The first annual Chinook Music Festival went off with a bang! The festival which was the brain child of Roots Rock band Cody Beebe and The Crooks, showcased a plethora of music groups ranging from roots rock, indie, and even experimental. The festival took place at The Jim Sprick Community Park; located outside of Naches, WA on the Yakima, River. I had the gracious opportunity to be asked to shoot the festival as the “official festival photographer.”
The three day festival featured the likes of bands such as: Ben Union, Blake Noble, Aaron Daniel’s One Man Banned, and festival founders Cody Beebe and The Crooks, performed to a packed audience of festival goers. Many people also took advantage of the camping opportunities that Jim Sprick Community Park offered.
The festival also did well in numbers as well bringing in hundreds of festival goers and guaranteeing that the festival would be back next year, and with a bigger lineup than before. I can’t really say who my favorite band was as I enjoyed everyone on the bill. But Ben Union, and Blake Noble really impressed me. Another stand out was Aaron Daniel One Man Banned; if you dig Reggie Watts and TuNe yArds, you’ll really dig Aaron.