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Seattle Invites Music Lovers to Tune Into Cloudbreak, A New Festival Coming Nov. 3-23, 2022
Sir Mix-a-Lot will open the one-time festival that celebrates the return of Seattle’s vibrant live music venues
SEATTLE – Seattle is embracing its multi-generation legacy as a live music destination with Cloudbreak, Seattle’s ReviveLive Music Fest, a new festival running from Nov. 3-23, 2022. The one-time festival is produced in partnership by Seattle’s destination marketing organization, Visit Seattle, and King County. Cloudbreak will invite visitors and locals to experience Seattle’s live music as venues once again host concerts after the COVID-19 pandemic caused many venues to shutter their doors temporarily.
As part of this unique music-driven festival, hotel guests at 70 participating Downton Seattle hotels (some restrictions apply) will gain free access to more than 60 concerts across the city throughout the course of the festival, with more concerts to be added. Guests will show their hotel key card along with a special Cloudbreak access card upon arrival at participating music venues in order to enter, until full capacity is reached.
“Our live venues – from the Sunset and the Tractor, to the Crocodile, Washington Hall, and dozens more – helped create the dynamic music scene we enjoy today,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “This one-of-a-kind festival is a celebration of their return, as we invite guests from near and far to join in the vibrancy of our live music community.”
“King County is delighted to present this music festival in partnership with Visit Seattle,” said Kate Becker, Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine. “Live music is a significant tourism driver for our region and supporting our venues and artists as they recover from the devastating impacts of COVID is essential to the future of this important part of our city’s creative economy.”
The festival kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 3 at El Corazon with Seattle hip-hop star Sir Mix-a-Lot, who raised funds in support of Washington’s music venues during the pandemic.
“Seattle’s incredible musical legacy is well-known across the world,” said Tracey Wickersham, Senior Director of Cultural Tourism for Visit Seattle. “With Cloudbreak, we are excited to uplift and honor the many music venues of our city, and our musicians, after the hardship they faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Live music is back, and better than ever in Seattle!”
“With so many exciting acts in the lineup, the all-new Cloudbreak offers a great reason to visit Seattle this fall,” said Leigh Bezezekoff, Marketing & Ticketing Manager for the Tractor Tavern. “Tractor Tavern is grateful to Visit Seattle and King County Creative Economy for supporting Seattle’s music venues and local artists as we continue to get back on our feet after the pandemic. We invite folks to join us at the several shows we’re hosting during Cloudbreak, including Rocky Votolato and Visqueen.”
More concerts to be added but highlights include:
- Thursday, Nov. 3: Sir Mix-a-Lot at El Corazon
- Friday, Nov. 4: Sandrider at Funhouse
- Wednesday, Nov. 9: Seattle Jazz Fellowship: Julian Priester, Darelle Holden, Davy Nefos/Manazma Sheen at Vermillion
- Friday, Nov. 11: Damien Jurado at St. Mark’s Cathedral/Abbey Arts
- Tuesday, Nov. 15: Jarv Dee & The Blakhouse Experience at Nectar
- Wednesday, Nov. 16: Constant Lovers, So Pitted, Kumite and Lil Lebowsxi at Central Saloon
- Thursday, Nov. 17: D’Vonne Lewis 4Tet and Thomas Marriott and Friends at Washington Hall
- Thursday, Nov. 17: Townsend’s Solitaire and Frankie Beach EP Release at Royal Room
- Thursday, Nov. 17: Walking Papers at El Corazon
- Friday, Nov. 18: Visqueen at Tractor Tavern
- Friday, Nov. 18: SYML and Cataldo at St. Mark’s Cathedral/Abby Arts
- Friday, Nov. 18: Moobek, Accia, Hwarang, Jaogaz at Trinity Nightclub
- Sunday, Nov. 20: Parisalexa, Ariana DeBoo and Talaya at High Dive
See the full list of venues, concerts and hotels at Cloudbreak, Seattle’s ReviveLive Music Fest website.
About Visit Seattle:
Visit Seattle has served as the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for Seattle and King County for more than 50 years. A 501(c)(6) organization, Visit Seattle enhances the economic prosperity of the region through global destination branding along with competitive programs and campaigns in leisure travel marketing, convention sales and overseas tourism development. Visit visitseattle.org.
About King County:
King County is home to 2.3 million residents and is led by Executive Dow Constantine who is now in his fourth term. King County has 18,000 employees who deliver world-class transit service, preserve and protect our environment, and lead the nation in ensuring health and opportunity for all its residents. For more information on King County and Executive Constantine, visit KingCounty.gov.