Soul on the Water @ Pier 62
Putting the soul in summer 🌊
Published June 23, 2023
Saturday, July 1st • 2-8 pm
There’s something about the combination of music and sunshine that screams summer.
Africatown’s Soul on the Water event is an all-ages free celebration that offers tunes and activities overlooking the bay at Pier 62. A partnership between Africatown Community Land Trust and Friends of Waterfront Seattle, the event is part of Africatown’s “Summer of Soul” series that celebrates Seattle’s Black culture, history, and community. (Other upcoming events include Reunion on Union on July 15th, highlighting the Central District, and the culminating Umoja Fest African Heritage Festival and Parade in August.)
Soul on the Water delivers soul to the Emerald City—plus hands-on games, face painting, and tasty food kiosks. Comedian Boeblast will host soul-stirring performances from Tacoma-based artist Zhanea June, R&B group Surround Sound Band and headliner Jac Ross. DJ Sean Malik will drop beats to bop, so get your summertime sway on. A pro tip: Hit one of the participating businesses during the event, and you can park for free for up to two hours. What’s a trip to the waterfront without a visit to Ye Olde Curiosity Shop to say hi to Sylvia the mummy?
📸: Headliner Jac Ross | Soul on the Water
Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet and Writer (so many Ps) 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.