A Busy Spring for Touring Arts Roster Performers

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Last fall, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of our Touring Arts Roster by adding more acts to this juried listing of King County’s best performers than ever before! This group of 23 new artists—which includes country bands, spoken word poets, aerialists, comedians, and so much more—joins over 200 performers on the Roster, adding up to an incredible resource for bookers, promoters, and anyone looking to add a dynamic cultural performance to their event. Here’s a small sampling of what the Roster’s newest members are up to this Spring:

Jim Page
This celebrated artist of remarkable talent and intellect brings social consciousness to his heartfelt performances. Known for helping to legalize busking in 1974, Jim was named one the 50 most influential musicians in Seattle history by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine. Catch him at a well-loved neighborhood venue:

March 2, 7:00 pm, C & P Coffee Company
March 15, 8:00 pm, White Horse Trading Company
March 17 and 18, 7:30 pm, The Couth Buzzard
March 20, 6:00 pm, Grumpy D’s
April 6, 7:00 pm, C & P Coffee Company
April 15, 6:30 pm, The Beery House
April 19, 8:00 pm, White Horse Trading Company

Recess Monkey

Drew, Jack, and Korum are three teachers who make kids’ music that grows out of their days in their classrooms. They continue to receive praise from the likes of People, Time, USA Today, The New York Times, and NPR for singable, danceable songs that parents enjoy as much as their kids. See them live all around King County:

March 5, 10:30 am, Phinney Ridge Romp at the Phinney Neighborhood Center
March 19, 6:00 pm, Mason Church
March 26, 11:30 am, Shakespeare Celebration at the Seattle Public Library
April 23, 10:30 am, Kindiependent Kids Rock Series at Mount Baker Club

Black Stax

Black Stax’s sound is like Miles Davis, Etta James, and Langston Hughes adapted for savvy hip-hop and neo-soul listeners. By any standard, their music is not ordinary—every word is carefully chosen and every song carries a message of social justice. Fans appreciate theeclectic, urban sound laced with jazz and 70s-era soul created by this collaborative group.

Since joining the Touring Arts Roster, Black Stax has been busy, releasing their new EP, Movement Music, and a video for their song “99,” shot with their community on the streets of Seattle’s South End and Columbia City. Watch the video above and download the EP on their website!