Seattle Labor Day weekend music festival loses 2 acts due to COVID-19, illness

SEATTLE — Two days before the first Day In Day Out music festival is set to begin in Seattle this weekend, the festival lost two performers.

On Thursday, Portland rapper Aminé said he had to cancel his performance slated for Saturday because he had contracted a breakthrough case of COVID-19.

“I’m fully vaccinated but recently tested positive for Covid. Really bummed about this but I’m gonna rest up, quarantine, and hopefully see you guys soon,” he wrote in an Instagram story.

Organizers replaced Aminé with Seattle hip-hop artist and University of Washington graduate Sol.

But Aminé wasn’t the only loss to Saturday’s lineup.

Seattle R&B artist Parisalexa also canceled her performance after losing her voice from a non-COVID-19 illness.

“In a time like this when health is wealth more than ever, I don’t wanna chance anything. I am so appreciative of everyone for supporting me and I hope you all understand and will see me safely at the next show which will be in the coming months!” she wrote on Instagram.

Local R&B artist LIVt will take her spot.

The festival, produced by the same group responsible for the Capitol Hill Block Party, is the first of its kind in Seattle so far this year. It’s essentially taking the place of Bumbershoot in 2021, which is traditionally held over the Labor Day weekend.

The festival is being held at the Fisher Green Pavilion at Seattle Center on Saturday and Sunday and includes food trucks, an indoor-outdoor beer garden and VIP experiences.

Gates open at 2 p.m. and the event ends at 10 p.m. each night.

Find tickets and more information here: https://www.dayindayoutfest.com/