Tunes and Tales is now rescheduled for June 27.
Join us for a special live-stream and online auction on March 21.
Read on for the full message from Bushwick Northwest.
Our community of readers, musicians, and supporters is the engine behind our ten years of success, and you mean everything to us. Amid growing concerns around the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19, Seattle & King County Public Health has issued recommendations including an explicit request that organizations and businesses avoid bringing large groups of people together whenever feasible. With the health and well-being of our community in mind, Bushwick Northwest has decided to postpone our Tunes and Tales fundraising gala originally slated for March 21.

While we are disappointed at the disruption given the enthusiasm and momentum we have felt building up to the event (thank you!), we are happy to announce a rescheduled date of Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the same venue, Café Nordo’s Knife Room in Pioneer Square. In addition, we will offer a free live-streaming performance and online auction in lieu of the original dinner show on Saturday, March 21, from 6:00-7:00pm PDT via Facebook.

The current upheaval felt across the arts and well beyond comes at a difficult time for many non-profits, who depend on fundraising events for a substantial portion of their revenue. Bushwick Northwest is no exception, with Tunes & Tales accounting for nearly 20% of our annual budget. We welcome your tax-deductible donation now toward our campaign goal of $20,000, which helps us continue our work fusing literature and songcraft in collaboration with audiences and students around the region.

We also hope you can join us on Saturday, June 27 for a lively evening of food, drink, song, and story. If you purchased tables or tickets for March 21, your reservation will automatically carry over to the new date. If you cannot attend in June, we invite you turn your purchase into a donation. If you would prefer a refund, we can accommodate that as well: for arrangements made through Bushwick directly, contact [email protected]; if you went through Stranger/BoldTypeTickets, contact [email protected] and they will be happy to process your reimbursement. Table captains, please inform your guests. And do join us digitally on March 21 for the live-stream, which promises to be a fun way to experience art and community from the comfort and safety of home. Spread the word!

Thank you for your support and understanding. Check with employers regarding gift-matching, share this with a friend, keep the arts a part of your routine, and wash your hands. Read on!


Who we are: BUSHWICK NORTHWEST is a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings The Bushwick Book Club Seattle and STYLE: Songwriting Throug h Youth Literature Education to the Pacific Northwest.

What we do: Our artists create original music inspired by the written word, shared on-stage and through residencies, workshops, and assemblies in schools and libraries.

How to support: Join us for the annual Tunes & Tales fundraising gala on our rescheduled date of Saturday, March 27, at Cafe Nordo in Seattle. We hope you can join us! If you can’t make it, please consider a tax-deductible contribution to help us carry our work forward.

If you are interested in being a Table Captain or Co-Captain, please contact Geoff Larson here: [email protected].

Cocktail Hour starts at 5:30pm. Program starts at 6:30pm.

With $18,000 raised last spring, Bushwick Northwest was able to bring STYLE program scholarships to several Title I schools regionally, hire an inclusive staff of teaching artists to help represent the students we serve, and present new programs focusing on social justice. These funds also helped expand The Bushwick Book Club Seattle’s roster of talented local musicians, and build capacity for increased audience outreach and new partnerships with local scholars and organizations like Rain City Rock Camp, NewHolly Girls Group (newly established through Seattle Housing Authority), and WASAT.

This year we aim to raise $20,000 to further expand STYLE programs and continue broadening the teaching artist roster, while developing more Bushwick Book Club collaborations with local artists, scholars, and organizations that represent the vibrantly-creative communities we serve.

Come enjoy food, drink, song, and story as we celebrate another year delivering literature, music, and songwriting to the Seattle community while building the next generation of musicians and readers. We’ll share more about how we’ve used our donors’ support to reach further, and how we plan to grow. And if you can’t make the event itself, you can still chip in – every contribution helps!

$1000 can sponsor one in-school STYLE recording day

$500 can underwrite performer stipends for one Bushwick mainstage show, or provide a STYLE assembly scholarship to a Title I elementary school – & score you an Editor-level membership in addition!

$250 can sponsor one full classroom day for a STYLE teaching artist, or aid in venue-rental costs for special Bushwick programming

$100 can provide two produced instrumental tracks for STYLE, or commission book-specific artwork for a Bushwick performance

$50 can provide one hour of studio recording time for a Bushwick performer, or underwrite one STYLE classroom webpage

*All contributions are 100% tax-deductible
*Monthly giving options available – check with your employer about gift-matching!
*Are you a member?

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