The power of live music to make folks feel good is on full display at a host of Seattle night clubs. If listening to bands and vocalists show off their skills is how you like to spend an evening, you'll find that Seattle does things right. Multiple options let you tap into the venues that 10Best readers favor, like Showbox at the Market, just blocks from downtown's Pike Place Market, or you can get a taste of the city's offerings by visiting spaces like Neumo's, which is known for its rock music at a bustling location in Capitol Hill. While many venues on the local music scene are clustered in the downtown area, remember that terrific places to hear live music can be found all throughout Seattle. Popular neighborhoods north of downtown and Lake Union like Ballard and Fremont feature more intimate venues with smaller stages and friendly vibes.
Consider stopping by the Experience Museum Project by day to learn about the city's storied musical past. By night, plan a musical adventure that will introduce you to some of the scene's up-and-coming talents. To get a feel for current music offerings, pick up a copy of The Stranger or do research on helpful websites like Sealivemusic.com. Happy listening!