Arts & Culture

Upstream Music Fest + Summit

The inaugural Upstream Music Fest + Summit came to Seattle in May of 2017. The three-day fest and summit promoted music discovery, sparked transformative conversations and fostered opportunities for emerging artists and the industry within the new entertainment economy.

In close partnership with KEXP and the Alliance for Pioneer Square, Upstream was an one-of-a-kind music fest experience drawing more than 30,000 attendees in its first year. Upstream included over 360 artists performing in more than 25 locations throughout Seattle's historic Pioneer Square neighborhood and CenturyLink Field’s North Lot. 

The Upstream summit transformed CenturyLink Field Event Center into a collaborative space juxtaposing genres — bringing together music professionals, technologists and creatives — to spark new ideas and create new economic opportunities both for emerging artists and the industry at large. 

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