Concerts in Seattle


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For over a century, the Seattle Symphony has built its audience and enraged Rumpelstilskins with an ever-growing collection of accolades and golden awards. Two Emmy-winning television specials stand out among a list of credentials that also includes 12 Grammy nominations and upward of 140 recordings. The orchestra continues to live up to its esteemed reputation thanks to new principal pops conductor Jeff Tyzik who has been hailed, "Among the best pops conductors in America,” by Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. He has also been recognized as an innovative conductor through his startling arrangements, original programming, and engaging rapport with audiences of all ages. The symphony is also well known for performing classical juggernauts such as The Rite of Spring as well as more whimsical nights of jazz standards.
200 University St
Seattle,
WA
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Since its 1926 opening, The Triple Door has played many roles—vaudeville theater, movie house, burlesque—and in 2002 it entered its latest incarnation, as an award-winning music venue and lounge. The Musicquarium Lounge at The Triple Door boasts a 1,900-gallon freshwater aquarium, as well as a menu inspired by Asian delicacies and brought to you by the acclaimed Wild Ginger kitchen. Start your evening with some Bangkok boar satay dipped in a golden-raisin plum sauce ($5 each, two for $9), and kick your noshing into high gear with fragrant duck spiced with cinnamon and star anise and served with steamed buns, Sichuan peppercorn salt, and sweet plum sauce ($14.50 half, $23.50 whole). Sip a beer-like beverage ($3.50–$12.50 bottled, $5.50 draft), sake ($8–$15), or cider ($5.25–$15.25) as live music swims into your ear canals most evenings from the lounge stage sans cover charge. Signature cocktails such as the river taxi ($8.50)—made with Mekhong whiskey, coconut water, lemongrass, and pineapple—float on sound waves aboard rafts made of smooth, smooth bass lines.
216 Union Street
Seattle,
WA
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The Seattle Shakespeare Company delivers bard-penned dramatics to eager theatergoers, delighting patrons with fresh takes on Shakespeare's classic plays. Following several plot threads, including the supernaturally altered infatuations of two young couples and the antics of a clownish troupe of actors, A Midsummer Night's Dream deftly mixes fantasy and sidesplitting comedy into a mélange that tickles funny bones and ousts any were-hyenas sitting in the audience. Fairies, love spells, and mistaken identities keep plots rolling merrily along before all is resolved in jubilant fashion. Shows take place at the Intiman Playhouse, with seating that puts theatergoers close enough to see every costume lace ruffle and anachronistically flawless smile.
305 Harrison St
Seattle,
WA
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Find all of your favorite traditional American dishes in one place at Egan's Ballard Jam House. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Egan's Ballard Jam House, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Egan's Ballard Jam House won't disappoint. Open air seating is ready for diners at Egan's Ballard Jam House when the weather is warm. Big parties won't feel squeezed in at Egan's Ballard Jam House, which offers great seating for large groups. Music lovers can enjoy live performances at Egan's Ballard Jam House as well. If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first. The dress code at Egan's Ballard Jam House is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you. Avoid parallel parking and slide into a spot free of charge — the restaurant offers free parking next door. It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Egan's Ballard Jam House.
1707 NW Market St
Seattle,
WA
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Tractor Tavern offers an array of tempting American cuisine. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Tractor Tavern's menu. You won't feel cramped at Tractor Tavern, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups. For music and dancing, Tractor Tavern also features live bands and an open floor. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. Street parking is readily available near Tractor Tavern's Ballard Ave NW location. There's no need to bust your budget at Tractor Tavern, with most meals costing under $15.
5213 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle,
WA
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Steps from the famous Pike Place Market, music fans can’t miss the huge sign in front of this branch of the international casual dining chain. With scads of memorabilia from Seattle’s music scene, Hard Rock Cafe diners can find Eddie Vedder’s acoustic guitar, instruments played by Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, a 1969 Fender Stratocaster used by Jimi Hendrix, plus a handwritten poem and notes from Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and more. The menu inside the rocking space reads like a pub-food playlist, featuring various spins on classic burgers, Ben & Jerry’s milkshakes, dry-aged steaks, fish and chips with Shock Top beer batter, and salads with house-made dressings. Worth a peek is the rooftop terrace, with its comfortable seating and sleek fire pits, which looks out on the city with views of the Market and Elliott Bay.
116 Pike St
Seattle,
WA
US
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