Thu Jul 11: Kickoff

Summer fun starts right here! Get set to soak up Summer at SAM with live music, art making, and performances throughout the park. Produced in partnership with Wa Na Wari.

SAM Performs: 6:15 pm
Storme Webber
Storme Webber is a Two Spirit, Alutiiq/Black/Choctaw, internationally-nurtured poet, playwright, educator, and interdisciplinary art. She creates blues-influenced, socially-engaged texts and images exploring identity, art activism, and the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, memory, and spirit.

SAM Performs: 6:30–8 pm
BluMeadows is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and worldly musician whose message is as unique as he is. He has a lyrical and musical style that ranges from his blues roots to an Astro-funk world that can groove forever.

SAM Creates: 6–8 pm
Art making with Wa Na Wari
Get creative making buttons celebrating Seattle neighborhoods and fans made of maps generously provided by Kroll Map Company.

Footprint Stories
Explore Regina Silveira: Octopus Wrap and consider the stories shadows tell. Join artist Romson Regarde Bustillo to create and arrange multiplying footprints to tell a story of movement.

Food Trucks: 5:45–7:45 pm
Cheese Wizards, Cocina MX, Chicago West, Pie Bird Bake Shop, and Landscapes Café.

Be sure to swing by Brown Liquor Cocktail Company to grab a delectable summer cocktail.

TASTE will also be serving wine and dinner fare.

Kids Corner in PACCAR Pavilion: 6–8 pm
Take a break from the sun and come play in the PACCAR Pavilion. Families can enjoy the Kids Corner and drop-in art making at the SAM Creates station. Spend time drawing at the kid-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!