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An Insider's Guide to Seattle's Music History

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This privately commissioned artwork shows Seattle’s legendary axeman in a typically flamboyant performance.


Capitol Hill

This bohemian neighborhood attracts students and hipsters to its clubs, shops, eateries, and the vivid street scene on Broadway and beyond. With two colleges and one university nearby, businesses stay open later than usual.

1. Dick’s Drive-In: 115 Broadway E. The home of the Deluxe burger was immortalized in Sir-Mix-a-Lot’s 1989 hit “Posse on Broadway,” a song that defined the jovial spirit of Seattle’s famous rap label, NastyMix Records.

2. 10th & E Pike St.: The close proximity of The Comet Tavern at 922 E Pike St., Moe’s Mo’ Rockin’ Café (now Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room) at 925 E Pike St., the Century Ballroom at 915 E Pine St., and Broadway’s bustling strip have made this area ground zero for a generation of nightcrawlers.


3. Cornish College of the Arts: 710 E Roy St. Piano teacher and student of the Montessori method Nellie Cornish founded this school in 1914 to create a space where students could experience the interconnectedness of all the arts. A hotbed of avant-gardism in the 1930s, its instructors included John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham and Mark Tobey. The school survives as one of only a handful of accredited colleges of visual and performing arts in the United States. Most of Cornish relocated to the Denny Triangle area at the turn of this century, but historic Kerry Hall remains in use at this address.

4. Coryell Apartments: 1820 E Thomas St. Home to the main characters in Cameron Crowe’s 1992 movie about young love and independent rock, Singles.

5. Jimi Hendrix Statue: 900 E Pine St. This privately commissioned artwork shows Seattle’s legendary axeman in a typically flamboyant performance pose.

6. Volunteer Park: 1247 15th Ave. E. Seattle’s site of counterculture “be-ins” sponsored by local newspaper The Helix during the 60s.


Seattle Center Belltown Belltown Belltown Seattle Center Belltown 1) Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 2) Seattle Center International Fountain 3) Experience Music Project (EMP) 4) The Crocodile Cafe 5) KEXP 90.3 FM & 91.7 FM 6) Black Dog Forge 7) Teatro Zinzanni 8) The Vogue 9) Trianon Ballroom 10) Benaroya Hall 11) Myers Music 12) Pike Place Market 13) The Showbox 14) The Triple Door 15) Eagles Auditorium 16) The Edgewater Hotel / Pier 67 17) Ivar's Acres of Clams / Pier 54 18) New Orleans 19) The Central Saloon 1) Dick's Drive-In 2) 10th & E Pike Street 3) Cornish College of the Arts 4) Coryell Apartments 5) Jimi Hendrix Statue 6) Volunteer Park 7) The Blue Note / Local 493 Black Musicians' Union Hall 8) Viretta Park 9) Garfield High School 10) Ballard Avenue 11) Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Discovery Park 12) KRAB Radio - Jack Straw Productions 13) The Blue Moon and Rainbow Taverns 14) University of Washington 15) Roosevelt High School