Your August Music Festival Exercise Plan

If you walked from one Seattle concert to the next, how many miles would you walk?
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Suppose you were lucky enough to score tickets (or free entry) to this month’s major music events, but because you’re a fitness-conscious, green Seattleite, you decided to walk? How many miles would you rack up, you Fitbitting fool?

KEXP Concerts at the Mural,
Fridays, 8/3–8/24
With Tacocat, True Loves, The Moondoggies and others. 5 p.m. Free. Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle Center; 206.684.7200; kexp.org

Then you’d walk 2.4 miles (49 minutes) to >

Pearl Jam, 8/8 & 8/10
7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. Safeco Field, downtown, 1250 First Ave. S; 800.745.3000; ticketmaster.com

Then ped 2.1 miles (44 minutes) to >

South Lake Union Block Party, 8/10
With Built to Spill, Deep Sea Diver and other entertainment. Noon. Free. South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave. N; 206.342.5900; slublockparty.com

Onward 0.6 mile (14 minutes) to >

Rodriguez, 8/12
8 p.m. Prices vary. The Moore Theatre, Belltown, 1932 Second Ave.; 800.982.2787, stgpresents.org

Continue 1.3 miles (26 minutes) to >

Jack White, 8/13
8 p.m. Prices vary. WaMu Theater, downtown, 800 Occidental Ave. S; 206.381.7985; centurylinkfield.com

Then 4.5 miles (1 hour, 34 minutes) to >

West Seattle Beer & Music Festival, 8/24–8/26
With Rippin Chicken, DJ Indica Jones, Unsinkable Heavies. Times & prices vary. Alki Masonic Center, West Seattle, 4736 40th Ave. SW; 206.938.3554; westseattlebeerfest.com

And 6 miles (2 hours, 4 minutes) to >

Linda’s Fest, 8/25
With Helms Alee, Sandrider, Wild Powwers and more. 5-10 p.m. Free. Linda’s Tavern, Capitol Hill, 707 E Pine St.; 206.325.1220; lindastavern.com

Total (using Google Maps): 16.9 miles (5 hours, 51 minutes)—that’s 33,800 steps—of healthy summer music enjoyment!

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