Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, already the site of an ambitious local music program, is getting even more tuneful.
Starting Thursday, March 27, the airport is doubling the number of live music performances in the terminal offered as part of the airport’s Experience the City of Music program.
Now there will be three performances daily – seven days a week – between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. at various post-security locations throughout the terminal.
The Port of Seattle and The Merchants at Sea-Tac will cover the costs of the program under a new three year contract.
“Anything that makes the airport experience more enjoyable for our guests is worth the investment,” said Stacy House, Senior Director of Operations for HMSHost, Sea-Tac Airport. “Not to mention, the music is fantastic and livens the atmosphere of our restaurants and shops. It’s an all-around win!”
Sea-Tac’s music program goes far beyond the live music. The emphasis on Northwest artists includes overhead music, safety and public information announcements by artists, curated videos on terminal and baggage claim monitors and a multi-channel web radio player available. There’s an exhibit about Jimi Hendrix on Concourse A and, in April, Sub Pop is scheduled to open a shop at Sea-Tac offering Northwest music as well.