Playlist: VanFest 7

VanFest is one of the best kept secrets in town. Going on it's 7th year, the music festival has a knack for finding music's next up and comers. In years past VanFest has hosted Car Seat Headrest, Chastity Belt, Dude York, Great Grandpa, Kitty and MC Lars. This year is no exception. The festival includes noise punk trio CHARMS (fresh off their set at Capitol Hill Block Party), show stoppers The Fabulous Downey Brothers and underground popstar Michete.

The festival grounds are located in Royal Arch Park in Maple Valley. Now you're probably thinking, "Where the hell is Maple Valley?" or "Ugh Maple Valley." Now before you go on complaining, did I mention the festival is pay what you can? On top of a stacked lineup, VanFest has adopted a pay-what you can model where festival goers can donate money and/or food to support the Maple Valley Food Bank all the while attending the music festival of the summer. Get your road trip crew ready and put on this playlist we made featuring artists playing 2017's VanFest.