Seattle Office of Film + Music

July 15, 2010, 12:09 pm
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Woodland Park Zoo
The Round is having a picnic at the Zoo! Join the meerkats, penguins and Fremont Abbey Arts Center in celebrating its 62nd evening of local music, art and poetry. The Round is a unique multi-arts event held in Seattle every month since 2005. Six singer-songwriters share the stage with slam poets and live painters as well as an improv backing band. The selected artists are invited to share their craft in a setting focused on collaboration and community where the audience sits in rapt attention. This special outdoor picnic evening will feature Star Anna, Damien Jurado, Mark Pickerel, Carrie Akre, Gabe Archer (of The Pale Pacific), Paul Rucker and special guests including an improv band. Poets featured include Matt Gano, Elaina Ellis & a Youth Speaks slam team member. Plus three painters Nathan Dean, Glenn Case, and youth painter from Urban Artworks. This event will be held on July 18. For more information, follow the link.

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Seattle Times
Summer is just around the corner and the season promises to usher in a host of outdoor-concerts in Seattle and surrounding cities. At various venues around Seattle between June 9 and 13 is Noise for the Needy, a non-profit festival which benefits other non-profits. The lineup is a who’s who of Seattle’s indie rock bands including Visqueen, The Maldives, Final Spins, Friday Mile, Tiny Vipers and Grand Hallway. And across the Sound is Doe Bay Fest on Orcas Island happening August 13-14. Its quintessentially Northwest lineup includes Seattle country-rock barnburners the Maldives and cabaret-pop ensemble Hey Marseilles returning alongside Grand Archives, Grand Hallway, Fruit Bats and a slew of mostly low-key acts. Over on the Eastside in Redmond is green, grassy Marymoor Park, a wonderful place to enjoy the second annual No Depression Festival featuring gentle folk-poppers the Swell Season, roots chanteuse Lucinda Williams and Seattle dirge-groove trio the Cave Singers on August 11. Don’t miss this year’s ZooTunes series at Woodland Park Zoo with performances from Steve Earle, Jimmy Cliff, Levon Helm and Herbie Hancock. Capitol Hill Block Party is returning to its namesake neighborhood this year with a third day tacked on to the festival. Taking place July 23-25, Capitol Hill Block Party promises to be three days of uber-hip tunes and unbridled debauchery with performances from Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces, Head Like A Kite, Blue Scholars, The Dutchess and The Duke and more. And closing out the Summer of Music is Bumbershoot happening Labor Day weekend, September 4-6, in the Seattle Center. This year’s Bumbershoot will bring Bob Dylan, Neko Case, Weezer, The Moondoggies, David Bazan and many more. Check out the Seattle Times for information about even more music happening in Seattle this summer, or take a look at the calendar of festivals happening year-round in the City of Music.

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June 24, 2009, 11:10 am
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Seattle Times
The pairing of Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint at the Woodland Park Zoo is a gift for new and old fans of two American musical treasures. Staples turns 70 soon, Allen is 72, and both recently put out recordings that lovers of the blues should savor. Listening to these artists on disc is a treat. But seeing them perform live on the same bill? Priceless. Mavis Staples and Allen Toussaint play today at ZooTunes at the Woodland Park Zoo, at 5 p.m.

June 15, 2009, 3:00 pm
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Seattle Times
zootunesHosted by Woodland Park Zoo, the popular outdoor summer music series features such artists as the Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris, Amos Lee and Jewel. “People love the atmosphere,” said Rebecca Whitham, Woodland Park Zoo public relations coordinator. “It’s very laid-back. You can bring your kids and be comfortable with them. And, it’s a great place to catch an evening picnic and music.” Close to half of the 13 dates are already sold out, including next week’s kickoff show with The B-52s on Wednesday. For more information and a full list of shows, please follow the above link.

April 28, 2009, 10:52 am
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Seattle Metblogs
ZooTunes, the wildly popular summer concert series sponsored by BECU and held at Woodland Park Zoo is back for yet another year with an excellent line up of artists that includes the Mavis Staples and Alain Toussaint, Los Lobos, Indigo Girls, Joan Baez, Nanci Griffith and many others. Three Girls and Their Buddy (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, and Buddy Miller) get two nights. The series opens on June 17 with The B-52s and ends on August 26 with Amos Lee.