TeenTix Blog - Music
Three lucky winners can see this infamous youth music competition for FREE!
Every year, MoPOP hosts Seattle's premier 21-and-under music showcase and competition called Sound Off! This local showcase supports the local music scene by giving artists of all backgrounds the opportunity to show off their original music on a large platform, connect with peers and industry professionals, and take the next step in their music careers.
This year, TeenTix Members can enter to win a pair of two tickets to one...Read more →
Review of A Festival of Lessons & Carols by the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.
Written by TeenTix Press Corps Newsroom Writer Sofia Gerrard, and edited by Teen Editorial Staff Member Anya Shukla!
Many families have a multitude of traditions during the holiday season: some bake cookies, go caroling, volunteer at charity, or go to church. But one tradition for many families is attending A Festival of Lessons & Carols, a concert performed by the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. As divisions of Northwest Choirs, both groups aim to instill a passion for music and the arts in children and teens from the Pacific...Read more →
Written by TeenTix Press Corps Newsroom Writer Tova Gaster, and edited by Teen Editorial Staff Member Anya Shukla!
Spotify Wrapped screenshots plaster social media as the year comes to end, users’ music tastes consolidated into neat consumable packages. It’s possible I’m just salty that they called me out for listening to 50+ hours of the same artist (love you Y La Bamba), but Spotify, Apple Music, and similar streaming services are changing the way we engage with music—digitizing, isolating, and directing our listening via depersonalized...Read more →
Join us to celebrate our Tacoma Arts Partners on December 8th!
TeenTix is celebrating our Tacoma Arts Partners this Saturday, December 8th!
There will be activities and events at the Tacoma Arts Musuem, the Museum of Glass, Tacoma Arts Live, The Grand Cinema, and MORE. Plus, join our #selfiescavengerhunt challenge and you'll be entered to win free swag! Keep reading to learn more.
11 AM - 12 PM: Art-Making at Tacoma Art Museum
Stop by TAM and get your arts and...Read more →
You can take up to three other folks with you to this holiday spectacular!
In the mood for some holiday cheer? Our friends at Seattle Men's Chorus are offering THREE HUNDRED complimentary tickets to TeenTix Members for their concert, Jingle All The Way, on December 20th!
All you've gotta do is sign up below with the requested information to claim your FREE tickets to this event. Don't want to fill it out on our blog? Visit this link to directly fill out the form.
PLEASE NOTE: Only TeenTix...Read more →
Written by Virginia W, during TeenTix's arts criticism training workshop, the Fall 2018 Press Corps Intensive.
There is a reason teens don’t review grown up music, it makes us sleepy.
The church-like Fremont Abbey was beautiful on Friday, October 12, with its blue and green lighting and soft stained glass windows. Lighting was calming to watch the music. It was peaceful and so quiet.
Overall the music was good and sometimes bad. They worked really hard and tried their best. They are confident and be proud of what they are. The...Read more →
Review of Pickle Boy, Brenda Xu, and Esmé Patterson at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center.
Written by Erin C, during TeenTix's arts criticism training workshop, the Fall 2018 Press Corps Intensive.
As the flannel-clad audience slowly trickled into the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, it was immediately obvious what kind of show we were in for.
The concert-goers, mainly white couples over thirty who seem to have forgotten that most of us left being “hipster” in 2015, chatted under pretty string lights that zigzagged under the former church’s high ceilings. A lone pair of house speakers played indie rock, folk, and country...Read more →
The 2018 Fall Press Corps Intensive was a five-week arts-going and criticism practice workshop that ran from October 10-November 19, 2018. Nine teens saw and wrote reviews of five art events at different TeenTix Arts Partners. The group was mentored by three professional critics who helped each teen hone their arts criticism skills. Stay tuned on the blog for reviews of each event!
The Fall Press Corps Intensive...Read more →
Review of Radney Foster at Fremont Abbey Arts. Written by Teen Editorial Staff Member Hannah Schoettmer, and edited by Teen Editorial Staff Member Josh Fernandes!
There’s a stigma against country music. Everyone has the same assumption—a twangy assortment of half-clothed women, guns, and an unusual, unnatural love for one’s truck set over a backdrop of rolling wheat fields and cattle herds. And those assumptions lead to changing the radio station at the first hint of mandolin—something I am guilty of too. And while there is certainly country music that fits that description, there’s a...Read more →
You've got the power.
The #2018TeenyAwards is the Biggest Little Awards Show in Seattle, where the fate of each nominee rests in YOUR hands! That's right, TEENS get to make the final decision each year about which organizations will take home a coveted Teeny Award and the sweet, sweet bragging rights that go along with it.
SO DON'T DELAY:
VOTE NOW and tell us about the art you loved seeing!
Every TeenTix...Read more →
2018 TEENY AWARDS NOMINEES
Celebrating the region’s most teen-friendly arts organizations
1. FAVORITE ORGANIZATION
Voted on in real-time at the Teeny Awards ceremony
All TeenTix partner organizations nominated except reigning favorite organization, the Seattle Repertory Theater.
2. BEST FRONT-OF-HOUSE...Read more →
Review of Sweet Land at Taproot Theatre Company, written by TeenTix Press Corps Member Emily B.!
The battle cry “Us versus them,”and the brutal labeling accompanying it, is all too familiar today. One might not expect a seemingly simple historical fiction musical to offer a relevant response, yet Taproot Theatre’s Sweet Land does just that with touching, convicting, and joyful power.
Sweet Land tells the story of a young German woman, Inge Altenburg, who travels to Minnesota to marry a man she’s never met, Norwegian...
Stay active & keep your creativity going this summer with these exciting classes, workshops, and camps!
It's the most wonderful time of the year: SUMMER. Below is a comprehensive list of ALL OUR PARTNERS' opportunities for youth this year, conveniently separated by genre. Dive in and make this summer the best one yet!
Samba w/ Live Music @ Abbey Arts
Mondays, 7 - 8:30 PM (drop-ins ok)
With a live Brazilian band, you will learn dances marked by the driving, rapturous beat of Samba. Remember to wear...
Enjoy the perks of your TeenTix Pass with this weekend packed with Teen Nights!
Two Teen Nights. One amazing weekend.
On March 2 & 3, TeenTix and a couple of our many treasured Arts Partners bring you two very special events. Check out the ever-growing perks of having a TeenTix Pass, below!
MARCH 2 @ FREMONT ABBEY: Tunes, friends, and fun! Get a lil' piece of the Soul Selections Series, curated by none other than superstar SassyBlack.
Pre-show forecasts include a TeenTix Meet-Up (a.k.a snacks,...
On Sunday, September 24th, teens, parents, artists, and arts leaders gathered at TeenTix Community Partner, Vera Project to celebrate the 10th annual Teeny Awards, hosted by TeenTix arts crush, Justin Huertas and members of The New Guard: Teen Arts Leadership Society.
The Teeny Awards are planned with support from The New Guard, TeenTix’s teen governing body, and celebrate the best in local arts and culture according to...Read more →
Keep active this season! Find something arty, crafted for your interests.
Our partners and community do so much more than provide art(erriffic) experiences--many of them also hold programming year-round that supports your participation! Check out what's on the docket for Fall/Winter 2017.
Henry Art Gallery
Teen Art Collective
Deadline to Apply: September 25
The creatives, the makers, and the movers of tomorrow are already here. What role do you want to play in the arts? Join the Henry...
The New Guard has deliberated and are EXCITED to share the nominees of the 2017 TEENY AWARDS!
Don't forget - the below are just nominees! TeenTix members - remember to #VOTE for your favorites! VOTE NOW VOTE NOW VOTE NOW! Voting ends September 8, 2017 @ midnight.
TEENY AWARDS 2017 NOMINEES
Celebrating the region’s most teen-friendly arts organizations
1. FAVORITE ORGANIZATION
Voted on in real-time...
Do you know a teen who is always getting their friends to go to shows? How about a teen who works to keep arts education in school? Or a teen who creates opportunities for other teens to express themselves through art? Or a teen who pours themselves into leading a drama club, poetry slam, photography club, writing club, dance team, or WHATEVER KIND OF AWESOME ARTY CLUB? Know anybody like that?
Nominate them for the Youth...
You know all about what to wear to the 2017 Teeny Awards - AND we hope you've got your Teeny Awards tickets (but if not, no worries, you can do that right here!), AND you've probably noticed that the doors open (@2:30 pm) a whole hour before the awards ceremony starts (@3:30 pm) on Sunday, September 24th.
So glad you asked!
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO/EAT/SEE during the pre-show red carpet/cupcake hour!
WHAT TO...Read more →
When the summer heat dies down and the yellow buses start running again, you know it’s Teeny Awards time!
WHAT IT IS
The Teeny Awards celebrate the things teens (aka Seattle’s trendsetting young taste-makers) love in our local arts & culture scene! The winners are selected by popular vote — in other words, YOU choose which shows, exhibits and organizations should receive coveted awards such as “Best Aesthetics,” “The...Read more →