Sky River Rock Festival & Lighter Than Air Fair

Betty Nelson's Organic Raspberry Farm, Sultan, Washington
August 31-September 2, 1968
Idea started at the great "piano drop" on April 28, with Country Joe & The Fish providing entertainment. Friday was nice, but Saturday's rain storm turned the event into a mud-fest. Grateful Dead showed up to end the event.
A follow-up event was held in 1969. In 1970 they moved to Washougal and it lasted from August 28 to September 8. Things did not go smoothly for Sky River Three . The last was in 1971, billed as "The Satsop River Fair and Tin Cup Races." See 1971 for the link.

Big Mama Thornton
James Cotton
Country Joe & The Fish
Richard Pryor
Dino Valenti
Buffy Sainte-Marie
H P Lovecraft
Byron Pope
It's A Beautiful Day
Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Alice Stuart Thomas
The Youngbloods
New Lost City Ramblers
Grateful Dead (unbilled—heard about the show, flew up and played)
local groups such as Juggernaut and Easy Chair


Paul Dorpat's 1968 Sky River Rock Festival @ Seattle Times
Before Woodstock @ Crosscut


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