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5 Seattle Venues You Have to Check Out for Your Next Pacific Northwest Tour

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Seattle has been home to some serious music legends, so we wouldn't be surprised if your tour already included this Pacific Northwest metropolis. This city has a ton to offer in the way of kick-ass venues; there are venues for the up-and-comers to the megastars. But if you're unsure of where to start looking, we've got a lineup of venues all around the city for any taste.

Music Venues You Need to Know About: El Corazón/Funhouse in Seattle

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“Pearl Jam's first five shows were in that room, Nirvana's first Seattle show was in that room. The only official Temple of the Dog show until this tour they just announced was in that room. It has a ton of history,” Dana Sims says of the Off Ramp, the downtown club “where grunge broke.”

The storied spot is now called El Corazón. Sims renamed it in 2005 when he took ownership. Before that, it was Graceland, and before that, a slew more. It's been a live music hall of some kind since 1910.

Naturally, not just anyone gets to play that legendary room. You have to deserve it.

5 Best Venues in Seattle for Bands New to the Scene

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Seattle has a rich musical history, and the arts and culture scenes are incredibly vibrant to this day. It’s a wonderful environment to explore yourself musically, as there's a market and venue for almost any genre you can imagine.

There are a ton of great venues of all sizes in town, and shows happen on every night of the week. It really isn’t that difficult to find a gig! If you’re new to the scene or have just moved to the area, here are my top five recommendations for clubs to start with.