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Modest Music Fest  •  september 28&29 2019


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Modest Music Fest returns to downtown Moscow September 28th and 29th! ModFest features 40ish bands performing at various downtown venues.

ModFest 2019 will host 40ish bands including URAL THOMAS AND THE PAIN, HORSE FEATHERS, SAMA DAMS, BART BUDWIG, SUNBATHE, AND HOLIDAY FRIENDS at various venues in downtown Moscow on September 28th & 29th!

Weekend wristbands are available ONLINE and at the HUMBLE BURGER BOX OFFICE (102 N Main) for $30. The weekend wristband is THE WAY to see all the music. Stay tuned for announcements and promotions by following us on Facebook!

We believe very strongly in local art and music and ModFest aims to provide a bigger stage for our talented local bands who deserve as much support as we can give them. We also want to continue building a strong, vibrant, and diverse music community in our hometown. To accomplish this, we're bringing some of our favorite bands and musicians from around the Northwest to the Palouse to star alongside our hometown heroes.


Here’s the final schedule for the festival!

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Our current lineup is below, with artists representing genres ranging from soul, indie rock, folk/Americana, synth-pop, electronic, and punk:

Ural Thomas & The Pain (Portland, OR)
Horse Feathers (Astoria, OR)
Holiday Friends (Astoria, OR)
The Shivas (Portland, OR)
Sunbathe (Portland, OR)
Bart Budwig (Enterprise, OR)
Sama Dams (Portland, OR)
Bryan John Appleby (Seattle, WA)
MAITA (Portland, OR)
Antonioni (Seattle, WA)
The Hackles (Astoria, OR)
Night Heron (Portland, OR)
Seance Crasher (Portland, OR)
Amenta Abioto (Portland, OR)
Small Million (Portland, OR)
The Weary Times (Boise, ID)
Mise (Astoria, OR/Moscow, ID)
Monica (Astoria, OR)
Hypnagogue (Baltimore, MD)
Willy Jay Tracy (Pullman, WA)
Mother Yeti (Pullman, WA)
Triple Lutz (Portland, OR)
Curse League (Seattle, WA)
Meddling (Moscow, IDA)
Lloyd and Saviour (Boise, ID)
Itchy Kitty (Spokane, WA)
Vivian Lake (Moscow, ID)
An American Forrest (Enterprise, OR)
Margo Cilker (Enterprise, OR)
Help Yourself (Moscow, ID)
Son Locust (Moscow, ID)
okay okay (Moscow, ID)
Nude Dude (Boise, ID)
Hallowed Oak (Moscow, ID)
Sarah Frazier (Missoula, MT)
Bad Motivator (Spokane, WA)
Milk (Astoria, OR)
Meredith Brann (Moscow, ID)
Gavin Scoles (Moscow, ID)
Marshall Poole (Boise, ID)
Rose Dorn (Los Angeles, CA)
Arman Bohn (Palouse, WA)
Jason McCue (Seattle, WA)


Humble Burger is dedicated to the music and art made right here in our community. We've absolutely loved hosting dozens of bands since we opened our restaurant in 2015, and want to continue to do our small part to grow the music scene on the Palouse. Modest Music Fest is one way to share our music community with everyone else in the Northwest and beyond.


We're excited to announce our ModFest 2019 venues include Humble Burger, Bitterroot Tattoo, BookPeople, and One World Cafe. The bulk of the performances at Modest Music Fest will take place in these businesses, running Saturday (9/28) from 8:00 PM-11:30PM and Sunday (9/29) from 1PM-8PM. Our headliner show begins at 8:00PM Sunday night at The Kenworthy Theater!


TWO-DAY FESTIVAL WRISTBANDS are good for all shows on both September 28th & 29th for just $30*. That's less than $1 per band... which we think is a pretty great deal!

We understand some folks also only want to see one or two other bands at the festival, so we will also have a limited number of a la carte tickets available at the door for individual shows. A la carte tickets are priced as follows:

Saturday night door ticket: $10

Sunday door ticket: $15

Headliner door tickets at The Kenworthy: $25

Again, please note there will only be a limited number of these tickets at each venue.

*The prices listed above do not include ticketing fees and taxes. There is an additional fee for online sales. PLEASE NOTE: Physical wristbands will be available for pick up from 11AM-11PM on Saturday, September 28th and 11AM-7PM on Sunday, September 29th at the Humble Burger Box Office (102 N Main Street). All attendees must be present with a valid ID when redeeming wristbands.

To explore the full lineup, ticket information, and FAQs, click here.