Upstream Fest: First Round Line-up

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Upstream Festival, presented by Paul Allen

Upstream Festival, presented by Paul Allen

Seattle, this is huge. Upstream is a three-day music festival and summit conference to take place in more than 25 venues around Pioneer Square. Paul Allen has created Seattle's proud rendition of Austin, Texas' South By Southwest- a wealthy invitation to exposure in music, technology and artistic behavior. More than 200+ artists are included in a beautifully curated stir-pot of emerging talent from all aspects. Keynote speakers feature Macklemore, Quincy Jones, and Portia Sabin as the front leaders. Seattle's well renown Meli Darby, hip-hop talent booker and curator for ReignCity, has successfully integrated the vast majority of Pacific NW centric talent, coming to us strong with the local likes such as Nyles Davis, Taylar Elizza Beth and The Flavr Blue - while inviting music sensations Flying Lotus, Aluna George and Grammy-winning jazz inspired ensemble Snarky Puppy. We are also pumped for Seattle's own Dave B, Key Nyata, DoNormaal, Shawn Parker and songstress Shaprece. Brothers From Another, Constant Lover, Zelli, Electric Circus and much more. There is sooo much talent here it's ridic. Cannot wait to see what else Upstream has up-sleeve.

Blake Matthews