Rock out at Nudestock 2014
August 19, 2014
By Christina Corrales-Toy
Fraternity Snoqualmie’s annual Nudestock festival has many similarities with the 1960’s event that inspired the local one.
There’s the similar carefree, no worries vibe, and a day’s worth of music to keep audiences swaying through the night. But there is one marked difference — Fraternity Snoqualmie’s festival attendees will likely do their dancing without any clothes.
“It’s about the music, the freedom to just come and dance completely natural, no clothes, no inhibitions, no social pressures. You just get to be yourself,” Fraternity Snoqualmie spokeswoman Dawnzella Gearhart said.
The family nudist park nestled on Tiger Mountain will host its annual day of music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 23. The party goes on rain or shine thanks to a covered stage.
The fun really kicks off the day before, though, with a 7 p.m. performance by Mary McPage and The Assassins, Gearhart said.
“They’re one of my favorite bands and I get to sit in with them,” she said. “They just get the party going.”
The park stage will be filled with Saturday acts featuring blues, rock and country. Champagne Sunday, 8 Second Ride, Jeff Herzog and the Jet City Flyers, and park favorite The Wired! Blues Band will all perform.
Later that evening, parkgoers can enjoy a midnight screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
The My Chef Lynn gourmet food truck, as well as the park’s Nudestroms Bare Essentials store will be open for business. Attendees can purchase snacks, souvenir event shirts and browse vendor offerings. There is no onsite ATM, so participants should bring cash.
Cameras are not allowed on the premises, but there will be a photo booth available for attendees that want to commemorate their experience.
To avoid hassle with limited parking, Fraternity Snoqualmie suggests visitors carpool or camp at the park over the weekend.
The park was established in 1945, and is registered with the state of Washington as a 501c3 nonprofit. The cost to enter the festival is $16 for a one-day membership, and first-time visitors receive a voucher to make their next visit free. Children may attend if accompanied by their parents.
The park screens all visitors against the Washington, Oregon, Idaho and national sex offender lists, and will turn away those who show up on the lists. Photo identification is required for admittance.
The park is at 24050 S.E. 127th St. Learn more here.