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Music and Concerts

There is good reason Seattle is considered the 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.

Upcoming Music Events

Avey Tare


American experimental musician born April 24, 1979 and based in Los Angeles. Founding member of Animal Collective.

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Untuxed Series Elgar Untuxed


Musical imagination runs wild in Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Brahms’ Tragic Overture, two powerful expressions of private thoughts.

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Daniel Barry’s Celestial Rhythms Orchestra


The inventive trumpeter and composer conducts a large Seattle ensemble in distinctive new works. “Sometimes it sounds like …

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Jon B Live


Jon B. has brought a distinctive focus on smooth melodies to contemporary R&B.

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Special Performances John Williams Conduct Williams


One of America’s most accomplished and revered composers for film and the concert stage will join the Seattle …

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Stanley Jordan

10/3/2017 through 10/4/2017

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcomes touch-tap guitar genius Stanley Jordan for two nights.

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The Shins


The Shins are a multiple Grammy nominated American band formed by James Mercer in Albuquerque, NM in 1996.

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Kirko Bangz


Kirko Bangz, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his single, …

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An Evening with Art Garfunkel


Art Garfunkel attended Columbia University, where he earned a master’s degree in mathematics. He performed with Paul Simon …

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