Friday, April 17, 2015

Hipmunk City Love: Seattle’s Best Hotels for Live Entertainment

Because Seattle is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, it’s long been a regional center for many genres of the performing arts, including orchestra, opera, ballet, and theater. In the 1990s, Seattle became known as the birthplace of grunge. The bands Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and many more began their rise to fame playing in their hometown of Seattle. Grunge music’s popularity may have faded, but Seattle is still home to incredible bands and many forms of performing arts. And, there are many hotels in Seattle that bring a wide variety of entertainment to you.

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Sorrento Hotel

Seattle’s Sorrento Hotel  is well known for the unique programs they present in their Fireside Room and the Top of the Town. On any given night, you could attend a CD release event, a musical performance, a reading, or a discussion with a panel of experts on various topics. Your stay in one of the boutique hotel’s rooms will be as unique as the hotel and its events. No two rooms are alike; they each have individualized curves, corners, character, and charm. Decorated with crisp colors and vintage furnishings, they will spoil you with comfort.

The Edgewater - A Noble House Hotel

Every Friday and Saturday, Six Seven Lounge at The Edgewater - A Noble House Hotel  features a schedule with up-and-coming local artists, well-known local artists, or nationally known artists. The diverse music ranges from alternative to jazz to country and more. And the list of past performers, including The Beatles, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, gives you an idea of the caliber of performance you will be treated to. The rooms are a treat too. All rooms have pine furniture, gas fireplaces, and views of Puget Sound or the Olympic Mountains.

The Moore Hotel

The Moore Hotel is conveniently connected to the Moore Theater, which is the oldest functioning theater in Seattle. The theater, operated by the Seattle Theater Group, presents a wide variety of performances: concerts, musicals, lectures, and dance, comedy, and variety shows. You’re sure to find a performance to your liking. The hotel’s glamorous lobby with restored tile-work, moldings, and marble, and the rooms decorated in an alluring cross between hipness and tradition will charm your socks off.

Hotels Near Venues

Both the Executive Hotel Pacific and W Seattle are within walking distance of the famous Showbox at the Market. The Showbox has been open since 1939 and has hosted famous artists stretching from Duke Ellington to the Ramones, as well as Pearl Jam, Macklemore, and Prince. It is a comparatively small venue with seating for approximately 1,100, making it a great place to see a concert.

A stay at the Mediterranean Inn or the Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown places you just a few blocks from Vera Project. The Vera Project is a music venue and more. There are weekly concert featuring newer artists like The Hollers, A Weekend at the Feelies, and Karma Knows. There are also classes in sound engineering, recording, lighting, writing, and DJ-ing. The Vera Project is the perfect venue for anyone interested in becoming part of the music industry.

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