Stage Schedules & Info

Seattle Hempfest 2017- Stage Schedules

2018 will start going up next June

The Share Parker Main Stage is located at the Thomas Street Overpass entrance to Seattle Hempfest.  Main Stage features top musical acts, speakers and is primarily MC’d by Vivian McPeak, our Executive Director.  Share Parker was a long time Hempfest volunteer who was the steam in the engine that kept Hempfest going for much of its first 16 years.  She passed in 2006 of cancer.  Main Stage was dedicated to her the following year. 

The Ric Smith Hemposium Stage is just south of the Thomas Street Overpass entrance. ric Hemposium is the big white tent on the hill behind our operations complex.  This is where the important conversations happen between panels of speakers and the public.  This is also where our annual VIP Party is held the Friday night of Hempfest.   Ric Smith was a long time Hempfest volunteer as well as an out spoken AIDS patient who credited his life being saved by medical cannabis.   We lost Ric in 20012.  His passion for this life saving plant lives on in the spirit of the Hemposium Stage which spreads knowledge far and wide via the exceptional panels it hosts. 


kevinThe Seeley Black Stage was created in 2017 when we combined the Ralph & Judith Seeley Stage with the Kevin Black Memorial Stage.  This Stage had previously been the Peter McWilliams Stage.  The Seeley Black Stage features a variety of music genres and speakers.  Located just south of the Caviar Gold Stage and our Prospect Street “Helix” Bridge entrance, you’ll hear everything from heavy metal to rap and everything inbetween!   Ralph & Judith Seeley were high profile medical cannabis patients standing up for medical cannabis rights seeleyin the 90’s.  Ralph passed away in 1997 shortly after speaking at Hempfest.  We dedicated a stage to him.  His wife Judith followed him the next year and was memorialized as well.   Kevin Black was a much loved Hempfest Safety Volunteer who served for many years on our Board of Directors.  He tragically passed in 2015.  The loss of beloved staff who have put their blood, sweat, & tears into Seattle Hempfest is never an easy one for our tight knit staff.  It was not lightly that we chose to rename the stage previously dedicated to Peter peterMcWilliams to Kevin.  Peter was a poet, author, and medical cannabis activist who died in 2000 while awaiting trial for growing and sharing medical cannabis with sick people.  He was true hero as is every activist this stage has held the name of.

The Caviar Gold Stage is located at the Prospect Street “Helix” Bridge entrance.  Launched in 2016, Cavi Gold Music brings its unique brand of musical talent to Hempfest framed with Hempfest’s world renowned speakers.  The Caviar Gold Stage is a great place to start your Hempfest adventure being easily accessed at the north.