'Celebration of J.P. Patches': Memorial Sept. 8 at Seattle Center

Admission is free to "A Celebration of J.P. Patches," which will feature master of ceremonies Pat Cashman.

(Ed. Note: An earlier version of this article stated the incorrect time of the memorial. The correct time of the memorial is Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.)

A public celebration of the life and legacy of J.P. Patches, played for more than 50 years by Chris Wedes, is set for Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. .

According to the J.P. Patches official website, the master of ceremonies for "A Celebration of J.P. Patches" will be Wedes' good friend Pat Cashman, who will be joined onstage by family members and other notable Patches Pals for a fond look at what Wedes and J.P. Patches will always mean to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

"A Celebration of J.P. Patches" is free, and seating is first-come, first-served. Suggested donation at the door is $5, with all proceeds going to Seattle Children's Hospital, a favorite charity of J.P. and the Wedes family.

"A Celebration of J.P. Patches" is made possible with support from Seattle Center, History House and many, many Patches Pals too numerous to mention.

More program details will follow in August.

Wedes, who lived in Edmonds, will also be honored Saturday with a during the Seafair Torchlight Spectacular at the Seattle Center.

The Seafair Clowns will be doing the honors at 4:30 p.m. at the Fisher Pavillion lawn stage.


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