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The Final NFTN Shows!


This weekend we celebrate 10 amazing years of Noise for the Needy benefit shows with our final festival weekend in Ballard. We would like to thank all of the staff, volunteers, businesses, bands and non-profits who have worked so hard to make NFTN festival possible. We could not have raised thousands of dollars for worthy causes without your help! Help us go out in style by showing support for this final weekend of shows!

Friday, see The Helio Sequence with Ravenna Woods, Prism Tats and Black Nite Crash at the Tractor Tavern at 9 PM (Tickets). We have a great All ages show on Friday at Hilliard’s Tap Room with Black Whales, Hand of the Hills and Transmissionary. This is a free show! Finally, on Friday join us sat the 2 Bit Saloon for a delicious psychedelic pop and rock show featuring Acapulco Lips, Lures, The Moonspinners, Bad Motivators and UBU ROI. This show also starts at 8 PM.(Tickets for sale at the door only)

Saturday, we conclude with three more outstanding shows: Ivan and Alyosha, The Horde and the Harem, Sarah Gerritsen and Silver Torches at the Tractor Tavern at 9PM (Tickets). At Hilliard’s Tap Room we offer another  free all Ages show with some Hip Hop from Ryan Caraveo along with performances by Breaks and Swells and Future Shock at 8 PM. Finally, we have a fantastic lineup at Conor Byrne Pub featuring Day Laborers and Petty Intellectuals, Hallstrom, Sebastian and the Deep Blue along with & Yet. This show starts at 8 PM and will cost you only $8 at the door!

Thanks again for all of your support over the years! We can’t wait to see you this weekend!


Ivan and Alyosha, Ravenna Woods and More Join NFTN 2014

Ivan & Alyosha
Ivan and Alyosha, Ravenna Woods,Horde and The Harem, Black Whales,and more added to Noise for the Needy 2014.

Set for September 12th and 13th, this year marks the 10th and final installment of festival. A limited number of all-show bracelets, priced at$12, can be purchased here starting Friday 8/15 at 10:00 AM. Submissions from artists interested in performing at NFTN 2014 are now being accepted.

Noise for the Needy (NFTN) is pleased to announce that Ivan and Alyosha, Ravenna Woods, Horde and The Harem, Black Whales, Prism Tats, Black Nite Crash, Hand Of The Hills, Hallstrom, & Yet, Sebastian and The Deep Blue, Ryan Caraveo, and Future Shock have been added to the lineup for this year’s event. They will be joining The Helio Sequence and more as yet to be announced acts this September in Ballard for the 10th and final installment of this annual charity music festival. A limited number of all-show bracelets, priced at $12, will go on sale on this Friday, 8/15 at 10:00am now. Buy Bracelet

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2014 Festival Announcements


You might have noticed NFTN is not taking place in June this year. We decided to move the festival to September 12-13. All shows will take place in Ballard. This will be the 10th and final installment of NFTN. The Helio Sequence will kick off the festivities on Friday September 12th at the Tractor Tavern. Tickets are not yet on sale. Artists interested in performing at the final shows should contact booking at Greg Garcia and Michelle Smith will be retunring to book final shows.

The 2014 event will be the final installment of the series. “Over the last decade we’ve raised thousands of dollars for charities, met wonderful people, and learned so much along the way.” said director Richard Green “We’re going to begin new music-oriented fund raising projects, but in order to focus our efforts on future plans the time has sadly come to wind up NFTN. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who’s been a part of these events, and we look forward to seeing you in Ballard this fall.”