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Local musicians extending live music program at Sea-Tac Airport

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on June 20, 2013 at 10:56 am |
June 20, 2013 10:56 am

A pilot program that brought local artists to Sea-Tac Airport for live performances is being extended to the end of the year.

The pilot program began three months ago with Northwest artists performing at various locations in the terminal.  Sponsors of the program are the airport’s owner, the Port of Seattle,  the Seattle Music Commission and PlayNetwork.

“There has been a tremendously positive response from the traveling public for the live performances,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton. “Passengers have been pleasantly surprised by the entertainment and our performers have received encouraging feedback. It really does improve the passenger experience and celebrate our unique Northwest musical heritage. ”

Two live music performances will continue to take place Monday through Friday, ranging between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at various locations throughout the terminal, both pre- and post-security, said the airport.

Among the performance locations are the central terminal food court area, concourse A in the food court between gates A5 and A6, the intersection of concourses C and D, the main terminal train stations for the north and south satellites and outside security at the Gina Marie Lindsey Arrivals Hall.

Times and locations are subject to change and vary based on passenger traffic and traveler feedback.

In the first year of the program, the airport playlist has grown to 600 songs with 160 Northwest artists and 32 local artists have volunteered their time to taping overhead welcome, security and informational announcements including such diverse artists as Macklemore, Ben Gibbard, Ann Wilson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Jerry Cantrell, Fly Moon Royalty, Quincy Jones, Ludovic Morlot, Brandi Carlile, John Popper, Allen Stone and many more.

 

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