Greetings, Dear Rockaholics!
April 9th is a very special day where we will once again drop everything we typically do on a Thursday to reflect on Seattle’s rock legacy that will forever be celebrated across the globe. Bands have emerged from the north, south, east and west of our fair city, and they deserve a full day of proper rock recognition.
We’ll reflect on the legendary guitar innovations of Jimi Hendrix and the sludgy harmonies only Alice In Chains could master. We’ll shine the spotlight on Seattle’s favorite rock sisters in the band Heart and remember hauntingly powerful lyrics penned by Chris Cornell.
As we take time to honor the past and those we may have lost along the way, it’s important to turn to the present and look to the future with bands like Wyatt Olney & The Wreckage, SUPERFEKTA and Year of the Cobra carrying the torch of the city’s musical heritage.
This year, Seattle Rock Day will spotlight and support the amazing work of SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare), an organization committed to keeping our local musicians healthy with access to proper and affordable healthcare. In recent weeks, the PNW music community has been hit hard by COVID-19. But many local musicians were already struggling to live in a region where costs have skyrocketed. Now, the musicians who give so much through their music are faced with a near-shutdown of the industry and their livelihood. Musicians need our help.
In response to this crisis, SMASH launched vital online support services, and they now subsidize e-health, online mental health and substance use disorder appointments for musicians. But they need our support to assist everyone who needs their services. Donate HERE. Every dollar donated will be matched up to $20,000! Your donation can do twice as much good.
TeeWanz from Macklemore's "Thrift Shop" (you know, the guy that's "gonna pop some tags") gets it.
Join us in belting out the local music we love on Seattle Rock Day, April 9th! You’ll hear those blast-from-the-past jams from bands like Mother Love Bone and The Gits, plus some curve balls from the likes of Kenny Loggins (yup, he's from Everett!).
Seattle Rock Day kicks off at 6am with BJ & Migs, and we'll keep it rolling until midnight. It’s the ultimate celebration of Seattle music as we throw it back to sold-out shows at The Off Ramp, ball games in the Kingdome and a time where "social distancing" wasn't in our nomenclature.