The 9th annual Seattle Musicians for Children’s Hospital (SMooCH) event is taking place on Saturday, December 5th. This annual gathering, previously held at the Showbox, has moved online this year so we can enjoy incredible live performances and take part in raising our glasses to support patients and families, all from the comfort (and safety!) of our homes.
So far this year, performers include Jason Isbell, Fred Armisen, Kim Gordon, J Mascis, Angel Olson and Yuno, and they’ll continue to announce the full lineup in the next few weeks!
This year’s show will be broadcast for free on KEXP’s YouTube Channel. Viewers can participate by ordering SMooCH party boxes, amazing food and beverage boxes, and can take part in our fundraising efforts to support patients and families. You can make donations online here.
The culinary experience includes exclusive food and wine curated by Ethan Stowell Restaurants and delicious creations from chefs Makini Howell, Edouardo Jordan, Tamara Murphy, Linda Di Lello Morton, Stuart Lane and Stephanie King—all delivered directly to their door on the evening of the event. There will also be a few surprise guest appearances throughout the event.
100% of event proceeds will benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital’s uncompensated care fund. This fund provides care for all families in our region, regardless of their ability to pay.
To learn more visit smoochforkids.com and here’s a video recap from 2019’s event—
Started by Pete and Brandy Nordstrom, both musicians, in 2012 after their infant son received life-saving treatment from the award-winning hospital, SMooCH and its generous contributors have generated millions for uncompensated care. Pete, Co-President of Nordstrom, Inc., was amazed by the quality of care for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. He and his wife Brandy saw the need to raise funds and awareness for the hospital’s uncompensated care program. Since its inception, SMooCH has attracted talented music acts such as The Head and the Heart, Allen Stone, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Iron and Wine, Father John Misty, Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses, The Afghan Whigs, Mary Lambert, Sir Mix-A-Lot and Phantogram.
ABOUT UNCOMPENSATED CARE
In 2019 Seattle Children’s provided more than $180 million in uncompensated care for patients and their families who needed it most. The generosity of the community helps make that happen. By contributing to uncompensated care, you allow parents to be at their child’s bedside in the hospital. You ease the financial burden of medical expenses for families throughout Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. You help medical experts treat children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. It is because of you that Seattle Children’s is there for all families in medical crisis. Through our partnership with Seattle’s founders of the indie music scene, Sub Pop Records and KEXP, and hosted by local fan favorite The Showbox, this unique event has raised more than $18 million for Uncompensated Care.