Seattle is synonymous with music royalty, from Jimi Hendrix to Heart and Nirvana. Now Puget Sound’s rich music history is facing a crossroads as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of many small, independently-owned venues, with some on the brink of closing for good.
It’s a problem across the entire state. The same stages that are now struggling once introduced the likes of Pearl Jam. Ben Haggerty became Macklemore on Seattle’s smaller stages.
Anthony Ray was a DJ at the Rotary Boys & Girls Club in Seattle until he became known as Sir Mix-a-Lot. Mix has been championing the “Keep Music Live Washington” movement for many months and is looking to help protect the future of Seattle’s beloved music venues. https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/seattle/sir-mix-a-lot-fights-to-keep-music-live-in-seattle-amid-pandemic-struggles/281-5ae4b3f8-7e2d-4e28-a949-2b4be856a1e5