Upstream Music Fest + Summit is June 1-3

We are less than one week away from the second year of Upstream Music Fest. Single day and weekend passes are selling quickly and prices go up on June 1st. Get your tickets here

Upstream does have a main stage — and this year’s headliners Miguel, the Flaming Lips and Jawbreaker certainly make for an enticing collection of performers — but more emphasis is paid to the local venues dotted around one of Seattle’s oldest and most storied neighborhoods, Pioneer Square, rather than one centralized location.

Over 200 artists are performing throughout the weekend from a variety of genres. Below, we’ve put together some artists we recommend checking out. The full lineup is posted here.

Steady Holiday

Indie pop solo act Andrea “Dre” Babinski is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, violinist, and guitarist with an airy and dreamy voice.

Friday, June 1
8:00 pm8:45 pm
Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage at Elysian Fields


Friday, June 1
9:30 pm10:30 pm

Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn creates independent pop music defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings.


Fronted by Peter Michel, Hibou is a Seattle-based electropop band playing “rock music through rose-colored glasses”.

Friday, June 1
10:30 pm11:15 pm
Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage at Elysian Fields


Seattle native raps catchy uplifting hip hop beats. Some say he’s the most famous rapper in Seattle (besides Macklemore).

Friday, June 1
11:00 pm12:00 am
Visit Seattle Stage at AXIS 1

Jon Yoon

Singer + songwriter playing the ukulele from Seattle. He recently released an upbeat pop song, “(I wanna meet) Bill Nye”. How can you resist?

Saturday, June 2
8:30 pm10:30 pm
Busking at Girin


Multi-instrumentalist Kyo-Ken crafts soulful productions and chill beats.

Saturday, June 2
9:15 pm10:15 pm
Trinity Nightclub

Nile Waters

A duo—Nima Skeemz and Elan Wright produce pop-inspired electronic dance music in Seattle.

Sunday, June 3
7:00 pm7:30 pm
Embassy Suites Ballroom


Kristina is a 22 year-old soul and R&B singer + songwriter from Toronto, mixing lyrical tones of despair with melodies of hope.

Sunday, June 3
8:00 pm8:45 pm
The Lower Quarters at 13 Coins

Party Nails

Elana Belle Carroll is a songwriter, producer and guitarist originally from Chatham, New York. The music is has a disco pop vibe with deeply authentic lyrics.

Sunday, June 3
9:30 pm10:15 pm
Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stage at Elysian Fields


Spinning a balance of classic and contemporary sounds, you can also find him energizing the dance crowd at The Woods on the hill.

Sunday, June 3
9:45 pm10:30 pm
Trinity Nightclub

Yukon Blonde

Sunday, June 3Monday, June 4
Sunday, 11:45 pmMonday, 12:30 am
Canada House at Quality Athletics

Upstream Music Fest     |     June 1-3, 2018