Kulshan Brewing presents a music festival this Saturday, Aug. 27th

Kulshan Brewing presents a music festival this Saturday, Aug. 27th

Kulshan Brewing presents a music festival this Saturday, Aug. 27th

This Saturday, August 27th in Bellingham, Kulshan Brewing invites you to the Trackside Beer Garden for the first-ever Acid Ball Psych Rock Music Fest. Along with tons of beer from Kulshan Brewing, the event includes performances by five different bands, starting at 4:00. This is a ticketed event.

The Trackside Beer Garden is Kulshan Brewing’s third location in Bellingham. Open seasonally, it is an outdoor space built on the Bellingham waterfront. It is just one part of a reimagining of a former industrial complex. (See our previous posts about the Trackside Beer Garden.)

The event’s name, Acid Ball Psych Rock Music Fest, is a reference to a large, 200-ton, ball-shaped tank that stands near the Trackside Beer Garden. Along with some towering, spaceship-shaped tanks, it is an artifact of the waterfront’s industrial past. The Acid Ball was, literally, used to store acid back when Georgia Pacific operated a massive pulp mill at the downtown, waterfront location. The pulp mill is long gone and so is the acid, but the Acid Ball remains.

Photo from City of Bellingham.

“The inaugural Acid Ball Psych Rock Music Fest is happening at the Trackside Beer Garden THS SATURDAY, August 27th! Featuring a 5 band lineup including Spaceface, The Black Tones, Supermissive, La Fonda, and the Whags, we’re excited to rock-out with you Bellingham! The festival will kick off at 4pm, and the music won’t stop until 10pm. Grab a pint, and kick back on the grass for a rad Saturday night you won’t want to miss!”


“Grab your tickets in advance to secure your spot! Tickets are $10 online, and available at the door until we fill up. Kids under 12 are free.”

The headlining act, scheduled for 9:00, describes itself like this: “Spaceface is a self described ‘Retro Futurist Dream Rock’ (but you can call them psychedelic-pop) band from Memphis, TN and Los Angeles, CA, active since 2012 and including members of The Flaming Lips and Pierced. Always eavesdropping on the Universe whispering its chaotic will, the groovy bunch harnesses the transcendent pulse of the spacetime continuum into catchy songs that whirl and twirl, bend and stretch, attract and propel. Their unique alloy of dream-pop, funk rock and post-disco, charged by the Sun, ultimately shines way past our collective bedtime, akin to a glow-in-the-dark Slime Science Lab kit…”

For more beer-related events around Washington, check out the Washington Beer Blog’s events page.

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