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Photos: Onion Music Fest connects PNW style and sound



Portland band Onion the Man’s “Onion Music Fest” takes place on a five-acre property in Washougal, Wash. — just 30 minutes outside of Portland, Ore. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

An OFM attendee receives a massage. Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

OMF featured spaces for art and creativity. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A group of OMF attendees gathered for an herbalism workshop led by Sharden Grimm. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

OMF volunteers blow bubbles inside the merch tent. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A village of networked tents formed within the trees, as attendees were encouraged to camp. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The crowd members dance to dance-punk band Star Club. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

OMF featured spaces for art and creativity. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

With temperatures in the high 80s, OMF participants dance in the spray of a garden hose. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

With temperatures in the high 80s, OMF participants dance in the spray of a garden hose. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Dance-punk band Star Club performs. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

An OMF attendee dances with a hula hoop. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Portland-based and self-described psych-soul-pop band The Fur Coats takes the stage at OMF. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

The OMF crowd dances to Portland-based experimental rock group Kulululu. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Kulululu performs at OMF. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Festival-goers dance on the ground and atop a bus as another crowd member at Onion Music Fest receives a piggyback ride. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A crowd gathers to watch Portland-based Roselit Bone. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ian Harris is the keyboardist/singer for Onion the Man and is the founder of Onion Music Fest. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

OMF members climb onto “The Short Bus” for a better view. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Many “easter eggs” and pieces of art were scattered throughout the festival grounds. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A crowd gathers to watch Portland-based Roselit Bone. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

A crowd gathers to watch Portland-based Roselit Bone. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Roselit Bone is a nine-piece band that combines elements of Mexican ranchera and spaghetti western soundtracks with the energy of post-punk bands. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Roselit Bone closes out night one of OMF. The Onion Music Festival brings colorful tunes to five acres in Washougal, Wash. July 28-29, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

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Sarah is the Photo Editor for the Daily Emerald. She has experience in all kinds of photography and visual tempo, as well as feature writing and news reporting. In her free time she enjoys hiking, live music and petting dogs.