Downtown Summer Sounds

Seattle's Free Concert Series

Downtown Summer Sounds: July 9–Aug. 31

Downtown Summer Sounds, produced by the Downtown Seattle Association and presented by Virginia Mason, brings free local music to downtown Seattle throughout the summer. Formerly the Out to Lunch concert series, Downtown Summer Sounds continues a 40-year DSA tradition of supporting free live music for Seattle workers, residents and visitors.

This year, the incredible Pike Place MarketFront joined our roster of venues, offering stunning views of the waterfront and the perfect sunny space to enjoy live music. The MarketFront complements the other public spaces in our series, including Westlake Park, Occidental Square, Harbor Steps, City Hall Plaza and more. We were also excited to showcase emerging artists at four of the City Hall Plaza dates through an expanded partnership with Abbey Arts.

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34 Shows

The lineup this year included performances from nearly three dozen local musicians. This diverse and varied lineup included longtime series favorites and newcomers.

Whether it’s afro-soul, rockabilly, americana, rock ‘n roll, R&B, electronic, or indie, Downtown Summer Sounds has something for you.

9 Venues

  • Pike Place MarketFront
  • Van Vorst Plaza (426 Terry Ave. N.)
  • Day One Playfield (2121 7th Ave.)
  • City Hall Plaza
  • Westlake Park
  • Occidental Square
  • Union Square
  • Freeway Park
  • Harbor Steps

Presenting Sponsor

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Media Sponsor

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