About GustFest

GustFest is about cherishing and commemorating the past while embracing the present. We’ve successfully revived the name “GustFest,” an event that was organized by volunteers in 2000.

Check out some of the history:

GustFest plans in 2000

First GustFest Success


GustFest is a captivating event designed to celebrate the rich musical legacy of our community, blending the past with the present in a melodious showcase. This celebration aims to explore the diverse musical roots that have shaped our cultural landscape, offering attendees an immersive experience through live performances, workshops, and exhibitions.

The event acts as a bridge, connecting generations through the universal language of music, from traditional folk and jazz to contemporary genres that trace their lineage back to historical influences. GustFest not only honors the musical pioneers who have left an indelible mark on the community’s identity but also spotlights emerging talents who are carrying the torch forward, weaving new threads into the fabric of our musical heritage.

Throughout the weekend, the Ellensburg air will fill with the sounds of melodies and harmonies that tell stories of times gone by, celebrate the present, and inspire the future. Enjoy a special array of collectibles, historical treasures, and live performances on Sunday, hosted by the Ellensburg Musical Preservation Project.  Dive into lots of fun activities where people can join in, learn, and listen, which will help everyone gain and deepen appreciation for the music that has made our community unique, inviting, and treasured.

GustFest promises to be more than just a festival; it’s a journey through the heartbeats of history, a gathering that enriches the soul and unites people through the power of music. It’s an invitation to explore the rhythms that have echoed through the ages, creating a unique tapestry of sound that is both timeless and evocative of our community’s vibrant spirit.