Thu Jul 13: Kickoff

Thu Jul 13: Kickoff

Summer fun starts right here! Get set to soak up Summer at SAM with live music, art making, and tours throughout the park produced in partnership with Black & Tan Hall.

SAM Performs, 6–8 pm

The New Triumph
Featuring some of the best players in Seattle’s vibrant music scene, The New Triumph plays an energetic, dance-inducing and original mix of Funk, Afro-Latin, and Jazz music.

The Mighty Mockingbirds
Get down to the music of The Mighty Mockingbirds, who will surely make you want to dance!

Peace & Red Velvet
Enjoy the R&B and Hip-hop sounds of this local duo.

DJ Toya B
Groove to the sounds of DJ Toya B all night long.

Don’t miss spoken word by Garfield Hilson and comedy by evening host, Om Johari.

SAM Creates, 6–8 pm
Spectacular Spectacles with Tariqa Waters
Gathering inspiration from Spencer Finch’s The Western Mystery and Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, create elaborate spectacles to alter your reality. Design your new, colorful shades for the summer!

My Favorite Things Tour, 7 pm
My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most opinionated, brilliant and fascinating artists, cultural producers and community figures into the park to discuss their favorite works of art. This week’s tour is lead by Sadiqua Iman, Seattle-based artist, producer, director, and team member of Black & Tan Hall.

Food Trucks, 5:45–7:45 pm
Tacos La Flaca, Outside the Box, Cheese Wizards, & Sweet Bumpas

Don’t miss the special pop-up food offerings from Black & Tan Hall Chef Tarik Abdullah. Spot by for his eclectic North African-inspired dishes made with fresh Northwestern ingredients.

TASTE will serve wine and dinner fare.

Kids Corner, 6–8 pm
Take a break from the sun and come play in the PACCAR Pavilion where families can enjoy the Kids Corner and drop-in art making at the SAM Creates station. Spend time drawing at the kids-sized easels and capture the sculptures, plant life, and beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Relax in a beanbag chair, read a new book, do a puzzle, or create your own masterpiece. Kids of all ages are welcome!