Upstream Music Festival and Summit

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Pioneer Square (map) Pioneer Square
May 11-13 21+

Upstream is a three-day music festival and summit set to take place in 25 venues around Pioneer Square. It's Paul Allen’s attempt to mold a PNW-focused South by Southwest type large-scale festival, with music, art, tech, and film programming involving many local emerging talents, and more than 300 artists, and keynote speakers Macklemore, Quincy Jones, and Portia Sabin. Curated by longtime hiphop booker and former talent-buyer at the Crocodile Meli Darby, the vast majority of bands are Seattle-and-NW centric, including Shabazz Palaces, electro-jammers Beat Connection, Iska Dhaaf, glam-rockers Thunderpussy and R&B trio The Flavr Blue. Also on the roster is genre-bending hiphop wunderkind DoNormaal, Grammy-winning jazz-fusion ensemble Snarky Puppy, the sublime soundscapes of Bardo:Basho, Freeway Park, SassyBlack, folk wailer Shelby Earl, Raica, pop-duo SISTERS, So Pitted, The Spider Ferns, Youryoungbody, and punk-rock dreamboats Boyfriends. The full line-up is now available below, with day passes starting at $40. You can also check out the full by-time and by-venue schedule here.

Thursday
Poliça / Xavier Omar / Mike McCready & Friends / Dave B / The Maldives / Thunderpussy / Magic Sword / Grace Love / Maszer / Budo & Kris Orlowski / Motopony / The Grizzled Mighty / Desi Sub Culture / Grieves / Childbirth / Dude York / Porter Ray / Clinton Fearon & Boogie Brown Band / :30 / Acapulco Gold / Adam Nystrom / Aos / Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts / Biome / Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints / Boots To The Moon / Boyfriends / Brite Lines / Cosmos / Gibraltar / Gifted Gab / Grynch / Guayaba / Gypsy Temple / James Apollo / Lonely Mountain Lovers / Memwav / R. Pal / Raica / Reverend Dollars / So Pitted / Star Anna / Tay Sean / Tea Cozies / The Cold 102's / The Hasslers / The Hollers / The Warren G. Hardings / Will Jordan / Yu Su / Andrew Joslyn / Killer Workout / Bread & Butter / Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio / Dex Amora / Eli Teplin / Don't / Great Falls / Fabulous Downey Brothers / Falon Sierra / Fauna Shade / Girl Teeth / Unite-One / Heiress / Kid Hops / Hobosexual / Industrial Revelation / Invisible Boy / Justin Kauflin / Art D'Ecco / Lisa Prank / Metal Chocolates / Michete / Orbitron / Jake Crocker / The Good Wives / The Velveteins / Tomo Nakayama / Georgetown Orbits / Year of the Cobra / He Whose Ox Is Gored / LoveCityLove Band / Black Whales / Charms / Dream Journal / Ramos / Furniture Girls / The Hoot Hoots / Tango Alpha Tango / Swordscool / Stas Thee Boss / Yirim Seck / Yada Yada Blues Band / Immortal / The Physics / VanJess / Emma Lee Toyoda / Zahara / FKL / Ghoulavelli / Colorworks

Friday
Flying Lotus / AlunaGeorge / Beat Connection / Deep Sea Diver / The Long Winters / The Thermals / Brent Amaker & The Rodeo / Brothers From Another / Iska Dhaaf / Gazebos / Helms Alee / Pezzner / Raz Simone / Sandrider / Sam Lachow / Masego / Massive Monkees / Dude York / Acid Tongue / Deep Creep / DoNormaal / Dust Moth / Kirt Debique / Mackned / Maiah Manser / Neu Yeuth / OK Sweetheart / Ole Tinder / ParisAlexa / Romaro Franceswa / Sashay / Sassyblack / Shaprece / Smokey Brights / Tangerine / The Spider Ferns / Versing / Tiffany Wilson / Wild Powwers / Zelli / Astrocolor / Duke Evers / Belle Game / FKL / Belt of Vapor / DJ Marvelous / DJ Nativesun / Duchamp ft. Misty Chatman / Eagle Nebula / Beats Fell / Erik Blood / Evening Bell / Fatal Lucciauno / J GRGRY / Late Nights Early Mornings / Helvetia / Illfightyou / Great Grandpa / Justin Hartinger / J'Von / King Leez / Kore Ionz / Leava / Tilson XOXO / Limanjaya / Malitia Malimob / Moon Dial / Myka Bogan / Qreepz / Positive Rising / Raven Matthews / Scarlet Parke / Tezatalks / The Soft Offs / DJ U No Hu / Twin River / Two Story Zori / WIBG / Chocolate Chuck / Gems / Lowman Palace / The White Tears & Pearl Dragon Is Dead / High Praise / Jared Mees / Maz / Western Daughter / Louise Burns / Lost Boys / Big World Breaks / Cold Soda / Spirit Award / Kung Foo Grip / DJ Lean Rock / Charlie Hunter / Bill Laurance / Ghoulavelli / Thick Business / Jarv Dee / Jusmoni / Banda Magda

Saturday
Dinosaur Jr. / Shabazz Palaces / Jay Park / Snarky Puppy / Jeremy Enigk / Metz / Ayron Jones & The Way / Chris Staples / Hibou / Kuinka / Laura Gibson / Polyrhythmics / The Flavr Blue / JLin / Kristin Kontrol / Lemolo / Said The Whale / The Velvet Teen / Larry June / Quasi / Astro King Phoenix / Bad Luck / Bardo:Basho / Cash Bandicoot / Chimurenga Renaissance / NAVVI / Cuff Lynx / Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme / En Canto / Freeway Park / Gail Pettis / Key Nyata / Nacho Picasso / Naomi Moon Siegel / Natasha Kmeto / Constant Lovers / Pink Parts / Ramzi / Ruler / Saint Claire / SaxG / Shawn Parker / Sisters / Shelby Earl / Steal Shit Do Drugs / Taylar Elizza Beth / Tezeta Band / The Last Artful, Dodgr / Travis Thompson / Warm Gun / Wayne Horvitz' Electric Circus / Year of Death / Youryoungbody / Animal Eyes / Baloogz / Boy Harsher / Calico / Cameron / Celadon City / Chris King & The Gutterballs / Chapel Sound (WsupTiger, Tails, Shaunic) / Chase Miles / Cotillion / Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers / DJ Nostalgia B / Quincy James / Crockett King / DJ Sosa / Real Love DJs (BlesOne & Emecks) / Dreamdecay / Haunted Horses / Night Shift Sound (Hansm Justin, Canh Solo, Tony Snark) / FTB / Karl Blau / Luna God / Lydia Ramsey / MaryJane / Mascaras / Mike Edel / Naomi Wachira / Not Waving / Otieno Terry / Pye Corner Audio / Silent Servant / Cannibals / Sundries / T.Wan / Tellers / Terrance Brown / The Black Tones / The Drip / The Morning After / The Mountain Flowers / Van Eps / Wimps / Bryan John Appleby / Yak Attack / Yeah Great Fine / Black Stax / CCL / GoodSteph / Koga Shabazz / Planes On Paper / Temple Canyon / West Hell / Sean Cee / The Loveless Building / Suitcase / Emergency Volcano Evacuation Route / Bujemane / Electric Nono / Eliot Lipp / Mu / X Suns / Lushness / Emma Lee Toyoda

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Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington

Event Times
  • May 11-13
Genre
  • Blues/Country/Folk, Electronic, Experimental/Noise, Hiphop/Rap, Metal/Punk, Rock/Pop, Soul/R&B
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