Rainier Beach Merchants Association is producing its annual Rainier Beach Arts & Music (BAAM) Fest multi-cultural extravaganza on July 23rd at the Rainier Beach Community Center from 11am – 7pm to activate and celebrate our incredible, diverse, talented community! This is a FREE community festival that is supported by local businesses, Seattle Parks, the Office of Economic Development and many hours of volunteer effort.
With a theme of “Our Story,” this year’s event will feature local artists, music, spoken word, and dance performances, contests, childrens’ activities, workshops, and food trucks that represent our community. “Our Story” reveals the storytelling of our histories, thoughts, and cultures through all of the arts.
HERE’S WHAT WE GOT!
Grace Love & the True Loves – Big Band Blues Music
Massive Monkees – World Champion Break Dancers
SANCA Circus Arts School Youth Performance
Art Installation by Yeggy Michael
Rhythms of India – Bollywood Dance Performance & Workshop
KUOW Story Corps Listening Party
Ben & Joe Band – Roots Music
Ken Workman – Duwamish Elder- Welcome & Blessing – Chief Sealth’s 4-th Great Grandson
New Revelations – Gospel Choir
Reagan Jackson- Poetry Reading/ Youth poets
Pacific Northwest Drumline – Multicultural drum line
Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra
Rell Be Free & Friends – Spoken Word Artists
Centerpiece Jazz Band/ Con Brio – Latin Jazz
Somali Community Dancers – Traditional Dance
Rainier Dance Center – Youth Dance Performance
Ocheami – Interactive traditional African dance & drumming
ESSAM and Al Madani – Multimedia spoken word and mural project
DJ – Ramon Villalovos – Music/ MC
The Moss – Youth Girl Band Music
Filipino Youth Drill Team – Traditional Filipino Dance/ Martial Arts
School of Rock- Youth rock music
Dex Amora & Beats by Robel – Hip Hop
Paul Che Oke Ten Wagner – Native American/ Coast Salish Story Telling
Rabbi Kate Speizer/ Jewish in Seattle – Jewish Storytelling
Zumba Class with Rainier Health & Fitness- Work it out!
DJ Smooth T – DJ
Workshops & Demos by Pratt Fine Art Center
Zine Creation & Art Appreciation Workshops
Featured mixed media visual artist Sandra Jo Palm
Chalk art, haiku, and flying disc contests
Art & community booths
Maya’s Mexican Fiesta
Black Star Kebab
Jackson’s Catfish Corner
& SO MUCH MORE!
Thank you to our generous sponsors including the Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Only in Seattle program, Vulcan, Safeway, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Third Place Books, Raconteur, Seattle Parks/Rainier Beach Community Center, Ron Angeles, Dorothy Driver Real Estate, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund, The Critter Camp, Merrill & Merrill Insurance, Rainier Dance Center, Rainier Vallley Food Bank, Redwing Cafe, Rainier Beach Community Center, Pizzeria Pulcinella, King County Libraries, SCORE Seattle, Derek Johnson Photography, Balanced Massage, Bamboo Builders, Rainier Beach Veterinary Clinic, Satmato Yoga, Rainier Beach Ready Emergency Hub, RainierView Advisors, Jude’s Old Town, Esquiness Fine Woodworks, DeBody LLC, and other local Rainier Beach Businesses.