Rally Together for the Market!
On May 20, over 4,000 viewers from across our region watched us Rally Together for the Market! Thanks to 364 donors who tuned in and gave back, we were able to raise $327,615 for the Market community!
If you haven’t already, please join us in stepping up for the Soul of Seattle! Watch our livestream on our website and donate today to the Recovery of Pike Place Market.
Featuring live performances from Market artists near and far!
Brandi Carlile is a six-time Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter, performer, and producer. Since her debut in 2004, she has released six studio albums and was the most nominated female artist at the 2019 Grammy Awards, with six nominations, including Album, Record, and Song of the Year. In her early career, Brandi Carlile could be found performing as a busker in Pike Place Market.
Whitney Mongé learned to capture the power of authenticity while honing her skills as a street performer in Pike Place Market. With or without the elevation of a stage, each part of her performance, from the passion of her powerful, smoky voice to the intensity of her soulful guitar playing, draws listeners into an embrace within each truthful moment of song. From supporting Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, and Mayer Hawthorne to headlining premiere venues in the Northwest and recently touring Europe; Whitney has made a name for herself locally and soon nationally.
The Black Tones
Seattle-based rock ‘n’ roll band, The Black Tones, welcome audiences into their musical family every time they take the stage. Whether sharing an evening with the group as it opens for Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie or Mavis Staples, or rocking a late night gig as the band headlines its own show (with mother and siblings in tow) at a prominent Emerald City venue, to know The Black Tones is to be a part of their extended sonic kin.
Can-Can Culinary Cabaret
Founded in 2005 by artistic director Chris Pink and nestled underneath the world-famous Pike Place Market, Can Can’s intimate underground setting is evocative of Paris at the turn of the 20th Century. At the heart of the institution is Can Can’s core creative team whose transformation of the unique venue with each new show features ever-changing scenic design, choreography, music, costuming, and more several times a year.
Carly Ann Calbero & Jeannie Rak
Carly Ann Calbero and Jeannie Rak are local Seattle musicians who are buskers at Pike Place Market. When they sing together at the Market, beautiful harmonies and soul-stirring melodies echo throughout the neighborhood. They’re also known for their generosity and big hearts for the Market community, seen in the Market Busker Fund they started in 2020 to support Market musicians recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
And don’t forget your host, Ron Hippe!
Ron Hippe is an actor, comedian, singer-songwriter and emcee with deep roots at Pike Place Market. Ron can be found performing comedy improvisation with Seattle’s TheatreSports (Unexpected Productions), and he has worked with a number of improv companies around the globe in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orlando, Atlanta, Vancouver, New York, London, and Austria. Ron has appeared in productions with the Intiman, ACT, and Seattle Rep theatres and also appeared on Broadway in the Pulitzer prize winning play The Kentucky Cycle.
We are grateful for our incredible partners who support our Market Community.
We’ve asked them what their favorite part about the Market community is, what supporting the market means to them and why they Rally for the Market. Here is what they had to say:
“BECU strongly believes in supporting and giving back to our community. The Market is such a great resource for so many people and means so much to so many too that of course want to help! We have several Neighborhood Financial Centers located very close to the Market and this also really does give us a sense of community and connectedness.” – Kaitlyn Osborn, Senior Manager, Downtown Seattle, BECU, Market Foundation Corporate Ambassador
“Harborstone Credit Union and Pike Place Market Foundation share the same purpose, building strong relationships to fuel thriving communities. We rally to show our support for all the great things the Foundation does for the Market community and beyond. Seeing everyone work together not only to support their own livelihoods but to support each other is immensely gratifying. As a credit union that’s part of a co-op and a not-for-profit organization, we understand the importance of working together. This is why we Rally!” – Jason Hamblin, Community Development Manager, Harborstone Credit Union, Market Foundation Board Member
“I love that the Market is so much more than what meets the eye. From the surface Pike Place already is a magical place, but the more you get to know it, it only gets greater … It is an honor to be a member of this community and with that comes a responsibility to support the Market so it can thrive! Thank you for allowing us to share your stories for 13 years on our food tours and in our new chapter with our Iconic Market Boxes!” – Heather Refvem, Brand Manager, Savor Seattle