There is no better hidden gem to MusicFest NW than the afternoon KEXP shows at the Doug Fir. Let's face it, sometimes a MFNW wristband is just too much for your thin pockets to afford, or perhaps you are like me and just love the experience of sneaking out of the office midday for a concert. Either way, here is a list of the KEXP-sponsored shows at Doug Fir, all of which are totally free, totally all ages, and totally open to the public. Totally!

Thursday September 9
10:30am - Dan Mangan Laura Veirs
12:30pm - Phantogram
2:30pm - Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
4:30pm - The Cave Singers

Friday September 10
10:30am - Blue Giant
12:30pm - Bobby Bare Jr
2:30pm - The Tallest Man on Earth
4:30pm - Thee Oh Sees