Though it’s too late to catch the Sasquatch or Folklife music festivals, there are still plenty of opportunities to get outdoors and see live music this summer! Seattle is known worldwide for its excellent music, from Nirvana and Pearl Jam to Macklemore and Modest Mouse, and exciting new artists are being discovered here every day.
Just about every corner of the Northwest will feature a series of summer concerts, many within walking distance of Hotel Ändra! Every Friday night in August, KEXP hosts a free, all-ages “Concerts at the Mural” performance, which showcases an up-and-coming new band. You can enjoy great music and a glass of wine in the shadow of the Space Needle, then spend a night in downtown Seattle!
If indie rock isn’t your thing, perhaps a trip up to Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville is in order. Their spectacular summer concerts always draw big names and the winery’s gorgeous lawn cannot be beat. This summer, Chateau Ste. Michelle is hosting artists such as Sarah McLachlan, John Legend, Ringo Starr, Lyle Lovett, Earth, Wind & Fire, Boston, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Tickets and the full lineup are available on their website.
Would you expect to find great music at the zoo? In Seattle you can! The Woodland Park Zoo is happy to bring back ZooTunes this summer, hosting acts such as Gregg Allman, Lucinda Williams, and Ziggy Marley. Bring a picnic and spend the whole day at the zoo, learning about over 300 different species of animals, then relax on the grass to some sweet tunes!
Even Seattle-Tacoma International Airport celebrates our local musicians! The City of Music Initiative has been streaming local music into the ears of travelers for many years now, and the first ever SubPop Records store just opened near Concourse C. Not only does the airport play great music, but many local artists can be heard giving pre-recorded public address announcements throughout the terminals. SeaTac will be hosting live performances seven days a week this summer, so make sure to get to the airport early!
Visit the Hotel Ändra Concierge Desk anytime for more suggestions on how to rock out in Seattle this summer! We are proud to be your chosen hotel in downtown Seattle.