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Rainbow City presents a grand evening of music and community

SEATTLERainbow City Performing Arts, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting equity and visibility for LGBTQIA+ individuals through music, is thrilled to announce an exciting, combined event that celebrates diversity, community, and the power of music. Join us for an unforgettable evening at Benaroya Hall on March 22, 2024!

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Artistic Director Dr Christopher T F Hanson. SOURCE: Rainbow City Performing Arts.

The evening kicks off with the concert performance, Spectrum of Identity, featuring Rainbow City Concert Band and Rainbow City Orchestra. Afterward, the festivities continue for attendees of the gala Dance the Night Away in the spacious Grand Lobby with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing to the tunes of the Rainbow City Jazz Band. This inclusive event aims to raise funds while celebrating music, community spirit, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Tickets are available now to attend either the concert alone or the gala as well.

Spectrum of Identity Concert

Date and Time: March 22, 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Spectrum of Identity Concert brings together the remarkable talents of the Rainbow City Concert Band and Orchestra. Through powerful compositions, we honor the identities of diverse artists and communities. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Rainbow City Concert Band: In the first half, they’ll perform exhilarating pieces such as “Shout Out” by Tyler Mazone and “A Mother of a Revolution” by Omar Thomas (a tribute to the Stonewall Riots). These compositions resonate with the struggles and triumphs of our diverse community.
  • Rainbow City Orchestra: Under the baton of Artistic Director Christopher Hanson, the orchestra will dazzle you with a mashup medley featuring music from three iconic musicals: “The Greatest Showman,” “West Side Story,” and “Wicked.” The concert concludes with the poignant “Ode to Life” by Leslie Adams.

Dance the Night Away Gala

Date and Time: March 22, 2024, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Following the concert, our annual gala, aptly named “Dance the Night Away,” kicks off in Benaroya Hall’s Grand Lobby. This unique event combines music, games, and community spirit with our biggest party of the year:

  • Rainbow City Jazz Band: Get ready to groove! Our extraordinary jazz band will set the stage for an evening of dancing, laughter, and celebration. Sip on beer, wine, cider or signature cocktails, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and let loose on the dance floor.
  • Silent Auction and Games: Browse our silent auction, filled with unique items donated by members and local businesses. Try your luck at the wine ring toss or the debut of our Cornhole game. Win prizes, bid on treasures, and support our mission!

Ways to Participate

We believe everyone should have the chance to join the festivities. Here are your options:

  • Concert Tickets: Attend the Spectrum of Identity Concert alone. Prices range from $15 to $40. See a wonderful show in the best venue in town with a welcoming community. Secure your seats now at rainbowcity.org/identity.
  • Gala + Concert Tickets: Immerse yourself in the full experience! For $140, enjoy the concert and stay for the gala. Drinks, food, and entertainment included. This is our biggest party of the year, and you’ll have a great time while listening to jazz music. Tickets are limited and sales end early. Secure your spot now at rainbowcity.org/gala.
  • Silent Auction Only: Can’t attend the full event? Bid online for just $10 and participate in the silent auction. Tickets are available at rainbowcity.org/silentauction

Remember, all proceeds directly support Rainbow City Performing Arts. Let’s create a joyful atmosphere together where music amplifies our voices and celebrates our beautiful spectrum of identities. Join us on this historic night as we dance, connect, and make music together. Together, we’re building a brighter future for all to express themselves through music!

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About Rainbow City Performing Arts: Rainbow City Performing Arts comprises ensembles that uplift marginalized voices and create a space where LGBTQIA+ musicians thrive. Our mission is to promote equity, visibility, and joy through music.



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