First, there will be a memorial gathering at the Seattle Center International Fountain on Wednesday evening, August 22nd, for Layne Staley's birthday. There will be a candlelight vigil and quiet time for reflection as fans gather and share memories, but acoustic performances by any musicians are welcome, and afterwards everyone is also welcome to gather across the street at Floyd's Place in Queen Anne for an acoustic jam session. After party starts at 9PM and is 21+ and free.
Second will be a weekend warm-up show, Thursday, August 23rd at Pioneer Square's historic Central Saloon in downtown Seattle. Local musician Jonny Smokes will be performing his incredible one man band - loop sampling show, along with many guest musicians, spotlighting music from classic to current Seattle artists. Show starts at 9PM with a $5 cover. 21+ with ID.
The third event will take place in Tacoma, WA on Friday, August 24th, where the Backstage Bar And Grill will be hosting an evening of Seattle Grunge featuring Alice In Chains/Mad Season tribute band JAR OF FLIES and SOUNDGARDEN/ TEMPLE OF THE DOG tribute OUTSHINED. This show starts at 9PM and all ages are welcome until 11PM, at which point the kids have to leave and the remainder of the evening will be 21+.
Jar Of Flies will open at 9PM, followed by Outshined at 10:30PM, with a big Seattle Grunge jam session at the end of the night.Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 day of show. Doors open at 7PM. Tickets are available at this location.
Next up will be our fourth show, Saturday, August 25th at the Crocodile in Seattle. The lineup will start with PEARL JAM tribute VITALOGY, followed by Outshined with Jar Of Flies headlining. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Doors open at 8PM, show starts at 9PM and is 21+ only. Tickets are available here.
The fifth and final show will be held Sunday August 26th at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle, WA. This will feature an acoustic performance by all three tribute acts, and a big jam session at the end. The acoustic lineup will start with Outshined, followed by Vitalogy, with Jar Of Flies headlining. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 day of show. Doors open at 5PM, show starts at 6PM and is all ages. Tickets will be available at the Hard Rock Cafe website soon.
Proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Therapeutic Health Services of Washington.