Two quintessential Seattle elements, the Seattle Music Commission and Seafair, came together in 2016 to form a new partnership - City of
Music @ Seafair. This partnership helps showcase the city's expansive array of musical talent by weaving music throughout Seafair events.
A key aspect of this partnership included nominating and
appointing a 2016 City of Music @ Seafair – Music Ambassador. This person would give voice to this dynamic partnership and represent
Seattle City of Music
to diverse audiences through several high-profile performances at key Seafair events throughout the summer festivities. The Music Commission identified a list of 12 top potential candidates to fill this role and submitted it to Seafair for consideration.
Grace Love soon became the 2016 City of Music @ Seafair – Music Ambassador and made appearances at the Seafair Kickoff and Summer 4th. For some in Seattle, Grace Love needs no introduction. But for those that haven’t heard her yet, you’re in for a musical treat. Grace Love is Seattle’s shining jewel of grit, beauty, and power – think Etta James and Betty Wright meet Mahalia Jackson. Backed by the True Loves, her vocals float effortlessly over kickin’ back beats, smart horns, syncopated rhythms and sweet B-3 color. Her music is the hip swinging, heart-freeing sound you crave to hear live, but rarely do.