Hot! City Arts Magazine Announces a New Festival!!! (LINEUP)

Posted by on August 4th, 2010 at 7:50 AM

STOP THE PRESSES! Do you know that City Arts Magazine has a festival up it’s sleeve? Since the acquisition of Sound Magazine and it’s Executive Editor Mark Baumgarten, City Arts has been out to take over the world with artists and vagrants city by city. Their next phase of total world domination is having a three day festival–City Arts style.  Steven Severin of Neumos and Wake Up Productions has been hard at work for with City Arts putting this thing together, and it’s time for the lineup to be unveiled! You’ll notice in the details below that there are SIFF features included and a little extra sad-bastard music (The Weepies??? Thanks, Mark), but there is something for everyone in this festival including local favorites Blue Scholars, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and local up-and-comings such as The Head and the Heart. Have a look at the official deets, and get excited–Seattle has a new festival!

City Arts Magazine is  excited to announce the first year line up of the Heineken City Arts Festival, a new music and arts festival, October 20-23, 2010, held in more than 15 iconic clubs, halls, and venues across the city.

City Arts Fest will feature Belle and Sebastian at Benaroya Hall, the first Northwest hip hop headline show at the Paramount with Blue Scholars leading the packed bill, She and Him at the 5th Avenue Theatre, and in venues across the city: Gogol Bordello, Big Boi, Blitzen Trapper, The Vaselines, James Carter and John Medeski, Brother Ali, DJ Spooky with Joshua Roman and the Odeon Quartet, Foals, Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs, Head Like a Kite’s Rodeo Burlesque Show, The Head and the Heart, and more.

The festival brings rare collaborations and uniquely curated events, arts, and film including the release of photographer Chase Jarvis’ Seattle 100: Portrait of a City; a reading and discussion with playwright Theresa Rebeck; the recently-found, restored Metropolis with a live score by Alloy Orchestra; dialogue on hip hop and rap’s relationship to chamber music with Tilson and Paul Rucker, Chamber vs. Chamber; and a Guys and Dolls redux with an ensemble cast of performers, indie rock musicians, and burlesque dancers.

City Arts Fest’s was created to offer four days of unforgettable performance and cross-genre collaborations within the city’s core as Seattle heads indoors for the winter. Creative directors Steven Severin and Michael Hebb aimed to bring the type of eclectic, creative lineup already embraced by Seattle’s avid arts and music audiences.

Passes starting at $60 will go on sale on August 7th at Tickets to individual shows will be available starting August 28th. The festival will be held across Seattle in venues including the Paramount, Benaroya Hall, Showbox Market, Neumos, The Crocodile, The Triple Door, The Sorrento Fireside Room.

The full line up, as we know it today:
Belle and Sebastian • Blue Scholars
She and Him • Gogol Bordello • Big Boi
Blitzen Trapper • The Vaselines • Roky Erickson
Brother Ali • Foals • James Carter & John Medeski
Dum Dum Girls • Macklemore with Ryan Lewis
The Weepies • Chase Jarvis’ Seattle 100 Project • Fresh Espresso
Pat Graney Company’s Triptych • The Maldives
Alloy Orchestra Scores Metropolis at SIFF
DBR Featuring Emeline Michel • Sera Cahoone
Atomic Bombshells Burlesque • Head Like A Kite
DJ Spooky with Joshua Roman and the Odeon Quartet
Late Night Piano Bar with Festival Artists • Our Lady J
Sarah Rudinoff, Nick Garrison, Sara Edwards and
Paula The Swedish Housewife Present Guys n’ Dolls
Brent Amaker and the Rodeo • Seabear
Paul Rucker • Tilson • Theresa Rebeck
Seattle Opera & Pacific Northwest Ballet Present the Encore Ball
Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies
Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs
The Head and the Heart • Esben and the Witch
Pica Beats • Mash Hall • Massy Ferguson • & More TBA!

Chamber vs. Chamber with Paul Rucker and Tilson on rap, spoken word, chamber music, and hip hop
Fireside Chats with Amy O, Charles Mudede, Nassim Assefi, Larry Mizell, Marcie Sillman, and more
Weir Harman and Michael Hebb host famous soliloquies with renowned directors and notable non-actors
Picasso and Film—Picasso and Braque go to the Movies – Premiere • NW Film Forum with CW Winter
Walking Tours • Hip-Hop Church • Truck Stop Mobile Food • & More TBA!

Benaroya Hall • Paramount • 5th Ave Theatre • Showbox Market • Showbox SoDo • Neumos • The Crocodile • Triple Door • McCaw Hall • Chop Suey • Century Ballroom • Town Hall • Intiman • SIFF Cinema • On the Boards • Sorrento Hotel • NW Film Forum

See for the full line up and schedule. A press credential application is available at

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