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    Mon, 18 Jun 2012 15:00:50

    Seattle Center Celebrates First 50 Years With Free Show - It takes place July 7

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    Pacific Northwesterners can celebrate the first 50 years of the Seattle Center and the future of the Northwest music scene with "The Next 50 Plays the First 50," a FREE outdoor concert spotlighting local up-and-coming artists and the region's prolific music history.

    The show, which is FREE, takes place on Saturday, July 7, from 2 to 8 PM.

    The location is:

    The Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center
    305 Harrison St.
    Seattle, WA 98109

    Eight bands will play their original material, as well as covers of songs by legendary local acts that performed live at the Seattle Center between 1962 and 2012, including Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Modest Mouse, The Presidents of the United States of America, Blue Scholars, Death Cab for Cutie, Built to Spill, The Wailers, and more. Featuring performances by: Vendetta Red, Grand Hallway, Fly Moon Royalty, Seacats, Candysound, Special Explosion, Brothers From Another and Dungeon Science.

    Created in collaboration with Seattle Center's The Next Fifty: The 50th anniversary of the 1962 World's Fair, and programmed by EMP Museum's Youth Advisory Board, "The Next 50 Plays The First 50" features past participants of Sound Off!, EMP's annual battle of the bands for musicians 21 and under.

    Who in Seattle is going?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.18.12



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