Music Fest + Summit 2017

Celebrating the Emerging Sounds of the Northwest

May 11-13, 2017

3 Days | 200+ Artists | 27 Intimate Stages

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 27 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.

Tickets and more information can be found at:


Special Neighborhood Events

Art + Music Events

Our local Pioneer Square galleries, studios, and art venues will be showcasing our dynamic local art scene during the Upstream Music Fest + Summit. Participating locations will be hosting unique art-related events, openings, and shows during Upstream, May 11-13: 

As the Pioneer Square neighborhood celebrates our local music and arts scene during Upstream, our neighbrohood businesses will be offering some special deals and hosting fun events:

  • On the Field  
    • 50% sale on select Mariners, Sounders and Seahawks gear
  • Beneath the Streets
    • $5 per ticket discount on any tour with availability on May 11, 12 or 13.  The discount can be used for the Beneath The Streets underground history tour, or the Seattle Untamed: Wild and Rowdy Gold Rush Years tour.

Reservations can be made at; use Promo Code Upstream at checkout.  Or  show your Upstream ticket or pass at the ticket office located at 102 Cherry Street.

  • Utilikilts
    • Special 15% in-store only discount to anybody who stops in from the festival. 
  • Rudy's Barbershop
    • Offering 20% off all haircuts + a FREE Rudy’s travel size shampoo, conditioner, or body wash to anyone who comes into the shop from May 11th to the 13th with their Upstream ticket.
  • Luigi's Italian Eatery
    • ​Offering wine tastings at 4 PM with meatballs and caprese to go for $5.00
  • Division Road 
    • Offering 20% Off All Apparel (All sales final, footwear and accessories not included)
    • Also, spend $500+ = Upstream Day Pass, $1000+ = Upstream 3 Day Pass
  • Seattle E-Bike
    • Private in-store party on Friday, May 12th at 5:00PM with complimentary drinks and chicken from Ezell's.
  • Sake Nomi 

27 Intimate Venues
Pioneer Square
Seattle, WA



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