Seattle Music Tour
Jimi Hendrix. Nirvana. Brandi Carlile. Seattle will forever be synonymous with music, from jazz and folk to grunge and hip hop. With our local guides, you’ll be able to customize a complete music experience to visit the places where familiar artists – and others worth knowing – got their big break and venues where budding musicians perform to this day.
Explore the historically rich neighborhood of downtown Seattle and Pioneer Square, once a vibrant music scene where legends like Kurt Cobain made their debut and the likes of Jimi Hendrix spent their free time. If you’re a fan of the latter, enjoy a drive through his stomping grounds growing up and pay homage to his rockin’ statue in a neighborhood still known for its counterculture scene.
You can easily spend much of your tour – which can be any length and involve walking, driving, or a mix of both – in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, home to alternative live music venues, intimate nightclubs, and record stores where we can browse while enjoying a cup of coffee from one of the area’s many excellent cafes. We’ll have the chance to enter places where music history was made!
Another area worthy of inclusion on your music tour is Seattle Center, location of annual music festivals, the iconic Space Needle, and the Museum of Pop Culture (aka MoPOP). Arrange for admission to any of these places for during or after your tour. Music fans, make MoPOP a must-visit to see rotating exhibits featuring music memorabilia and actual band artifacts.
Other opportunities for music and music history abound, from the wacky and incredibly talented performers at Pike Place Market to the few acclaimed clubs offering the best blues and jazz concerts in the city. For classical enthusiasts, we’ll pass by Seattle’s most esteemed institutions like the Seattle Opera and others, from West Seattle to Bainbridge Island. Maybe you can even snag some tickets for after your tour!
Our music tour is for everyone, and our local music-loving guides are prepared to create an amazing custom tour based on the interests of everyone in your party!