Hi! My name is Terumi Pong and I am a Seattle phone photographer. I write about family travel and living in our city on my blog, An Emerald City Life. My family and I often come to Pike Place Market together to eat and explore. Sometimes we bike from our house and make a stop at the Market before or […]
If you’ve ever seen Emery Carl perform, you know how mesmerizing–and unforgettable–he can be. Carl is one of the longest-performing buskers at the Market, continuing a seven-year run that has him busking as a full time job. It’s tough going, but performing is Carl’s passion and that love fuels his efforts day in and day […]
Gregory Paul, a regular busker at the Market, has never had a music lesson. “It was just something I remember loving growing up,” he says of music. “I started playing guitar at 15 and I’ve always had an idiosyncratic approach because I’m not trained. Paul says he doesn’t read music, but rather learns by ear. “I […]
When from alternative soul artist Whitney Mongé moved from Spokane to Seattle in 2007 to pursue an audio engineering degree, she rented an apartment in Pike Place Market’s Stewart House. “I’ve been connected to the Market from the get-go,” she says. Though she’d sung and played guitar in church for years, Mongé hadn’t considered pursuing a career […]
Buskers have performed at #pikeplacemarket for at least 40 years. More than 300 buskers perform annually, at designated spots throughout the market. Singers like Brandi Carlile and Whitney Monge got their start here- you never know what future superstar you may be listening to!
Night scene at Pike Place Market with busker Emery Carl. Thanks to @olyvian for sharing her fave Market photo with us for the #mycharmstory contest. Contest runs thru 11/30. Share your pics, use #mycharmstory and you’ll be entered to win a #marketcharm! Go to PikeUp.org if you want one now.
Find Your Way Busker Documentary, Sept. 11 & Pike Place Market Busker Festival, Sept. 14 Pike Place Market is home to one of the most diverse and talented busking communities in the country, with more than 300 buskers performing at the Market every year! This month, Seattle’s buskers and those who love street music, celebrate the 40th […]