Seattle Office of Film + Music


THE SEATTLE TIMES WEIGHS IN ON EXTENDED BAR HOURS

The Seattle Times
Following the news that the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a proposal to apply to the Washington State Liquor Board for extended bar hours, The Seattle Times writer Nicole Brodeur contemplated the pros and cons of this potential change in her latest column. Her biggest concerns? Patrons continuing to drink and bar crawl through the extended hours created, disrupting neighborhoods already impacted by high pedestrian traffic from nightlife businesses. But talking with nightclub owner Marcus Lalario, who also sits on the Seattle Music Commission, Brodeur puts forth the benefits that can occur from extending nightlife hours in Seattle. In addition to the possible $3 million extra revenue, it will ensure that people are more easily able to catch cabs, give restaurants the choice to extend their hours too for more nighttime business, and draw more tourists to the city. Also included in Brodeur’s column is a conversation with the Downtown Seattle Association’s Jon Schole and a study done by the Responsible Hospitality Institute that examines how Seattle would react to a pilot program of extended bar hours.

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CHECK OUT GREAT LOCAL MUSIC DURING SEATTLE’S FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
June 16, 2011, 9:54 am
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Out To Lunch
Summer in the City in cooperation with the Downtown Seattle Association is curating a the 2011 “Out to Lunch” free concert series this summer. The program consists of free concerts on Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 1:30. The hootenannies will go down at various open-air locations about the city including the Bank of America Plaza, the Federal Courthouse, the Harbor Steps, Park Place, Occidental Square, Two Union Square, Waterfront Park and Westlake Park. This is your chance to check out some of Seattle most amazing musical talent, scot free and under the summer sun. Artists such as The Moondoggies, Hey Marseilles, Choklate, The Maldives, Kris Orlowski and the Passenger String Quartet, Show Brazil, The Dusty 45’s and Seattle’s favorite funk band Wheedle’s Groove! Take a nice long lunch break and enjoy the positive vibrations in the sun with Summer in the City (of Music).

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