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Groove on over to Day In Day Out 2023 at the Seattle Center

Does this string of unusually perfect weather have you wishing for some live music? Look no further, for Day In Day Out is returning to the Seattle Center on August 12 and 13. Back for its third rendition, we can’t wait to hang out in the gorgeous weather for some grooving good music.

Get your tickets here for this all-ages festival, and read below for the DMNW preview guide.

Lineup

Let’s cut to the chase: the lineup for the 2023 Day In Day Out rocks. We love the diversity of sound and artists throughout the lineup, and the representation of local artists is impressive.

In the past two years of the event, the lineup has lasered in on the indie-leaning and hip-hop artists. This appears to be the case for this year’s as well with the predominantly indie artists: even though we wouldn’t technically consider this a dance music festival, it’s a great opportunity to catch a vibe with some new music. Even better, we’re sure to hear some electronica (think ODESZA, Tycho, etc).

Some headliners include Bon Iver, Leon Bridges, Dominic Fike, and Willow

Bon Iver is the epitome of indie folk, and built what’s become an empire since starting the project in 2006 with For Emma, Forever Ago. It’s a top-notch choice for some deeply emotional and resonant music. The evolution of Bon Iver as an artist is nothing short of stunning; he’s dabbled into hip-hop, electronica, experimental, and somehow combined all things together resulting in a brilliant 2019 album, i,i.

Leon Bridges will also perform this year. If the name sounds familiar, you may be recalling an ODESZA track featuring his vocals, Across the Room. His predominant style lies in R&B and soul, which is immediately fitting when you hear his voice. So far, he’s been tapped to perform at the request of some of the most influential people in the world (including former US President Barack Obama).

If there’s anyone who has made a more notable ability to collaborate with various people, it would be Dominic Fike. Although his style is difficult to pin down, he leans into alternative hip-hop and the acoustic guitar. You may recognize the name from Zendaya’s hit show, Euphoria, where he played Elliot. If you’re looking to familiarize yourself with his sound, we’d recommend starting with Sunburn, his most recent album.

WILLOW is another headliner for the show. As a daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, she is no stranger to the spotlight. WILLOW also has a storied career of acting, starring in a few movies and as a guest star for several shows. Although she first rose to musical acclaim through Whip My Hair in 2014, her sound has since transformed into a much richer R&B and pop-punk influenced sound.

Venue

If there’s a venue to recommend, let it be the Seattle Center! Attendees will find plenty of infrastructure for restrooms, food and beverage, and plenty of space for mass events. The Seattle Center is the perfect venue for Day In Day Out. The gorgeous backdrop of the Space Needle isn’t too bad, either.

There will be a beer garden, and a poetry garden. Food options include vendors dispersed throughout the grounds, and the Armory’s food court will be running full steam ahead.

At a cursory glance through the Day In Day Out official website, here’s other important information to bear in mind.

  • Allowed: small bags, fanny packs, and single compartment backpacks under 12″x12.”
  • Allowed: empty reusable water bottles and outside food.
  • Prohibited: chairs, coolers, and flow toys in addition to the other obvious items (fireworks, weapons, etc.).
  • Re-entry is allowed with a valid wristband, and re-entrants will still be searched as normal upon return.
  • This is an all-ages festival: children 8 and under have free entry, and are permitted everywhere at the grounds except for the Beer Garden and VIP section.
Graphic map of the festival grounds for Day In Day Out 2023 at the Seattle Center

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Join the fun at the 2023 Day In Day Out festival at the Seattle Center

The festival is quickly approaching! Day In Day Out 2023 promises a terrific festival weekend at the Seattle Center. Make sure to snag your tickets on the Day In Day Out website. We can’t wait to see you out there in the sun!

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