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2024 Town Hall Gala

Get on Your Soapbox for Town Hall!

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Friday, April 12
6:00 pm PDT


The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Gala 2024 black and silver logo with falling silver rain
Special Events

We invite you to join us on Friday, April 12th for Town Hall’s 2024 Gala! As we celebrate Town Hall Seattle’s 25th season — our silver anniversary — we invite the community to step up to the “Silver Soapbox” and celebrate with usWe’re excited to honor Town Hall’s past and present and look toward the future with you! 

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Our Cause

The Gala is Town Hall’s key fundraising event of the year, with proceeds directly supporting our sliding scale ticket model and year-round programming. A successful Gala ensures our commitment to affordable tickets, including our policy of free tickets for everyone 22 & under. Our goal this year is to raise $400,000, and we hope you’ll help us reach our target by showing up, raising your paddle, or donating in lieu.


Ticket Price: $350 

Table Price: $2,800 (Tables accommodate parties of 8) 

A portion of your ticket purchase supports Town Hall and its programming and is considered a charitable contribution. Acknowledgements and tax-receipts will be issued after the gala in early April. If you have any questions, please reach out to anthony.canape@townhallseattle.org. 

Our 2024 Luminaries

Timothy Firth serves as the Executive Director of Common Area Maintenance, channeling his creative passion into developing robust systems that empower fellow artists through resource and knowledge sharing. With an interdisciplinary approach, Firth delves into the dynamic interplay between sound and object, showcasing a profound interest in their relationship. Presently, he is engrossed in crafting experimental instruments and interactive sound collaborations, epitomizing his commitment to pushing artistic boundaries and fostering participatory innovation. 

Marcus Harrison Green is the publisher of Hinton Publishing, the founder of the South Seattle Emerald, and a columnist with the Seattle Times. Growing up in South Seattle, he experienced first-hand the impact of one-dimensional stories on marginalized communities, which taught him the value of authentic narratives. After an unfulfilling stint in the investment world during his twenties, Marcus returned to his community with a newfound purpose of telling stories with nuance, complexity,  and multidimensionality with the hope of advancing social change. This led him to become a writer and found the South Seattle Emerald. An award-winning journalist, he was awarded the Seattle Human Rights Commissions’ Individual Human Rights Leader Award for 2020, and named the inaugural James Baldwin Fellow by the Northwest African American Museum in 2022  

Julia Reed is a Washington State Representative for the 36th Legislative District. With experience in the Obama administration and a senior policy advisor to the mayor of Seattle, she now consults on racial equity, workforce development, and economic issues, with a focus on uplifting underrepresented communities and supporting youth pathways. She is a strong supporter of the arts and an advocate for local maritime industries. Born in Seattle and raised by educators, she holds degrees from Smith College and Princeton University. She resides in the Lower Queen Anne/Uptown neighborhood and can usually be seen exploring the city on her electric bike  

Shaina Shepherd is a versatile vocalist with a unique style inspired by gospel and garage metal. She infuses rock-and-roll glamour into her performances and has collaborated with renowned artists from Duff McKagan to members of Soundgarden and Heart. She showcases her soulful voice across various genres, redefining the Outlaw genre with influences from Tina Turner, Betty Davis, and Nina Simone. Recent highlights include features in Nordstrom’s holiday campaign and KEXP sessions, alongside national tours both solo and with a band. She was Town Hall Seattle’s Artistin-Residence in Spring of 2023. 


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