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SEATTLEITES SING THE PRAISES OF CONCERTS AT THE MURAL

8/21/2014

SEATTLEITES SING THE PRAISES OF CONCERTS AT THE MURAL

8/21/2014

Music has always played a large role in Paul Allen’s life. From playing Mozart on his violin as a child to recording albums with leading rock musicians, Allen believes that music, just like computers, has the power to inspire and change lives. 
 
That belief by both Allen and his sister, Jody Allen, CEO of Vulcan, has created an extensive history of supporting rich music experiences that inspire, including the development of the Experience Music Project (EMP) museum, which has drawn over 6 million visitors since it opened in 2000. They have also supported numerous local music groups through The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
 
KEXP-FM, a service of the University of Washington, is an eclectic non-commercial radio station that offers its listeners music that wouldn’t otherwise be heard through nonprofits or traditional media outlets. The station has a passionate fan base in Seattle as well as a significant influence on the global alternative music scene because so many significant musicians and bands have come out the area.
 
Since 2002, Allen has donated more than $2.2 million to support for the station, including high-tech production equipment and free rent in its current home in South Lake Union at the corner of Dexter and Denny. That foundational support allowed KEXP to parlay other philanthropic, business, and earned income revenue streams to create a sustainable financial organization and even allow it to put funds into reserve. 
 
The Foundation continues to support the station through competitive grant proposals, events and has pledged to support the station’s “New Home” campaign
 
Most recently, Vulcan sponsored KEXP’s Concerts at the Mural for August 2014. The free concerts at the stage underneath the Space Needle are for all ages and showcase the best independent music from around the Seattle-area and beyond. 
 
Seattleite’s passion for music is on display at these concerts:
 
 

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