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Seattle Sonics Arena Rally: Who, What, Where and When

The investment group led by Christopher Hansen is holding a rally this Thursday, June 14th in order to show city and county officials just how serious NBA fans here in Seattle are about getting a franchise back in town. Fans and supporters are encouraged to show up to Occidental Park near Pioneer Square from 4pm - 6pm on Thursday, decked out in Sonics' green and gold, for the chance to hear from some local legends and musical acts.

Expected to be in attendance are former SuperSonics Shawn Kemp, Gary Payton, Slick Watts, and Detlef Schrempf, former voice of the Sonics, Kevin Calabro, rapper Sir-Mix-A-Lot, Guns 'N Roses' former bassist Duff McKagan, KJR's Mike "Gasman" Gastineau, KISS' Bender, and KUBE's Eric Powers.

The Blue Scholars, Common Market, Presidents of the United States and The Dangerettes are expected to be performing as well. It's truly a can't-miss event and the best opportunity yet for fans to show their public support for the bid to build a new multi-sport arena in the Sodo neighborhood that could house NBA and NHL franchises here in Seattle.

Also, if you're just a fan of food, you're more than welcome too - foodtrucks Skillet, Off the Rez, & Bluebird will be there to feed the masses.

Head over to to get more of the details. Tell your friends. Get out your old Shawn Kemp, Detlef Schrempf, Gary Payton or Slick Watts jerseys (and headbands) and head toward Pioneer Square Thursday at 4pm.

Stay right here with us in our Sonics Arena Rally StoryStream and for more background on the bid to build a new sports arena in Seattle, head over to our NBA, NHL in Seattle StoryStream.