Arts on the Waterfront Hosts Musicians, Visual Arts, ROMEO AND JULIET and More, 6/15-7/1


Mickey Rowe and Laurie Roberts, Arts on the Waterfront coordinators, hope to revitalize and reinvent this event to include both theater and visual art as well as of course the live music that made the series such a staple of the Seattle scene years ago. Arts on the Waterfront will be located next door to the Seattle Aquarium and blocks west of the Seattle Art Museum. Buy local produce at the Pike Place Market and enjoy it next door to the Aquarium while watching free public theater followed by live music and moonlit dancing. There will be performances by local bands SolBird, The Horse Thieves, Country Lips, Fortune Dwellers and more. The event will take place from June 15 to July 1.

Arts on the Waterfront’s two actor plus one cellist production of Romeo and Juliet takes a young urban Seattle scene and turns the conventions of storytelling upside down. This edgy retelling starts at 7:00pm using Puget Sound, the sunset, and the pier as its backdrop. Accompanied by hard-rock-Cellist BranDon Smith.

Art will be displayed before and after the show on the pier by a dozen local artists.

Musical Line-Up:

Country Lips on June 15th

The Strange Nails on June 16th

Palatine Ave on June 17th

The Bourbonites on June 22nd

The Horse Thieves on June 23rd

SolBird on June 24th

Fortune Dwellers on June 30th

Jessica Lynne on July 1st.

Arts on the Waterfront presents Romeo and Juliet: June 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 30th, and July 1st at 7:00pm – 1300 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, USA –

If you are a subscriber to ACT or Seattle Repertory Theater and RSVP to us with proof of your subscription at we will reserve you seats with your name on them so you don’t have to show up early. Our way of saying thank you for supporting our friends and neighbors. The event is totally free for all but all donations and proceeds of this event go to The Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Every day The Trevor Project saves young lives through its free and confidential lifeline, in-school workshops, educational materials and online resources and advocacy. Learn more at

Rowe is a graduate of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (the 2010 Tony winner for regional theater) and a graduate of the University of Washington. Rowe has performed in eight productions with the Seattle Opera: Barber of Seville, Billy Budd, Tosca, Falstaff, Turn of the Screw, Der Rosenkavalier, La Boheme, and I Puritani, three with the Seattle Children’s Theater, the second largest professional theater for young audiences in the country, and has collaborated on and performed in world premiere productions at Washington Ensemble Theater and the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe.

Roberts is a graduate of the University of Washington with a major in dance and drama. Her most notable work includes two collaborative theater pieces that each debuted at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, The Grind Show (2009) and Ithaca, I’ll Never See (2010), both receiving the highest praise from festival co-founder Richard Demarco and one winning the Festivals “best newcomer award”. Other credits include The Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Stage Manager in Our Town, Susan in The Heidi Chronicles, Annie in The Miracle Worker, The Ensemble in Arabian Nights, and Dr. Fuscia in Sakura Rising at On the Boards. She is currently debuting as the lead in the feature film 100% Off: A Recession Era Romance.

If you are a visual artist interested in displaying your work or a local band who would like to play after a production let the coordinators know at

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