmen, Tango Alpha Tango, Apheliotrophic Orchestra, Hustle and Drone, Symmetry/Symmetry, a parade put on by Tent City, and a super-secret band that won’t be announced until the festival
Hawkmeat, Lone Madrone, Alameda, Rich McCloud, Coot and Codger, His Name Shall Breathe, Jon Fro, Succulent Dish, The Strangled Darlings
Enchanted Forest, 8462 Enchanted Way SE, Turner, OR, Fri Aug 10, 2 pm-dark, $22-30 (includes all-day park admission); presale tickets available at Salem's Ranch Records, the Gilgamesh Lounge, and at greatideafest.com