Seattle is not just a great place to drink coffee, it’s a great place to make and hear music.
And you shouldn’t have to wait until you’re in the city to start your aural adventure.
That’s why I’m delighted to learn that this weekend Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
will be kicking off the Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative.
The program will include overhead music featuring local artists such as Fences, Beat Connection and Allen Stone, along with local legends ranging from Ray Charles to Heart and Nirvana.
There will also be safety and informational announcements read by local musicians such as Ben Gibbard, LeRoy Bell, Macklemore, Jerry Cantrell and Sir Mix-A-Lot, and video segments on the terminal monitors.
But wait, there’s more:
The project will include a web-based music player available via the airport’s free WiFi and an Android mobile app, that will offer links to the music playlist, videos and local concert listings. (iPhone, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry apps should be coming soon.)
It’s going to be party-time all the time at Sea-Tac. So I hope the TSA doesn’t start pulling people out of line for dancing.
I’ll have lots more information shortly, but in the meantime, here’s a video of some of the music you’ll likely hear.