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Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Discovery Park is headquarters for United Indians of All Tribes Foundation


NW Seattle / Ballard / Magnolia

Seattle’s north and west neighborhoods, grounded in maritime and Scandinavian culture, now nurture a burgeoning music scene.

10. Ballard Avenue: Though some artists and musicians have hung out in this neighborhood for years, only recently has Ballard burst into prominence as Seattle’s newest “new bohemia.” This street, an historic row of boutiques and nightspots, includes popular stops like the Tractor Tavern, Bop Street Records, the Sunset Tavern, and Hattie’s Hat.

11. Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Discovery Park: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd. Every July, this headquarters for United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, located within an expansive natural park, is home to a Pow Wow that attracts hundreds of dancers in full regalia, dozens of drum groups, and up to 10,000 spectators in celebration of Native American culture.


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