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GIGS4U is dedicated to finding PAYING gigs for performers of all genres. You will be exposed to audienceswho otherwise might never hear your music and make them your new fans. Play Music! Have fun! Make money!

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 15, 2017 at 8:31 pm

#livemusic #everyday @seatacairport!
#phonevideo
Of #champagnehoneybee "Dream a Little Dream" on her trusty #ukelele.
By #portofseattle #gigs4u

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm

It's always fun when Geoffrey Castle plays at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)!

#livemusic #7daysaweek #seatacairport #seacityofmusic #gigs4u #portofseattle

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Gigs 4 U added 2 new photos — at Occidental Park.

#LiveMusic at #OccidentalSquare #Seattle

Friday January 13th from 4-6pm

Come enjoy some original and familiar music by Folk/Americana singer-songwriter ALBERTA. http://www.albertasound.com/

As "The Quad" wrote: Alberta is not your typical blasé indie soundtrack. A relatively seasoned musician, his most recent project plays up a raw, unedited sound, mixing a folk/Americana vibe with chill yet quirky soundscapes to create a unique effect. The refreshing aspect of Alberta’s music, though, is his diversity of sound, which still maintains a common thread that makes his music his own. Artists like Alberta are a rare breed. The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez . . . all of the stars of years past got their start the way that artists such as Alberta are: by playing the music they love to play and welcoming those who want to hear it with open arms. --

By Downtown Seattle Association, Metropolitan Improvement District and #Gigs4U.

#SeattleMusic #MyCityofMusic #SingerSongwriter #Gigs4U

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm

@taishanmusic beautifully paying tribute to #leonardcohen at #Occidentalpark #pioneersquare #seattle.
She is there until 1:30 today.
#livemusic #phonevideo #publicpark

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Gigs 4 U shared a Page — at Occidental Park.

Live Music in Seattle Parks!

On Thursday January 12th from 11:30am-1:30pm at Occidental Park in historic Pioneer Square, 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104

Tai Shan has been described as sounding like John Mayer and Jack Johnson with the voice of Joni Mitchell. She has been called one of “Seattle’s finest singer-songwriters and composers.” Her clear soprano voice and complex guitar melodies have been featured on nationally released CD’s, international videos, local TV and radio stations.

https://www.facebook.com/taishanreflections/
http://www.taishanmusic.com/

Brought to you by the Downtown Seattle Association, Metropolitan Improvement District, & Gigs 4 U.

#SingerSongwriter #SeattleMusic #livemusic #publicpark #seattle

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Tai Shan

Give me a subject and I'll sing you something sweet, I hope...

Musician/Band: 1,131 like this

Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 12, 2017 at 6:17 pm

A little Swing on a Thursday morning never hurt anybody!
Birch Pereira "Whose honey are you?"
At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)
#livemusic #7daysaweek #seacityofmusic #seatacairport #portofseattle #gigs4u

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Birch Pereira "Whose honey are you?"

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 12, 2017 at 12:46 am

Josh Philpott Wednesday: cold but southern fried folk tunes and cops on horses at #occidentalpark #pioneersquare #seattle
Until 6p tonight
#livemusic by @downtownseattle
#phonevideo

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 11, 2017 at 9:33 pm

#musiciancouple
Champagne Sunday #originalsong "Leather Life"
at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) Central terminal
#livemusic #7daysaweek #seacityofmusic #gigs4u

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Champagne Sunday @SeatacAirport #gigs4u

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

Gigs 4 U added 2 new photos — at Occidental Park.

Live Music in Seattle Parks!

On Thursday January 12th from 11:30am-1:30pm at Occidental Park in historic Pioneer Square, 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104

Tai Shan has been described as sounding like John Mayer and Jack Johnson with the voice of Joni Mitchell. She has been called one of “Seattle’s finest singer-songwriters and composers.” Her clear soprano voice and complex guitar melodies have been featured on nationally released CD’s, international videos, local TV and radio stations.

https://www.facebook.com/taishanreflections/

http://www.taishanmusic.com/

Brought to you by the Downtown Seattle Association, Metropolitan Improvement District and Gigs 4 U.

#SingerSongwriter #SeattleMusic

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 11, 2017 at 12:35 am

We ❤️ these little moments with little ones. Perhaps their first #livemusic experience?
With Billy Brandt Music at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)
#7daysaweek #seatacairport #seacityofmusic

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

Gigs 4 U at Occidental Park.

On Wednesday January 11th from 4-6pm
Josh Philpott Music a Tennessee-born crooner who plays folk guitar, ukelele, banjo and mandolin plays for lunch time park-goers at Occidental Park, 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104
http://joshphilpott.com/

Brought to you by the Downtown Seattle Association, Metropolitan Improvement District, Gigs 4 U.

#SeattleMusic #SeattleMusicians #MyCityofMusic #SingerSongwriter

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 10, 2017 at 9:03 pm

@carolynsamuelsonmusic providing the soundtrack for a brisk Tuesday lunchtime at #occidentalpark #pioneersquare #seattle
#livemusic #publicpark
By @downtownseattle #gigs4u

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 10, 2017 at 1:36 am

@garrett.lamp of @stubbornsonmusic playing an #originalsong @seatacairport.
#seattlemusic #nwmusic #7daysaweek #seatacairport #seacityofmusic #gigs4u

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 10, 2017 at 12:00 am

Gigs 4 U at Occidental Park.

#LiveMusic in #SeattleParks!

On Tuesday January 10th from 11:30-1:30, Carolyn Samuelson, pianist / vocalist / composer will be playing at Occidental Park. Carolyn is a club singer with a sophisticated, jazzy, sometimes quirky repertoire. Listen: http://www.soundcloud.com/carolynsamuelson

117 S Washington St #Seattle

Brought to you by the Downtown Seattle Association, Metropolitan Improvement District, and Gigs 4 U.

#SeattleMusic #SeattleMusicians #MyCityofMusic #SingerSongwriter

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Facebook IconJanuary 8, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Gigs 4 U with Make Music Seattle and 11 others.

On this cold day in #seattle it helps to think of warmer times.
Make Music Seattle day
June 21 #summersolstice #makemusic day worldwide..We're looking forward to it already!

This article by Mackie explains it all:

Seattle Makes Music with Mackie
(On June 21 2016) Seattle presented 38 artists in 27 city parks, in addition to countless performances created independently around town for Make Music Day. Fourteen of the city venues featured MackieFreePlay or Reach portable professional PA systems.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982, when the Ministry of Culture created the Fête de la Musique. A kind of musical holiday, the Fête is held annually on the Summer Solstice and features free, live music virtually everywhere, from street corners and parks to rooftops and gardens. Anyone and everyone can play music or host performances. The celebration has caught on in more than 120 countries, arriving in New York City in 2007 and quickly spreading to other U.S. cities.

Long part of the Seattle entertainment scene, Make Music Seattle Board president Ed Beeson has more than 35 years of experience booking musical acts at all levels. Beeson operates Gigs4U, which provides paid buskers in public places; provided the talent for Seattle's Experience the City of Music, a popular program of live music at Sea-Tac International Airport; and booked the famous Bumbershoot Festival for five years. "We created a niche, communicating with hundreds of emerging artists who wanted to be part of Experience the City of Music," Beeson explains," and now we're doing a similar thing for the City of Seattle with Make Music Day."

The festival's growth from three venues last year to 27 this year is largely thanks to a grant from the Office of Arts and Culture. "That allows us to pay musicians to perform in neighborhood parks around Seattle," Beeson affirms. "We also needed sound systems, though, so I approached Matt Blair, the director of Client Services at Seattle music equipment dealer American Music. I've known Matt for years. They set us up with Mackie Reach and FreePlay portable PA systems, and we're delighted with the results!"

"Anything that gets music more exposure, we're all for, and we wanted to support Make Music Day," responds Blair. "Some performance locations have no power, so Ed Beeson was especially interested in battery-powered sound systems, of which there are very few. We had done a FreePlay competition at our store, though, and I knew that the battery-powerable FreePlay would be the perfect solution."

Mackie's FreePlay and Reach can both be fully controlled with iOS and Android mobile devices, using the free Mackie Connect app. Each offers Bluetooth wireless audio input, include onboard mixers, and provide high-quality audio. Reach, with its larger channel count and more powerful amplification, is ideal for duos and trios, with ample I/O and including built-in stage monitoring. The ultra-compact FreePlay is ideal for buskers or any application that demands ultimate portability since it can be battery-powered.

American Music supplied eight FreePlays and six Reaches for Make Music Day. As Blair anticipated, FreePlay was the right choice for the venues with no power, like Denny Park and Judkins Park. "The Reach did a great job at the larger parks with AC power," he adds. "I must say I am impressed with the Reach; it sounds great, it has the right features, and it delivered the output and the coverage we needed."

With a successful 2016 event under their collective belt, what's the growth plan for Make Music Day Seattle 2017? "I've already been talking to a lot of people in the Seattle music community," responds Beeson, "including all of the big players, like the symphony. Next year we want to get more of those people involved. Make Music New York is our model, and they're a great place to go for ideas."

Beeson sums it up with a classic analogy: "For Valentine's Day events, we would work with restaurants, flower shops, and chocolatiers; on Make Music Day, we work with Mackie and American Music. Both companies recognize that we all stand to benefit from an increased awareness of, and more people participating in, live music."

http://mmrmagazine.com/3816-seattle-makes-music-with-mackie.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=headlines

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 8, 2017 at 7:54 pm

#goodkarma by TBASA!
#tips for #buskers
Tobias the Owl at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)
#livemusic #nwmusic #seacityofmusic #seatacairport

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Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 8, 2017 at 12:30 am

❤️ to musicians:
"I'm sorry I only have $1, but you are very beautiful. Worth one million."

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Gigs 4 U
January 7, 2017 at 9:18 pm

Gigs 4 U shared Star Anna's post.

Awesome interview with #Gigs4U artist Star Anna by The Seattle Times about her David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust show tomorrow at Neptune Theatre!

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Star Anna

I spoke with Nicole Brodeur on the phone about a week ago and she was kind enough to write about it for the Seattle Times!

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/music/musician-star-anna-i-feel-like-im-on-the-edge-of-something/?utm_content=buffer35330&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=owned_buffer_tw_m

Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 7, 2017 at 1:00 am

Judd Wasserman Music braving the cold to bring music to the people in #pioneersquare now until 6pm at #occidentalpark #seattle. #seattlemusic #forthepeople

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Facebook IconJanuary 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Gigs 4 U at Occidental Park.

#LiveMusic at Occidental Square (117 S Washington Street #Seattle) from 4-6pm

Judd Wasserman Music will play finger-style folk and blues, at times with more complex jazz harmony to get his songs across in a style all his own. Judd writes from the perspective of the meek, the desperate, and the mystical.

Brought to you by the Downtown Seattle Association, Metropolitan Improvement District, and Gigs4U.

#SingerSongwriter #SeattleMusic #SeattleParks #LiveMusic #PublicSpaces #DowntownSeattle #Gigs4U

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January 5, 2017 at 9:27 pm

Gigs 4 U shared Fair Trade Music Seattle's post.

Are you a busker in the Puget Sound area? Check this out.

Fair Trade Music Seattle

Thanks to Seattle City Coucilmember Lisa Herbold, a strong supporter of Fair Trade Music - and of both the arts and labor in general - for passing along Sound Transit's survey on busking. If you're a busking musician or a Sound Transit user, please take a few moments to fill in the survey to support Puget Sound buskers.

https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3187324/Busker-survey

Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Gigs 4 U shared an event — at The Crocodile.

Tonight, Gigs 4 U artist Nolan Garrett's Welcome Home show at The Crocodile
ALL AGES
with Down North & Saint Claire
Doors at 8pm
#SeattleMusic #theCrocodile

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Nolan Garrett at The Crocodile

Nolan Garrett at The Crocodile

Nolan Garrett at The Crocodile
With Down North and Saint Claire

Gigs 4 U
Facebook IconJanuary 5, 2017 at 5:53 pm

Billy Brandt Music earning standing ovations pretty early this morning at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)!
#livemusic #7daysaweek #seattlemusic #seacityofmusic

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Facebook IconJanuary 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Gigs 4 U at Occidental Park.

Live Music in Seattle Parks!

Northwest rooted #SingerSongwriter Allison Preisinger merges her influences of nature, folk rock, city living, blues, and soul into acoustic folk that’s like visiting your best friend. Warm and inviting while forcing you to look at some of the tough stuff.

http://www.allisonpreisinger.com/

With comparisons to Joni Mitchell, Jose Gonzalez, and Carole King, Allison can be found sharing her music at Occidental Park on Thursday January 5 from 11:30am-1:30pm, 117 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104

Brought to you by the Downtown Seattle Association, Metropolitan Improvement District and Gigs 4 U.

#SeattleMusic #publicspaces

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Facebook IconJanuary 4, 2017 at 12:59 am

#loveletters for #gigs4u musicians @seatacairport!
Thanks for sharing @brendaxulaces
#seattlemusic #seatacairport #livemusic #newfans

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Word on the Street

“Friends partnered with Gigs4U to bring music to Westlake and McGraw Parks this summer with amazing results. Gigs4U provides talented local musicians and professional service for a very competitive price. Ed is great at pairing musicians with our events and develops creative ideas for programming public spaces. Love being part of bringing music to the parks and good gigs to musicians.”

Heidi Hughes, Friends Of the Waterfront Seattle

“I love that I live in a city that provides a variety of ways for musicians to make a living. I can honestly say that Gigs4U’s contributions are a main reason I am able to sustain a living doing what I love. The connections and opportunities I have gotten from Ed and Ramona have really helped me and my career. I expect great things from this new organization.”

Jessica Lynne, Musician