Louie Galarza, owner of Louie G's Pizzeria in Fife, has asked bands from as far away as Spokane to be part of his fundraiser for Northwest Harvest called "DreamFest." With the help of major sponsors like Seattle rock station KISW's "Loud and Local Show," Pyramid Staging and Events and LyonPride Music, plus countless other local businesses, individuals, volunteers and musicians, Galarza will hold his music festival outdoors with hopes of overflowing the donation boxes.
"'DreamFest' is like a dream come true for me," he said. "Not only am I able to provide a mega stage for the talented musicians I admire, but I am able to help the community (Northwest Harvest) on a larger scale than I could have only imagined. And I am able to do it because of the help of so many people I love."
Slated for Sept. 15 – rain or shine – the event will start at 3 p.m. with 10 bands performing. The roster includes: Witchburn, Jason Kertson and The Immortals, The Fail Safe Project and Riot In Rhythm. There will also be a raffle of various music-themed items to raise cash for Northwest Harvest in addition to the food items collected.
Northwest Harvest is asking for foods highest in nutritional density, which tend to be the least processed foods. Fresh fruits and vegetable are mostly very good in nutritional density, and monetary contributions help the organization access fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. Within shelf-stable products, select ones with the lowest saturated fats and refined carbohydrates (sugar, white flour). Advanced tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/268120 or from the bands themselves. Louie G's Pizzeria is located at 5219 Pacific Highway E.