My name is Emilie and I’m a college student in Ellensburg, Washington. Washington is full of music festivals during the year where people come from all over to see touring bands but most forget that we have a lot of local talent. Washington has thrown out many famous musicians such as Bing Crosby, Jimi Hendrix, Kenny Loggins, Queensrÿche, Nirvana, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and Macklemore. Washington is famous for grunge music but the diversity in this state is extraordinary. I attribute this to the diversity among the people and culture here.