Rainier BAAMFest Info


Rainier Beach Merchants Association presents Rainier Beach Arts & Music Festival!

BAAMFest is a multi-cultural extravaganza on July 23rd at the Rainier Beach Community Center 11am – 7pm  to activate and celebrate our incredible, diverse, talented community!


  Grace Love & the True Loves – Big Band Blues Music 
  Massive Monkees – World Champion Break Dancers 
  SANCA Circus Arts School Youth Performance 
  Art Installation by Yeggy Michael 
  Rhythms of India – Bollywood Dance Performance & Workshop 
  KUOW Story Corps Listening Party 
  Ben & Joe Band – Roots Music 
  Ken Workman – Duwamish Elder- Welcome & Blessing – Chief Sealth’s 4th Great Grandson 
  Diva Debbie Cavitt
  Reagan Jackson- Poetry Reading 
  Jacqueline Ware & Dr. Georgia McDade- African American Writers Alliance Poets 
  Pacific Northwest Drumline – Multicultural drum line 
  Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra 
  Rell Be Free & Friends – Spoken Word Artists 
  Centerpiece Jazz Band/ Con Brio – Latin Jazz 
  Somali Community Dancers – Traditional Dance 
  Rainier Dance Center – Youth Dance Performance 
  Ocheami – Interactive traditional African dance & drumming 
  ESSAM and Al Madani – Multimedia spoken word and mural project  
Northwest Tap Connection
  DJ – Ramon Villalovos 
  Ruby Gholsten – Youth Duo  
•  Filipino Youth Drill Team – Traditional Filipino Dance/ Martial Arts 
  School of Rock- Youth rock music 
  Dex Amora & Beats by Robel – Hip Hop 
  Paul Che Oke Ten Wagner – Native American/ Coast Salish Story Telling 
  Rabbi Kate Speizer/ Jewish in Seattle – Jewish Storytelling 
  Zumba Class with Rainier Health & Fitness 
  DJ Smooth T
  Workshops & Demos by Pratt Fine Art Center 
•  Zine Creation & Art Appreciation Workshops 
  Featured mixed media visual artist Sandra Jo Palm 
  Fine Art Paintings & visul arts of Adrienne LaFaye, Vincent Keele, Gini Faller, Jane Pauw, Joshua Monuteax, and Records by Rachro
  Fine Wood Working by Shawn Herzog/ Esquiness Woodworks 
  Fine Ceramics of Pat Espey 
  Fine Art Photography of Shawn Nichols 
  Bean Mandala benefitting Rainier Valley Food Bank 
  Katelyn Durst – Poetry Booth 
  Hand Made Gifts, Cards & Accessories by Geraldine Foote, Katrina Cathcart, Soh’Loh1Creation, Flying Feather Designs 
 Henna by Sadia Henna & Face & Body paiting by Elle Mouzone Artistry 
  Art Cars 
   Haiku and flying disc art contests 
  Art & Community Booths, Detective Cookie Pop Up Chess Park & Chess Club  
  Humane Society Max Mobile, Puppy Pools & Dog Art 

Food & Food Trucks

 Cafe Avole Pop-Up Jabena Cafe 
  Bottega Italiana Gelato 
  Maya’s Mexican Fiesta 
  Black Star Kebab 
  Cafe Red 



Thank you to our generous sponsors including the Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Only in Seattle program, Vulcan, Safeway, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Third Place Books, Raconteur, Seattle Parks/Rainier Beach Community Center, Ron Angeles, Dorothy Driver Real Estate, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund, The Critter Camp, Merrill & Merrill Insurance, Rainier Dance Center, Rainier Valley Food Bank, Redwing Cafe, Rainier Beach Community Center, Pizzeria Pulcinella, King County Libraries, SCORE Seattle, Derek Johnson Photography, Balanced Massage, Bamboo Builders, Rainier Beach Veterinary Clinic, Satmato Yoga, Rainier Beach Ready Emergency Hub, RainierView Advisors, Jude’s Old Town, Esquiness Fine Woodworks, DeBody LLC, and other local Rainier Beach Businesses.


For more information or to apply as an artist or vendor, email info@rainierbeachsquare.com.