Downtown Summer Sounds: noon concert series at City Hall

New Name, New Venue as DSA’s Concert Series Turns 40
Downtown Summer Sounds – formerly Out to Lunch

For the 40th consecutive year, the Downtown Seattle Association is producing Downtown Summer Sounds, a free outdoor concert series featuring shows across eight venues including City Hall throughout the summer.

The City Hall concerts will take place from 12-1 p.m. every Thursday, July 12 through August 30th at 600 4th Ave., Seattle

City Hall Concert Schedule:

Thursday, July 12, 2018 City Hall 12:00-1:00 Sassy Black
Thursday, July 19, 2018 City Hall 12:00-1:00 ZAHARA
Thursday, July 26, 2018 City Hall 12:00-1:00 The Blacktones
Thursday, August 02, 2018 City Hall 12:00-1:00 Sundae Crush
Thursday, August 09, 2018 City Hall 12:00-1:00 SWOJO
Thursday, August 16, 2018 City Hall 12:00-1:00 Honcho Poncho
Thursday, August 23, 2018 City Hall 12:00-1:00 Special Explosion
Thursday, August 30, 2018 City Hall 12:00-1:00 Katie Kuffel

For more information and a full schedule visit Downtown Summer Sounds

Out to Lunch Concerts are back this summer!

Kicking off its 39th year, the Out to Lunch (OTL) concert series is back and bigger than ever, with live concerts every day of the week!

This highly anticipated outdoor series is bringing free, live music to downtown Seattle for everyone to enjoy. Both up-and-coming and renowned local, Pacific Northwest bands will be jamming all summer long.

Join us every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave.

Thursday, July 6 12–1:30 p.m. Pearl Django City Hall Plaza

Thursday, July 13 12–1:30 p.m. Abbey Arts presents: Katie Kuffel, Paris Alexa and a live painter City Hall Plaza

Thursday, July 20 12–1:30 p.m. SWSPP City Hall Plaza

Thursday, July 27 12–1:30 p.m. Down North City Hall Plaza

Thursday, Aug. 3 12–1:30 p.m. En Canto City Hall Plaza

Thursday, Aug. 10 12–1:30 p.m. SWOJO with Gail Pettis City Hall Plaza

Thursday, Aug. 17 12–1:30 p.m. Cosmos the Band City Hall Plaza

Late-afternoon shows for the after-work crowd will be held on Mondays in South Lake Union to go along with regular lunchtime shows, Tuesday through Friday. This free outdoor series brings 47 live concerts to 12 downtown locations from July 5 to Sept. 1. Full OTL line-up is at downtownseattle.org/OTL

Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series Returns to City Hall this Summer

The highly popular Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series is returning for its 39th year, bringing free, live music to Downtown employees, residents and visitors.

Enjoy some summertime tunes with performances from some of the Puget Sound’s most recognized bands as well as local up-and-comers. This highly anticipated summertime attraction, which draws thousands of people each week, will take place at City Hall Plaza and other various outdoor locations and parks throughout Downtown.

 

 

Join us every Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m.
City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave.

Out to Lunch Concert series schedule

Thurs, July 7 Aqueduct, Indie Singer/Songwriter

Thurs, July 14 Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra

Thurs, July 21 Nolan Garrett, Blues and Rock Musician

Thurs, July 28 Clinton Fearon, Reggae Singer/Songwriter

Thurs, Aug. 4 Industrial Revelation, Jazz Quartet

Thurs, Aug. 11 Tacocat, Pop-Punk Quartet

Thurs, Aug. 18 Fly Moon Royalty, Electro-Soul Duo

Thurs, Aug. 25 Seattle Women’s Steel Pan Project

For the full Out To Lunch Concert schedule as well as a complete list of all Downtown events during the summer, please visit: http://www.downtownseattle.com/Summer/

Celebrate summer with a sing along and a poetry reading with Path with Art

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Path with Art and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) are celebrating the end of summer in the park with the Path with Art Singers and a poetry reading! Path with Art offers programming to people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma, using creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability.

Art Speaks: Sing Along with the Path with Art Singers
Occidental Square117 S.Washington St.
Wednesday, September 9, 12 – 1 p.m.

Path with Art Singers will be leading the audience in a sing along of “classic” songs. Come and learn songs together.

Art Speaks: Path with Art Poetry Reading
Occidental Square117 S Washington St.
Wednesday, September 16, 12 – 1 p.m.

The last special event of Art Speaks will feature powerful and compelling works created by students in Path with Art’s summer term.

Path with Art presents workshops and performances in Occidental Square this summer

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture in partnership with Path with Art and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) will bring free art classes and pop-up performances to Occidental Square this summer as part of the Urban Parks Activation Partnership pilot program.

Using art as a vehicle to bring diverse audiences together, this partnership explores the transformative power of creative engagement. Through drawing, poetry, theater and song, participants will work collaboratively, sharing their humanity and transforming their daily experience. The general public, ages 18 and up, are encouraged to register for classes online at DowntownSeattleParks.com. Path with Art transforms the lives of people recovering from homelessness, addiction, and other trauma by harnessing the power of creative engagement as a bridge to community and a path to stability.

In addition to workshops and performances presented by Path with Art, DSA/MID will also be programing concerts in the parks as part of the Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series and providing additional amenities and activities in Occidental Square.

Workshops:

The Poet’s Notebook
Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St.
Mondays, July 27 – September 14 from 4 – 6 p.m. (no class on Labor Day)

One of the poet’s closest companions is her notebook. Thousands upon thousands of thoughts run through our minds every day— stopping to trap a few on the page can lead to some very interesting discoveries. In this class, participants will learn how to integrate a notebook into their poetic process. Participants will be writing new poems every week using the material they gather while notebooking in-between sessions. Presented by teaching artist Quenton Baker.

Summer Sketchbook
Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St.
Tuesdays, July 28 – September 15 from 4 – 6 p.m.

In this class, participants will learn how to make a simple sketchbook a consistent foundation for their art practice, whatever that is or becomes. Each week participants will do an exercise in class that they will then practice on their own between classes. Exercises will demonstrate a variety of subjects, mediums, and sources of inspiration. Guest artists will bring in their own sketchbooks to demonstrate how versatile and individual sketchbooks are. Presented by teaching artist Pamm Hanson.

Performances:

Path with Art Singers Performance
Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St.
Wednesday, September 9, 12 – 1 p.m.
Path with Art student performance.

Path with Art Poetry Reading
Occidental Square, 117 S Washington St.
Wednesday, September 16, 12 – 1 p.m.
Path with Art student performance.

About Path with Art

Path with Art is driven by its Vision: A world where arts engagement is recognized as transformative––connecting the individual with self, the self with community, and communities with society. In this world, the power of arts engagement is available for all. 

About the Downtown Seattle Association: Established in 1958, the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) is a member-based non-profit organization that champions a healthy, vibrant urban core. By advocating on behalf of business, non-profit, arts and residential interests throughout Downtown Seattle, DSA ensures that Downtown is a world-class place to live, work, shop and visit. 

About the Metropolitan Improvement District: The Metropolitan Improvement District is a service district which provides streetscape cleaning, human services outreach, hospitality and public safety services, marketing to increase pedestrian traffic, advocacy for transportation solutions, as well as research and market analysis for businesses interested in locating Downtown. Founded by the Downtown Seattle Association in 1999, the MID is financed through an assessment on Downtown commercial and residential property owners across 285-square-blocks in Downtown Seattle.