Reykjavik Calling is coming back to Seattle for a second year with an expanded international line-up that features musicians from Seattle, Iceland, Greenland the Faroe Islands. The “sister city” showcase was born out of a clear musical and cultural tie that exists between Seattle and Reykjavik as a way to celebrate talented musicians as well as exciting new music emerging from both cities. The inaugural showcase in 2010 clearly struck the right chord with Seattle music fans who packed the venue to capacity to enjoy a truly unique night of music.
Based on that success, organizers, including KEXP and Iceland Naturally, decided to not only bring back the showcase in 2011, but to expand the international reach. In addition to musicians from Iceland and Seattle, this year’s show will also include musicians from Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.
The 21+ show is Friday, Oct. 28 at 8:00 p.m. and is FREE to the public until capacity is reached. The showcase is presented by KEXP in partnership with the City of Reykjavik, Icelandair, and Iceland Naturally.
Musicians featured in the 2011 showcase include: