Photo by AJ Canaria

Party on the Cut - May 1st

Kick off Windermere Cup weekend at the fourth annual Party on the Cut and enjoy Boats, Bites, Brews, and Bands!

Who: Open to the public,  21+

What: Enjoy live music, food trucks, drinks, games, and fun!

When: Friday, May 1st, 6:00-10:00 pm

Where: NE Corner of Montlake Cut, near the UW Waterfront Activity Center

Tickets: $25 per person – includes one free drink. There are a limited number of tickets. Purchase before May 1st and save $10, tickets are $35 at the door if available.



Enjoy a sneak peek of race day, with twilight sprints held on a shortened course through the cut from the University of Washington, Great Britain, and the Netherland's teams!



We are excited to have the following food trucks at Party on the Cut


Dante's Inferno Dogs

Finn the Food Truck

Seoul Bowl

Sugar + Spoon

Wood Shop BBQ

Stay tuned for more! If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact us at

Logo_Georgetown Brewing Company
sanjuanseltzer logo


Enjoy libations at one of the three drink tents. We will have beer, wine, seltzer, and mixed drinks.


Beer Sponsor

Georgetown Brewing Company


Vodka Sponsor 

Tito's Handmade Vodka


Seltzer Sponsor

San Juan Seltzer


Live music by Nite Wave and The Clubhouse Band!

Nite Wave - Known for their high energy show, Nite Wave performs 80's hits from Duran Duran, INXS, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, The Cure, New Order, Prince, Depeche Mode and more! Most noted for being handpicked by Billy Idol to open for the legendary '80s rocker, they have also performed with Tiffany, Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's, When in Rome (The Promise) and 90s Platinum artist Everclear. They have been featured on CNN and Good Morning America and have helped raise over $17,000 for Northwest Harvest and American Red Cross.

The Clubhouse Band - Seattle-based party band, funk, rock indie tunes. Featuring Scott Adams (Sax & Vocals), Mara Baker (Vocals), Bob Bejan (Guitar & Vocals), Jason Bilyeu (Bass Guitar), Dan Charette (Drums), Ted Gauld (Guitar), Dave Gross (Keyboards & Vocals).


Proceeds from the Party on the Cut will establish rowing scholarships for low income youth, through the Windermere Foundation to the Pocock Foundation.

Windermere shares the belief that rowing can transform lives. The George Pocock Rowing Foundation (completely independent of the Pocock Rowing Center) was created in 1984 as a non-profit foundation in memory of George Pocock and his contributions to the sport of rowing, and to support the development of rowing throughout the Pacific Northwest. Operating with the belief that rowing has the capacity to transform lives, the Foundation works to provide everyone (regardless of income), the opportunity to experience the power of belonging to a team and having a seat amongst a crew. With a primary focus on youth participation, the GPRF programs and scholarships provide an inclusive, innovative, and intentional rowing community for any and all youth. The GPRF has been instrumental in the development of outreach programs including Lakeside LEEP, Girls Row, Orion Center, City of Seattle Special Populations program, Rainier Valley Rowing, Row to the Future, with their most recent initiative being a comprehensive physical education program 'Erg Ed' with the Seattle Public Schools.

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