Tacoma’s summer stage was set—fathomless blue sky slowly melting toward the West into a cocktail of red and orange. The perfect backdrop for a live performance.
Locals gathered in the historic lobby of the Pantages Theater, downing libations and little bites before being breezed away via shuttle to two different house shows presented by the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts: one featuring OK Sweetheart and the other—the subject of the above video—Seattle’s Kevin Sur (of Indian Valley Line and Artist Home) backed by the Passenger String Quartet.
Red Hill wine, Asado apps, a view of the Tacoma Narrows—life is already good with such favorable details, but it’s even better when the main event is so sublime; the lush arrangements of Kevin Sur’s Americana dream folk could be performed anywhere and the effect would still be breathtaking. Throw in a string quartet, a couple inspired covers and an original piece by the quartet’s Andrew Joslyn and it all makes for some midsummer magic.
We’re looking forward to more of these incredible house shows and the increased inclusion of independent and local musicians in the Broadway Center’s calendar—including the upcoming Cathedrals show featuring Kevin Sur and the Passenger String Quartet along with Pretty Broken Things and headliner David Bazan (of Pedro the Lion).
“Hold my Head” by
Broadway Center for the Performing Arts
shot + edited by
The Art Dept.