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TV's ‘The Voice’ contestant Austin Jenckes takes main stage at Festival at Mount Si
Singer-songwriter Austin Jenckes, a Nashville musician with local roots, is the headliner for the Festival at Mount Si. He plays his blend of rock and country at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, on the main stage at Si View Park in North Bend.
With his unmistakeable vocal style, Jenckes has been a longtime favorite of Valley audiences. He became a national hit last fall, when he competed on “The Voice” television show, and followed up his top-10 showing with a lengthy concert tour. Earlier this year, he signed a songwriting contract with Nettwerk/Revelry/Lake Gloria music groups, and began working on his next album.
The Austin Jenckes concert experience is informal and joyous, like a gathering of friends. “I just want to tell stories and talk to people,” he said in a phone interview before a benefit concert for victims of the March 22, Oso mudslide.
Jenckes is currently scheduled to perform all over Washington and Oregon. In addition to the recent Watershed at the Gorge, and upcoming Festival at Mount Si, he’s playing Lake Leland’s Moonfest Aug. 22, the Seattle Showbox Sept. 13, and Buskers in the Burg in Ellensburg, Sept. 27. He’s also planning a Valley wedding to Brittany Townsend, in August.