Muse Fest: The Power of Women’s Voices

A Special Music Festival During the West Seattle Art Walk on February 10!

Make plans now to attend a special event, free of charge: Muse Fest: The Power of Women’s Voices will be part of the next Second Thursday Art Walk on February 10! This musical extravaganza is presented by The Art of Music and local musician Sue Quigley and will feature musicians performing at 9 businesses within the Admiral Junction/Greater Admiral Neighborhood, Alaska Junction and Morgan Junction.

These free admission performances will run concurrently from 6:00 to 7:45pm, with one 15-minute break midpoint, at some of your favorite participating Art Walk businesses. We have a special-edition walking map of all locations and descriptions of each musician in the post below to help you to plan. Spend all evening at your favorite venue, or try to visit as many as you can! Many of the venues are food and drink establishments offering “Art Walk Specials,” so ask your server for the deal to make your evening complete.

Download the Muse Fest Flyer as a Save the Date, and stay tuned for more details as the event approaches!

Please follow all vaccination and mask requirements in place at event time.



This gift to the West Seattle community is made possible by the West Seattle Junction Association and our two Supporting Sponsors of Muse Fest: The Power of Women’s Voices, Darby Winery and the Admiral Neighborhood Association.


As a bonus, the Admiral Neighborhood Association has scheduled an After Art Walk Happy Hour the same night as Muse Fest, beginning at 8 pm at West Seattle Grounds, one of the Muse Fest venues. Join in to connect with neighbors and local businesses!


ALASKA JUNCTION


Sue Quigley @ Cupcake Royale

4556 California Ave SW

Raised in the nuclear plains of Eastern Washington, Sue stole her sister’s guitar (abandoned for boys) at 13 and started writing songs about getting out of town and living another life. After graduating from college, fighting forest fires all over the west and getting some heartbreak in, she settled in Seattle and started doing some open mics. It was finally after seeing mutual friend Brandi Carlile play that she got the guts up to put a band together and make an EP. Then a full length CD  “Perfect Chaos”. The single “Paper Tiger”from that cd was Runner Up for Song of the Year (Songoftheyear.com ). She was one of the Top 15 finalists in Carla DeSantis’ (Rockergrl) “Discoveries” Contest and has played the Viper Room in Hollywood,  showcased twice at SXSW in Austin, TX and solo-toured the West Coast and Ireland. She has performed locally in her beloved Seattle at the Hard Rock, ConorByrne, Tractor Tavern, Crocodile Cafe, Showbox, and for 6,000 Seattle Storm fans as halftime entertainment.

Sue Quigley

Kristen Marlo @ Darby Winery

4306 SW Alaska St.

Singer/songwriter Kristen Marlo began singing before she could talk, and hasn’t stopped since. She is a classically trained vocalist and self-taught guitarist, but also an accomplished composer and lyricist. She is a United States Air Force veteran. Inspiration for her prolific songwriting comes from passion for new experiences; her work covers the full range of human emotion, from love and lust to rage and revenge.  Over last decade she has been touring the US extensively in support of two independently released EPs, a live LP and a full band in studio LP. Her broad appeal is reflected in the eclectic list of internationally known American artists she’s opened for, including Sara Bareilles, Joshua Radin, Matt Hires, Eric Hutchinson, Allen Stone, April Smith, Fanfarlo, The Bravery, OAR, Gary Jules, folk singer Todd Snider, country artist Eric Church and others. Her second LP is entitled “I Think You’re Swell” and you can listen to her newest single “Stay” available on all streaming and download platforms. She is currently working on her 5th album.

Kristen Marlo

4130 California Ave SW

With her different projects spanning many genres, from electronica, funk, reggae, trip-hop, R&B, or vocal improvisation; Katrina might tell you that her roots reside deep in jazz and blues. She found her mentors while studying at Cornish and gigging around the Pacific Northwest. She’s graced some of the largest stages in the Northwest, has eight albums under her belt, and has garnered massive respect among peers for her voice and approach to songwriting. She certainly has no fear exploring new genres and material, but seems to always find a home back with her piano and voice. Even if it’s just for a moment to breathe between her other projects.  Some of Katrina’s performances and compositions can be heard in: Purr Gato, ELYXR, The Blood Moon Orchestra, Good Co, Levels of Movement, Klozd Sirkut, Universal Peoples and of course, as Katrina Kope solo using Ableton, synths and vocal effects. Check out her latest single “Above and Beyond” – https://katrinakope.bandcamp.com/track/above-and-beyond . Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katrinakope/

Katrina Kope

Cami Voss @ Great American Diner & Bar

4752 California Ave SW

Cami Voss, music lover, teacher, piano player, singer, songwriter and performer, has been exploring many genres for the past few decades. Currently she has been getting back to her roots of country music from the 1950’s-1980’s and having a ball! 

Cami Voss MacDonald has been a part of the West Seattle community and music scene since 1994, founding West Side Music Academy in 1999. She is band leader of The Loose Heels, member of Mannequin BBQ, and collaborator with many musicians around town. 

Cami Voss

Intisaar @ John L. Scott Real Estate West Seattle

4445 California Ave SW

Intisaar is a Seattle-based singer/guitarist/compose, and an accomplished acoustic guitar powerhouse. She has graced the stages of legendary Seattle venues like The Moore Theater, The Crocodile, Neumos, Barboza, and the late great Highway 99 Blues Club. Known for her impressive vocal range and dynamic emotive performances, Intisaar never fails to move audiences viscerally and stimulate them intellectually every time she is on the mic.

Intisaar

jean mann @ Windermere Real Estate | West Metro

4526 California Ave SW

Experiencing jean mann’s intimate, personable musical performance is akin to sitting around the kitchen table, catching up on the news of the soul.

With eight CD’s in her catalogue, jean has toured regionally and nationally since 2000 and Europe since 2014. A genre-hopping, barefoot contemporary singer-songwriter, she sprinkles her concerts with tenor and acoustic guitars, baritone ukulele and harmonica. All to accompany a warm, texture-laden vocal style. 

jean mann

ADMIRAL JUNCTION


Reese T @ Peel & Press

6503 California Ave SW

Reese is a fourth generation Japanese American artist and activist; born on the island of O’ahu, raised between Hawai’i and Illinois, and migrated to Seattle in 2007. Her passion for music was ignited the moment she began playing the ukulele and has grown steadily through numerous instruments and genres. Reese is the Managing Director of Northwest Folklife, a cultural arts and heritage organization, whose mission is: “To create opportunities for all to celebrate, share, and participate in the evolving cultural traditions of the Pacific Northwest.” Since 2008, Reese has led the Rain City Jazz Orchestra, an ensemble uplifting the musical contributions of womxn and non-binary individuals in jazz. She is a founding member of the urban folkgrass group, Lavender Lucy, and most recently, created an EP with newest project, trashyQ panda, during the few days she left the house in 2020.

Reese T

ADMIRAL JUNCTION


Julia Francis @ Soprano’s Antico Pizza & Pasta Restaurant

2348 California Ave SW

Julia’s music is deeply influenced in the blues legacies of women like Gertrude “Ma” Rainey and Billie Holiday among others. Francis sees her voice as a powerful tool for healing and uniting people, making her performance a moving and uplifting one so you better hold on. “There’s a mind-clearing blow to Julia’s voice that does just what music should: it takes you out of yourself.” – Iaan Hughes, KBCS

Julia Francis

Sarah Brunner @ West Seattle Grounds 

2141 California Ave SW

Sarah Brunner is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer based out of Seattle. She played over 1,000 shows between 2016 and 2021, honing in her chops by covering everything from Johnny Cash to Sheryl Crow to The Weeknd. Her songwriting is inspired by her own life and the people she comes across, using rhythm guitar as much as a vocal melody to define a song. Her band The Hipocrats is recording their debut EP due June 2021; see: www.thehipocrats.com; instagram: @ thehipocrats; Facebook.com/thehipocrats. You can view her Music Video for “Caravan” (most recent single release). See also: Instagram: @sarahbrunnermusic; Facebook.com/sarahbrunnermusic.

Sarah Brunner

This performance at West Seattle Grounds will be followed by an Admiral Neighborhood Association After Art Walk Happy Hour here at 8pm! Linger after the show to see the art and get to know your neighbors and local businesses.


Art of Music is a presentation in conjunction with the West Seattle Junction Association.

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