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Pier Sounds 2021

Pier 62 | Free
Saturday October 2, 2021, 1–4 pm
Saturday October 9, 2021, 1–4 pm
Saturday October 16, 2021, 1–4 pm
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Friends of Waterfront Seattle presents Pier Sounds: a fall concert series on the waterfront

All ages welcome

Come see sensational regional bands and artists including The Black TonesD’Vonne Lewis and Friendz, Lady A, and Tiffany Wilson, at these free, family-friendly concerts on Pier 62!  Enjoy live music, local food trucks, a beer garden, and all the sights and sounds of Seattle’s waterfront.

After more than a decade, live concerts are back at Pier 62!

Through the 1990s and early 2000s, Pier 62 was home to one of the most iconic and popular music events in the city, Summer Nights at the Pier. These unforgettable concerts helped to solidify Seattle’s status as a crucible for music and culture, and forged a lasting relationship between live music and the city’s waterfront. The Pier Sounds concert series forges this memory with new energy and music on a revitalized Pier 62 to reignite the sense of celebration and community in the place where it all began.


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Tiffany Wilson

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Tiffany Wilson

OCT 16
Tiffany Wilson

Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: Free with Registration
Genre: Soul

Tiffany Wilson was born in the rich musical landscape of Memphis, Tennessee. Nurtured in the church choir, Wilson was drawn to gospel-rooted legends such as Bobby Womack, Aretha Franklin, and Whitney Houston.  Wilson later relocated to Washington state and began her musical journey as a member of SOUL a gospel group signed to Hendrix Records, a Seattle-based label. While a member of SOUL, Wilson’s spark for songwriting was ignited and has burned brightly since.  Wilson released her Sophomore album in July 2016, entitled #SEESHARP, a collaboration with indie label WeCoast Records.  With this project, Wilson’s plan is to use her pen, voice and outlook to shed some light and love on what’s taking place in our shared world.

Tiffany Wilson is co-headlining with Lady A.

OCT 16
Lady A

Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: Free with Registration
Genre: Soul

Lady “A” is known as “The Hardest Workin Woman in Blues, Soul, Funk & Gospel”.

Lady A pours, Soul, Gospel and a touch of Funk along with storytelling, into her performances, in hopes of inspiring her audience as well as supplying them with great music. Voted 2020 Blues Performer of the Year by the Washington Blues Society, Lady A is always striving to meet the needs of her audience through performance and lyrical education, making their experience in music memorable. She is also the Host DJ on NWCZ online Radio of Lady A’s Black N Blues and Lady A’s Gumbo & Gospel along with KMRE FM 102.3 Radio of Lady A’s The Boss – Blues show.

Always working towards making a better community, Lady A produces The Big Blues Blowout, The Annual Red N White Holiday Affair where she brings awareness to homelessness in Seattle and the Annual Ladies Luncheon which benefits the Rhapsody Music Project in Seattle where she mentors youth.

Truly The “Hardest Workin’ Woman,” Lady A is likened to a pot of Lou-sana Gumbo… best served HOT!

Lady A is co-headlining with Tiffany Wilson.

This concert also features DJ Vitamin D, and Zhanea June with Funk E Fusion and her special guests Shelby Poole,  and Avalon Townsend.

OCT 16
Zhanea June with Funk E Fusion and her special guests Shelby Poole and Avalon Townsend.

Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: Free with Registration

Zhanea June (Zha_Nay-ah June) classifies herself as an artist not stuck in the box and will sing all types of music with a positive message to inspire all. This led her to become the 2010 Washington States Nashville of Country Star winner.


Zhanea June studied at the prestigious Howard University and Musician’s Institute to further her education in singing, composing, dance and theatre, which has led her to perform for various venues such as The Royal Esquire Club, Hard Rock Cafe, Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary Gala Benaroya Hall, Muckleshoot Casino, Iron Horse Casino, The Great American Casino, 88 Keys, Highway 99 Blues Club, Bleu Notes Club in Lakewood, Tacoma Convention Center, Moore Theater, Issaquah Theatre, 13 Coins, and Amazon, and has made radio appearances on the Gospel Show 89.5 and the Vanessa Waller TV Show. Zhanea June also gratefully opened for national recording artist Howard Hewitt, Angela Winbush and ConFunkShun as well as performed with gospel recording great Smokie Norful.

In 2015 and 2016, she released three singles titled “Press”, “Feen,” “How.” In 2018, she released two more singles “Melodic You,” and “I Do”, in 2019, “11:30” was released and in 2020, “You Said” a tribute to people abused by racial injustice!

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Two cool people, a man and a woman, with black sunglasses and black shirts are looking and leaning at each other in a diagonal fashion vs the framing, the background is vivid red.

The Black Tones

Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: Free with Registration
Genre: Rock and Roll

Founded by twin siblings, Eva and Cedric Walker, the Seattle-based rock ‘n’ roll band The Black Tones has grown from humble beginnings in their grandmother’s basement to receiving accolades from outlets like KEXP, which named their debut LP, Cobain & Cornbread (recorded by the legendary Jack Endino), the #17 album of 2019; The Seattle Times, which dubbed the group one of the 15 Most Influential Artists of the past decade; and NPR, which named the band one of Seattle’s 15 groups redefining the city.

Also featuring performances from Seattle-based teen pop/rock band THEM, pop punk artist Haley Graves, and DJ Blendiana Jones.

DVonne Lewis

DVonne Lewis

Earshot Jazz Festival presents D'Vonne Lewis and Friendz

Time: 1pm – 4pm
Cost: Free with Registration
Genre: Jazz

Over the recent years, D’Vonne Lewis has become one of the most frequently seen and widely respected artists on Seattle’s music scene. Like jazz itself, Lewis’ legacy has a deep history and a brilliant future.

Composer/bandleader/poet/drummer D’Vonne Lewis is the grandson of the “Godfather of Rock and Roll/Soul,” 1950s-1960s Northwest organ legend, Dave Lewis. At 32 years old, D’Vonne is already considered to be the best and most versatile jazz drummer in Seattle.

Also featuring: Joe Doria on organ and Cole Schuster on guitar.


Hosted by Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Dedicated to creating and sustaining a waterfront park for all.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the City of Seattle’s nonprofit partner helping to build Waterfront Park and ensure its lasting success. Following the public-benefit partnership model, we educate the public about the park and its benefits, raise philanthropic funds to build the park, and will partner with the City to steward, fund, and program the park long term. Our goal is to make the central waterfront a vibrant public mixing ground where all communities can share cultural, recreational, and civic experiences in a beautiful environment.

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