If you are a music lover and headed to Seattle any time soon, you are definitely going to the right place. Music history in Seattle dates back to the mid-19th century; European settlers first arrived and brought with them music from their culture and Seattle’s own Paul Tutmarc invented of one of the first electric guitars. Ever since then, music has been a staple of the culture in Washington’s largest city. From Jimi Hendrix to Nirvana to Pearl Jam and even Ray Charles, Seattle has produced some of our country’s greatest musicians. So when you visit this music mecca, you will not want to miss out on the live music which Seattle has to offer.
Located on Pike St., Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room, most often referred to as Neumos, is a mid-size music venue. Originally opened as Moe’s Mo’Roc’N Café in 1992, it was re-launched in 2003 under its current name (pronounced “new moe’s”). They have featured popular bands of all types, including The Shins, Feist, Damian Marley, the Kills and even Adele. Check out the concerts they have planned while you are in the area so you don’t miss out on something great!
A bar which occasionally throws all ages shows, El Corazon is primarily a rock venue. With shows every day of the week, if you are into all types of rock, this is definitely the venue for you.
A favorite of the young and hip, Chop Suey islocated on Seattle's Pike/Pine corridor of the Capitol Hill neighborhood...just blocks away from Seattle University, Seattle Central Community College and Broadway Avenue. Considered the most diverse venue in Seattle; it hosts rock, electronic, indie, hip hop, comedy, world, alt-country, and DJs of all kinds. If you are looking for some fun, food and music while visiting the Pacific Northwest, Chop Suey is the place to be.
For more information on Seattle’s music scene and venues, visit the Seattle Weekly’s music section.