This video is from a Layne Staley tribute held in Italy this year (April 5th) organized by a group called Alternative Grunge Crew. The details for the one held in Seattle just cameout today. This year it will also be a celebration of all Seattle music From Jimi Hendrix to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, etc. and of course Alice in Chains.
This August, 2012 marks the 10th annual Layne Staley tribute in Seattle, WA. In memory of the music left behind by this one of a kind vocalist, a five day tribute has been planned in the Seattle/Tacoma area. In addition to the music of Alice In Chains and Mad Season, the entire Seattle grunge scene of the 90’s will be honored as well, making this a historic week of celebration for Grunge lovers everywhere.
First off, there will be a memorial gathering at the Seattle Center International Fountain by the historic Space Needle on Wednesday evening, August 22nd, for Layne Staley's birthday. There will be a candlelight vigil and quiet time for reflection as fans gather and share memories, but acoustic performances by any musicians are welcome, and afterwards everyone is also welcome to gather across the street at Floyd's Place in Queen Anne for an acoustic jam session. After party starts at 9pm and is 21+ and free.
Second will be a weekend warm-up show, Thursday August 23rd at Pioneer Square’s historic Central Saloon in downtown Seattle. Local musical artist Jonny Smokes will be performing his incredible one man band - loop sampling show, along with many special guest musicians, spotlighting music from classic to current Seattle artists. Expect everything from Hendrix to Nirvana, Alice In Chains to Screaming Trees, Deathcab For Cutie to Presidents Of The United States of America, and more! 9pm $5 cover 21+ w/ID www.jonnysmokes.com
The third event will take the party down south to Tacoma on Friday August 24th, where the Backstage Bar & Grill will be hosting an evening of Seattle Grunge featuring Jar Of Flies (Alice In Chains & Mad Season tribute) and Outshined (Soundgarden & Temple Of The Dog tribute) This show starts at 9pm and all ages are welcome until 11pm, at which point the kids have to leave and the remainder of the evening will be 21+. Jar Of Flies will open at 9pm, followed by Outshined at 10:30pm, with a big Seattle Grunge jam session at the end of the night! Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 day of show. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets available here:
Next up will be our fourth show, Saturday August 25th at the Crocodile in Seattle. The lineup will start with Vitalogy (Pearl Jam tribute,) followed by Outshined (Soundgarden & Temple Of The Dog tribute) with Jar Of Flies (Alice In Chains & Mad Season tribute) headlining. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm and is 21+ only. Tickets available here: http://thecrocodile.com/events/4936711/jar-of-flies
Last but far from least, our fifth and final show will be held Sunday August 26th at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle. This will be a very special end to the week with an entirely acoustic performance by all three tribute acts, and a big jam session at the end! The acoustic lineup will start with Outshined (Soundgarden & Temple Of The Dog tribute,) followed by Vitalogy (Pearl Jam tribute,) with Jar Of Flies (Alice In Chains & Mad Season tribute) headlining. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 day of show. Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6pm and is all ages. Tickets will be available at the Hard Rock Cafe website soon. Search events at the Seattle location: http://www.hardrock.com/live2/globalevents.aspx
Proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Therapeutic Health Services of Washington, where donations are always welcome. You can help contribute to the Layne Staley Memorial Fund at any time, and help others in need of recovery.
For those international and out of town travelers staying in Seattle, carpooling options, local information about hotels, and a possible Tacoma shuttle bus for friday can be found and shared at the following facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/481060755244768/
Please share this information with all your friends and fans of Seattle music world wide. Thank you!