Art on the Avenue, the city’s annual – and largest – music and art festival hosted by the 6th Ave Business District, is set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., July 9 along 6th Avenue from State Street to Alder Street. Art on the Ave is now in its 17th year and attracting thousands of patrons with all things street fair, music, art, performances and demonstrations.
The festival is family friendly and free, and offers blocks of beer gardens and restaurants.
Artists on tap this year include: Joseph Brooks, Perry Porter, Shawn Foote, Becky Hoover, Jason Holland, Jeremey Tate, Lucien Vedego, Caleb jermain, Ryan Burr and Keger & Zaeos.
Bands include: Strangely Alright, Power Laces, Sweetkiss Momma, Dire Fire, Big Wheel Stunt Show, Nolan Garrett, Boo Boo La La, Darby Picnic, Miller Campbell, Decent at Best, Enloe, Haiku, Jordani and the Sun Kings, Girls Love Rockets, Mr. Von, Andrew Landers, Feather Point, Sleepy Pilot, Limberlost, Bes, Late September Dogs and Yogoman.
Bars along Six Avenue will also have their own lists of bands and activities.
Because of limited parking, people are being advised to take Pierce Transit buses or use ride-sharing options to attend the festival. Visit Piercetransit.org for bus routes and times.
More information about the festival is available at ArtontheAve.org.