**TICKET ALERT: Music, Arts, and VIP wristbands are now sold out (single tickets to shows and arts events, and Culture Club passes are still on sale.**
Friday night’s schedule of City Arts Fest shows is just packed. Many venues of downtown’s core will have shows by City Arts acts, so if you’re at a show on Friday night chances are you’ll be enjoying a City Arts-sponsored event.
7:30 – Kevin Long @ Rendezvous
Kevin Long is originally from Spokane, Washington but makes his home in Seattle. Spokane’s loss is our gain. Long is working on his second album, Forgiveness in the City.
Kevin Long – photo by Aaron Tamayo
8:45 – Sports @ Showbox SoDo
Sports includes band members from the now-departed White Gold, one of my favorite Seattle bands for quite a long time. I’d recommend for this reason only, but I saw them earlier this year and liked them as well.
Whitney Gould of Sports – photo by Dagmar
8:00 – Fox and the Law @ Barboza
Fox and the Law have been one of the most featured bands on this site, with a backlog of photos I intend to turn into a mega Fox and the Law post or two. See why I love them so much.
Fox and the Law – photo by Dagmar
8:45 – Vox Mod @ FRED
One guy, Scot Porter, is behind Vox Mod – and this all sounds brilliant.
Vox Mod – photo by Frank Correa
FRED is located on 127 E. Boylston.
9:00 – Howlin Rain @ Barboza
San Francisco’s Howlin Rain returns for another welcome visit to Seattle. This will be a great rock show.
Howlin Rain – photo by Lord Fotog
9:45 – Cody Beebe @ the Crocodile
You’ll be able to check out the wonderful Cody Beebe – sorry, I missed the show listing when I first posted this! This is another one that will be a very fun show.
Cody Beebe – photo by Heather Fitzpatrick
10:45 – Fresh Espresso @ Neumos
Fresh Espresso is tempting fans with new music. Here’s a free download of “The Mezzanine”. Enjoy, then see the band on Friday night.
10:45 – Ravenna Woods @ the Crocodile
You can’t go wrong with a band that’s got a xylophone in it. Ravenna Woods has more to offer, of course, but XYLOPHONES!
Ravenna Woods – photo by Willy Miller
11:15 – Reignwolf @ the Laserdome
Lasers. Reignwolf. Anything is good with lasers. But Reignwolf with lasers will be even better and creates LASERWOLF.
Reignwolf – photo by Dagmar
10:30 – Truckasauras @ FRED
You’ll thank me if you see Truckasauras. Trust me.
Truckasauras – photo by Dagmar