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JULY 14TH

PSYCHEDELIC FUNK

The Whags grew out of a group of longtime musical friends who began collaborating in the summer of 2017 when an impromptu show crossed their paths. The resulting songs would become the foundation for an ever-growing repertoire, incorporating sounds of groove-driven psychedelic funk, harmony-laden sunshine americana, and the swirly, soulful improvisation of another era.

Beacon Arts
is bringing live music
back to Beacon Hill!

Bring your picnic blanket and get a jumpstart on the weekend with free weekly concerts. Bask in beautiful, local sounds while the golden sun goes down in the neighborhood's most scenic sunset spot. 

Get a jumpstart on your weekend and enjoy some great contemporary music!

JULY 28TH

CINEMATIC SYNTH-POP

Born in Japan and raised in Seattle, Washington, Tomo Nakayama is an artist whose melodic, complex and emotionally compelling music has been praised by NPR, New York Times, and The Stranger.

Tomo Nayakama's performance at Jefferson Jumpstart was live streamed by our Friends at Rainier Avenue Radio! View this recording on YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Twitter,

or the Rainier Avenue Radio app.

AUGUST 4TH

CUBAN SON SEXTET

SuperSones play the sublime music known as Son - the acoustic dance music of the Cuban countryside that inspired modern Salsa. Son is a unique blend of Spanish guitars and harmony, Afro-Cuban percussion and swing, call-and-response singing, and trumpet improvisation.

 

SuperSones' performance at Jefferson Jumpstart was live streamed by our Friends at Rainier Avenue Radio! View this recording on YouTube, Facebook, or the Rainier Avenue Radio app.

THURSDAYS AT 7PM
JULY 14 - AUGUST 11

FREE - DONATIONS WELCOME
JEFFERSON PARK AMPHITHEATER (NW CORNER)

JULY 21ST
CANCELLED

We are sad to share that Talaya will not be able to perform this on the 21st, and this concert is cancelled. We were so looking forward to her performance and listening to her beautiful voice live.

EXISTENTIAL SOUL

Her great uncle was a member of the Crowns of Glory, a gospel group sampled by Artists such as Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Anderson .Paak, and JID. Her father was a producer, organist, and singer that never got to fulfill his career. Music runs through her veins. Talaya uses space and time as a 3 dimensional canvas, panting depth into her music using powerful instrumentation, lyrics, and production.

AUGUST 11

TRADANCE PARTY

Elias Alexander is a producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who's work weaves together traditional music, electronic production, and songwriting around themes of belonging, connectedness, and liberation.

His new project "Ramblxr" combines Elias's instrumental playing (bagpipes, fiddle, guitar, percussion, whistles and synths) with his catchy, pop-influenced dance production.

Watch or listen live at YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, or Twitter.

Thanks to our 2022 Sponsors:

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Series Sponsors:

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Week 1 Sponsor:

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Community Partner:

Jefferson
Advisory
Council

2021 Season:

7-22-2021

West African Music & Dance band fusing traditional Griot and Djeli music with Afro-Beat and the modern music of Guinea.

8-5-2021

a dreamy mix of hip hop, soul, and ambient soundscapes.  

8-12-2021

7-29-2021

Kole Galbraith, a sound artist immersed in experimental music across genres, will open the night. somesurprises to follow, spectral synthpop, motorik beats, reverb-drenched vocals, washes of fingerpicked guitars, and hazy synths. Special guest cellist Lori Goldston.

intricately arranged, multi-part harmonies and hip hop pulling from R&B, Gospel and traditional Samoan music. Mak Fai Dragon & Lion Dance to open. 

8-19-2021

Northwest devil swing, end of the world love songs, whiskey bottle yodel folk, and more.

Thanks to our 2021 sponsors:

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Barbara Guzzo & Paul Purcell