The Alliance for Pioneer Square

Upstream Music Fest + Summit

The Alliance for Pioneer Square has partnered with Upstream Music Fest + Summit to ensure that the first year of the Fest is a success for the Pioneer Square neighborhood.

Upstream Fest will transform the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood into a walkable mixtape May 11-13. Highlights will include a main stage at CenturyLink Field’s North Lot, a free public stage in Occidental Park presented by KEXP, and over 25 intimate stages throughout the neighborhood. Over 300 emerging artists from around the region will be showcased alongside national and international music headliners.

At the Upstream Summit, emerging artists, industry experts and creative collaborators from the Northwest and beyond will gather at WaMu Theater to dive into how to succeed in the changing music economy. Keynote speakers include Macklemore, Quincy Jones, and Portia Sabin.

Download the latest neighborhood info packet here:

Upstream Neighborhood Info Packet – April 26

Dates & Times:

Opportunities to get involved:


Planning to host a special event, fun activity, art show, food or drink special, or retail sale? Let us know! Email to submit your info.

Additionally, many galleries/venues will be open on Saturday, May 13th; with some featuring music-focused art. If you will be hosting an art opening or event, please submit your info to:


Individuals can sign up to participate as a volunteer and receive discounted admission to the Upstream Music Fest + Summit. More details about how to register can be found here:

Connect on social media:

Facebook: @UpstreamMusicFest
Twitter: @UpStreamFest
Instagram: @upstreammusicfest
Snapchat: @upstreammusicfest

Tickets and more information can be found at:

Note: Those who live and work in Pioneer Square can use the special code PSQ2017 to purchase discounted tickets through the link above.

Contact Us

Alliance for Pioneer Square
310 1st Ave S, Suite 201
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 667-0687

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