The THING music and arts festival is a relative newcomer to the festival circuit having begun in 2019 before a 2 year pandemic pause. It returns in 2022 with an impressive and eclectic lineup even if only considering the musical acts. THING is held at former military base Fort Worden in the greater Seattle area town of Port Townsend and is organized by the Seattle Theater Group and former Sasquatch! Music Festival organizer Adam Zacks. It distinguishes itself from other music festivals with its inclusion of other art forms such as dance, poetry, storytelling, comedy and podcasting. Both music and non-music lineups feature some local Seattle flavor but the musical acts in particular don't stop there. Among them are many currently in-demand acts from around the world in a variety of genres.