KEXP & Seattle Center Present Concerts at the Mural

The 2011 KEXP & Seattle Center present Concerts at the Mural kicks off August 5 at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center with a roots, rock and folk show by local favorites The Maldives, Hey Marseilles and Black Whales. The series, now in its fourth year, will present five concerts throughout the month of August, all free to the public.

The 2011 KEXP & Seattle Center present Concerts at the Mural kicks off August 5 at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center with a roots, rock and folk show by local favorites The Maldives, Hey Marseilles and Black Whales. The series, now in its fourth year, will present five concerts throughout the month of August, all free to the public. Additional bands performing in the series include Fool’s Gold, Capsula, Mad Rad, Black Mountain, My Goodness, Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives and Ravenna Woods.

The Friday evening sets feature a mix of beloved Seattle bands and national artists and continue the KEXP and Seattle Center tradition of starting the summer weekends off with a blast of engaging culture. The annual KEXP BBQ will round out the series on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 3 to 9 p.m.

The series line-up includes:

Aug. 5, 6 p.m., The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, Black Whales
Aug. 6, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., KEXP BBQ, Fool’s Gold, Rainbow Arabia, Capsula, Virgin Islands, and Mad Rad
Aug. 12, 6 p.m., Seapony, Gold Leaves, Math and Physics Club

Aug. 19, 6 p.m., Black Mountain, My Goodness, and Whalebones
Aug. 26, 6 p.m., No Depression Night: Special Guests, Ravenna Woods, Pickwick, Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives

KEXP and Seattle Center, who came together in response to public calls for more outdoor music, share a commitment to innovative and culturally diverse programming. The concert series offers a blend of musical styles for Seattle Center neighbors, downtown workers, music lovers and families. Seattle Center contributes the concert space, sound, lighting, and technical expertise. KEXP provides the “music that matters.”

Seating for Concerts at the Mural is on a first-come basis. Folding chairs and blankets are allowed. Large bags, large coolers/ice chest, umbrellas, video and audio recorders are not allowed. KEXP DJs will be spinning one hour prior to each Friday night line-up, and a beer and wine garden will also begin at 5 p.m. for people 21 years of age and older with a valid ID. The 2011 concert series is subject to change. For concert updates as well as information on other public programming at KEXP and Seattle Center, visit KEXP.org or seattlecenter.com.