Layne Staley Tribute Planned

Layne Staley

The 10th annual Layne Staley tribute will be held this August in Seattle, Washington, it has been announced.

The event will remember the late Alice In Chains frontman’s music with a five-day tribute planned in the Seattle/Tacoma area.

In addition to the music of Alice In Chains and Mad Season, the entire Seattle grunge scene of the ’90s will be honored as well, making this a historic week of celebration for grunge lovers everywhere, says a press release.

The festivities will kick off with a memorial gathering at the Seattle Center International Fountain by the historic Space Needle on Wednesday evening, August 22, for Layne Staley’s birthday.

There will be a candlelight vigil and quiet time for reflection as fans gather and share memories, but acoustic performances by any musicians are welcome, and afterwards everyone is also welcome to gather across the street at Floyd’s Place in Queen Anne for an acoustic jam session.

A weekend warm-up show planned for Thursday, August 23, at Pioneer Square’s historic Central Saloon in downtown Seattle. Local musical artist Jonny Smokes will be performing his incredible one-man band — loop sampling show, along with many special guest musicians, spotlighting music from classic to current Seattle artists.

The third event will take the party down south to Tacoma on Friday, August 24, where the Backstage Bar & Grill will be hosting an evening of Seattle grunge featuring Jar of Flies and Outshined.

Next up will be the fourth show, Saturday, August 25 at the Crocodile in Seattle. The lineup will start with Vitalogy then Outshined and finally, Jar pf Flies.

Last but far from least, the fifth and final show will be held Sunday, August 26 at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle.

Proceeds from the weekend will be donated to Therapeutic Health Services Of Washington, where donations are always welcome. You can help contribute to the Layne Staley Memorial Fund at any time, and help others in need of recovery.

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