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June 19, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Singing at Sea-Tac (and hear Macklemore’s airport announcement)

Dave Harmonson of Seattle performed  in the A gates at Sea-Tac Airport in March. (Bettina Hansen photo / The Seattle Times)

Dave Harmonson of Seattle performed in the A gates at Sea-Tac Airport in March. (Bettina Hansen photo / The Seattle Times)

The summertime lines may be long at Sea-Tac Airport, but maybe some good live music will help ease the pain.

After a successful pilot program that began in March, Sea-Tac  will keep having local musicians perform in the terminal for the rest of this year, both before and after the TSA security checkpoints.

There are two live music performances daily between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Musicians have performed in the concourses, at the food court, in the arrivals hall and others parts of the airport. Get the schedule

Couldn't get to the Sasquatch music festival to hear Macklemore? Hear his public-service announcement at Sea-Tac Airport. (Ellen M. Banner photo / The Seattle Times

Couldn’t get to the Sasquatch music festival to hear Macklemore? Hear his public-service announcement at Sea-Tac Airport. (Ellen M. Banner photo / The Seattle Times.)

and more details here.

It’s not the only music happening at Sea-Tac.  As another  part of the  “Experience the City of Music” program, there are  recorded songs by  Northwest artists (with a playlist available on the airport Wi-Fi) plus airport-safety and informational announcements by some of the musicians.

So don’t be surprised if you hear some of these artists who have volunteered their voices for Sea-Tac:  Macklemore (a welcome to Sea-Tac announcement), Ben Gibbard, Ann Wilson, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Jerry Cantrell (of Alice in Chains, telling you where you can and can’t smoke),  Quincy Jones, Ludovic Morlot (yes, the Seattle Symphony director), Brandi Carlile (Sea-Tac the green airport)  and more. Listen to what Quincy Jones and Macklemore and others are saying out  at the airport.

The music program is a private/public partnership between Sea-Tac Airport, the Seattle Music Commission and PlayNetwork.  Lets hope the musicians don’t have to help you get over the long-line blues too often.

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