Preview: Seattle Music Partners Annual Fundraiser
Northwest African American Museum, Seattle, WA

It’s not a stretch to acknowledge that music is not only a large part of our local community but actually, a maker of that same community. Not only does music provide an emotional outlet and plenty of entertainment, but helps us learn about ourselves and each other, bridging communication barriers and sharing cultural identities across invisible boundaries.

And one group in our community is working hard to cultivate a diverse and vibrant music-making community of the future, providing Seattle youth with free music instruction, free instruments, and free fun. Meet Seattle Music Partners (SMP), founded in 2000 as a grass-roots project, and now serving more than 100 students, increasing access to music education for underserved youth in Seattle’s Central District.

SMP is built on the foundational pillars of quality music instruction, youth development, and social justice, bringing trained teaching artists to interested students at completely no cost to them or their families. This incredibly unique nonprofit program is funded by the community and it’s time for their yearly fundraiser. This year’s event will be held at the Northwest African American Museum, and feature an evening of music, food, drinks, and fun.

Grab your tickets and join them for student performances, a reception with a DJ, a headline performance from local band The Monday After, light bites and beverages, and a special silent auction with some pretty amazing items for every music lover. This is your chance to bid on everything from VIP concert experiences with Brandi Carlile and Odesza to Capitol Hill Block Party Passes and a Pink Floyd early years box set. Check out the full auction catalog and get your wallets ready to support this amazing organization.

And don’t forget—it’s not about the organization. It’s about the kids.


Preview by Stephanie Dore