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Few places in the world can boast a worldwide musical community like Seattle, WA, and the entire surrounding Northwestern region can. This has probably been the reason lying behind the new initiative “Experience the City of Music” promoted at Sea-Tac International Airport.
The airport will indeed become a window onto the musical soul of the city; as Mayor Mike McGinn stressed, “Seattle is known around the world for its music culture, so it’s great to see this identity embraced and showcased to all the travelers going through the airport.”
Whether having Sea-Tac as a stop-over, layover, or a final destination, travelers will be able to enjoy the Northwestern music coming out of the airport speakers, as well as music videos showed on screens throughout the airport. Waiting at baggage claim will no longer be a boring waste of time, as travelers will have the chance to be amused by some of the best artists that characterize the Seattle music scene.
Furthermore, travelers will hear artists such as Jerry Cantrell read public informative announcements, and will have the chance to enjoy a dedicated music channel web radio available through the free Wi-fi network present at the airport.
The artists featured in the program will be numerous, ranging from historical musicians such as Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Chains and many more of those who made Seattle’s history, to new emerging groups in the region.
It will, indeed, not only be a celebration of what made Seattle be one of the most famous cities in the world– such as the raise of grunge and the masterly ability of guitar playing by Hendrix–but also a boosting action for the upcoming sounds of the area. Given that over 32 million passengers pass through Sea-Tac Airport each year, this will be an opportunity of unmatched value for local emerging bands to be featured at the airport.
Seattle Music Commissioner Marcus Womack addressed the initiative as a relevant community effort.
“This project has been so much fun to work on because of all the community support and excitement to show off our music culture in such a significant way. I am proud to be on the Seattle Music Commission and drive this forward.”
The opening of the initiative will take place on Saturday, January 28. A free and open to public launch party will run from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Pacific time) in the ‘Gina Marie Lindsey’ Arrivals Hall, with live performances by local bands. Additional live performances will take place onboard in the rail trains connecting to the airport from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..
“Experience the City of Music” is the result of a co-operation between the Port of Seattle, Seattle Music Commission and PlayNetwork, with the support of The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and other organizations based in the city of Seattle.