Paramount Theatre celebrating 90 years with free Death Cab For Cutie concert in June

May 15, 2018

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90 years ago, The Paramount Theatre opened its doors for the first time showing silent movies. When The Paramount Theatre opened on March 1, 1928, it couldn't have been the best thing since sliced bread, because sliced bread wasn't even invented for a few more months.

Now, 90 years later, The Paramount and Seattle Theatre Group are celebrating nearly a century of film and performance in the historic building with a free concert with Death Cab For Cutie and a free outdoor celebration on 9th ave. between Pike and Pine all on June 23.

Related: New Death Cab for Cutie Album Set for August Release

The concert will be hosted by comedian Hari Kondabolu and feature bands Khu.éex’, The Black Tones, and DJ Stas THEE Boss.

Tickets are available only through Ticketmaster Verified Fan®. Registration is open now until Friday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. PT. You can register here.

The outdoor event will be hosted by Nancy Guppy, with performances including a SassyBlack Pride Showcase featuring local LGBTQIA performers, Lieu Quan Lion Dance Team, Apna Bhangra Crew, NW Tap Connection with music by Shakiah Danielson and Levi Ware, Ten Man Brass Band, Seattle Kokon Taiko, and Seattle Women's Steel Pan Project. The event will also include a 21+ cash bar located on Pine Street.

For more info on the event, visit

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