Your August Music Festival Exercise Plan

If you walked from one Seattle concert to the next, how many miles would you walk?

By Gavin Borchert


August 3, 2018

This article originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

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Suppose you were lucky enough to score tickets (or free entry) to this month’s major music events, but because you’re a fitness-conscious, green Seattleite, you decided to walk? How many miles would you rack up, you Fitbitting fool?

KEXP Concerts at the Mural,
Fridays, 8/3–8/24
With Tacocat, True Loves, The Moondoggies and others. 5 p.m. Free. Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center; 206.684.7200;

Then you’d walk 2.4 miles (49 minutes) to >

Pearl Jam, 8/8 & 8/10
7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. Safeco Field, downtown, 1250 First Ave. S; 800.745.3000;

Then ped 2.1 miles (44 minutes) to >

South Lake Union Block Party, 8/10
With Built to Spill, Deep Sea Diver and other entertainment. Noon. Free. South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N; 206.342.5900;

Onward 0.6 mile (14 minutes) to >

Rodriguez, 8/12
8 p.m. Prices vary. The Moore Theatre, Belltown, 1932 Second Ave.; 800.982.2787,

Continue 1.3 miles (26 minutes) to >

Jack White, 8/13
8 p.m. Prices vary. WaMu Theater, downtown, 800 Occidental Ave. S; 206.381.7985;

Then 4.5 miles (1 hour, 34 minutes) to >

West Seattle Beer & Music Festival, 8/24–8/26
With Rippin Chicken, DJ Indica Jones, Unsinkable Heavies. Times & prices vary. Alki Masonic Center, West Seattle, 4736 40th Ave. SW; 206.938.3554;

And 6 miles (2 hours, 4 minutes) to >

Linda’s Fest, 8/25
With Helms Alee, Sandrider, Wild Powwers and more. 5-10 p.m. Free. Linda’s Tavern, Capitol Hill, 707 E Pine St.; 206.325.1220;

Total (using Google Maps): 16.9 miles (5 hours, 51 minutes)—that’s 33,800 steps—of healthy summer music enjoyment!


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