Celebrate Live Music

Seattle’s music venues offer something for everyone.

Our city’s music scene is second to none, and every night of the week you’re certain to find something interesting.

No matter your interest—rock, hip hop, jazz, grunge, symphonic, and more—there’s something for you! Scroll down for some visitor favorites.

Please visit the websites of each music venue ahead of time to learn more and reserve tickets.


Click the images for additional details on each venue.

Bill Charlap Trio at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley | Johan-Broberg

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley
Neighborhood: Belltown

For 30+ years, Jazz Alley has been a West Coast 'must play' for the towering figures in the world of jazz.

The Paramount
Neighborhood: Downtown

This beautifully restored 1926 theatre welcomes national and international touring artists.

Courtesy Jason Tang/Seattle Theatre Group

The Moore Theatre
Neighborhood: Belltown

Seattle's oldest operating theatre is a community favorite for both local & touring shows in its 1800 seat capacity.

Photo: Neptune Theatre

The Neptune
Neighborhood: U District

A restored former moviehouse welcomes touring & local artists in a variety of genres.

The Triple Door
Neighborhood: Downtown

Redefining the live music experience with plush half-moon booths, colorful cocktails, state of the art sound and a Pacific Northwest inspired menu.

Benaroya Hall
Neighborhood: Downtown

This acoustically superb hall is home to Seattle Symphony and also hosts touring concerts and other regional ensembles.

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Enjoy a carefully curated calendar, outstanding light production, and state-of-the-art sound.

The Showbox
Neighborhood: Downtown

This storied room has been a beloved mainstay of the Seattle music scene since it first opened in 1939.

The Crocodile
Neighborhood: Belltown

The legendary venue has reopened in a new expanded space, still in Belltown.

Showbox SODO
Neighborhood: SoDo

A converted-warehouse-turned-concert venue located just south of the sports stadiums in the SoDo district.

Tractor Tavern
Neighborhood: Ballard

Located in Ballard's historic district, and celebrating nearly 30 years of diesel music, drinks and dancing.

Climate Pledge Arena opened October 2021

Climate Pledge Arena
Neighborhood: Uptown

Seattle's stunning new arena is a prime stop for large tours in the Northwest.

Shaina Shepherd at Tim's Tavern. Photo by Jim Bennett.

Tim's Tavern
Neighborhood: White Center

Tim's Tavern offers live music 7 days a week. Covered/heated outdoor stage and intimate indoor stage.

The Royal Room
Neighborhood: Columbia City

This welcoming place in the Columbia City neighborhood has been a performer and audience favorite since 2009.

Tom Price Desert Classic at Slim's. Photo: Mike Mitchell

Slim's Last Chance
Neighborhood: Georgetown

Find Slim's in the industrial outskirts of downtown, offering food, drinks and music on indoor or outdoor stages, depending on the season.

El Corazon/The Funhouse
Neighborhood: South Lake Union

Sister clubs in the heart of downtown Seattle, carrying on the tradition of rocking this spot since 1910. All ages and 21+ shows.

Nectar Lounge
Neighborhood: Fremont

Seattle's largest indoor/outdoor concert venue welcomes all genres & artists from around the globe.

The Rabbit Box
Neighborhood: Downtown

Hidden in plain sight, the Rabbit Box offers an intimate experience for those in the know from within the heart of Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market.

SeaMonster Lounge
Neighborhood: Wallingford

Seattle's home for live funk, soul and jazz

WaMu Theater
Neighborhood: SoDo

This flexible large hall hosts a variety of touring acts.

Neighborhood: SoDo

An immersive arts and entertainment venue offering disco, house music and live performances. .

Sunset Tavern
Neighborhood: Ballard

A small room with a big heart bringing live music to Ballard since 2000.

The Picketts at Darrell's. Photo: Miro Jugum.

Darrell's Tavern
Neighborhood: Shoreline

"Where Your Dad Used to Drink." The vibe is vintage but the music is current.

Fremont Abbey

Fremont Abbey
Neighborhood: Fremont

Hosting intimate concerts, readings, comedy and more with events nearly every week.

Ballard Homestead

Ballard Homestead
Neighborhood: Ballard

Sister venue to Fremont Abbey offering similar programming.

Belltown Yacht Club

Status: open
Neighborhood: Belltown

Located in the historic 1889 Barnes building, home to rock, punk & blues.

Taste of the Caribbean & Red Lounge

Taste of the Caribbean & Red Lounge
Neighborhood: Central District

The only place to find authentic Jamaican food and music in Seattle, full of beats, eats, and will have you grooving in your seats!

Clock Out Lounge
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill

This casual bar offers pizza, beer & live music.

Central Saloon
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square

From the Yukon miners to grunge music pioneers to the latest in new music, The Central has a deep Seattle history.

Rumba Notes Lounge

Rumba Notes Lounge
Neighborhood: Columbia City

An African restaurant and event venue promoting local artists and presenting international touring artists.

The Vera Project
Neighborhood: Uptown

An all-ages nonprofit space dedicated to fostering personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art.

High Dive
Neighborhood: Fremont

A perfect size venue to host national acts, multi night residencies, and emerging acts.

Neighborhood: West Seattle

Live local music and open mic nights in West Seattle's casual community hang out with a scratch kitchen.

Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

The intimate lower level at Neumos hosts live music, and dance nights.

Chop Suey
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Live music shows for 21+ and all ages, indie dance parties too.

Conor Byrne Pub
Neighborhood: Ballard

Casual Irish bar offering live music, from blues to folk, plus a large beer & whiskey selection.

Witch Mountain at Substation, Mike Mitchell photo

Neighborhood: Ballard

Underground warehouse bar/music venue with a penchant for metal.

Manazma Sheen at Vermillion. Photo: Mike Mitchell

Vermillion Art Gallery + Bar
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

This popular gallery & bar hosts Seattle Jazz Fellowship shows every week, plus special events

Blue Moon Tavern
Neighborhood: U District

Seattle's historic dive bar is re-emerging as a live music venue.

Egan's Ballard Jam House
Neighborhood: Ballard

Presenting jazz and acoustic in a small space.

Seasonal outdoor concerts & festivals

Many venues present outdoor shows in the summer months, for ideas, take a look at our calendar of events at the top of the page, or our annual festivals calendar.

Festival Calendar


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