City of Redmond rolls out new music program

Summer is traditionally the season of free, family-friendly musical events in Pacific Northwest, but the City of Redmond is upping the arts game with a new music series that's taking over government buildings, private apartment complexes and even the VALA Arts Center.

An official production of the City of Redmond, Cre8tivZoo is "a new type of music series that...marr[ies] together kinetic sculpture, live music and dance in wildly innovative performances," according to a press release about the new series.

Cre8tivZooa is curated by the multi-disciplinary musical theater duo Lelavision Physical Music, who, for decades, have been performing combinations of dance and music, which often include large machines or instruments that can be used in various ways.

"Redmond has embraced the performing arts for the last 30 years, and Cre8tivZoo represents our commitment to develop new formats that keep pace with the development of our beautiful city," says Joshua Heim, arts administrator for the City of Redmond.

Every performance is free and open to the public.

Currently, there are six slated performances over the next four months, which include local and regional artists such as Correo Aereo and Amy Denio. Locations include the Veloce Apartments and Soul Food Books.

Cre8tivZoo kicks off this Thursday at Redmond City Hall. For more information, check out the official website.