Emerald City Search begins today!


Somewhere within Seattle city limits, a mysterious and unique Emerald City Search Medallion will be hidden in plain sight — and it’s up to the Seattle community to find it!

In celebration of Seattle’s rich and diverse music scene — past, present, and future — the them of this year’s fourth annual Emerald City Search will be “Music.” From classical composer Alan Hovhaness to jazz on Jackson Street, Hendrix to Fleet Foxes, and Sir Mix-a-Lot to Quincy Jones, our great city has touched nearly every musical genre. In addition, Seattle has an incredibly vibrant live music scene with some of the best venues in the country supporting a dedicated fan base among all musical genres. This years theme will visit many of these genres and may have clues from many different parts of the music world (not just Seattle).

Emerald City Search’s Community Partner this year is Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival, who is offering as the Grand Prize two Platinum Passes to Bumbershoot, which runs Labor Day weekend, September 5-7 at Seattle Center, PLUS the opportunity for the winner and a guest to watch Franz Ferdinand and hometown heroes Modest Mouse from a VIP sidestage viewing area! In addition, EMP|SFM will send the Grand Prize Winner home with a one-year family membership to the museum, as well as a private curatorial tour of the collection, and four pairs of passes to “Sound Off!” in 2010. Stay tuned as we may still add more goodies to the prize package!

Beginning today, August 26th, 2009, the The Seattle Times will publish one clue each day, in the paper and online, and which you can also find on the KEXP Blog, for ten consecutive days, leading Seattle adventurers to the location of the mysterious Medallion. A series of challenging clues designed to lead the luckiest and most clever explorer to the medallion’s secret location have been created by Puzzle Masters Jeff & Steve at Playmasons, LLC, who have helped to run the Search for the past three years. Truly a community quest, only solving the clues can guide the seeker to discovery.

The first qualified person(s) to correctly solve the clues and follow the directions on the back of the medallion will receive a total prize package valued at $1,000.00.

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One Comment

  1. aubbie
    Posted August 26, 2009 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Some great new prizes have been added to the Grand Prize “Year of Music” package, which is now valued at $3,000! In addition to the Bumbershoot Platinum Passes, sidestage viewing for Modest Mouse, and EMP membership that you mention above:

    A one-year KEXP 500 Club membership, which includes invitations for two to attend FOUR VIP Club concerts, and a Live at KEXP Volume Five CD!

    Two spots on the guest list for one show a month at The Showbox at the Market or Showbox SoDo for an entire year!

    Two spots on the guest list for one show a month at Neumos for an entire year!

    Two spots on the guest list for four shows a year at The Triple Door!

    Every new CD released on Barsuk Records for an entire year!

    Two tickets to 103.7 The Mountain’s Winter Warmth concert, a pair of passes to FOUR exclusive, intimate Mountain Music Lounge performances, and a copy of Live From The Mountain Music Lounge Vol. 15, out Sept 29!

    Two tickets to 99.9 KISW’s Holiday Hangover Ball!

    More prizes to come, too…

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