Kara Jackson – Downtown Summer Sounds

Event Type Downtown Summer Sounds, Parks & Public Spaces
Date August 1, 2024
Time4:30PM — 6:00PM
Location Occidental Square

Genre: Folk

Address: Occidental Square / 117 S. Washington St.

Kara Jackson is an award-winning poet, singer-songwriter and producer. In 2019 she was honored as the National Youth Poet Laureate and in 2018 as Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago. Kara’s music and writing are inspired by the American South and her experiences growing up in Chicago, and has garnered support from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, CRACK Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Needle Drop, Pigeons & Planes and more.

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Kara Jackson will be joined by opening act Tomo Nakayama. Born in Japan and raised in Seattle, Nakayama’s music has been praised by NPR, The New York Times, and The Stranger. With a successful career spanning two decades, he has become one of the most active figures in Seattle music.

The Downtown Seattle Association is proud to present Downtown Summer Sounds, our summer concert series that has been bringing free live, local music to downtown Seattle for 45 years. We’re hosting more than 30 outdoor concerts across downtown from July 5-Sept. 10 — check out the full lineup!

The Downtown Summer Sounds concert series is funded by the Metropolitan Improvement District ratepayers and presented by Amazon.