Seattle Office of Film + Music

Live Music Program Expands at Sea-Tac Airport

Starting today there will be twice as many live musicians with double the number of hours throughout the terminal as part of the award-winning Sea-Tac Airport Experience the City of Music Program. The artist roster will expand to 40 local musicians who will play seven days a week over an eight-hour period in up to three different locations throughout the terminal. “With Sea-Tac Airport providing the first and last impression of Seattle for many travelers, we have a unique opportunity to showcase our region’s iconic music culture – and support jobs in the local music industry,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton. May the local beat go on at Sea-Tac International Airport!

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May 23, 2013, 10:11 am
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Looking for a new business location? Seattle-Tacoma International Airport serves 75,000

travelers/potential customers each day. It has recently become an even more lively place to do business with the addition of live performers through the Experience the City of Music program.

 A limited number of new leasing opportunities in Sea-Tac Airport will be open soon, and an upcoming outreach session is a chance to learn more about doing business at the Airport.

The event will be held today, May 23, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Airport’s Conference Center. RSVP here.



KOMO News ran a story yesterday about Sir Mix-a-lot lending his voice to the Sea-Tac Airport overhead announcements in the terminal and baggage claim areas as a part of the Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative. The edgy rapper, whose “Baby Got Back” video was once banned from MTV, talks about his excitement about the initiative. “It’s cool to see something as serious as Sea-Tac embrace the local arts,” said Sir Mix-A-Lot. “It just trips me out. That’s pretty bold.” Mix, along with other local artists, like Quincy Jones, Jerry Cantrell, Allen Stone, and Macklemore, are welcoming and directing passengers to various points of interest, from the USO desk to the smoking sections. The Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative is a cooperative effort by the Port of Seattle, Seattle Music Commission and music-specialist PlayNetwork showcasing the northwest region’s vibrant music culture and enhancing the experience of millions of passengers who pass through Sea-Tac Airport each year.  Along with the celebrity overhead announcements, the initiative interacts with passengers of the airport through a local music web player, mobile app, music videos featured on terminal and baggage claim monitors, and overhead music in the terminals.

March 4, 2013, 4:24 pm
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Seattleites: be aware that your airport has something that many don’t- serious pride in localImage music. The Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative is a cooperative effort between the Seattle Office of Film + Music, the Seattle Music Commission, the Port of Seattle, and PlayNetwork to let Sea-Tac visitors experience a big part of what makes the emerald city so unique: the music.

The Port of Seattle announced today that their web player, which features regional music of all types, if available online in addition to overhead at Sea-Tac. The playlist has grown to about 150 Northwest artists and over 400 songs.  

In addition to contributing music, a ton of local artists have volunteered their time to taping overhead announcements for the airport including Macklemore, Ben Gibbard, Ann Wilson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Jerry Cantrell, Fly Moon Royalty, Quincy Jones, Ludovic Morlot, Brandi Carlile, John PopperAllen Stone and many more.

Sea-Tac Airport Now Home of Local Music
January 31, 2012, 10:38 am
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Sea-Tac Airport is now a music adorer’s mecca. Saturday, the airport celebrated the new Experience the City of Music initiative by inviting musical marvels from the northwest. Artists such as Recess Monkeys and Fly Moon Royalty filled the south end baggage claim with dancing, performances and their regional sounds.  Famous natives such as Alice in Chain’s Jerry Cantrell reminds airport-goers “that smoking is allowed on the lower drive outside the building and only in designated areas … Bummer, dude.” A free app is also now available for download, so travelers and homebodies alike can take the sounds with them beyond the airport doors.

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Sea-Tac Launch Party Takes Over Link Light Rail Trains Tomorrow

Tomorrow, live music with emanate from Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail trains all afternoon. Riders will hear performances between 1 and 6pm to celebrate the launch of the Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative Experience the City of Music.
Artists performing tomorrow on Link light rail include:
– The Requisite
– Kristin Gaerlen
– Chad Knight
– Quixote Radio
– Whitney Ballen
– Josh Baez
– Justus Yearous
– This is Your Captain Speaking
– Gabriel Mintz
– Kris Orlowski

The party continues at the airport, and from 3 to 7pm, airport-goers will experience to new, hip, musically savvy airport. Everything from blues to electro-soul to Americana will fill Sea-Tac, and there will be performances by The Dusty 45’s, Fly Moon Royalty, Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers, Recess Monkey.

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“Experience the City of Music” Launch Event this Saturday



Join us in celebrating the launch of Sea-Tac Airport’s new Music Initiative this Saturday, January 28, from 3 – 7pm at the south end of the baggage claim area.  The event will feature video and streaming demonstrations, overhead announcements, mobile downloads and special live performances by:

–    6 p.m. – Dusty 45’s (upbeat rockabilly, swing and jump blues)
–    5 p.m. – Fly Moon Royalty (electro-soul duo)
–    4 p.m. – Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers (roots, Americana, sass-a-frass)
–    3 p.m. – Recess Monkey (catchy, energetic kids rock)
Take the train! Additional performances by local musicians will take place onboard Sound Transit’s Link light trains travelling between downtown and the airport from 1pm – 6pm.  Performers include:
–    The Requisite
–    Kristin Gaerlen
–    Chad Knight
–    Quixote Radio
–    Whitney Ballen
–    Josh Baez
–    Justus Yearous
–    This is Your Captain Speaking
–    Three for T
–    Kris Orlowski
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