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Seattle Presents free concerts at City Hall draw crowds, shows continue through August

More than 1,200 people gathered on City Hall’s outdoor plaza in July for Seattle Presents free lunchtime concerts. Join in the fun! The concerts continue every Thursday in August, starting with Sambatuque today, noon to 1:30! Check out the lineup here.

July 12 – Wheedle’s Groove

More than 400 people gathered on City Hall’s plaza for the first concert of the season, Wheedle’s Groove. The band was a coming together of some of the finest funk and soul musicians from Seattle’s thriving soul music scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

The funk and soul super-group includes members of local legends Black on White Affair; Cookin’ Bag; Cold, Bold & Together and more.

The group also includes former Seattle KYAC soul radio DJ Robert Nesbitt and guitarist Herman Brown, father of the popular Seattle rapper/producer Vitamin


July 19 – Shelby Earl

Shelby Early performing with Anna-Lisa Notter on backing vocals and Brandon Jensen on guitar.

Shelby Earl’s ensemble: Faustine Hudson on drums and Brandon Jensen on guitar


Dylan Rieck on cello.


July 26 – Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band 

Izaak Mills, on sax for the Boogie Brown Band, jumps off stage to encourage the audience to dance and clap along.

Ire Taylor on percussion, with Davee C on the drums and Mark Oi on the guitar.

Audience members dancing to Clinton Fearon & The Boogie Brown Band at City Hall plaza.



All photos by Kausar Mohammed.