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The National Parks formed in Provo, Utah in early 2013. Later that year they released their first album, Young, and saw it climb to #13 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. The success of that album, along with additional chart success from their January 2014 standalone single, “As We Ran,” helped fuel touring across much of the United States through 2014-2015. In August of 2015 The National Parks released, Until I Live, their second full-length album, and once again watched their music climb charts – iTunes’ Pop Chart and even Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. In April 2016, “Monsters of the North,” a lead single from Until I Live, was announced as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition – one of the world’s premiere songwriting competitions. The band continues to tour through 2016, now having played in 50+ cities in 17 different states, including performances at SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon, Make Music Pasadena and Canadian Music Week.

The Almost Faithful (Seattle) With a penchant for catchy guitar riffs and pensive symbolism, founding member John Feodorov formed The Almost Faithful in the fall of 2014 with the intention of combining his songwriting with his ongoing multi-media art practice. With the addition of vocalist Andrea Krajeski, guitarist Kurt Keydel, bassist Hal Deranak (aka The Pope of Bass), and drummer James Lord, the band has evolved into a complex hybrid of influences and styles that in many ways transcend the original vision John had for the band. While Kurt, Hal and James bring a virtuosic and grittier edge to John’s philosophical lyrics and wandering melody lines, Andrea imbues each song with an honest and yearnful energy--hovering emotionally between the vulnerable and heroic.

Earlier this year the band self-released their debut six-song EP, “a city dreams”, receiving airplay on The End's "Locals Only" show and various college stations throughout the region. Northwest Music Scene has described their music as "an alluring dreamscape of sound", adding, "the band never stops delivering on songs that are worth listening to and repeating...The Almost Faithful succeeds brilliantly.”

Jenn Blosil (West Hollywood) is a recent American Idol contestant who made it to the final 14.

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By: Columbia City Theater