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Fans often leave flowers on a graffiti-laden bench at this unofficial public memorial near Kurt Cobain‘s former home.



Bench detail.


Central District / Southeast Seattle

Racial and ethnic diversity characterize this historic area. Jimi Hendrix and Quincy Jones both spent formative childhood years here, and Ray Charles walked its streets as a young musician.

7. The Blue Note / Local 493 Black Musicians’ Union Hall: 1319 E Jefferson. Before desegregation, the Black Musicians’ Union Hall was a performance and social club and every member had a key to get in. In 1958 the union merged with AFM Local 76.

8. Viretta Park: 151 Lake Washington Blvd E. Fans often leave flowers on a graffiti-laden bench at this unofficial public memorial near Kurt Cobain‘s former home.

9. Garfield High School: 400 23rd Ave. Led by the venerable Clarence Acox, the Garfield Jazz Band has established itself as one of the nation’s top high school ensembles. Famous alumni from the music-friendly school, built in 1923, include Quincy Jones, Jimi Hendrix, and Ernestine Anderson. Visit by appointment only.

 


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