October 28, 2008

Seattle Tunes in to the Impact of Music on City’s Economy and Culture; Sets Vision for Seattle City of Music(TM)

Seattle City of Music(TM)

 WHAT:  Press Conference - Mayor Greg Nickels Announcing New Economic Impact of Music on Seattle, Strategy Making Seattle City of Music(TM), and Establishing a Seattle Music Commission  WHERE: The Paramount Theatre  WHEN:  Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Press Conference: 4:45 P.M. - Will Start Promptly Press Should Arrive for Setup at 4:15 P.M.  Doors Open to the Public at 4:30 P.M. Event Runs 5:00 P.M. - 7 P.M. RSVP Required: http://206inc.com/com/invite.html 


 Pre-Event  Pike Place Market buskers/street musicians perform outside and inside lobby including Jonny Hahn, instrumental pianist, Mariide Widman, guitarist/mandolin, the acapella group, A Moment In Time and Becky Poole, musical saw/accordion   4:30 p.m. Doors Open to Theatre Lobby  4:45 p.m. Press Conference on stage with Mayor Greg Nickels  5:00 p.m. Doors Open to Main Theatre  5:15 p.m. The Garfield High School Dance Team - a tribute to Quincy Jones  5:20 p.m. James Keblas, Director, Mayor's Office of Film + Music Introduction and Welcome Mayor Nickels  5:30 p.m. Mayor Nickels - SEATTLE CITY OF MUSIC(TM)  5:45 p.m. Seattle City of Music Business: Steve Leahy, President, Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Tom Mara, Executive Director, KEXP Josh Rosenfeld, Founder, Barsuk Records Megan Jasper, Vice President, Sub Pop Records  6:00 p.m. Performance by New Faces, http://www.myspace.com/newfacesband  6:10 p.m. Seattle City of Musicians: Michael Killoren, Director, Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs David Endicott, Rotary Music4Life(TM) Dustin Fujikawa, Musician, The Vera Project  6:20 p.m. Eckstein Middle School Jazz Band and Garfield High School Jazz Quintet  6:35 p.m. Seattle City of Live Music: Tracey Wickersham, Director of Cultural Tourism, Seattle's Convention & Visitors Bureau John Creighton, Seattle Port Commissioner Kate Becker, Director of Development, Seattle Theatre Group  6:45 p.m. Seattle's Blue Scholars perform their anthem "North by Northwest" with Seattle's top up and coming MCs and some very special guests  6:55 p.m. Close - James Keblas  7:00 p.m. Seattle All-City High Marching Band Distribution of Commemorative Event Poster and Jones Soda