2nd Annual 98520 & 98550 October Music Festival

Month long Music themed Festival throughout Aberdeen and Hoquiam

This year the 98520 Music and Arts District Initiative will be hosting the second annual 98520 & 98550 October Music Festival. Venues and Artists will be selected to participate throughout the year and musicians interested in playing are encouraged to apply early. Applications for musicians and venues will open for submittal on Sunday April 1st and close at midnight Friday August 31st.

Why October ?

October First is International Music Day. 

The IMD was initiated in 1975 by Lord Yehudi Menuhin to encourage: 

the promotion of our musical art among all sections of society & the application of the UNESCO ideals of peace and friendship between peoples, of the evolution of their cultures, of the exchange of experience and of the mutual appreciation of their aesthetic values. 

These ideals are at the very root of our Mission as the 98520 Music and Arts District Initiative and thus we have extended this vision into a month long festival. 

International Music Council


United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 



Applications for The Second Annual 98520 & 98550 Music Festival are now available for download. Applications for Venues and Musicians open at Midnight April 1st, 2018 and close for submission at Midnight August 31st, 2018. The 98520 Music and Arts District Initiative officially has ASCAP licensing for the Festival and all venues used will have coverage through us while hosting the event.

2018 Musician Application for October Festival v2 (docx)


2018 Venue Application for October Festival (docx)