The Port of Seattle has contracted Gigs 4 U to provide live music programming at the most highly trafficked facility in the region –SeaTac Airport with over 30 million travelers per year. This program is part of the SEATTLE CITY OF MUSIC initiative which originates from the City of Seattle Office of Film + Music. The SeaTac Airport is already fully engaged with 100% of the background music by local musicians, public announcements are made by the likes of Quincy Jones to Allen Stone, and an EMP exhibit.
Gigs 4 U goal is to present the best of our areas musicians and demonstrate our region’s incredible diversity of talent. We have over 30 years experience programming music events; including Bumbershoot, Summer Nights at the Pier, WOMAD, EMP Grand Opening, McCaw Hall Grand Opening, Ballard Seafood Fest, Slow Food Roots Music Festival, as well as booking Seattle’s top venues – The Backstage, Triple Door, Tractor, Crocodile, Showbox, Moore Theatre, Paramount Theatre, and Benaroya Hall.
THE GIG: This is a “busker” style performance at pre-determined locations throughout the post-security area of SEA-TAC Airport. – the “stage” space is designated by a 6′ X 4′ carpet, with minimal PA provided by the Port.
· We program 4-hour gigs between 7 am and 6 PM seven days per week. The 4-hours allow for loading in through security, setting up at the gig location, striking and loading out; so the performance time is approximately 2 1/5 hours.
· Musicians are paid a fee for each gig of $100, plus the musicians retain all proceeds from sales of CDs, merchandise, and all other monies that find its way into the cash receptacle provided by the airport.
· FREE parking voucher is provided by the Port at the conclusion of each gig.
HOW TO GET A GIG: Select the “I want a Gig!” image on the right and fill out the contact form. Submissions will be responded to promptly.
Want to learn more? VISIT Port website.
Busker: to play music in a public place, usually while soliciting money.