Seattle has a wonderful local music scene and also attracts artists from all over the world. And it’s not just music – the city’s art and culture cultivation is out of this world! Here we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite music venues, festivals, groups, and museums to keep on your radar. Trust us, your life will be much richer over the next two to four years if you make time to put down your books and get out to bask in all the goodness the art and music scene has to offer!

Best Small Venues

Best Larger Venues

Yearly Music Festivals

Concert Series

Museums Not to Miss