Before Thanksgiving, you’re invited to Friendsgiving with Mode Music & Performing Arts!

Thanksgiving is one month away. The week before, you can make sure more kids have access to arts education by showing up for Friendsgiving, a party benefiting Mode Music & Performing Arts. This invitation explains what it’s all about:

Join us for a Friendsgiving Fundraiser on November 17th with live music, delicious dinner, local libations, and a heartwarming live auction to support Mode Music & Performing Arts‘ accessible arts programs!

Friendsgiving will be hosted on Friday, November 17th, 2023, 5:30 pm – 10 pm, at SoDo Park, located at 3200 1st Ave S. Our evening, emceed by KEXP DJ Troy Nelson, will be filled with Herban Feast catering, local drinks, student and teacher performances, plus a live musical performance by Tio Nacho’s House.

Mode Music & Performing Arts (MMPA) was founded by Erin Rubin in 2017 to provide accessible arts education programs for students in the greater Seattle area, from West Seattle and beyond. MMPA’s programming includes after-school arts enrichment, in-school arts programs, pay-what-you-can group classes and camps, and private-lesson scholarships for music instruction.

“I’ve always known there was a need for accessible arts education in our area as I saw the inequity in private one-on-one music lessons over the years as a music instructor. My goal in starting MMPA was to meet the students and families where they are, whether that be financially with scholarships and pay-what-you-can classes and camps, or meeting them directly after school to bridge transportation limitations,” Erin says. “Our team works hard to provide quality education taught by local, professional artists with little to no barriers. We are so happy to have the support of the community in our outreach so far.”

Want to make an immediate impact? We are actively recruiting both event sponsors and donors for auction items. Sponsor and donor information as well as tickets can be found at

Mode Music and Performing Arts is a nonprofit arts organization offering innovative arts education programs promoting confidence, social awareness, equity, and empathy in our students and community.

1 Reply to "Before Thanksgiving, you're invited to Friendsgiving with Mode Music & Performing Arts!"

  • ws resident October 24, 2023 (9:01 pm)

    I think there are some of the Mode Music student bands playing too.

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