CANNON BEACH — Colin Meloy, the frontman of The Decemberists, is headlining a September music event in Cannon Beach.
The balladist from the Portland-based indie rock band will perform at the inaugural “Stackstock” — a music festival Saturday, Sept. 23, at Haystack Gardens — along with Pure Bathing Culture, Chorale PDX, Cardioid and a lineup of other Pacific Northwest musical acts.
Doors open at noon; the event starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m.
“Stackstock” is the brainchild of Cannon Beach’s Ryan Snyder, president of Martin Hospitality.
“The North Coast of Oregon is not really on the tour schedule for big name touring acts like Colin Meloy or Pure Bathing Culture,” Snyder said in a news release. The festival is “my way of sharing this incredibly unique music with the community here and our visitors alike.”
Originally from Helena, Montana, Meloy attended the University of Oregon before transferring to the University of Montana, where he studied creative writing.
The singer-songwriter is also the author of the New York Times-bestselling “Wildwood Chronicles,” a series of children’s fantasy novels illustrated by his wife, Carson Ellis.
General admission to “Stackstock” is $40 in advance, $50 the day of the show. There are VIP opportunities available. Children 10 and older are welcome to attend for the same ticket price as general admission. To purchase tickets, visit: www.stackstockfest.com. Call 503-436-1197 with any questions.