Upstream Transforms Seattle’s Pioneer Square Into a Walkable Mixtape

Upstream Music Fest + Summit brought out crowds, a Northwest drizzle and a tsunami of live performances by more than 360 emerging and main stage artists including Seattle's own Dinosaur Jr., Deep Sea Diver, Shabazz Palaces and Jay Park, as well as keynote discussions with Macklemore, Quincy Jones, Dr. Portia Sabin, and Ron Jones. The first-year Fest + Summit saw strong attendance with more than 30,000 attendees throughout the weekend. Macklemore closed out the Summit with kind words for Seattle’s homegrown support for local artists, “I feel really blessed and grateful that we were able to build that foundation here and then take it out into the world, versus the other way around.”

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