Downtown Summer Sounds 2024 @ Westlake Park and More Seattle Locations

Soul in the sunshine ☀️

📸: UMI @ Downtown Summer Sounds 2023 | Photo by Adam Kubota

📆 Dates to be announced across July and September, 2024
🎟 Free to attend
📍 Previous venues have included
Westlake Park, City Hall Park, City Hall Plaza, Occidental Square, Freeway Park, and more downtown Seattle venues

Last year, a few days after the fourth of July, Seattle sensation UMI drew a massive crowd to Westlake Park to kick off the Downtown Summer Sounds series. Attendees got to catch the R&B songstress, known to hold sound bath sessions and text fans daily affirmations, shortly after her first Coachella performance. 

Organized and produced by the Downtown Seattle Association, the series brings free live music from local performers to numerous outdoor venues from July through September. In 2023, an estimated 17,000 people enjoyed the over 40 performances popping up in places like City Hall Plaza, Occidental Square, and Lake Union Park. 

The 2024 lineup will be announced soon, but anticipate rock reverberating through the streets, with funk facilitating a carefree summer vibe. Previous performers include jazz from Chief Ahamefule J. Oluo and The Shrine All-Star Band, sweet and sour punk trio Lemon Boy, and Americana group Massy Ferguson. Stay tuned to the Downtown Summer Sounds Instagram for this year’s full lineup. 

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Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.