June has many opportunities to support SMASH and engage in our local music industry. Be sure to grab your tickets for Bluegrass Night at Tim's Tavern on June 10th benefiting SMASH. Tim's Tavern has recently reopened in the former Drunky's Two Shoe BBQ in White Center. It has a beautiful covered patio and outdoor stage, is all ages until 10:00 pm, is dog friendly, and features an amazing full menu.
SMASH Communications Manager Nikki Barron will be speaking on a true rockstar panel about using social media to market music on June 6th, presented by Sonic Guild at 6:00 pm at The Vera Project. Other panelists include Rachel White (Director, Social Marketing + Community Engagement, Sub Pop Records), Laurie Kearney (Music Publicist, Riot Act Media / Founder, Ghost Gallery), Leigh Bezezekoff (Marketing and Ticketing, Tractor Tavern) and is being moderated by Kate Van Petten (Marketing & Communications Manager, Sonic Guild). The second half of the night is a panel on scaling your music through live performance featuring Kevin Sur (Owner and Founder of Artist Home & Timber! Outdoor Music Festival) Valerie & Veronica Topacio (Founders, Belltown Bloom Festival, La Fonda), Jodi Ecklund (Co-owner & Booking Agent, The Clock-Out Lounge) and is moderated by Ben London (Executive Director, Sonic Guild). RSVP for this free event today!
SMASH is excited to announce we have a new team member! Our new Member & Provider Service Manager, Karina Kaiwi, is a cellist and experienced case manager who brings her lived experience and expertise to providing health and wellness services to our members. Welcome Karina!
BLUEGRASS NIGHT BENEFITING SMASH
Join us for Bluegrass Night at Tim's Tavern in White Center on June 10th featuring Sparkle Shark String band and The Haggis Brothers, benefiting SMASH! It's sure to be a fun night of great music all to provide free and low-cost healthcare to local musicians.
➤ Saturday, June 10, 2023
➤ Doors at 7:00 pm
➤ Presale $10, Day of $15
➤ All ages until 10 pm
➤ Outdoor covered patio
➤ Dog friendly
SONIC GUILD PRESENTS: SONIC SESSIONS JUNE 6 6:00 PM AT KEXP
Sonic Sessions provides musicians access to industry experts wealth of experience, tactics, and strategies to support career development. This free (with RSVP) event is set up to give Seattle area musicians access to valuable information to help them market their music and better understand booking local and national shows and tours. ➤ RSVP
CITY OF MUSIC MIXER JUNE 14 6:00 PM AT VERA PROJECT
You are invited to join a conversation about our local music community as the Seattle Music Commission (SMC) works to advance its vision for Seattle as a thriving City of Music that supports the livelihood of its musicians, community, and industry. ➤ RSVP
MEET OUR NEW MEMBER & PROVIDER SERVICE MANAGER
SMASH is excited to introduce you to our newest team member, Karina Kaiwi. In her role at SMASH, Karina is the bridge between members and providers and is integral to our mission to provide access to health and wellness services to Puget Sound area musicians. ➤ LEARN MORE
ARTIST FEATURE: MIDNIGHT HIGH
Midnight High is an indie pop band based out of Seattle, WA. Their latest single, “Perfect Sun,” is a moody, energetic, synthpop throwback, pulled into the present with modern production and an indie rock twist. It features Jessica Dobson of Deep Sea Diver on guitar, showcasing her unique musical personality and lending a touch of her distinct sonic pallet to this rhythmically driven, nostalgic pop song. ➤ LEARN MORE
ARTIST FEATURE: RICHARD SIMEONOFF
With an unreliable narrator and allusions to space men, junkies, and special agents, ‘CIA,’ takes you for a ride in Richard Simeonoff's new single and video. Check out the latest release from Country/Americana artist Richard Simeonoff. ➤ LEARN MORE
ARTIST FEATURE: KELLAN
Kellan is an artist born and raised in Seattle who creates a unique blend of rap, pop, and electronic music. His lyrics often explore themes of introspection, mental health, and relationships, and he is known for his honesty and mindful perspective. ➤ LEARN MORE