Pier 62 to host Spotlight on the waterfront: free weekly music and dance performances featuring local artists

SEATTLE (April 28, 2022)— Spotlight on the Waterfront returns to Pier 62 to bring a selection of free local music, art, and culture performances, Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Set on one of the city’s most scenic locations, Friends of Waterfront Seattle invites the public to discover Seattle’s arts and culture.

This “pop-up” program is a platform for local artists and communities to introduce themselves, their songs, dance, and cultures, to a wide audience. These performances encourage a sense of spontaneity for neighbors, visitors, and other community members along the downtown Seattle shoreline. This is Friends of Waterfront Seattle’s second year producing the series, with a new slate of performers representing the diversity of cultures and artforms to which the region is home.

Upcoming artists and performance dates:

  • Deseo Carmin on April 29th
  • Sunshine from Polynesia on May 6th
  • Rhythms of India on May 13th
  • Julie C & Squad on May 20th
  • Portraits in Motion on May 27th
  • Eduardo Mendonça on June 3rd
  • Totem Star on June 10th
  • Payge Turner on June 17th
  • Roz and Lady A on June 24th

Click here to learn more about each of these artists and performances.

“We are really excited to be hosting so many different up-and-coming artists for this performance series. Spotlight on the Waterfront is a great way to spend a Friday afternoon, experiencing the amazing diversity of Seattle’s art and culture scene, all free and at one of Seattle’s most beautiful locations: Pier 62.” said Yoon Kang-O’Higgins, Director of Public Programs at Friends of Waterfront Seattle.

The rebuilt Pier 62 is the first piece of Seattle’s future Waterfront Park to open to the public. Through partnerships between Friends of Waterfront Seattle and local community members, organizations, and companies, the pier hosts free programs and events for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Nestled between the downtown urban core and Puget Sound, this public space offers some of the most iconic views of the city’s skyline, the Olympic Mountains, and the water between them.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the nonprofit partner to the City of Seattle responsible for helping to fund, steward, and program Waterfront Park — today and into the future. Friends is conducting a $200 million fundraising campaign for park construction and to support public safety, operations, and free public programming. The first piece of the park — the rebuilt Pier 62 — is now open while the rest of Waterfront Park is under construction. Visit waterfrontparkseattle.org for more information on Friends of Waterfront Seattle and upcoming public events and programs at Pier 62.