2023 Seattle Peace Concerts

The 2023 Season will be Fun and Exciting !! Hope you can join us

Saturday July 1st Seward park
Sunday 9-July Upper Woodland Park
Sunday 23-July Magnuson Park
Sunday 6-Aug Volunteer Park
Sunday 13-Aug Seward Park
Sunday 10-Sept Volunteer Park
ALL Shows Are FREE and Open to the Public
Noon to 6pm

July 1st International Reggae Day at Seward Park and July 9th reggae / world music Fest at Lower Woodland Park - Presented by Culture Yard

Culture Yard brings world music and inclusion center stage.  July 1st is international Reggae Day and Seattle Peace concerts celebrate the date at Seward Park :

Address5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118


Free All-Day at Seward Park Amphitheater, Noon - 6 pm, featuring Food & Craft Vendors**

Reggae Day 2 ! July 9th

Lower Woodland Park has been the kick off spot for many years for the annual Seattle Peace Concerts, and for 2023 it will be a bonus Reggae and World music day presented by Culture Yard

Woodland Park Picnic Shelter #1

Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103


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Hippie Homecoming w uncle Ron's Band

Hippie Homecoming . Sunday July 23rd - Magnuson Park Amphitheater 

NE 74th St, Seattle, WA 98115


Tunes of the Grateful Dead to John Prine and everything in between.

Damon and Friends doing a set of mostly John Prine songs 12-12:45

Her ETC-  Americana 1-2:15

Cobalt Crest -  70’s & 80’s classic Rock 2:30-3:45

Uncle Ron’s Band - Grateful Dead band 4:00-6:00

Hosted by Damon Thompson

Sara St john and Friends presents A Folk , Blues and Americana Sunday Aug 6th - Volunteer Park

Sara St john and Friends presents a day of  Folk , Blues and Americana Sunday Aug 6th  Volunteer Park :1247 15th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98112

Line Up :
Jim Page & Katy Keenan
Her Etc. Band
Jack & Tina Experience
The Juice Box Boys
The Blue Healers
Sara St John Band
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Washington Blues Society presents :The Blues Picnic at Seward park is canceled

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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Sunday Aug 13th School of Rock Day -at Seward Park

Seattle Teen Music (STM) and School of Rock  have worked with the Seattle Peace Concerts for over 10 years presenting a showcase for youth performers. The 2023 bands will be  from our local schools and special guests from  out of state for a day of family fun and Rock N Roll

Seward Park :

Address5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118



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Seattle Surf Peace Concert 2024

September 10 Seattle Surf Band show at Volunteer Park

Our final date for 2023 Sunday 10-Sept Volunteer Park presented By Surf x Seattle

The five confirmed bands are The Cosmic Wrays, The Virbtones ,Plank  The Woodhavens ,The Evenstones and The Viking Surfers.

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2023 Poster by Kevin Bean

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Seattle Peace Concerts Seeking NEW Producers


The Washington Blues Society and the Seattle Peace concerts are pleased to announce a new partnership and merger of the two long time nonprofit support groups of the Seattle music community.

For over 40 years the Seattle Peace concerts have presented free events in the parks as a mission founded by Don Glenn in 1981 to promote a culture of peace and reconciliation. The Washington Blues Society is the Seattle based affiliate of the Blues Foundation whose purpose is to promote, preserve and advance the culture and tradition of blues music as an art form since its inception in 1989. The two groups have worked together for many years as The Washington Blues Society has long been among the concert producers hosting an annual “Blues Picnic,” as one of the music offerings along side fellow producers, Seattle Teen Music, School of Rock, Culture Yard, and Seattle Surf x Surf West.

As other local music festivals become increasingly expensive, this concert series has managed to remain free and open to the public, operating with a low to no budget and staffed only by volunteers.

The Blues Society will be bringing in its team and infrastructure to bolster the event series and work to ensure its survival. Past producers; Sarah St John, Culture Yard and School of Rock will remain on the board and present their popular concerts. SeaPeace.org is seeking new event producers who can meet the criteria and bring in a musical experience to the community and carry the torch lit by Don Glenn all those years ago.



The 2023 season will include 7 free concerts in parks across the city of Seattle, with  dates open for new event producers to join the mission.

July 1st Seward park

Sunday 9-July Upper Woodland Park – Reggae Splash

Sunday 23-July Magnuson Park – Hippies Against Homelessness

Sunday 6-Aug Volunteer Park - Sarah St John Americana celebration

Sunday 13-Aug Seward Park – School of Rock showcase

Sunday 27-Aug Seward Park -WBS Blues Picnic

Sunday 10-Sept Volunteer Park -Seattle Surf Band show

Please review the criteria and reach out to us with your proposal.

Peace Concerts Producer Criteria

  1. Bonafide organization with business license or nonprofit status , school , production company , media company, association  or community organization.
  2. non-denominational without political affiliation
  3. website or Facebook page
  4. commitment to fundraise and/or take donations to cover a portion of event/concert expenses - contributing to the Sea Peace general fund
  5. Event details/program line up w photos sent in by press deadline
  6. Agree to honor past philosophy of a FREE all volunteer concert , but certain expenses can be paid to performers  via stipend
  7. Do not take any fees or compensation for talent auditions or submissions
  8. follow Seattle Parks Dept. policies. (set up, tear down, litter, parking, language, time, volume, land use ,stage use, no fires, or fireworks, ) etc.
  9. commit to do promotions  via online , mailing list, print media, invites of public free concert   VS  "throwing a private party."
  10. Promote Music and Peaceful community gatherings in Seattle parks

Seattle Peace Concerts and

Washington Blues Society

Rick J Bowen

Vice President: Sea Peace Chair

Washington Blues Society



Proud recipient of the "Keeping The Blues Alive" award


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.