Seattle Live Music Bars & Venues

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: December 14, 2018

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Live Music Bars in Seattle.

The Tractor Tavern in Ballard is one of Seattle’s premier venues for live music – everything from bluegrass to country to 80s rock to alternative.

Live Music in Seattle

Seattle cemented its place in music history when a young man named Kurt Cobain launched a band called Nirvana – the sound was called grunge and it defined Seattle in the 90s. But Seattle was a music town before flannel and Doc Martins were high fashion. Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, and Ray Charles all called Seattle home. 60s pop-rock act Paul Revere and the Raiders were Seattle based. Ann and Nancy Wilson, the sisters who formed Heart, hip hop star Macklemore, poetic Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie… there must be something in the water; so much great music, of all kinds, comes from Seattle.

Here’s where to go to find the best music in Seattle:

Downtown Music Scene

Belltown Music Scene

Seattle Center Music Scene

South Lake Union Music Scene

Capitol Hill Music Scene

Ballard Music Scene

Fremont Music Scene

University District/Wallingford Music Scene

Columbia City Music Scene

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  1. AvatarBest Place to See Live Music near Pike Place Market

    What is the best bar or club near Pike Place Market to watch live music?

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      All of the places listed above in Downtown and Belltown are walking distance from Pike Place Market. Also, Kells Irish Bar right in Pike Place Market has live music almost every night.