NLC Announces Closing Gala for Congress of Cities

Experience Music Project
September 3, 2013

By Dan Nolte

Come for the workshops, but stay for NLC’s closing gala — Experience Seattle: A Celebration of Northwest Music and Food!  The Congress of Cities’ end-of-conference celebration will be held at Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP) museum. EMP is one of Seattle’s most famous attractions, and participants can look forward to music, dancing, and spectacular food from world renowned chefs in this breathtaking, Frank Gehry-designed building.

Seattle’s Experience Music Project combines world-class architecture and the spirit of music that the city is known for. Set against the backdrop of the Space Needle, the EMP is a leading edge museum dedicated to celebrating music, personal creativity and contemporary popular culture. The EMP honors many of the world’s greatest musicians through unique artistic collections, exhibitions and cutting edge, hands on exhibits. During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to roam the museum and engage with the exhibits.  Make your own music video or jam on an electrical guitar. Vote for your favorite songs and see how your vote lines up with others in the EMP’s unique On the Wall exhibit. In addition, see the personal mementos, artifacts, and instruments of one of Seattle’s favorite sons, Jimi Hendrix.

To further enhance this unique evening, some of Seattle’s most famous chefs will be preparing bites of their signature dishes for gala attendees to taste and enjoy.  Try cuisine from Chef Tom Douglas, 2012 James Beard Award winner for “Best Restaurateur” and recent guest on “Top Chef Seattle” from Bravo TV.  Other chefs will be added throughout the fall. Please visit the Host Committee website for more information.

After four days of working in and exploring the Emerald city, cap your trip with Experience Seattle. This is Seattle’s unique way of thanking you for your visit. See you in November!

Dan Nolte is Deputy Communications Manager for the Seattle City Council.