Black Fret believes that local music is art, worthy of community support.
The Austin-based organization has opened its second chapter in Seattle and is excited to provide new grant and performance opportunities to our local musicians.
To help promote some of Seattle’s exceptional local musicians during the pandemic, the organization has decided to hold a Seattle edition of the Black Fret festival, taking place all fall long.
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Earlier this year, the organization put out a call for talent. They asked the general public to nominate artists that they believe deserve a grant before selecting their ten top picks.
This year’s 2020 Black Fret Seattle Grant Recipients will perform a virtual show from Nectar Lounge. Each show will act as a benefit concert for a different local non-profit chosen by the artist.
Here are the concert listings so far:
- Wednesday, September 16 — Naked Giants (benefiting Nurturing Roots Farm)
- Wednesday, September 23 — Stephanie Anne Johnson and the Hidogs (benefiting Feed 253)
- Wednesday, September 30 — Smokey Brights (benefiting King County Equity Now)
- Tuesday, October 6 — Bearaxe (benefiting Young Women Empowered)
- Wednesday, October 14 — Tomo Nakayama (benefiting South King County & East Side Mutual Aid)
- Wednesday, October 21 — Sera Cahoone (benefiting Ingersoll Gender Center)
- Wednesday, October 28 — The Black Tones (benefiting Central District Forum for Art & Ideas)
- Wednesday, November 11 — Tres Leches (benefiting Somos Seattle)
- Wednesday, November 18 — Whitney Mongé (benefiting Langston Seattle)