Yelm Music Festival Aims to Bring Community Together Through Tunes

By Jacob Dimond / jake@yelmonline.com
Posted 6/14/22

A new event is scheduled to take place in Yelm this July as a music festival aims to bring the community together after the hardships some experienced during the pandemic.

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Yelm Music Festival Aims to Bring Community Together Through Tunes

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A new event is scheduled to take place in Yelm this July as a music festival aims to bring the community together after the hardships some experienced during the pandemic.

Kicking off at noon on July 16 at King Chronic, organizers of the Yelm Music Festival hope to create a fun experience and environment that welcomes attendees of all ages.

The event is hosted by GG’s Smoke and Vapor and King Chronic. Several local businesses have stepped up as sponsors as well, including Quarter Mile Bar and Grill, and Pacific Point Auto Sales. Yelm Plaza has sponsored parking for the event as well.

Jeremy Sendall, one of the event organizers and a member of the Yelm Chamber of Commerce, sees the event as a big opportunity for local artists. Before the pandemic, Sendall returned to Los Angeles, California and opened an artist management company. The company eventually closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Sendall plans to use his experience to create a memorable event in Yelm.

An old affiliate of Sendall’s will be in attendance. LMPG Publishing is a record label based in Los Angeles with reach to Miami and New York. Sendall views this opportunity as a large one for unsigned local artists. With strong performances, artists may have the chance to connect with the label, or at least get their foot into the door of the music industry.

Live performances feature artists from throughout America, including Levy, who is a Reggae artist from Los Angeles; Deep Water, a rock band from the greater Yelm area; and DNADUO, an up-beat band originating from New Zealand, among others. Sendall said artists from Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Georgia will also perform at the event. 

The headline performance for the Yelm Music Festival will feature Uncle Gymini and Lady Jaquelyn, who have over 200,000 streams on music platforms.

Sendall said he is still looking for more performers to play at the festival.



He is excited to see the growing interest in the event and hopes to deliver an entertaining day of music.

“Our goal is to bring our community and businesses all together in the same place, to give Yelm a good time,” Sendall said. “We have a good group of people on our board right now. Our whole goal is to bring the town together and have a good time.”

Yelm Mayor Joe DePinto will also be in attendance for the event to speak on behalf of the city.

“The whole town is buzzing about it already. We’ve done our diligence,” Sendall said. “We’re still putting fliers up around town.”

He hopes the music festival can become an annual event and a staple of the Yelm community. Sendall said that if the event is successful he’d like to hold different variations of the event throughout the year, by potentially adding two more music festivals to the lineup.

“The more we can put Yelm on the map, the better. It’s good for the town’s growth, and good for our community and surrounding areas to see Yelm shine. We have this amazing town and it’s growing super fast, but not a lot of people know about that. We want to put it on the map. We want to leave a mark,” Sendall said. “I ask myself what can I bring that will help the community? I think I’m helping the community by bringing everything I’ve acquired from my experiences across America and bringing it into our little town.”

Those interested in booking a booth or becoming a sponsor, can contact Sendall at 253-722-4158.

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