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Performance Venues

Here you can find a detailed list of select performace venues in the Seattle area. 
 
Performance Venues

Miner's Landing at Pier 57 Seattle
1301 Alaskan Way Pier 57
Seattle, WA 98101
T 206.623.8600
F 206.623.8600
Contact:
Juli Crompe, Marketing and Event Director
Please inquire directly on performance venue space and parameters.

IslandWood
4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
T 206.855.4323
F 206.855.4301
Contact: Allyson Brown, Director of Conference Programs
Located on Bainbridge Island, 35 minutes outside of downtown Seattle via Washington State Ferry, IslandWood is an innovative educational facility providing programs for children, student groups, adults, graduate students, teachers, and families. Event space is available for choral groups, band and orchestra assemblies.

Hard Rock Cafe Seattle
116 Pike Street
Seattle, WA  98101
T 206.204.2233
F 206.204.4665
Contact: Sandra Bird, Sales & Marketing Manager

Seattle, WA 98104
T 206.624.0978
F 206.667.9739
Contact: Katie Comer
Pioneer Square is the cultural heart of Seattle featuring over twenty city blocks of historic buildings, over thirty galleries, a vibrant retail sector, and Seattle's most exciting nightlife.
Pioneer Square is very eager to accept performance groups in Occidental Square. Anyone interested in performing in any of the other Pioneer Square neighborhood parks should contact the Seattle Parks and Recreation office to obtain a Park Use Permit.

305 Harrison Street
Seattle WA 98109
T 206.684.4182
Contact: Julia Laranang
The Seattle Center publishes a list of Student Showcase Performance Availability dates online. Mid March to mid April, mid May through mid June, and the Friday after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve are the main times group performances are scheduled. Applications can be made online only. See the FAQ section of the site for additional information, including equipment provided, special considerations for long distance groups, and other information.
 
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
T 206.443.3611
F 206.443.3631
Contact:
Jenny Cornish, Event & Group Sales Manager
Pacific Science Center is a great place to showcase your band, orchestra or choir! For those groups who purchase combination Exhibits + IMAX® tickets through our Group Sales Department, we are pleased to offer a free performance venue. Pacific Science Center will also provide complimentary signage, basic sound system (up to three microphones, speakers and CD player) and access to power. If your group requires additional equipment, we would be happy to help you arrange for rentals in the area. Please note that band/orchestra members must provide their own retractable music stands. A Seattle Center day itinerary is also available for your group. A group performance request form must be completed and returned to the Group Sales Department.
 
1101 Alaskan Way
Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98101
T 206.623.1445
F 206.623.5475
Contact:
Maureen Black, Director of Sales & Marketing
Tillicum Village has two options available for groups up to 200-300 participants. Any group interested in an audience will be included on a regular tour. There is no extra charge for performances on any of Tillicum Village’s premises. Additional equipment, electric extension cords and a microphone will need to be requested in advance. Tillicum Village offers student group rates and complimentary tickets for tour operators or group coordinators. Groups will be provided with tickets for the Tillicum Experience.

Option 1: Groups can perform on the tour boat traveling from the Seattle waterfront to Blake Island and on the return trip. The cruise is approximately 45-55 minutes each way and the performance can be advertised on the Tillicum Village website or through a news letter. If the group were to occupy the entire boat (400+), Tillicum Village would still post a notice in the state park that a performance will be held at Tillicum Village on a specific date and time.

Option 2: At Tillicum Village groups can perform in the Totem Garden or on the fifth level of the longhouse. Each location is dependent on the size of the group. Performances can be advertised on postings in the state park. Performances in the longhouse will occur after the Native American dance show. The group will have approximately 35-40 minutes of free time after the Native American dance show to conduct a performance.


Wild Waves Theme Park
36201 Enchanted Parkway South
Federal Way, WA 98003
Contact: Kristi Brady, General Sales Manager
T 253.661.8000
Two Parks in one. The largest theme park and water park in Washington state, featuring more than 60 rides, slides and attractions. Performance venue space plus all inclusive youth and student group packages available.

Emerald Downs
PO Box 617
Auburn, WA 98071
Contact:
Susie Sourwine
T 253.288.7700
F 253.288.7710
11301 - 3rd Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125

T 206.361.2758
Contact: Mary Oakes, Activity Director
Types of Venues Available: small groups in the activity room. Would love to have people come and perform, have a small budget for the year in which they can pay to have performers come in.
Dates of event: anytime
Max number of people: small groups, about 15 or so
Description of Event Area/locations: small groups in their activities room
Advance notice: Couple months in advance, like to be able to put the event in their newsletter etc.
Fees: small budget for paying performers.

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St
Tacoma WA, 98402
T 253.396.1768
F 253.396.1769
Contact: Julie Pisto

Norse Home
(Retirement Community)*
5311 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle WA 981103
T 206.781.7400

1300 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
T 206.332.1373  
F 206.654.3135
Max number of people: small groups
Advance notice: send a CD and press kit to Public Programs, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101-2003. For more information emailor call 206.332.1373.
PO Box 70270
Seattle, WA 98127
T 206.789.8481
Facilitating practical music education via classes, workshops and performance events.
 
6720 East Green Lake Way North
Seattle, WA 98103
T 206.525.9666
 
Town Hall, Seattle
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
T 206.652.4255
F 206.652.5858
Types of Venues Available: Small classical, Jazz, Choral, or instrumental groups
 
1601 Fifth Ave Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98101
T 206.467.3044
F 206.467.1603
 
Churches Open to Working with Visiting Choral Groups
 
1013 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
T 206.624.0644
F 206.624.0613
 
1217 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-3199
T 206.622.4865
F 206.622.8726
811 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
T 206.622.7278
F 206.622.5770
 
1111 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
T 206.325.6051
F 206.324.4326

1245 Tenth Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
T 206.323.0300
F 206.323.4018
 
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, WA 98039
T 425.646.9550
F 425.455.1049
Types of Venues Available: St. Thomas sponsors occasional musical events ranging from a New Year’s Eve concert to jazz concerts to Gilbert & Sullivan performances.
 
Parade & Festival Performance Opportunities
PO Box 312
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Contact: Jessie Turner
T 360.871.5740
or
T 360.620.3363
  • Parade is approx. 1 mile long; approx. 100 units; 1,100 – 1,200 participants; 6:00 p.m.
  • Organizers very open to musical groups. (Usually difficult for organizers to find musical groups in the summer.)
Seattle Out & Proud
1605 12th Avenue
Suite 2
Seattle, WA 98122
T 206.322.9561
F 206.694.2589
Event date: last weekend of June
 
Macy’s Holiday Parade – Seattle
Contact: Ann McKenzie, Sr. Special Events Manager
Macy’s Northwest
T 206.506.7556
 
Held the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, annually, this event celebrates the beginning of the holiday season in Seattle, and is regarded by Macy’s as its gift to the Northwest. The parade is televised and bands may be from a school, the military, civic or cultural organizations and must submit full background information with the group registration. Each member of the band needs to be in uniform or in a coordinating holiday costume. Applications are available in September and must be returned by specified date in October.
823 West Main
Suite Suite C
Sumner, WA 98390

T 253.863.9524
F 253.863.9568
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-3 pm
Types of Venues Available: Daffodil Parade
Dates of event: Early to Mid April
Max number of people: N/A
Description of Event Area/locations: One day parade. The parade goes through Tacoma, Puyallup, Sumner and Orting. Parade is filmed and televised in the downtown Puyallup area. It celebrated its 77th year in 2010. Parade goes on, rain or shine. Bands/drill units from communities sponsoring a float are invited to participate, subject to approval of the Parade Committee.  A limited number of bands unaccompanied by a float will be invited to participate. Advance notice: applications for parade are due about 1 month in advance.
Fees: No Fees
 
Fremont Fair
Event/parade application.
City of Kent
PO Box 5094
Kent, WA 98064-5094

City of Kent Entertainment: 253.856.5050
Contact: Kent Lions Entertainment
Types of Venues Available: Parade and small Groups for stages through out
Dates of event: July
Max number of people: small groups
Description of Event Area/locations: Outdoor summer street festival with entertainment and vendors. This event is South King County's largest Family Festival. This is a four day SEAFAIR festival that occurs in July of each year with nearly 300,000 people in attendance. It's the largest Street Fair in the Northwest with just under 600 food (including two huge food courts), commercial and non-commercial vendors, the largest South King County Community Parade, a full size "Funtastic Shows" carnival and midway, continuous entertainment, and numerous educational displays. This year will again highlight our 12th annual "Skateboard & Inline Skate Tournament"; our 8th annual Kent Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races (at Lake Meridian), “Cornucopia Cup 2008” Soccer Tournaments (with the Kent Youth Soccer Association), and our 3rd annual King County Jaguars semi-pro football "Cornucopia Bowl III". Also join us for our Lions Health Unit, Lions Bingo, Kent Valley Artist Show, and Beer Garden.   Kent Cornucopia Days is held in conjunction with the "Summer Splash" (a City of Kent, Parks and Recreation event over the 4th of July weekend) and the Kent Farmers Market (each Saturday starting June 7th - Sept 27th). This is truly an outstanding event that benefits over 250 nonprofit or charitable organizations. Come explore what we have to offer here!  
The City of Kent produces the "Main Stage" & the "Children's Stage" 
The Kent Lions produce the "Gazebo Stage", "Youth Stage", "Railroad Ave Street Stage, & the "Dragon Boat Stage"
Advance notice:
Please send photos, press release & music tape / CD to our PO Box
Event application.
 
Meany Hall, University of Washington (Seattle Campus)
University of Washington
T 206.543.3212

Contact: Director of Facilities and Operations
 
Puyallup Main Street Association
PO Box 476
Puyallup, WA 98371
T 253.840.631 ext. 1003
Contact: Shelli Williams, Marketing/Event Manager
Types of Venues Available: Venue takes place in the Outdoors. Main Stage,
Kids Stage, Community Stage (local groups/individuals), Street Performer (strolling musicians, clowns, magicians, up-and-coming bands)
Dates of event: June
Max number of people: small performance groups
Description of Event Area/locations: Event is located in the core of downtown Puyallup. Meeker Days is heavily trafficked with pedestrians browsing the vendors and stopping to listen to the live music. It is three-day, outdoor weekend street festival
Advance notice: Applications due about 2-3 months in advance
Available Sound Equipment for use: Place a request with application of equipment needed, they will do the best they can
Fees: No Fees if applications are on time. $15 late application fee

2040 84th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
206.275.7864
Types of Venues Available: Parade
Dates of event: July
Max number of people: N/A
Description of Event Area/locations: The parade will kick off the 2-day street festival. Join the fun and participate in a community parade! Parade entries – especially bands are needed. Group and individual categories include: children, community organizations, businesses, individuals in costumes, marching teams, vintage cars, dancing groups, musical groups/bands, animal groups and mascots. The parade, a SEAFAIR event, will also feature SEAFAIR royalty and marshals. Parade length is just under ½ mile. The parade route goes along 78th Avenue SE between SE 27th Street and Mercerdale Park.
Advance notice: Applications due by mid June
Available Sound Equipment/Equipment for use: submit requests and they will see what they can do
Fees: No Entry Fee! All Ages Invited!
Application for Event: Parade applications are available by calling 206.275.7861.

Puyallup Fair (Spring & Summer)
Western Washington Fair Association
110 Ninth Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
Contact: Debbie Baker, Facilities/Event Services Manager
T 253.841.5011
24-hour Hotline: 253.841.5045

Seafair
2200 Sixth Avenue
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98121
T 206.728.0123
Types of Venues Available: Torchlight Parade
Dates of event: End of July
Max number of people: Any size
Description of Event Area/locations: the Seafair parade is an annual event that draws about 300,000 visitors and an additional 700,000 televised viewers each year. Seafair celebrates its 59th year in 2008. Extremely popular parade, always more requests to participate then they can accept each year so get your application in early.
Advance notice: At least 2 months advance notice for when application is due
Fees: Small entry fee and $10 application processing fee
 
NOTE: There are also several smaller community parades that are also part of Seafair.
 
*At retirement centers and churches: as changeover in personnel and volunteers is frequent, you may need to brief the organization on your intent to bring a group to perform at their location and as a non-profit matter.
 
The information herein is subject to change. Please contact each company/company for specifics applicable to your group and the dates you are interested in.

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