Colin Meloy, the frontman of The Decemberists, is headlining a September music event in Cannon Beach.
The balladist from the Portland-based indie rock band will perform solo at the inaugural “Stackstock” — a music festival Sept. 23 at Haystack Gardens — along with Pure Bathing Culture, Chorale PDX, Cardioid and a lineup of other Pacific Northwest musical acts.
Meloy promoted his appearance at the festival on his Twitter account Thursday.
“Stackstock” is the brainchild of Cannon Beach’s Ryan Snyder, president of Martin Hospitality.
“The North Coast of Oregon is not really on the tour schedule for big name touring acts like Colin Meloy or Pure Bathing Culture,” Snyder said in a news release. The festival is “my way of sharing this incredibly unique music with the community here and our visitors alike.”
Originally from Helena, Montana, Meloy attended the University of Oregon before transferring to the University of Montana, where he studied creative writing.
The singer-songwriter is also the author of the New York Times-bestselling “Wildwood Chronicles,” a series of children’s fantasy novels illustrated by his wife, Carson Ellis.