(Shoreline, WA – August 16thth, 2022) – Black Fret Seattle in conjunction with the Recording Academy® Pacific Northwest Chapter is proud to announce the Shoreline Music Celebration set to take place at four Shoreline, WA area venues (Aurora Borealis, Darrell’s Tavern, Drumlin, & The Hidden Door) on Saturday September 17th featuring free performances by twelve amazing Pacific Northwest artists.

Aurora Borealis
Marshall Law Band 10pm
Unsinkable Heavies 9pm
Hard Maybe (formerly Motus) 8pm

Sera Cahoone 9pm
Dean Johnson 8pm
Maya Marie 7pm

Darrell’s Tavern
Wild Powwers 11pm
J Graves 10pm
Floored Faces 9 pm

The Hidden Door
The Moondoggies 11pm
Byland 10pm
Dumb Thumbs 9pm

ShorelineFestPresented by Black Fret and the Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter, The Shoreline Music Celebration highlights Shoreline’s music venues and gives residents and visitors an opportunity to get out in the community and view live music for free as the music sector continues to recover from the COVID related shutdowns.

“Venues like ours have been fighting to survive during the pandemic” said Darrell’s Tavern owner Dan Dykman. “We jumped at the opportunity to join together with the other Shoreline music venues to build awareness of our local music scene. It helps the venues, and it helps the musicians”.

“The entire music community is still adjusting to life post pandemic” said event producer and Black Fret Executive Director Ben London. “The Shoreline Music Celebration is a way to shine the light on the multiple music venues located in Shoreline and give people an opportunity to dip their toe back in and experience some amazing local music for free. Black Fret’s mission is all about building community that supports the creation and performance of new music and the Shoreline Music Celebration does both”.

Shoreline, just minutes north of Seattle, was once a sleepy suburb but has grown considerably over the last 20 years. Shoreline has long been connected to the Seattle music scene being home to world class recording studios London Bridge and Robert Lang where million selling albums by artists like Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, Brandi Carlile, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were all recorded. “We believe in championing our local music community” said Shoreline mayor Keith Scully. “Live music brings people together, adds vibrancy, and is an economic engine drawing visitors from around the region to our city.”

The Shoreline Music Celebration brings together a number of supporters that believe in the power of music including The City of Shoreline, King County Creative, The Department of Commerce, The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, Jack Malek Real Estate, The Port of Seattle, KEXP and The Stranger.

“The Recording Academy’s mission has always been to advocate on behalf of music and its makers” said Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter Executive Director Jessica Toon. “We believe in supporting events that bring communities together and create opportunities for musicians. The Academy and our local Chapter are committed to supporting the thousands of local musicians, producers, songwriters, engineers and other music professionals who call the Pacific Northwest home.”

If all goes well, the hope is that the Shoreline Music Celebration will transition into an annual event.

All shows are 21+ and free to attend*

*Admission is based on a first come first serve basis and venue capacity.


Aurora Borealis 
16708 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

Darrell’s Tavern
18041 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

522 NE 165th St, Shoreline, WA 98155

The Hidden Door
14525 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133


Founded in 2013, Black Fret is a 501c3 public charity headquartered in Austin, TX with chapters in Seattle, WA, Denver, CO and Northwest Arkansas whose mission is to build community that empowers musicians to create and perform new music. The organization is an innovative evolution of the age-old symphony patronage model that is instead focused on supporting popular local music. Black Fret has supported musicians with over $3 million in grants and direct payments since 2013. In return for annual dues, members enjoy a broad range of private events. Grant recipients are selected annually through a yearlong process where members, advisors and prior grant recipients nominate, attend performances by and finally vote on their favorite artists. Those who wish to become a member of Black Fret can sign up at For inquiries, please email and for more info see


The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards music’s only peer recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.

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