Day of Music & Art Block Party

The city is bustling this weekend! Here’s another event for ya:

The Day of Music & Art Block Party @ Benaroya, SAM, Soundbridge & The Triple Door.
Sunday September 14th from 10am – 6pm. FREE ADMISSION

Celebrate good times at Benaroya Hall’s 10th Anniversary! The day features free performances and activities for the whole family with Seattle Symphony, Soundbridge, Seattle Art Museum and The Triple Door. Tenth Anniversary attendees also receive free admission to SAM’s permanent collection. It’s a block party not to be missed! FREE Admission.


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
11am Cascade Symphony
12pm Northwest Mahler Orchestra Festival
1pm Seattle Choral Company (Fauré Requiem featuring the Watjen Concert Organ)
2 & 3:15pm Seattle Symphony
4:15pm Seattle Men’s Chorus, Seattle Women’s Chorus
5:15pm Seattle Symphony’s Pacific Northwest Community Orchestra Plays Mahler

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
11:15am Members of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras
12pm Wesito & Friends: Wes Dyring’s Classic Latin Music
12:45pm Greenwood Concert Band
1:30pm Seattle Classic Guitar Society
2:15pm The Dave Mesler Trio (musical tribute to Benaroya Hall)
3:15pm Bokréta Hungarian Dance Ensemble
4pm Northwest Sound Men’s Chorus
4:45pm Juliana and Pava (Ancient Russian Song Vocal Ensemble)
5:30pm Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Garden of Remembrance
10am Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline
10:45am Orchestra Zarabanda (Hot Cuban salsa!)
11:30am Beverly Graham (guitar)
12:15pm Neil Hubbard (bagpipe)
1pm Bonnie Whiting Smith (percussion)
1:45pm Mariachi Juvenil- Voces de Mexico
2:30pm The Miho and Diego Duo (marimba and Andean flute)
3:15pm New Age Flamenco (guitar trio)
4pm Shumba Youth Marimba Ensemble
4:45pm JUBILEE (indie garden jazz)

10:30am Kindermusik Demo Class
11:30am Percussion Explosion!
12:30pm Let’s Write a Song! (with David Mesler)
1:30pm Sin Fronteras: Live and Listen without Borders
2:30pm Russian Folk For Kids
3:30pm American Minimalism (intended for older audiences)
4:30pm Seattle International Film Festival (intended for older audiences)

Seattle Art Museum South Hall
12pm The Raggedy Anns (stripped down acoustic skiffle)
1pm Andre Feriante (guitar)
2pm Red Eye Flight (Experimental music)
3pm Das Vibenbass (crushing the borders of jazz)

The Triple Door Musicquarium

4pm Tor Dietrichson/ Paul Benoit Duo (roots rock & more)
5pm James Baumgart (contemporary jazz guitar)
6pm The Jelly Rollers (blues/Americana)
7pm The Boogilistics (nu-soul/funk)
9pm Salsa Dancing

Visit the Samuel and Althea Stroum Grand Lobby in Benaroya Hall between 11am and 5pm for a host of activities for the whole family. Grab your library card and check out books with the Seattle Public Library, put your artistic side to work coloring with SAM, explore instruments with KING FM, Music Center of the Northwest and Hammond Ashley Violins, create crafts with ParentMap and stick around for performances by local student musicians!

Visit Soundbridge between 10am and 6pm to try out instruments and learn fun facts about symphonic music. Also, pick up your scavenger hunt list anytime and find clues throughout the day to win great prizes!


Outdoor Activities at the Maestro Gerard Schwarz Artists Entrance at Benaroya Hall
10am Make Your Own Marching Band
10am-4pm Artist Autographs
11:15am Musical Games
12:30pm Animal Imperssions with Musical Instruments
3pm Northwest Opera in the Schools: Meet an Opera Singer
3:45pm Musical Games

12-1:30pm Hip Hop Kids (WaMu Open Studio Mezzanine)
DJ B-Girl gets you moving and grooving with the five element of hip hop. Spaces are limited, so come early!
12-4pm Seattle International Film Festival Family Shorts (Knudsen Family Room, 3rd Floor)
Check out SIFF’s fantastic kid-inspired film shorts and explore the Family Room



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3 responses to “Day of Music & Art Block Party

  1. Sarah Lou

    Laura, I love that you post about local events! I am usually clueless to what is going on around here… I was planning on having a “stay at home” weekend, but these events are rather tempting so I might have to “force” myself to make it over to Seattle!

  2. Teresa

    i agree – i am very tempted to make the trek to Seattle for this one…

  3. Chris - Laura

    call me if you guys decide to make it out: 206-999-2837