With the addition of Chicago's District 97, all three headlining slots for the festival are set. We're excited to be bringing this band to Seattle — they've been winning over crowds all around North America and in Europe, and are sure to fill the Columbia City Theater with their blend of new and classic sounds.
They join the previously announced headliners, Marbin and Trettioåriga Kriget, to build a lineup that exhibits the diversity in sound that Seaprog has always been known for. The other slots are being finalized now, and we should have more announcements in the near future, including several gems from right here in the Northwest. We’ll have three bands on the mainstage each evening, plus performances in the front room during the mainstage setup intervals.
Full weekend passes are one sale now for the bargain price of $90, which will work out to less than $10 per band. Once the full lineup has been announced, individual day tickets will be made available, space permitting.
Conceived as a destination event rather than just another gig, Seaprog invites music lovers to spend a weekend enjoying stimulating and intelligent music and visiting the many fine restaurants, bars, and shops in Columbia City.
One great thing about the Columbia City Theater is that it has a front room that not only serves food and drink, but can host musical performances as well. We'll be taking advantage of this fact by presenting some solo/duo acts there between sets on the mainstage. Wouldn't want you to get bored!
Seaprog is delighted to announce one of our headliners for the 2019 festival (June 7-9): incandescent instrumental quartet Marbin!
A high-octane progressive jazz-rock band based in Chicago, Marbin has a unique story that stands out in today's music world. Taking a do-it-yourself approach, Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained the attention of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums. Marbin has released seven albums on MoonJune Records and their own Marbin Music imprint: Marbin (2009), Breaking the Cycle (2011), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013), The Third Set (2014), Aggressive Hippies (2015), Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016) and Israeli Jazz (2018). Marbin regularly plays in clubs all over the US and in jam and jazz festivals around the world.
Check out the Artists page for videos and more details. Marbin will perform at Seaprog on Saturday, June 8, 2019 — tickets are available now at the Tickets link above.
21 January, 2019
Here it is, near the end of 2018, and we'd like to remind you that there's still time to make a charitable donation to Seaprog to help keep the music alive. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to presenting boundary-pushing music of a wide variety of styles, bringing one-of-a-kind performances to Northwest audiences since 2013.
Click the Donate button above for more details and to get involved.
21 December, 2018
As the last echoes of a sublime weekend of music reverberate off into the cosmos, the Seaprog Central Committee wants to extend our inexpressible thanks to all of the musical mages, deep listeners, photographers, volunteers, Columbia City Theater crew, and Shunpike staffers who made this the most successful Seaprog to date. Indeed, after losing significant amounts of money on each past edition of this labor of love, we're exhilarated to announce that in 2018, Seaprog finally broke even for the first time, thanks entirely to your support. We love you all for it and pledge to keep the progressive banner waving in Seattle for years to come (yes, we're already setting dates for next year).
A special shout to exhausted volunteers Julie Barnett (MVP), official Seaprog photographer Danette Davis, Alicia Rinehart, Eric Amrine, Brendan Leber, and Charley Rowan for keeping the locomotive on the rails; Mike Pollack and Patrick Alexander for the generous radio coverage; Debi Byrd, Helaine Burch, Jennifer and Gillian Fisher, and other friends who traveled great distances to attend the festival, and of course every one of the extraordinary musicians who gifted us with your magic.
—Dennis, John, Jon, Joe, Dave & Tom
Yer ever-lovin' Seaprog Central Committee
5 June, 2018