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Right now, another way KNKX is connecting to our community during COVID-19 is getting the word out about things organizations and individuals around the region are doing to serve their communities.  Folks throughout our listening area have created or made available virtual/online content (live music, live streamed community conversations, art that you can enjoy from home, educational tools), and others have stepped up to help their neighbors in need.

If you want to get the word out about something you’re offering, we’d love to hear about it.  The KNKX Community page will be updated regularly. Please e-mail community@knkx.org with your information which should consist of just the facts (event title,  date and time, a short description and--very important--a URL or other link where listeners can get more details). And be sure to ask questions if you have them.

For virtual events and venues in Washington State, please check venue and event websites for status updates during Governor Inslee's lockdown through December 15 at the earliest.

KNKX Sponsored Events

KNKX Holiday Jam 2020—the virtual edition—is Saturday, December 19 at 7 p.m. PT in partnership with Town Hall Seattle.  Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will be presented in an all-recorded format to assure everyone’s safety.  Abe Beeson hosts.  Our virtual Holiday Jam kicks off with videos of the award-winning Roosevelt High School Jazz Band under the direction of Scott Brown, performing swingin’ selections from Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite.  Pianist and vocalist Darrius Willrich headlines with his rendition of Nat King Cole holiday favorites.  Abe will talk with Darrius before his set.  Town Hall will live stream the event via Crowdcast.  Registration begins November 30.

KNKX and the Royal Room present a pre-recorded presentation of Piano Starts Here: The Music of Bud Powell and Count Basie on November 25 at 7:30 p.m. on the Royal Room’s YouTube channel.  The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument.  Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening.  Featuring: Tim Kennedy, Casey MacGill, Jake Sele, and Alex Guilbert.

Music lovers around the state have come together to create Keep Music Live, a COVID-19 relief fund for small, independently-owned venues across Washington state.  Keep Music Live is a fundraising campaign to save hometown, community-based music venues, with the capacity of less than 1,000 guests.  Together, the initiative aspires to raise more than $10 million to provide venues with critical financial support.

Macha Theatre Works presents a series of 17 Minute Stories (yes, they’re only 17 minutes) from November 2020 through July 2021.  The theme of their 20th season is Into the Unknown.  Performances will be live streamed from West of Lenin in Seattle’s Fremont district.  Ancestral Trauma and Healing for Dummies is on December 4 at 8 p.m., a tragicomic trauma romp through the ages exploring the consequences of white supremacy and internalized capitalism on a perfectly well-intentioned, deeply abusive Irish-Italian immigrant family.

Lady A Productions and the Nectar Virtual Concert Series present the 5th Annual Red & White Holiday Affair with Lady A on December 11 at 8 p.m. sponsored by KNKX (video intro by John Kessler).

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LIVE STREAMED MUSIC AND OTHER MUSIC EVENTS - such as:

KNKX Holiday Jam 2020—the virtual edition—is Saturday, December 19 at 7 p.m. PT in partnership with Town Hall Seattle.  Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s event will be presented in an all-recorded format to assure everyone’s safety.  Abe Beeson hosts.  Our virtual Holiday Jam kicks off with videos of the award-winning Roosevelt High School Jazz Band under the direction of Scott Brown, performing swingin’ selections from Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite.  Pianist and vocalist Darrius Willrich headlines with his rendition of Nat King Cole holiday favorites.  Abe will talk with Darrius before his set.  Town Hall will live stream the event via Crowdcast.  Registration begins November 30.

KNKX and the Royal Room present a pre-recorded presentation of Piano Starts Here: The Music of Bud Powell and Count Basie on November 25 at 7:30 p.m. on the Royal Room’s YouTube channel.  The Piano Starts Here series highlights the work of some of the most prolific and talented composers and pianists to have ever tackled the instrument.  Each of the performances brings together Seattle’s finest pianists to perform the works of the artist selected for that evening.  Featuring: Tim Kennedy, Casey MacGill, Jake Sele, and Alex Guilbert.

Lady A Productions and the Nectar Virtual Concert Series present the 5th Annual Red & White Holiday Affair with Lady A on December 11 at 8 p.m. sponsored by KNKX (video intro by John Kessler).

Music lovers around the state have come together to create Keep Music Live, a COVID-19 relief fund for small, independently-owned venues across Washington state.  Keep Music Live is a fundraising campaign to save hometown, community-based music venues, with the capacity of less than 1,000 guests.  Together, the initiative aspires to raise more than $10 million to provide venues with critical financial support.  (See other ways to support musicians at the link below.)

How you can support musicians and the music industry during COVID-19

ALSO:  KNKX music show Facebook pages, Live streamed and previously recorded video concerts, Music conversations, Online music classes, National jazz streaming sites

VIRTUAL AND ONLINE CULTURAL/ARTS  - such as:

Macha Theatre Works presents a series of 17 Minute Stories (yes, they’re only 17 minutes) from November 2020 through July 2021.  The theme of their 20th season is Into the Unknown.  Performances will be live streamed from West of Lenin in Seattle’s Fremont district.  Ancestral Trauma and Healing for Dummies is on December 4 at 8 p.m., a tragicomic trauma romp through the ages exploring the consequences of white supremacy and internalized capitalism on a perfectly well-intentioned, deeply abusive Irish-Italian immigrant family.

ALSO: Virtual bingo, Online museum tours and talks, Film screenings, Community arts conversations, Virtual tourism, Literary happy hours and online book clubs

VIRTUAL/ONLINE CIVIC EVENTS - such as:

Town Hall Seattle events, Civic University Civic Saturdays, Seattle CityClub, Grit City Think&Drink, Live community and business forums, Lectures, Virtual boot camps, Environment-themed events and the great outdoors, Local city/county informational events

VIRTUAL/ONLINE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, ACTIVITIES AND SUPPORT - such as:

Efforts to help students who lack resources to take advantage of online learning, City and county library online programs, Zoo programs for folks to learn about animals and wildlife topics, Seattle Arts and Lectures’ virtual Spring/Summer Book Bingo for kids and adults, Tacoma Arts Live’s online Civil Rights Legacy Tour, Online Chess Clubs and Lessons

COMMUNITY SUPPORT - RESOURCES FOR YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY - such as:

Western Washington Farmers Markets, School district and individual food relief efforts – free meals for kids, unemployed restaurant workers and seniors, Donating blood, Donating supplies to health care workers, Nonprofit support

VIRTUAL/ONLINE KIDS AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES - such as:

Museums, Seattle Aquarium, Festivals

ONLINE FUNDRAISERS

Seabury School’s Online Holiday Auction+Shopping Event is November 23-December 2. 

This year's virtual Seattle Turkey Trot, a fundraiser for the Ballard Food Bank, is November 26.

Puyallup South Hill Rotary’s largest fundraiser of the year, Gold and Silver Auction – A Night at the Oscars, is February 1, 2021.