Zeds Dead is returning to Seattle on November 30 with Deadbeat friends at the WaMu Theatre. A night filled with bass for all the PNW headbangers, the support lineup is to be announced soon.
Wondering who might be on the supporting? For Salt Lake City’s tour stop on June 9, cast includes Spag Heddy, ARMNHMR, Bro Safari, Shlump, and Lick. The tour is also stopping at Red Rocks in Colorado for a two-day show on July 2 & 3. The lineup for the Deadrocks show includes Ekali, Habstrakt, Rusko and more. So Seattle, do not worry, Deadbeats will give you a lineup that will not disappoint.
Tickets are on sale for $37 plus taxes and fees, you can purchase your tickets here. Grab your tickets before they sell out.
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Parké Diem, Seattle’s longest-running free electronic music festival, was on June 10 this year. The event was from 12-9 pm at Volunteer Park in Seattle and buzzed with people dancing and having a good time. There were also flow artists, vendors, and even some kids in the crowd.
The energy was right, and even though it started with the clouds out early in the day, it wasn’t long before the sun appeared. Deep bass music was playing, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, the music, and the day!
We were excited to learn more about Parké Diem‘s amazing mission, favorite memories from past years, and goals for the future. We spoke with event organizers and the folks involved behind-the-scenes to discuss what goes into hosting this special event.
It is community-based, friendly, and free. We have little kids, and there were no free or family-friendly events that we could bring our kids to. The original version stemmed from us wanting to create a space where they could experience the music that we love in a safe setting. It’s kind of grown from there.
[The opposite is also true]: if you want a space to bring your parents, almost all of our friends have brought their parents at one point or another. It’s very inclusive and everyone is included.
Honestly at this point, we see some of the same people we’ve known for a decade here, once a year. It still brings all kinds of people together. People block it off on their calendars, which is really nice.
We also get the people walking by that aren’t exactly exposed to this kind of music. Either they like it, or they see and accept it. We had this one girl walk up to the perimeter and ask us, “Excuse me, what are you doing?”
Listening to ill-esha playing her set in 2019. This was something on my bucket list for a long time, and I felt like her music just fit the park well. It was incredible. Same for Defunk in 2022, which was great.
The missing turtle is another! Somebody brought a turtle and it went missing at the event. Some people bring iguanas or snakes. It’s a cool thing that people bring all kinds of pets. We’ve heard before, “There’s a snake on the stage, how’d that happen?!”
As we [grow], permitting becomes a bigger and bigger thing. Our generator this year is the biggest one we’ve ever had in order to support the biggest stage we’ve ever had. We needed permits from the city, so an electrical inspector had to come out. We have sort of had to put on our big boy pants and go through the steps of legitimizing what used to be smaller. For example, we used to bring our own speakers and hook them up to house power and play music with the homies. Now it’s turned into this.
Growth is probably our biggest pain point. It’s not so much an obstacle, but just all the things that come with growth like sound logistics and LED wall production that we didn’t originally have. We’re learning as we’re growing.
We’re also now a non-profit. We want to put our intentions out there that we’re not here trying to make money, we’re trying to fund the next one. We’re all board members and part of the initial non-profit group, so we all need to have the same vision.
This is our first year doing corporate sponsorships. We’re looking into the community trying to find companies that are aligned with our vision that want to help participate in funding this park party. This year, about a third of our expenses were covered by corporate sponsorships. We’re hoping to grow that [funding] to the point where we’re not doing it out of our pocket in order to really build it out. Also, we want to make it two days; it’s a lot of speakers to take down at the end of the day.