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An Insider's Guide to Seattle's Music History

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Benaroya Hall became the new home of the Seattle Symphony in 1998.


The heart of the city is a showcase for grand music venues, past and present. Dress up or down and experience world-class performances every day of the week.

10. Benaroya Hall: 200 University St. The visually and acoustically stunning Benaroya Hall, occupying a full city block at Seattle’s geographic core, became the new home of the Seattle Symphony in 1998. This multi-use venue houses two performance spaces, a 4,490-pipe Watjen Concert Organ, and Soundbridge, a music discovery center for children.

11. Myers Music: 1214 1st Ave.
On this site once stood the music store where Jimi Hendrix bought his first electric guitar around 1958.

12. Pike Place Market: 1st Ave. & Pike St. Some of the world’s most famous “buskers” have played in this street-music-friendly space, including Woody Guthrie, Jim Page, and Artis – the “Spoonman” of Soundgarden’s 1994 hit.

13. The Showbox: 1426 1st Ave. This quintessential nightspot has presented an astonishing breadth of music since its cabaret origins in 1939, from jazz icon Duke Ellington and homegrown burlesque queen Gypsy Rose Lee to punk legends the Ramones and local heroes Pearl Jam.

14. The Triple Door: 216 Union St. This elegant and eclectic club was once the Embassy, the longest-lived vaudeville and movie house in Seattle.

15. Eagles Auditorium: NE Corner 7th Ave. & Union St. Built in 1923, this hall’s ballroom hosted decades of fabled shows by acts including Billie Holiday, Little Richard, The Doors, the Grateful Dead, and Janis Joplin.

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