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Artists at the Center | Spring 2024 Lineup

The Rhapsody Project band

FREE Performances at Seattle Center!

Artists at the Center introduces emerging and established artists to Seattle Center while broadening the arts and cultural experiences in the Uptown Arts & Cultural District. Join us for surprising and delightful pop-up performances throughout the year all over Seattle Center campus. The full Spring lineup is below.

All events are FREE, open to the public, and take place at Seattle Center (305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109).

If you’re interested in showcasing your talent with visitors to Seattle Center, applications are open to the 2024-25 season of Artists at the Center. Artistic genres include music, dance, theater, demonstrations, and multi-disciplinary work. The due date to apply is Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

Orquesta Northwest

May 5, 5 p.m., Armory Stage

Orquesta Northwest presents Paula Madrigal conducting Ballard Civic Orchestra members, World Youth Orchestra, and North Seattle Mariachi in their inaugural performance. Families will have the opportunity to meet and play with the instruments from the classical orchestra through the works of the great Latin American composers in history.

Alan Bryant

May 10, 5:30 p.m., NW Courtyard

Respite at the Bench is an interactive, improvisational multi-media project that aims to tell the stories of everyday people and promote the healing power of art therapy. Film Composer and Pianist Alan Bryant’s mix of romantic improvisational serenades soundtrack the performance, creating a safe and serene atmosphere to speak candid on on deep, personal truths.

Akoiya Harris

May 11, 2 p.m., Fisher Pavilion Roof

In Prove it on Us, Akoiya Harris uses dance to look at the legacy of Queer Black Blues women such Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Gladys Bentley, and Lucille Bogan and how it affects us today. These artist dared live in a free way that was unprecedented for people of African descent on this continent. We are all painting our self portraits due to the efforts of Black women before us. This piece looks at what it feels like to dream and define self against all odds.

206 Zulu

May 25, 5 p.m., Exhibition Hall

206 Zulu presents Zulu Jam, Hip Hop dance workshops, performances and dance party, a part of Northwest Folklife Festival.

Dance Workshops with:
Orbitron (House/Hip Hop)
Ben Vo (Hip Hop Choreo)
Bboy Pele (Kids Breaking)
Performance by Beatbox Panda
Dance Party with DJs Jointz & D’Lemma

The Rhapsody Project

June 1, 2 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre

The Rhapsody Project band brings their friends Justin Golden and Jed Crisologo to the Mural Amphitheatre to celebrate a spring day of blues bops, banjos, fiddle fun, soul singers, stellar songwriting and heritage music fun.

David Holden Jr.

June 15, 2 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre

More information soon!

Jesse Higman

June 16, 6 p.m., Mural Amphitheatre

More information soon!

About Artists at the Center

Artists at the Center is a multi-year collaboration between Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and Seattle Center, with support from Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition and the communities adjacent to Seattle Center campus. The project is made possible by a 10-year grant from Climate Pledge Arena and Seattle Kraken.