June 30th - Reggae Day Lower Woodland Park - Presented by Culture Yard

Culture Yard brings world music and inclusion center stage. And Lower Woodland Park has been the kick off spot for many years for the annual Seattle Peace Concerts. This year's line up includes: Winston Jarrett, Sellasie I Soldier, Laborer, Unite-One, Adrian Xavier, Danny Ital and I Roots Band.

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July 14 - STM presents: School of Rock Day - Gas Works Park

Seattle Teen Music (STM) and Jon Scherrer have worked with the Seattle Peace Concerts for over 10 years integrating youth performers into the events. This year they will have 3 bands from California, 1 from Calgary, and 3 from our local area for a day of family fun.

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July 28 - Woodstock's 50th presented by Sara St. John - Volunteer Park

It has been 50 years since that iconic concert in New York. It seems appropriate that we pay homage to it as we enter our 39th year of the Seattle Peace Concerts. Bring out your tie-dye and sandals, hula hoops and bubbles and let's have a party in the park!

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August 11 - Grateful Dead Day Presented by Ron Killman - Magnuson Park*

Ron has been organizing SPC's Grateful Dead / Jam Band day for quite a long time. Affectionately known as Uncle Ron, he brings his band and serious mixing skills to the park to put on a great day of Dead tunes.

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August 25 - Washington Blues Society Day - Volunteer Park

The Washington Blues Society and Seattle Peace Concerts have had a strong partnership over the years. WBS focuses on promoting, and enhancing opportunities for local blues musicians in the Pacific Northwest. They have sponsored several bands as competitors for Memphis' International Blues Challenge, which have also included newly minted Blues Artists from STM and Seattle Peace Concert events.

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September 8 - Don Glenn Day - Magnuson Park

A Day in Tribute to Don Glenn (produced by Jon Scherrer). Don left Seattle with a legacy and a challenge: keep the Peace Wave LIVE and now every year, one day will be set aside to honor his memory, his connection, and his love for music.

Please join us as we pay tribute to Don and his dedication to the Seattle Peace Concerts.

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SEATTLE PEACE CONCERTS Mission

The Seattle Peace Concerts were founded by Don Glenn in 1981 to promote a culture of peace and reconciliation, a goal that is more important than ever in our current troubled times. As other local music festivals become increasingly expensive, this concert series has managed to remain free and open to the public, operating with no budget and staffed only by volunteers. The Seattle Peace Concerts are reminders that peace can happen anywhere because peacefulness is a state of mind.

The concerts represent an opportunity to detach from the digital world and social media, to spend time outdoors with people from the community in a beautiful park setting and enjoy music, to meet people, to talk to people, to dance and enjoy a day in celebration of the idea that peacefulness is possible. The concerts provide an opportunity for local musicians and artists to display and share their craft without corporate sponsorship or a profit-driven agenda. The whole idea is nonpolitical, and the pure motivation is to raise consciousness that peace is possible when people work together in harmony, without judgment and with respect for others.

Donations for Support

Seattle Peace Concerts are still FREE to attend, but they do cost money to produce so please consider donating to keep them LIVE! You can donate any amount via the Seattle Parks Foundation and by clicking on the DONATE button to the right.