Sharing The Stage
Friday, Nov 16th, 8:00pm
The Red Bicycle Bistro & Sushi
All-ages ’til 11pm, 21+ after that
Sharing the Stage is a concert series started on Vashon Island, Washington, pairing professional musicians with student bands as openers. The shows have been dynamic, formative experiences for the student musicians, and they have been great fun for the headliners and professional crews, as well.
Student openers have an amazing opportunity to open for top professionals they listen to, and the professionals have the opportunity to reflect back on themselves when they were 15 to18-year-old aspiring musicians, finding their way and finding their voice. As Macklemore tweeted after headlining Sharing the Stage in 2011: “Reminded me where I came from as an artist. In a very humane way. Much love.”
Having now hosted over a dozen shows, Sharing the Stage is widely recognized and respected as a powerful community-building event.
Again, Macklemore said it best in thanking the student opening acts and the crowd: “Vashon….tonight you not only impressed the hell out of me with your energy, but you inspired me with your humanity as well. Beautiful island and people. Such a great night. Shout out to Blueberry Frousting, Madeleine and Julia, Pensive Apocalypse and Peter Evans for sharing the stage with us. Very talented group of musicians.”
The headlining band and student opener for this show will be announced soon!