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Join Mayor Harrell at the “Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide” on April 4

Mayor Bruce Harrell invites you to show your support for the people of Ukraine and for refugees of all origins and experiences at the Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide. Uniting with King County Executive Dow Constantine and over 30 mayors from across King County, Mayor Harrell announced the special concert event with the Seattle Symphony and regional Ukrainian performers. 

Register for free tickets to the concert here.   

Make a voluntary, tax-deductible donation to the Seattle Refugee Fund here. 

The “Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine and Refugees Worldwide” will be at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The fundraising concert is free to the public but requires registration for tickets here. The concert will be live streamed via local NBC affiliate KING-TV’s digital platforms, and broadcast live on KONG-TV (channel 16 serving the Seattle and Tacoma area), the Seattle Channel, and Seattle Symphony Live, the Symphony’s streaming platform.  

Donations to the Seattle Refugee Fund at the concert and through related fundraising efforts will benefit relief efforts for the people of Ukraine and other refugees in Western Washington. Musicians at the concert are volunteering their time. 

“Joining together as One Seattle, we are honoring the Ukrainian people during this extraordinarily difficult time and taking action to help,” said Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, who will give onstage remarks at the event. “In addition to our previously announced Executive Order, Seattle will continue to stand alongside our Ukrainian neighbors, immigrant community, and the people of Ukraine. Further, we also stand with all refugees who are in need of relief and a path to a better life – supporting them will continue to be a priority.” 

After administrative and out-of-pocket expenses, all donations to the Seattle Refugee Fund will be used as follows: 70% will help Ukrainians in Europe and Seattle-King County through the International Rescue Committee and the Ukrainian Community Center of Washington; 30% will provide services to other refugees in Seattle-King County. The Seattle Foundation is serving as the Seattle Refugee Fund’s fiscal partner. 

“The Seattle Symphony stands with the brave people of Ukraine in their fight for self-determination, and it is an honor to host this concert at Benaroya Hall with the region’s mayors, alongside our wonderful musicians who have volunteered their time,” said Seattle Symphony President and CEO Krishna Thiagarajan. “We are dedicated to sharing music in the hopes that the donations will support Ukrainian families suffering from the horrible effects of this war and their displacement. Thank you to all of the generous partners and organizations who are helping to make this concert successful. We are proud to be part of our community’s strong support for the Ukrainian people and refugees worldwide.”  

“We are very grateful for the strong support the people of Seattle and beyond have shown us,” said Valeriy Goloborodko, Honorary Consul General of Ukraine in Seattle. “The Symphony’s musicians volunteering for this concert is yet another example of how people are contributing so much to help the people of Ukraine.” 

In addition to Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and King County Executive Dow Constantine, the following area mayors co-hosting the event include: 

  • Mayor Sofia Aragon, Burien 
  • Mayor Nancy Backus, Auburn   
  • Mayor Carol Benson, Black Diamond 
  • Mayor Angela Birney, Redmond 
  • Mayor Allan Ekberg, Tukwila  
  • Mayor Jim Ferrell, Federal Way 
  • Mayor Leanne Guier, Pacific 
  • Mayor Nigel Herbig, Kenmore 
  • Mayor Dave Hill, Algona 
  • Mayor Sue-Ann Hohimer, Normandy Park 
  • Mayor Jeff Johnson, Lake Forest Park 
  • Mayor Sean Kelly, Maple Valley 
  • Mayor Katy Kinney Harris, Yarrow Point  
  • Mayor Marianne Klass, Clyde Hill 
  • Mayor Kim Lisk, Carnation 
  • Mayor Matt Mahoney, Des Moines 
  • Mayor Christie Malchow, Sammamish 
  • Mayor Rob McFarland, North Bend 
  • Mayor Mike Millman, Woodinville 
  • Mayor Linda Newing, Newcastle 
  • Mayor Salim Nice, Mercer Island 
  • Mayor Jan Molinaro, Enumclaw 
  • Mayor Amy Ockerlander, Duvall 
  • Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, Issaquah 
  • Mayor Armondo Pavone, Renton 
  • Mayor Dana Ralph, Kent  
  • Mayor Lynne Robinson, Bellevue  
  • Mayor Katherine Ross, Snoqualmie 
  • Mayor Jessica Rossman, Medina 
  • Mayor Keith Scully, Shoreline  
  • Mayor Shanna Styron Sherrell, Milton 
  • Mayor Jake Simpson, SeaTac 
  • Mayor Henry Sladek, Skykomish 
  • Mayor Penny Sweet, Kirkland 
  • Mayor Mason Thompson, Bothell  
  • Mayor Jeff Wagner, Covington