Iam Tongi
Thu Nov 02

Iam Tongi

with Whitney Mongé

DATE: Thursday, November 2, 2023
DOORS: 7:00 PM
Live on the Indoor Stage
Genre: Folk
Age Limit: Must be 12 or Older
Free Parking; No Refunds
Price: $35 (ADV); $45 (DOS)
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Join us as American Idol winner, Iam Tongi, takes the stage at Salvage Station for a captivating evening of music on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023 with with Whitney Mongé opening the show! Doors @ 7PM, Show @ 8PM. This is a 12+ event, with FREE onsite parking. This will be a standing room only show.

Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul Food PLUS we will have our FULL bar open for you to enjoy!

Scroll to the bottom for day of event information and policies.

Listen to Iam Tongi:

About Iam Tongi:

Iam Tongi had America tearing up from the moment he started singing, “Monster” by
James Blunt. An emotional tribute to his father who’d encouraged him to audition for Idol
but passed away before he made it in front of the judges, the performance instantly
became a viral sensation. The quiet yet powerful maturity in this 18-year-old Samoan,
Tongan from Hawaii’s voice, is unparalleled. An old soul, his beautiful rasp, with a light
island influence permeates every note in every song he sings, invariably taking listeners
on an emotional journey. Although Iam himself is rarely serious, preferring to approach
life with a laugh and a joke, his musical taste and styling shows a depth of range far
beyond his years. In his current single, “I’ll Be Seeing You”, Iam gorgeously laments
about the loss of his father. His formidable vocal ability brings a yearning to those
moments when, although you’ve lost someone, you realize they are never truly gone;
you see them everywhere you look. Iam said, “This song is very beautiful, and it
resonates with me, it means a lot to me. It is about my father and if you think about it,
this song talks about “I’ll be seeing you wherever I go” because when a loved one
passes away you are going to remember them in everyday life. My dad had to go to
dialysis and every time we drive past the place, he had to get it done we always point
and say, ‘Oh, look, dad.’ We never say, ‘Oh look that’s where he used to get it done’ we
always just say ‘dad.’”

Listen to Whitney Mongé:

About Whitney Mongé:

Americana Soul singer-songwriter & guitarist, Whitney Mongé built her career in Seattle the last 14 years starting as a prolific street performer working her way to every major stage in the region. Whitney has supported several national acts including Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Allen Stone and has sold out her own headlining shows at Seattle’s premiere venues, Triple Door & Jazz Alley. She has toured the US & Europe in support of her four album releases Steadfast (2014), Stone (2017), Carry On (2018) and Whitney Mongé Live with The Seattle Symphony (2020) showcasing her relatable songwriting, powerhouse vocals and rhythmic blues guitar playing. Currently Whitney is recording new music and will be announcing upcoming shows for 2022-2023.

Day of show information:

PARKING: DO NOT park along the railroad tracks, bike lanes, or at other businesses along Riverside Drive! YOU WILL BE TOWED! FREE ON-SITE parking is available for this event. 

AGE LIMIT: 12+ only (no exceptions!)

REQUIRED: Shirts + shoes are required at all times while on property (this used to be a salvage yard and can be very dangerous for bare feet). 

FOOD/BEVERAGE: We will have Root Down Kitchen open with options for everyone, so come hungry! Please, no outside food, drinks are allowed into the venue. Multiple full bars will be open with an incredible selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. EMPTY water bottles are allowed in an effort to cut down on waste. Remember to reduce, reuse and recycle and LEAVE NO TRACE (aka- put your used items in the proper bins when done). 

BAG POLICY: ALL guests are subject to being searched prior to entry. No large bags or backpacks allowed into the venue. For fastest entry, bring a small, clear bag for your personal belongings. 


-No Pets or Animals

-No camping chairs or blankets

-No firearms, knives, weapons, pepper spray, fireworks, or projectiles of any kind

-No drugs, drug paraphernalia, or illegal substances of any kind

-No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, drones, or lasers

-No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms, or commercial use rigs) without proper credentials

-No inflatables

-No tents or easy-ups

-No frisbees, hula hoops, or balls

Check out our FAQ page here to learn more.

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