TRIBUTE TO SUB POP RECORDS
Hailed as “one of Seattle’s best new concert traditions” by the Seattle Times, A SMASH Benefit is an incredibly special sell-out event held at the Moore Theatre every fall, raising money to help SMASH provides access to healthcare to Puget Sound musicians. We pair Seattle's legacy music artists with local up-and-comers to pay tribute to music icons every year. Past tributes include David Bowie, Neil Young, Sam Cooke, U2, Stevie Wonder, and more.
This year SMASH is proud to pay tribute to local iconic record label Sub Pop on November 19, 2023, at The Moore Theatre.
Past performers include Dave Matthews, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Ayron Jones, Duff McKagan, Allen Stone, Ben Gibbard, Filthy Friends, Mike McCready, Thunderpussy, Zan Fiskum, The Smokey Brights, Shaina Shepherd, Shelby Earl, Naked Giants, Erik Howke of Portugal The Man and many more.
OUR 2022 SMASH BENEFIT
Thank you for supporting our SMASH Benefit Tribute to David Bowie. It was an amazing evening filled with lots of great musical performances, dancing, drinks, laughs, raffles, an online auction, and more. It is because of your support that we can offer access to free and low-cost healthcare for musicians in the Puget Sound area. Together we raised $218,610 during our SMASH Benefit in 2022!
OUR 2022 SMASH BENEFIT PERFORMERS
SHOW CREDITS: Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Shaina Shepherd, Peter Buck (REM), Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Charity Rose Thielen, Matty Gervais, & Josiah Johnson (The Head & The Heart), Brittany Davis, Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver), Carlarans, Courtney Taylor-Taylor (Dandy Warhols), Ian Moore, Jovino Santos Neto & Friends, Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), Eva Walker (The Black Tones), Bijoux, Molly Sides (Thunderpussy), Linda Pitmon (The Baseball Project) Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows), Heavy Metal Marching Band, and Betty Wetter & Friends. The SMASH house band included Michael Musburger MD, Paul Hiraga, Tim DiJulio, Ryan Waters, Rebecca Young, Aaron O’Neil, and Amy Denio. Produced by SMASH. Curated by Sonic Guild. Photography by Jim Bennet, Niffer Calderwood, and Brittne Lunniss. Styling by Eliza Epstein, Hilary Randles, Ross Epstein, Tory Simons, Daisy Fulgham, Theresa Clark, and Kate Rielly. Music Direction by Michael Musburger, MD. Stage Managed by Julia Konkel. Poster art by Andrew Martinez. Volunteers included Jena Rockwood, Andrea Hansen, Indie Oleson, Chris King, Anastasia Jones, Caleb Brown, Becki Moore, Michaela O'Brien, Stacy Oppliger, Jake Simoneaux, Melissa Cardenas, Scott Herndon, Jessica McCarthy, Zach Jones, Jeffrey Jarman, Jasper Puccinelli, and Chris Costalupes.