However, the biggest draw of Parke Diem isn’t just the musical performance. It’s a local event; put on by the community, for the community. You’ll find numerous Northwest artists and vendors there, including LunaBulan’s custom jewelry, 8-Bit Babe’s nerd art creations, and everything in between. There’s even going to be two stations in which crafters will create live art in a variety of mediums. Through a collaborative forum, the festival blurs the lines between electronic, auditory, and visual art.
“We feel that there is a significant lack of free events in Seattle and we are doing our best to make a statement that they are not only possible, but they inspire the community to come together and create something beautiful.”
Furthermore, the area’s resident harm reduction experts, Stay Safe Seattle will be present. They’ll be offering safety tips and advice and helping to ensure the health of concert-goers, which is a huge boon to the dance community. After all, the event is open to all ages, and it’s vital to teach the next generation of dancers how to revel in a responsible way.
Parke Diem is the event the Seattle community needs right now. It’s a professional-quality homegrown show that supports art of all varieties while promoting a safe approach to EDM culture. Covert Ops has donated their time, energy, and finances into giving back to the community through this free event. If communal shows are something that you support, and if you think Seattle could use more concerts like Parke Diem, consider donating to the cause at GoFundMe. We hope to see you at the show, and for the latest news about the Northwest dance music scene, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
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