A public celebration of the life and legacy of J.P. Patches, played for more than 50 years by Edmonds resident Chris Wedes, is today at 11 a.m. at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.
Doors open at 10 a.m.
If you can't make it in person to the special event honoring Chris Wedes and J.P. Patches, the entire program will stream live at kirotv.com, and the program will repeat on KIRO TV Channel 7 at 8 tonight.
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.