Photo depicting musical artist LIVt on stage smiling as she sings into a microphone with a DJ and large digital screen projecting images of her in the background.

PHOTO ESSAY: ‘Day In Day Out Festival’ Features Local Artists and Food Vendors

by Ronnie Estoque


Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion was filled with music from live performances and the smell of delicious food Saturday, Sept. 4, for the first ever “Day In Day Out Festival,” a small-scale music festival organized by Daydream State, which is also known for organizing the annual “Capitol Hill Block Party.” Guests were required to bring their vaccination card or negative COVID-19 tests to enter the venue.

The limited crowd slowly trickled into the venue around 3 p.m. and consisted largely of young people from the Seattle area. A blow to the event was the absence of two notable artists. Portland rapper Aminé had to cancel his performance after testing positive for COVID-19, while Seattle’s Parisalexa also pulled out of the line-up due to a non-COVID-19 illness. Local singer and rapper LIVt replaced Parisalexa’s slot. Local rapper Sol replaced Aminé’s performance for the day.

Food vendors like the South End’s The Original Philly’s and Central District’s The Fish Box fed hungry music fans into the evening. Headliners Travis Thompson, a Burien rapper, and Haitian-Canadian record producer DJ Kaytranada both drew enthusiastic crowds.

Photo depicting a close up of a concrete wall with "FISHER PAVILION" etched into it, the Seattle Space Needle is in the background.
The Day In Day Out Festival was hosted at the Fisher Pavilion. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting a female-presenting individual with a black surgical face mask viewing a vaccination card of another individual inside an event tent.
All event attendees were required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter the venue. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting musical artist Daisy Hamel-Buffa singing into a microphone on stage.
Daisy Hamel-Buffa of the L.A.-based band DAISY performs live. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting musical artist LIVt singing passionately into a microphone on stage.
LIVt sings passionately into the microphone at the Day In Day Out Festival. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting Seattle musical artist Sol singing into a microphone while raising a hand out to the crowd. A blue background displays on the screen behind him.
Local Seattle artist Sol raises his hand to the crowd. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting a close-up of a fried catfish meal against a black background.
A fried catfish meal from the Central District’s Black-owned restaurant The Fish Box. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting a man posing with a Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich in front of the white The Original Philly’s food truck.
A man poses with a Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwich by The Original Philly’s food truck. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting Travis Thompson rapping into a microphone on stage while wearing a bright-orange beanie hat.
Local Burien rapper Travis Thompson galvanizes the audience as he raps into the microphone. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)
Photo depicting Kaytranada at his DJ set, with stage lights shining down on him as he performs.
Kaytranada, a Haitian-Canadian record producer and DJ, performs his live set which kept the audience jumping and dancing. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)

Ronnie Estoque is a Seattle-based storyteller and aspiring documentarian. He is driven to uplift marginalized voices in the South Seattle community through his writing, photography, and videography. You can keep up with his work by following his Twitter and Instagram.

📸 Featured Image: Local artist LIVt dedicates a song to her partner. (Photo: Ronnie Estoque)

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