Buy your tickets for Gimme Shelter!

Oct. 20, 2023, at the Century Ballroom, Seattle

Celebrate DESC’s 15th Annual Gimme Shelter Concert featuring the Dusty 45s live!

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Dance lessons at 7 p.m. with Sean Donovan
  • Concert & program from 8-10 p.m.

Join us in our mission to end homelessness

Tickets are $45

DESC'S 15th Annual Gimme Shelter, a benefit concert to end homelessness!

The Century Ballroom is located at 915 E. Pine St., Seattle, WA 98122, on the second floor of the Oddfellows Building.

Other Important Details 

  • Parking/Transportation (see directions below): Street parking is available throughout the neighborhood.  Street pay stations need to be paid until 10 p.m. Please read the hours on your pay station carefully. 
  • If you are unable to locate a spot on the street, we recommend using the Seattle Central College Garage, located at E Pine and Harvard Ave E (two blocks west of Century Ballroom). They normally charge $10. 

If you plan on drinking during the evening, or if you’d like to avoid parking hassles, we recommend using public transportation or a ride-sharing service such as Lyft or Uber.  

  • Accessibility considerations: the Century Ballroom is located on the second floor of a beautiful old building. You can reach the ballroom by entering the Oddfellows Building on E Pine Street or 10th Avenue and climbing one flight of stairs or using a small elevator. 
  • Food: A cash bar and appetizers for purchase will be available throughout the evening. 

Directions from the south 

  • Take I-5 North 
  • Exit at Madison Street (Exit #164 A) 
  • Turn right (east) onto Madison until Broadway Ave E 
  • Turn left (north) onto Broadway until E Pine Street 
  • Turn right (east) onto E Pine Street 
  • The Century Ballroom is in the first block, on the right-hand side 

 Directions from the north 

  • Take 1-5 South 
  • Exit at Denny Way/Stewart Street (Exit #166) 
  • Go through 1st light 
  • Turn left (east) onto Denny Way 
  • Cross I-5 and continue east to Broadway (you can either continue straight on Denny, or follow the arterial as it swerves left onto Olive) 
  • Turn right (south) on Broadway until E Pine Street 
  • Turn left (east) on E Pine Street 
  • The Century Ballroom is in the first block, on the right-hand side  

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Walsh Construction Co.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The North Star wins design award

DESC’s The North Star housing project has received a Gold Nugget Art of Design Award of Merit for Best Supportive/Transitional Housing in the prestigious 60th annual national residential design competition. The awards recognize those who improve communities through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development. The winners were selected from among 650 entries, and are finalists for the Grand Awards to be made on May 24.

Thanks to the completion of this beautiful new building, since August 2022, 100 people living with disabilities who had been experiencing homelessness for a long time have been in safe, secure, permanent homes. Tenants can choose to participate in services that will help them achieve their highest possible potential for independence, self-determination and personal responsibility.

Congratulations to all involved in building The North Star, including DESC’s property development team, SMR Architects and builder Exxel Pacific.