Join us this October at Pier Sounds, a concert series at Pier 62 featuring the Black Tones, Earshot Jazz Festival presents D’Vonne Lewis and Friendz, Tiffany Wilson, and Lady A!

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Downtown Summer Sounds Concerts

Pier 62 | Free
Jul 31 2021 | 5–7 pm
Aug 7 2021 | 5–6 pm
Aug 14 2021 | 5–6 pm
6–6:45 pm
Aug 21 2021 | 4:45–5:30 pm
5:30–7 pm
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Starting Saturday, July 31, enjoy four consecutive weekends of free, live music at Downtown Summer Sounds on Pier 62! Every Saturday evening, talented local artists will perform at the waterfront, including the likes of Grieves, Polyrhythmics, Flowmotion, Leroy Bell & His Only Friends, All Star Opera, and Grace Love. Food trucks and a beer garden will be on site and ready to serve all your concert needs. Shows start at 5pm (Aug. 21 at 4:45pm) and will last one to two hours.

 

FEATURED ARTISTS

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Polyrhythmics

Date: July 31, 2021
Time: 5pm
Location: Pier 62
Cost: Free
Genre: Blended Funk, Soul, Psychedelic Rock, R&B

Now on their sixth full-length album and eleventh year performing, Seattle’s Polyrhythmics take the sonic exploration of past albums and rolled them into 2020 releases Man from the Future and the companion EP Fondue Party. Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics’ latest studio work continues to showcase the instrumental eight-piece’s impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship as they tear through a singular blend of funk, soul, psychedelic rock and more.

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Flowmotion

Date: August 7, 2021
Time: 5pm
Location: Pier 62
Cost: Free
Genre: Funk

Founded with the sole mission to make audiences move with the music, Flowmotion digs deep into rhythms and melodies from all corners of the musical map. They traverse through songs with improv and funk, touching down for electrifying solos. Over the last 20 years, they’ve etched their name in the PNW music scene as a band of respected and dedicated musicians.

All Star Opera

All Star Opera

All Star Opera

Date: August 14, 2021
Time: 6pm
Location: Pier 62
Cost: Free
Genre: Hip-Hop

Drawing influences from artists as varied as The Grateful Dead to acts like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to authors like Neil Gaiman, this hip-hop/soul/funk sextet cannot be defined.

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Grieves

Date: August 14, 2021
Time: 6pm
Location: Pier 62
Cost: Free
Genre: Hip-Hop

Benjamin Laub – better known as Grieves – is a Seattle-based hip-hop artist. He emerged in 2007 with the independently released Irreversible. This led to touring with some of indie rap’s finest, including artists like Atmosphere, Macklemore, Cunninlynguists, Watsky, Chris Webby, P.O.S, and many more. Grieves’ newest release in June 2021 is 14 tracks of instrumentals, called Canopy.

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Grace Love

Date: August 21, 2021
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Pier 62
Cost: Free
Genre: Funk, Soul

KEXP’s Dusty Henry interviewed Love for the Local Artist Spotlight program and described Love as “something of an icon in the Northwest…Love’s voice has emerged as a defining focal point. Her vibrant performances have continued to convert fans over the years, feeling like celebrations in themselves.”

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LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends

Date: August 21, 2021
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Pier 62
Cost: Free
Genre: Soul, R&B, Rock

The past few years before the pandemic LeRoy Bell & His Only Friends could be found touring with Huey Lewis and the News or Steve Miller up and down the west coast. They have had the pleasure to perform with the likes of Van Morrison, Fitz and the Tantrums, Train, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Etta James and Erykah Badu.

Created In Partnership with Downtown Seattle Association

Downtown Seattle has evolved into one of the most dynamic urban centers in the country. But a thriving downtown doesn’t happen by accident. It takes vision, partnership and persistence. It takes the commitment of people who care about this place. It takes big thinkers who are also doers.

We are the Downtown Seattle Association. Our mission is to create a healthy, vibrant downtown. For more than 60 years, we have been providing vision and leadership on the critical issues and opportunities facing Seattle’s urban core.

With the support of our 1,700 corporate, nonprofit and residential members, we’re working to keep downtown economically competitive, address transportation challenges and ensure a safe, clean and inviting urban experience for workers, residents and visitors.

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