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Welcome to Seattle, where music happens in unexpected places.

Discover the places that inspired the music in Seattle

Music Happens Here: Seattle

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Seattle

Bad Animals Studio

For major music artists in the 90s, no trip to Seattle was complete without stopping at this world-class recording studio, resulting in some of the decade's biggest hits.

Address:
2212 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Stay Nearby:
Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown
1821 Boren Avenue
Seattle, WA 90101

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Dick's Drive-In

Which thrifty hip-hop star shot a music video on the rooftop of this Seattle fast-food joint causing chaos and cops in the streets?

Address:
115 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

Stay Nearby:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle-Conv Ctr-Pike Street
1011 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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First Congregational Church

In 1960 a pair of talented sisters’ first-ever performance would scandalize the congregation of this Seattle church, setting the pair on the road to stardom.

Address:
NE 8th and 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Stay Nearby:
Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown-Seattle
11405 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, WA 98004

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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter

A decade after topping the charts in the 70s, a girl-powered rock group would reinvent themselves in this airport hotel.

Address:
16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, WA 98188

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Greenwood Memorial Park

What guitar icon was originally buried in a simple grave outside Seattle until funds were raised to build a marble memorial befitting his legacy in the heart of the city?

Address:
350 Monroe Ave NE
Renton, WA 98056

Stay Nearby:
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle/Renton
1300 Lake Washington Blvd. North
Renton, WA 98056

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Sick's Stadium

Find out which future guitar god watched The King of Rock & Roll in concert from a hilltop vantage point because he couldn't afford a ticket.

Address:
2700 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

Stay Nearby:
The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
700 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

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Kusanagi House

Burnt out from touring, what EDM band would retreat to idyllic Bainbridge Island to recharge and record their next album?

Address:
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Stay Nearby:
Hampton Inn & Suites Bremerton
150 Washington Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98337

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OK Hotel

To cover expenses for a road trip to record their first album, a groundbreaking grunge band would gig at this former historic hotel and premiere a song that would define all of Seattle music for the rest of the 90s.

Address:
212 Alaskan Way S
Seattle, WA 98104

Stay Nearby:
The Arctic Club Seattle - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
700 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

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Pier 49

Torn down in 2008, this was the site where a trailblazing grunge band performed in a run-down warehouse for the seminal GenX movie, “Singles.”

Address:
2431 E Marginal Way S
Seattle WA 98134
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Stay Nearby:
Hilton Seattle
1301 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-2304

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The Music Bank

Tucked under the Ballard Bridge, this music studio was the rehearsal space for a band that would be the forerunner of the grunge sound, putting Seattle firmly on the music map.

Address:
1454 NW 45th Street
Seattle, WA

Stay Nearby:
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown
700 Fifth Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109