Join us for Jazz on a Summer's Day--Northwest Style--and a live broadcast of KNKX's All Things Considered, in celebration of the Ballard Locks on the eve of their Centennial.
Enjoy an afternoon of live music from Northwest favorites Pearl Django, Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints and Industrial Revelation from 1- 5 p.m. on the beautiful grounds of the Ballard Locks, celebrating 100 years! Abe Beeson MC's the music stage. Bring a picnic or purchase food on-site. (No alcohol is permitted.) The Locks will provide around 200 chairs and people can bring their own chairs and blankets. Admission is free. (The concert is not being broadcast live.)
KNKX will broadcast All Things Considered live 3 to 6:30 p.m. Listeners will get the day's regular news, plus stories about the Locks on the eve of their centennial. Host Ed Ronco and the KNKX newsroom will explore the history and future of the Locks, including how they were created and how they forever changed the Puget Sound region. You can listen on your radio at 88.5 FM, on the internet at knkx.org, or by showing up in person and watching our first-ever remote broadcast of All Things Considered. Look for our tent just east of the administration building.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Northwest Harvest.
Afterwards, stick around for "Dancing For A View," a 1917-themed event with live music from the era and period dancing lessons hosted by Discover Your Northwest.
ABOUT THE BANDS:
With a performance history spanning more than two decades, Pearl Django endures as one of the most highly regarded Hot Club style groups working today. The band’s signature style is marked by pristine and dexterous string work, colors of Bal Musette, the steady pulse of rhythm guitar and an unmistakable swing that delights audiences of all musical sensibilities. Although their roots are firmly in the music made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, the band’s extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions.
BIRCH PEREIRA AND THE GIN JOINTS
Born out of a love of the early years of swing, country and rock 'n 'roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and roadhouses. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features many of Seattle's most skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them.
Industrial Revelation is a supergroup that defies convention. They’re jazz, they’re postjazz, they’re neo-soul, they’re rock ’n’ roll, but most importantly, they are masters of creating passionate music. Lewis descends from multiple generations of serious musicians; Oluo has played with Hey Marseilles; Flory-Barnes, who has composed symphonies, recorded with Macklemore; and Rawlings has toured with Allen Stone and Macklemore. Their live shows are sweat-inducing jams with big horn crescendos, rapid bass solos, lightning strikes of keys and rolling-thunder drums.