Where to see live music outside in Seattle

Seattle is known for its music scene. And once the nice weather hits, we’re all about taking things outside.

Our region has several outdoor concert venues, including the Woodland Park Zoo, Marymoor Park in Redmond and Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. And, of course, there’s our two big in-town music festivals, Capitol Hill Block Party and Bumbershoot.

But what’s even better than an outdoor concert? A free outdoor concert. And KEXP has us covered with its Concerts at the Mural series, taking place every Friday evening in August on the grounds of Seattle Center. This year’s lineup includes some impressive names, like Wolf Parade, Weyes Blood, and Helado Negro.

But wait, there’s more! The Seattle Art Museum’s Summer at SAM series brings local music acts to the Olympic Sculpture Park on Thursday evenings in July and August. Check out their website for the schedule.

So grab your picnic blanket, bust out your favorite band T-shirt, and get ready to soak in the sounds of summer, Seattle style. We’ll see you on the lawn.

By Caitlin Moran
Caitlin writes newsletters and stories for The Evergrey. She's worked as a journalist in and around Seattle since 2010 and is a proud resident of Capitol Hill's Summit Slope neighborhood.