Seattle Office of Film + Music

June 27, 2011, 9:27 am
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Rolling Stone
Think American Idol, but replace the earnest pop star wannabes with multi-talented buskers. That is the premise of Rolling Stone‘s Street to Stage contest, which puts eight street musicians from across the country against one another for a chance to perform at the Rolling Stone Rock Room in Austin, TX during what the magazine calls “one of the biggest music festivals in the nation” (we think they mean SXSW). Among the eight talented performers chosen, Carly Calbero is representing for the Emerald City. Those who frequent Pike Place Market or any summer festival has probably heard Carly’s guitar skills and powerful voice wow passersby. She’s also competing against six other local street performers in Battle of the Buskers. Visit the Rolling Stone website to read about Carly, see some of her live performances, submit your own photos or videos of her, and (of course) vote.

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Pike Place performers face changes
February 18, 2009, 11:01 am
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Street performers at Pike Place Market face a proposed rule change that would mean less change in their pockets. Its aim is to ease congestion during peak times, but market musicians say the cost is too high. City officials say it’s all about crowd control. Right now the only time musicians at Pike Place Market have to face out into the street is on weekends during the summer months. But proposed new rules would have them facing out every day during the summertime and on weekends the rest of the year – peak times for performers trying to make a buck.

Crème Tangerine performing The Beatles rooftop at Pike Place Market
February 6, 2009, 11:16 am
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To commemorate the 40th year since The Beatles’ last public concert, the Seattle band Crème Tangerine performed rooftop at Pike Place Market.

Historic rock concert to be recreated on Seattle rooftop
January 29, 2009, 1:59 pm
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It was a chilly winter day in 1969 when Ken Mansfield climbed the stairs to the roof of the Apple Records building in London. Mansfield, who was then the U.S. manager of The Beatles’ Apple Records, sat against a rooftop chimney with Yoko Ono and a handful of others and watched as The Beatles gave an impromptu live performance. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of that date, Mansfield will again battle the cold on a rooftop – this time in downtown Seattle. He’s in the Emerald City to help a local Beatles cover band, Crème Tangerine, recreate the rooftop show. The band will perform at noon Friday on the balcony of Copacabana Café in Pike Place Market. While numerous rooftop concerts are planned around the nation Friday, this will be the only one to include someone like Mansfield, who was actually present for the historic Beatles show in 1969.