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Sea-Tac Airport showcases the region’s music, launch party Jan. 28

Your next visit to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will include the sights and sounds of northwest music. The Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative, Experience the City of Music — a cooperative effort by the Port of SeattleSeattle Music Commission and PlayNetwork— launches this week to showcase the northwest region’s music culture.

The Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative Experience the City of Music will utilize speakers and screens airport-wide to feature a diverse variety of northwest music, from the soulful sounds of Quincy Jones to the poignant lyrics of Eddie Vedder. Travelers will also hear artist-read public announcements, enjoy curated videos on terminal and baggage claim monitors, and listen to a multi-channel web radio player available through the free airport Wi-Fi network.

A launch party with live music will be 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, in Sea-Tac’s Gina Marie Lindsey Arrivals Hall at the south end of the baggage claim area. The event will feature live performances by Seattle artists including rockabilly band the Dusty 45’s, the electro-soul duo Fly Moon Royalty, roots band Carrie Clark & the Lonesome Lovers, and kids rock band Recess Monkey. Additional performances by local musicians will take place on board  Sound Transit’s Link light rail trains from 1 to 6 p.m. Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will kick off the event alongside Seattle Music Commissioner Marcus Womack. The event is free and open to the public.

Click here for more information and the launch party performance schedule.