KEXP Beats & Eats – 2023

Pier 62 | Free
Thursday August 24, 2023, 4:30–8 pm
Thursday August 31, 2023, 4:30–8 pm
Thursday September 7, 2023, 4:30–8 pm
Thursday September 14, 2023, 4:30–8 pm
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Our popular Beats & Eats series is back! Enjoy food trucks, live‑spun music from beloved KEXP DJs, a beer garden, and roller skating on the Waterfront.

Make some memories and enjoy beautiful summer evenings on the edge of city and sound at this year’s Beats and Eats series!

Every week, starting August 24th to September 14th, from 4:30 PM to 8 PM, KEXP DJs will be setting the vibe as they spin music LIVE over at Pier 62. While you’re there, be sure to grab a meal from our selection of food trucks and maybe enjoy a refreshing beverage at the beer garden*.

Event Schedule:

  • August 24 – DJ Lace Cadence
  • August 31 – DJ Riz Rollins
  • September 7 – DJ Supreme La Rock
  • September 14 – DJ Mike Ramos

Mark those calendars and we’ll see you all there!

*You must be 21 years old or older to enter this area.

Our DJs

DJ Lace Cadence


Lace Cadence is a Seattle-based DJ and the founder of Trophouse Thursdays at Seattle’s Sugar Hill. Lace spins a signature blend of afrobeat, dancehall, rap and r&b, with a passion for amplifying music from the African continent and across the diaspora.

Lace is a frequently featured DJ and collaborator with Palmwine Experience and Champagne Sundays, Seattle-area events celebrating the Afro-contemporary experience.

Lace was raised in the Central District and first immersed in the local Seattle music scene as a child during the height of grunge in the 90’s. As an emcee and vocalist, Lace made waves with his early solo career and as one third of rap outfit Clockwork. He is the one third of the electronic R&B outfit The Flavr Blue, and has performed across the country and internationally, including Dakar, Tokyo, and Stockholm.

DJ Riz Rollins


From Riz:

i’ve been a dj since i was um about ten. a record player, a spindle, metal for the big records, and this circular pyramid for records with the big holes. i am from chicago, but not the chicago, you’re thinking of. i live in seattle, but not the seattle you’re thinking of. i like rock, hip hop, soul, gospel, funk, but not the rock, hip hop, soul, gospel, funk you’re thinking of. my moms played jazz, but not the kind of jazz you’re thinking of. i only remember my dad liking, miles and sinatra. but then he left. i was in a gospel group in bible college, but not the kind of bible college you’re thinking of. i bought records, because nobody seemed to know least not the people i lived with.i’ have played music on turntable, transistor radio, teevee, 8 tracks, cassettes, reels, cd’s, usb’s,. i’ve hummed whistled, sang hooted, hooered music, but maybe not the music you’re thinking of, in bedrooms  ( lots of bedrooms , more bedrooms than i can remember). basements, alleys, libraries, church basements ( but prolly not the kind of churches, you’re thinking of ),barns, in the woods,  in the desert, on the ocean , in cities, villages, and lots and lots of clubs. for as few as 2 and as many as thousands. all my life but when my best friend john suggested that i be a dj at a radio station for a living, i told him, ‘i couldn’t possibly, because i didn’t have the skills to do something as joyful as that.and then, maybe 2 years later ,i joined a radio station that was almost.thirty years ago.i been there since. I love to eat and to kiss. Music is not my first second, or even 3rd biggest love. When I’m down I pray. When I’m up I pray too.

Supreme La Rock


Hailing from Seattle, Washington, Supreme La Rock is an internationally known DJ in a lane of his own. With a vast myriad of musical tastes & a distinct style, he is a world-class DJ set on raising the bar every time he steps up to the decks. Supreme La Rock’s love for spinning started at the ripe age of four-years-old when he received a record player for Christmas. After momentarily listening to & dismissing the children’s music that came with it, he quickly moved onto his parent’s record collection. This quickly led to a love affair with the greats like Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Billy Paul; the list goes on, & Supreme La Rock’s future was set in stone.

After years of saving up lunch money & allowances to purchase new records for his collection, he was introduced to a brewing street culture on a weekend trip to New York City known as “hip hop”. Supreme La Rock was immediately intrigued by the entire genre & was amazed by hip hop DJ’s. He started to read articles on the culture & buy as many records as he could, quickly realizing that all genres of music could be soulful or funky with the right spin. He collected records until his childhood bedroom brimmed with them & quickly began to place a contemporary spotlight on Seattle’s vibrant soul/ funk scene.

A near three-decades later, Supreme La Rock still maintains the same level of excitement for new music & cultures. With profound respect for music & always-evolving stylizations, he commands the respect of both fellow DJs & artists alike. Supreme La Rock has expanded his career by being a label owner (Conception Records), producing for major & indie labels, releasing albums, & touring. His DJing efforts have earned him accolades such as, The Seattle Mayor’s Award, Best DJ for Seattle Weekly & Seattle Bridal Magazine, & a U.S. Diplomat whose purpose was to bridge the gap with other countries through music. From sharing stages with major artists to being the official DJ for the Seattle Seahawks the year they won the Superbowl, Supreme La Rock focuses on bringing dance floors worldwide to life while preserving timeless music in modern ways.

DJ Mike Ramos


Mike Ramos is a born-and-raised Seattle local and lifetime music fan that was raised on a steady audial diet of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, ‘90s alternative radio, and a bunch of rap and hip-hop he probably shouldn’t have been listening to at such a young age.

After landing a gig as The Stranger’s music intern in 2011, Ramos started freelancing regularly for the local alt-weekly, and made his KEXP debut in April 2012 as a backup DJ for Sunday’s Street Sounds specialty show. He immersed himself in both pursuits/dream jobs in the following years, expanding his DJing to local clubs and KEXP’s overnight variety shows, and his writing to outlets like The Seattle TimesCity Arts Magazine, Complex Media, Pigeons & Planes, and

Catch him on the KEXP overnight every Tuesdays 1-5 AM PT, exploring the archives and the latest and greatest in rock, rap, electronic, and everything in between.

Community Partners

Various organizations will be joining us at Pier 62 to share resources and information about the amazing work they do to serve our community. Drop by Beats and Eats every Thursday to meet them all!

Beats and Eats 2023 Photo by Adam Lu

Beats and Eats 2023 Photo by Adam Lu

August 24 – Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides resources and opportunities for community members to build strong communities and improve their quality of life. Through our programs and services, we meet people where they are and help neighbors develop a stronger sense of place, build closer ties, and engage with their community and city government.

Beats & Eats 2022. Photo by Adam Lu.

Beats & Eats 2022. Photo by Adam Lu.

August 31 – Open Arms Perinatal Services and WestSide Baby

Open Arms is a community-based organization providing free, essential support to low-income families during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Serving over 600 families annually, we distribute needed maternity and baby supplies through our Baby Boutique.

WestSide Baby,  in partnership with our community, provides essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, and equipment.

In partnership with WestSide Baby & the “Diaper Mobile”, Open Arms will be hosting a Supply Drive for their Baby Boutique. If you would to contribute to this drive, please take a look at the list of requested items from their Family Support Services team:

    • Unopened/New Diapers
    • Unopened/New Baby Soap – high priority
    • Unopened/New Baby Lotion – high priority
    • Unopened Household Cleaning Wipes
    • Baby Wearing (Wrap/Sling/Carrier)
    • Breast/ Chestfeeding Pillow
    • Baby Blanket
Beats & Eats 2022 at Pier 62. Photo by Robert Wade

Beats & Eats 2022 at Pier 62. Photo by Robert Wade

September 7 – Zev Co-op

ZEV Co-op is an electric carshare company whose mission is to provide transportation solutions for underserved communities. Join us on September 7th to learn more about their program and how you can sign up for a chance to win a $500 membership!

September 14 – Commute Seattle

Commute Seattle works to make our City more affordable, sustainable, and connected by making it easy to walk, bike, ride, and telework to and through Seattle. We are a non-profit engaging with businesses, organizations, community partners, and destinations that employ, serve, and attract 600,000 people to Seattle every day. We prioritize and center those who are disproportionately burdened by transportation costs to support an equitable, vibrant and prosperous community.

On September 14th, Commute Seattle will be around to educate visitors about various transportation options in Seattle other than driving alone and any questions related to transportation in the city/region. Visitors will also be able to try out e-scooters for FREE and receive assistance from the scooter vendors themselves. Learn all about e-scooter safety, regulations, and more next time you’re at Beats and Eats!


Beats & Eats 2022. Photo by Adam Lu.

Photo by April Jingco

DJ Riz Rollins at Beats & Eats. Photo by Adam Lu

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Photo by April Jingco

Beats and Eats 2023 by Adam Lu

Beats and Eats 2023 by Adam Lu

Beer Garden at Pier 62

Special thanks to Brown Liquor Cocktail Co. for providing delicious adult refreshments at our Beer Garden and to r.Cup for supplying reusable cups that will help us reduce waste at the Waterfront!

About our Partners

  • Brown Liquor Cocktail Co. is about creating experiences through the craft of the cocktail.
  • r.Cup is the nation’s leading reuse platform. Many people might not realize this startling fact: live events send 4 BILLION single-use cups to the landfill every year(in the US alone!) Together with our partners, we’re changing that.

Free Sensory Kits at Pier 62

  • Heated/scented head wraps
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Earplugs
  • Fidget toys
  • and more!

Visit the Pier 62 Welcome Table to learn more. Valid ID required to rent out a kit. For additional access needs, ask a staff person at the Welcome Table and they will do their best to assist you.

Don't miss out on upcoming concerts, celebrations, and classes at Pier 62!

Created in Partnership with KEXP

KEXP is a nonprofit arts organization serving music lovers through in-person, broadcast and online programming.  KEXP operates one of the most influential listener-supported radio stations in the world, 90.3 KEXP-FM Seattle, with online and on-air service reaching over 200,000 global listeners each week.  On KEXP’s YouTube channel , videos of exclusive live performances garner millions of views per week. In our home at Seattle Center, KEXP hosts community events and produces hundreds of live performances each year, many of which are open to the public at no charge.

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