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Headliners Gala Information & Tickets

The Headliners Gala is a celebration of the best of the Northwest’s community and culture and a benefit to support Cascade Public Media, the organization behind Crosscut and KCTS9! This year’s very special gala will feature a culinary tour of the region, curated by some of the premier chefs and restaurateurs in Washington state. We will hear from keynote speaker Michael Barbaro, host of the New York Times' wildly popular podcast The Daily. The evening will also include a one-of-a-kind PBS and Northwest-themed auction, plus live local music and more!


Join us for a night of entertainment - and an exciting way to support the critical role that public media plays in the health and vibrancy of our region.


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Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023

Time: 6:00 PM (PT)

Location: Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 7th Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

Dress code: Cocktail attire 

Restrictions: 21+ event

Contact information: Questions? Email 



GA (“Editor’s Level”) ticket: $250


  • A lively cocktail hour to kick off the evening

  • A three-course dinner prepared by some of the Northwest's most celebrated chefs
  • A keynote speech by Michael Barbaro, host of the New York Times' "The Daily" podcast
  • A live auction featuring unique PBS and Pacific Northwest packages
  • ​Virtual access tickets to the Crosscut Festival (May 2 – 5)

FMV: $175

VIP (“Producer’s Level”) ticket: $500


  • Access to all GA benefits 

  • Premier seating
  • Premium beverage service
  • Commemorative gift

FMV: $250

About our chefs

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The CEO and Founder of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Ethan Stowell has been honored with multiple James Beard Award nominations. His food philosophy is all about keeping it simple, using fresh ingredients, and allowing food to do the talking. 

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Chef Melissa Miranda opened Musang in January 2020 to be a Filipino restaurant and community space. Recognized as Seattle Met’s Restaurant of the Year in 2020, Musang has become a place that Mel proudly calls “for us, by us.”

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Chef-owner of Restaurant Homer, which opened in 2018, Logan Cox has received a myriad of accolades, including being named one of GQ's Best New Restaurants of 2019. He is an avid supporter of local agriculture and wild foods.

About Michael Barbaro

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Michael Barbaro hosts The Daily, a five-day-a-week audio podcast from The New York Times. In its first year, the show built an audience of over one million listeners a day. Launching at the dawn of the Trump Presidency, it was Apple Podcast’s most-downloaded new show of 2017. Barbaro’s The Daily also won a DuPont-Columbia University Award for audio excellence and been named a top podcast of the year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, The Atlantic, Esquire, Adweek, The New Yorker, and New York Magazine.

On stage, Barbaro frames his discussions in much the same way he describes his show: The moment demands an explanation—The Daily is on a mission to find it. Michael discusses the creation of The Daily and his journey, as well as his view on the state of journalism today, including the impact of cable versus the rising popularity of podcast audio.

Thank you to our outstanding corporate sponsors for ensuring public media has a home in our community.

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