Free KEXP-Seattle Center Shows Announced

June 18th, 2009

This summer, KEXP and Seattle Center extend their Mural concert series for 5 weekends through July and August. On the bill are an eclectic spread of bands ranging from Portland’s 6 piece harmonious Blitzen Trapper (July 31) to the tight rhymes of Seattle’s Dyme Def. (Aug 7) This year’s series also incorporates the famed KEXP BBQ into the fold. A previously “private” event that I believe has gotten too big to fit in either the KEXP parking lot or Denny Park across the street. The show are mostly on Friday nights on the Mural lawn (aka Bumbershoots Blues Stage – directly under the Needle) with the exception of the KEXP BBQ show which is in the same location on a Saturday night.

Take advantage of the warm summer nights and take in the tunes from some of KEXP’s favorite artists. The five FREE all-ages shows (KEXP BBQ has a 12+ beer garden) are tailored to the culturally curious who seek to discover the best of the area’s independent music scene.

Friday, July 31 from 6 – 8 PM
Blitzen Trapper
Throw Me The Statue

Friday, August 7 from 6 – 8 PM
Dyme Def

Saturday, August 8 from 2 – 9 PM
KEXP BBQ (more artists to be announced)
UPDATE – Dinosaur JR!!!
Cymbals Eat Guitars


Friday, August 14 from 6 – 8 PM
The Dodos
Army Navy

Friday, August 21 from 6 – 8 PM
Fruit Bats

Posted by Kevin leDoux | Filed in Music

7 Responses to “Free KEXP-Seattle Center Shows Announced”

  1. June 18th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    josh said:

    this schedule is unbelievably awesome, thanks for highlighting it.

    (it would be funny if the beer garden was actually 12+ though.)

  2. June 18th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Kevin Ledoux said:

    Oh yes, 12+ beer gardens are the new rage. Anything but Tweeners.
    Or is it that there are going to be 13 beer gardens, I forget.

  3. June 19th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    miss b. wonder jones said:

    I love this concert series. I am especially looking forward to the Fruit Bats. It’s great to have them out and touring!

  4. June 19th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    kadns said:

    Looking forward to the BBQ and the free concerts at the murial….

  5. June 22nd, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    ratnerd said:

    Dudes, just added: Dinosaur JR on 8/8!!!!

  6. June 24th, 2009 at 6:48 am

    LB said:

    Nice! I heard Farm was pretty good.

  7. June 26th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Tom.Blodgett said:

    Nice. I saw the Dodos play Neumos at the Block Party and they were really good. Their album is just as good. I would love to see their show outside in the Seattle center for free. I already regret having plans to travel that weekend.

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