Summer is (almost) here. Soon those of us without foresight will be jockeying for campground space and scouring Airbnb leftovers while belatedly plotting our summer jaunts. But fear not, procrastinators. There are plenty of in-town entertainment options and short-drive festivals still on the table (though some may require a Stubhub splurge).

For a few short months a year, Seattle-area music fans are able to enjoy their favorite bands under the sun/stars without a high probability of getting doused. These are some of the top options for outdoor summer concerts and festivals this season. Soak them up before scurrying back inside the city’s darkened clubs come fall.

Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile and Soundgarden's two-song release drops on Saturday.

Father John Misty

Father John Misty plays with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit on June 11 at Marymoor park in Redmond.

Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan will play the Timber! Outdoor Music Festival July 11-13 at MacDonald Park in Carnation.


Beck plays the Gorge Amphitheatre July 13 with Cage the Elephant.

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