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Music and Concerts

There is good reason Seattle is called a City of Music.

While Seattle is well known as the birthplace of grunge, we’re also home to more traditional musical delights, such as one of the world’s most recorded symphony orchestras and our renowned Seattle Opera, both of which enchant audiences year after year with their compelling performances. This “City of Music” offers more than eighty clubs and venues presenting live music on a regular basis, allowing you to choose anything from a sizzling jazz trio to your new favorite rock band. Whatever your taste, Seattle will set the stage for you.

Find many of our top music venues here.

Upcoming Music Events

Hot Mulligan


Showbox SoDo will host an evening of live music featuring Hot Mulligan, Heart Attack Man, Spanish Love Songs …

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Jim Campilongo 4-TET


Jim Campilongo’s 4 Tet is driven by long time Brooklyn collaborators Luca Benedetti, Andy Hess and Dan Rieser …

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Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

12/7/2023 through 12/10/2023

The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music.

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Many Messiahs


Riffing on Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, these musicians will transform an ancient tale of a savior into an urgent …

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New Year’s Eve with Kenny G


Seattle’s own Grammy and American music award winning saxophonist, Kenny G will play a mix of holiday hits, …

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Holiday Chorus Concert

12/8/2023 through 12/10/2023

Join Seattle Opera for a holiday concert featuring the Seattle Opera Chorus. Enjoy a program of seasonal tunes, …

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Hardcore punk band ACxDC, will share the stage with BRAT at The Funhouse.

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Pan American Nutcracker Suite

12/19/2023 through 12/20/2023

Joe McCarthy’s Latin Grammy award-winning New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band will take their holiday program to …

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Mason Jennings


Enjoy an evening of live music with Mason Jennings at Tractor Tavern.

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