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5/8 GiveBig Pre-Party

You’re invited to our 2018 GiveBig Pre-Party @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center 6:30p-8:00p {RSVP Required} DONATE NOW | RSVP | FACEBOOK | THE ROUND Support local nonprofits who are making Seattle, and the world, a more artful place to be. Join us for a Give Big pre-party on Tuesday night to help boost nonprofits working […]

4/20 Next Stage Showcase

2018 Next Stage Showcase: “The Stories We Tell” LIVE MUSIC | POETRY | PAINTING | DANCE | FILM A multi-genre moving collaboration through Fremont Abbey’s downstairs gallery space. “The Stories We Tell” will explore the role of the individual in the larger narrative of life and ask audience members to “find your place in the […]

11/15: Open Arts Mic

FREE | 3rd Tuesdays |  7:30 signups, 8:00 start |  All ages, PG13, mostly seated |  All performance art forms welcome.  Music, poetry, dance, more.  Unplugged, no PA, upstairs in the Abbey Great Hall.  Grand piano is available. + FREE Next Stage music/arts industry workshop downstairs at 6:00 – contact Matt for details – matt(at) Original […]

10/29 Special Event

SAT, 10/29,  5:00pm Healing Blessing from the State Oracle of Tibet, the venerable Nechung Kuten: A Benefit for the Nechung Buddhist Center.  $10+ suggested donation, all profits to go the charity. Produced by Amy Lindsay Richards

10/22: Leyla & Dom

Dom Flemons,  Leyla McCalla (String Trio) (former members of Carolina Chocolate Drops) All ages, bar w/ ID, mostly seated. 7:00 doors, 8:00 show TICKETS  | FACEBOOK SUPPORT: We serve local beer from Two Beers; local cider from Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, a rotating cocktail from Sound Spirits Distillery. This is a fundraiser event […]

8/25 Songwriter Night

8/25 – Zealyn with Matt Wright, Tyson Motsenbocker, and Mike Edel. Songwriter Night curated by Kris Orlowski 7p doors, 8p show, all ages, mostly seated TICKETS  |  FACEBOOK    

7/12: The Round (134)

7/12 The Round (134) All Ages, Seated Arthur James, Emily Donohue, Paris Alexa, share the stage with youth slam poet & live painter Victoriana Dan. FACEBOOK  |  TICKETS   Artist Meal Provided by                        ROUND 134 SPONSORED by

4/14-16: Playlist Seattle

6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle Playlist Seattle IV – Women Who Rock, Directed by Kelly McMahon Thursday, April 14 at 7:30pm w/ special performance by Jamie Nova Sky Friday, April 15 at 7:30pm w/ special performance by Whitney Mongé Saturday, April 16 at 7:30pm w/ special performance by Amanda Hardy TICKETS  |  FACEBOOK   $15 each, $30 for […]

3/30: Birds of Chicago

TICKETS  |  FACEBOOK Birds of Chicago (full band), with guest Raina Rose (Portland) “…[Birds of Chicago] performances often feel playful, from the hearty rapport of their harmonizing to Russell’s capricious sculpting of enunciation, phrasing and tone. They show us a way to fully live with the awareness that nothing’s forever and everything’s at stake.” – […]

3/11: Creative Mornings

Abbey Arts co-presents: Creative Mornings Seattle  

1/15: Maldives, Winterlings

The Maldives (acoustic), The Winterlings (album release), plus Harm (Alaska)  + “The Winterlings are an American Folk Music duo based in Seattle. They have played the CMJ Music festival in Manhattan, The Juan De Fuca Festival in Port Angeles, Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle and Fisherman’s Village Music Festival in Everett just to name a […]

1/8: The Cloves

1/8/16:  The Cloves, with Robert Deeble “Modern Americana Folk harmonized through a ‘60s pop lens.” “The Cloves are a 6-piece folk/pop band based in a small town called Sumner just outside of Tacoma, Washington. Songwriters Michael Hochstatter and Kevin Poleskie sing personal, confessional lyrics over a musical tapestry that includes cello and vintage keyboards alongside […]

12/3: The Winter Round

Live @ The Triple Door! On a Thursday this year. Our special show with alumni from past Rounds, but this year we are going all out with select artists from the past 10 years! Join us for a fabulous evening at the amazingly plush Triple Door venue downtown across from Benaroya (underneath The Wild Ginger). […]

11/21: Chris Paul Stelling

11/21 Christopher Paul Stelling, Planes on Paper @ Ballard Homestead. TICKETS $10 ADVANCE  NPR Tiny Desk Concert | CBS Saturday Morning “Hard Work” Performance | Country Weekly “Horse” Performance

11/7: OneBeat Seattle

 1245 10th Ave East OneBeat 2015 Music Event – 25 performers from 17 countries  w/ special guest Naomi Wachira 8:00 event, 7:00 doors, all ages, bar w/ ID, free parking, TICKETS AT THE DOOR TONIGHT, 7pm Global Resonance, an evening of reflective music featuring 25 musicians from 17 countries, in collaboration with Seattle artists. More […]

10/17: Bombadil, Erik Walters

6541 Jones Ave NW Bombadil – North Carolina “Quirky, multi-textured, wildly inventive, eclectic, and hugely enjoyable,” “…a combination of open-minded chamber folk and the bright and sunny pop music of the 1960s,” “Syd Barrett meets The Beatles,” are just some of the media accolades used to describe Bombadil, a band that over the past year or […]

10/15: Benefit Event

6/23: Jolie Holland

(4272 Fremont Avenue North) Jolie Holland with Erik Walters (Silver Torches), Susie Philipsen (Yves) Doors 7pm | Show 8pm  | General Admission $15 | Doors $20    All ages, bar w/ ID, mostly seated.  All bar profits go to support local nonprofits. Thanks to our local sponsors – Hilliards Beer and Two Beers Brewery;  Seattle Cider and Schilling Cider; […]

5/1: Juliann Itter Exhibit

Juliann Itter – Gallery Party, 6-8pm, FREE – 1st floor entrance Photography Show & Concert Poster Retrospective by Juliann Itter of Jumay Designs. The Round reaches 120 months in a row this May and we’re celebrating on May 1st with an art show reception downstairs in the Abbey Gallery prior to the Chatham County Line […]

5/6: Your ___ Neighborhood

“Your ____ Neighborhood” Multi-Arts show about gentrification. Presented by Forward Flux. INFO

4/23: Bruce Cockburn

Image Journal Awards event with Bruce Cockburn (Member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame).  7:30 SOLD OUT

4/22: City of Music

Come say hello at the 2015 Career Day with City of Music @ EMP.  INFO  

4/18: Mts. & Tunnels, Webley

with Jason Webley Mts. & Tunnels CD Release Party with special guest Jason Webley.  8pm show Mts. & Tunnels:  “Cozy old-school garage rock filled with bluesy guitar riffs punctuated by vintage horns…” – The Seattle Weekly Jason Webley:  “He sings with such force that you can’t help but feel, on a personal level, every twist […]

4/18 Stories of Homelessness

Special Event – The Moth & Gates Foundation SOLD OUT

4/14: The Round (119)

Musicians: The Washover Fans, Ghosts I’ve Met, Brenda Xu, slam poet Rebecca Jennings, live painter Matthew Whitney Featured Nonprofit: FEEST Seattle – Food Empowerment Education Sustainability Team – for teens TICKETS: $7 Early Discount  |  $8 Advance  |  $10 Door | FACEBOOK RSVP  

4/10: Buddy Wakefield

*TICKETS AT THE DOOR TONIGHT* 7:00 DOORS, 8:00 SHOW Renowned Slam Poet BUDDY WAKEFIELD with special guests Note: this event may contain some adult language. Viewer discretion is advised. TICKETS: $10 Student | $12 General | $15 Door | FACEBOOK RSVP @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, Seattle  

4/9: Bryan John Appleby

BRYAN JOHN APPLEBY & BAND Brian Noyeswatkins (Tomten), Barry Uhl, Meat Hair. TICKETS: $8 Early Discount | $9 advance | $10 door | FACEBOOK RSVP SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: We serve local beer from Hilliards and Two Beers, Seattle Cider, Washington wine from Wilridge Winery, & soda from Jones Soda plus a rotating cocktail. Fundraiser for Literary Source, all profits from […]

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3/25: Rain City Poetry Slam

Grand Slam!  Hosted by Rain City Slam. INFO/Facebook Featuring Mike McGee.  7p doors, 8p show. All ages, PG13-ish, mostly seated,

3/10: Round #118

Cumulus, Chris Staples (Barsuk Records), Zach Gore (Brite Lines). Slam poet Ela Barton & live painter. The Round is 2nd Tuesdays at the Abbey. All ages, mostly seated, PG13 event.  8pm show, 7pm doors Featured Nonprofit: FEEST Seattle for teens TICKETS |  FACEBOOK RSVP SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: We serve local beer from Hilliards and Two […]

2/20: The Moth StorySLAM

@ Bloedel Hall, St Mark’s on Capitol Hill.  1245 10th Ave East.  Tickets and info: Limited parking for February & March events, please carpool or bus/bike/walk.    8pm event, 7pm doors, waiting list goes up at 6:30pm for 8pm entry based on space available (typically 20-50 spots open). Sign up here with your email […]

2/20: Minus The Bear

Benefit show with Minus The Bear, Daniel G Harmann, more. SOLD OUT, No tickets at the door —  Event info

1/31: Munde & Evans

Bluegrass banjo legends Alan Munde & Bill Evans with Miles & Karina Bluegrass and original acoustic music  @ Ballard Homestead 7:30pm show, 7:00 doors.   TICKETS:  $15 advance  |  $20 door FACEBOOK RSVP Banjo Legends Alan Munde & Bill Evans – together for the first time! Join us for this very special, one-of-a-kind concert bringing together two […]

1/23: Jonah Tolchin

with Debbie Miller, Tobias the Owl   About Jonah Tolchin: “… A promising new artist who artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation.” – Kim Ruehl, NPR Heavy Rotation “…demonstrates the finesse and maturity of someone like Jason Isbell, 8 out of 10”  – Uncut Magazine “Adding raw, punk brio to a […]

1/16: The Moth

@ Bloedel Hall, St Mark’s on Capitol Hill.  1245 10th Ave East.  Tickets and info: Free parking 8pm event, 7pm doors, waiting list goes up at 6:30pm for 8pm entry (typically 20-50 spots open) Fundraiser for Literacy Source, all profits from bar sales go to support their community programs.

12/13: Early Show

Pepper Proud + Mikey Mike Gervais, plus live painting by HENRY.  4pm show!   Rescheduled to DEC 13.  GET DISCOUNT TICKETS HERE | FACEBOOK RSVP 4pm Concert for ALL ages @ Ballard Homestead (6541 Jones Ave NW) Doors open at 3:30, free parking on street and nearby church lot 1 block away on 23rd

12/10-12: Damien Jurado

Abbey Arts presents: DAMIEN JURADO – Special Event 3 shows, Dec 10 – 12, 8pm. 7pm doors. All ages, mostly seated, BAR w/ ID featuring local Hilliards Beer, Wilridge Wine, more. (ALL SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT, Thank you!) *Waiting list goes up at 6:30pm Thursday & Friday for possible entry at 8pm. $20 cash only. […]

12/6: The Winter Round

{Naomi Wachira} {Eric Anderson of Cataldo}   BUY TICKETS ONLINE or call 206.838.4333 {TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT!} The Winter Round @ The Triple Door On Saturday, Dec 6th we’re holding a fabulous dinner party and fundraiser to empower nonprofit arts programs & cultural events in Seattle for people of all ages and incomes. Because […]

11/13 Downton Abbey

Rainbow City Band performs the music of Downton Abbey. 7:00  

11/18: Playlist Seattle

New Event!  Playlist Seattle will feature short theatre performances based on music albums, directed by Kelly McMahon @ Ballard Homestead (6541 Jones Ave NW).  7:30 show, 7:00 doors.  $8 at the door  

10/31: The Moth

@ Bloedel Hall St Mark’s, 1245 10th Ave E on Capitol Hill. Theme: Haunted  (HALLOWEEN PARTY SPECIAL)  8:15-10:30p event Abbey Arts presents The Moth StorySLAM: World renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast as heard on NPR! 1st Thursdays @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 3rd Fridays @  Bloedel Hall St Mark’s (Capitol Hill) 7pm doors, 8:15pm show, […]

10/25: Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk (SNL, Breaking Bad) reading, comedy & book signing. *LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT $25 not including the book, opens at 7pm, cash preferred “Bob Odenkirk started by writing sketches for his junior high school classes. Inspired by Monty Python, Bob and Ray, and The Credibility Gap, he went on to work […]

10/14: The Round (113)

    Musicians ADD ODE (Galen of Pickwick and his sister Duni) Ben Fisher Alessandra Rose (The Kindness Kind) + live painters Glory Cancro & Brent Holland, plus slam poet. 2nd Tuesdays, 113 months in a row in Seattle. 7:00 doors, 8:00 show. TICKETS  $10 / $13    ||   Facebook RSVP

10/11: Sam Amidon

*TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT* Abbey Arts presents Sam Amidon (Vermont) w/ very special guests, plus Eli West opens @ Ballard Homestead New venue at 6541 Jones Ave NW, between 23rd & 24th off of 65th. On the #40 bus line (get off at 65th) or about 1/2 mile walking from the D line at 65th/15th. […]

10/9: The Von Trapps

The von Trapps (Portland), with Debbie Miller opening at 8pm. 7:00 doors, 8:00 show, all ages, mostly seated TICKETS  $10 Advance / $13 at the door Live streaming to kids in hospitals via The Melodic Caring Project

10/3: Courtney / Vikesh

Courtney Marie Andrews  SSG Music Interview with Courtney (with music link)   Vikesh Kapoor Vikesh press:  “A series of sharply etched portraits of struggling Americans that points back along a road of socially conscious songs.” – THE NEW YORKER “Sincere, husky ballads of the apathetic, recession-era (or Depression-era) working man.” – INTERVIEW MAGAZINE Kapoor’s cameos of […]

10/1: Ballroom Thieves

TICKETS AT THE DOOR TONIGHT The Ballroom Thieves (Boston) at 8:45, with Kye Alfred Hillig (Tacoma) at 8:00 7:00 doors, 8:00 show   ||   Facebook RSVP         Martin Earley – Guitar/Vocals,  Devin Mauch – Percussion/Vocals , Calin Peters – Cello/Vocals “The room is dark, as feet shuffle and people slowly mill about the […]

10/30: Bushwick Book Club

  The Bushwick Book Club Seattle Presents: original music inspired by Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead This Halloween eve join the best book club in town in celebration of music, literature, friends, drinks, candy and… ZOMBIES!    (GASP!)   That’s right!   On Thursday October 30th Bushwick Book Club present original music inspired by Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. […]


9/30* The Hope Project Benefit event  |  Info:    9/24 Le Wrens with Ghosts I’ve Met, Lotte Kestner *tickets at the door tonight* Le Wrens: {Video}   Photo: Jonny & Lizzie Gundersen Ghosts I’ve Met: Lotte Kestner: All ages, mostly seated, Bar w/ ID.  7:00 doors, 8:00 show TICKETS  $8 / $10  ||  Facebook […]

10/2: The Moth

Abbey Arts presents The Moth StorySLAM: World renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast as heard on NPR! 1st Thursdays @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 3rd Fridays @  Bloedel Hall St Mark’s (Capitol Hill) 7pm doors, 8pm show, all ages, bar w/ ID, plenty of non-reserved seating available. ADVANCE TICKETS:  Tickets usually go onsale through The Moth email […]

AUGUST, 2014

8/28 Womens Event Seattle International Foundation   8/30-9/1 BUMBERSHOOT Stop by the Abbey Arts booth at Bumbershoot this weekend!  Say hit to our volunteers (and maybe some local bands who stop by), take a photo with friends, and let Seattle know “What Music Moves You”.   FIND US IN THE ARMORY near FlatStock and other […]

JULY, 2014

7/31 Wildfires Benefit Show 7:00 doors, 8:15 show start, all ages, mostly seated.  $10+ donation Short sets by: Vicci Martinez Bradford Loomis Andrew Vait Whitney Mongé + a song from Brody Blackburn from Pateros Benefit Concert to support those effected by the Carlton Complex Fires in Eastern Washington. All profits go to families and those […]

APRIL, 2014

4/8 – THE ROUND (107) James Apollo, Ghosts I’ve Met, Lotte Kestner, slam poet Matt Gano, live visuals by Lauren Bishop 3+ musicians share the stage with slam poet & live painter. Nonprofit of the month: Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets ADVANCE TICKETS 4/10 Rainbow City Orchestra 7pm.  INFO 4/15 […]


2/18 Jon Russell *SOLD OUT* Jon Russell (The Head And The Heart), with Drew Grow (Modern Kin). A special evening in the Fremont Abbey’s Great Hall. *SOLD OUT, THANK YOU!* 2/26: Tom Brosseau *Tickets at the door tonight, opens 7pm, 8pm show* with Shelby Earl (Seattle), and poet Jon Sands (NYC) ADVANCE TICKETS or at […]


2/6 The Moth The Moth StorySLAM: World renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast! for tickets & info. No tickets via Brown Paper or Abbey. 7pm doors, 8pm show, all ages, bar w/ ID, some seating available.  Premium tickets let you get in early and skip the big line but do not guarantee a […]


1/14/14  Round 104 with slam poet Ela Barton, live painter Skye Graves   1/24 Chatham County Line *TICKETS AT THE DOOR TONIGHT, OPENS 7PM, 8PM SHOW* Chatham County Line (Raleigh, NC) Lydia Ramsey (Seattle) 8pm show, 7pm doors.  TICKETS “Chatham County Line is a four-man American roots band that emerged from the bluegrass scene in […]

JAN 2, 2014: THE MOTH

1/2 The Moth The Moth Story SLAM: World renowned storytelling event & top arts podcast! for tickets & info. No tickets via Brown Paper or Abbey. 7pm doors, 8pm show, all ages, bar w/ ID, some seating available.

Dec 20: Be Love(d) Benefit

Be Love(d): A benefit for Crisis Clinic Led To Sea, Cahalen Morrison, many poets, and more!  RSVP here.  Hosted by Laura Wachs