The Olympia Downtown Alliance is throwing a fun and vibrant street block party in historic Downtown Olympia that includes live music and performances, activities for kids and families, interactive art installations from local artists, local community groups, and a biergarten featuring seasonal libations from 3 Magnets Brewing Co., Well 80 Brewhouse and Whitewood Cider Co. LoveOly SummerFest 2022 will take place every Saturday in August, from 1 pm to 7 pm.
The Olympia Film Society (OFS) has partnered with the Olympia Downtown Alliance to produce the headline acts for the festival on the Main Stage. J. Graves will continue the summer concert series on Saturday, August 20.
J. Graves is passionate dance-punk. Tense relationship rock, sanguine lyricism, guitar music, chord changes that sound like secret longing, a rhythm section that thuds, skitters, and melts over the determined voice of Jessa Graves. The heat of the cataclysm gives off a vapor known to galvanize meatspace into writhing, dancing heaps, creating rabid, loyal fans. Joined by Kelly Cifton, perhaps the best bassist (and certainly the most exciting to watch), and the unassuming Aaron McDonald, who would be a watchmaker --for his distinct timing and style, were he not a drummer, J. Graves is back with a crushing new LP Fortress of Fun, a choose your own adventure record due out fall of 2022.
Kelsey Magnuson and Gregory Bortnichak will open for J. Graves.
Who: Brought to the community by the Olympia Downtown Alliance, produced by the Olympia Film Society, presented by the City of Olympia
What: LoveOly Summer Fest 2022 Main Stage with J. Graves, Kelsey Magnuson ande Gregory Bortnichak.
When: Saturday, August 20, 4 pm – 7 pm.
Where: Downtown Olympia, 5th Avenue and Washington Street
Cost: There is no cost to attend thanks to the support of our sponsors!