Our team of live music event planners




Ed has been presenting live music for over 35 years at some of the most prestigious Seattle venues including The Backstage, the Paramount Theatre, Bumbershoot, Summer Nights at the Pier, the Triple Door, Benaroya Hall and many more prior to creating the live music program at Sea-Tac International Airport for the Experience the City of Music project.

Ed’s on-going commitment to support local musicians led to the creation of Gigs4U which is dedicated to connecting the most talented local musicians and performers with venues and programming throughout the Northwest from city parks to popular community events and more.

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Ramona Grotte

Programming Director

Ramona has been with Gigs4U since the beginning. Working closely with the founder, Edward Beeson, and the Port of Seattle, she helped to create the award-winning Seattle Experience the City of Music Program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Recruiting, vetting and scheduling talent at Sea-Tac was just the beginning. Since that time, Ramona has booked approximately 10,000 live music events for Gigs4U throughout the city of Seattle and greater Puget Sound region.

She has immersed herself in the rich music scene that is unique to Seattle and has helped to build the largest and most prestigious artist roster in the region. Using this roster, and the relationships she has built within the community, she is able to find just the right talent for every client, every time.



A life-long lover of all genres of music, a founding member of the former Broadway Jazz Club in her native Albuquerque and a veteran of music-related organizations and festival production, Margaret brings over 35 years of experience as a bookkeeper and office manager to Gigs4U. While not a musician, she has long been dedicated to promoting the success of performers and spreading her love of music to her community.

Karen "KZ"


Joining the Gigs4U team in 2015, Karen “KZ”  is often spotted around town, serving as a Gig Manager in the parks and in the airport. She also operates behind the scenes as our Social Media Manager.

Since transitioning her professional experience as a recruiter and community organizer into promoting local music and advocating for musicians, KZ is committed to creating opportunities to bring local music to more ears everywhere.