Celebrate Seattle’s music scene at the new ‘Cloudbreak’ festival


A new music festival called Cloudbreak is coming to Seattle on Nov. 3-23.

You already know Seattle is a music-loving city. I mean we literally born grunge. After 2.5 years of isolation, it’s fair to say we are all craving an excuse to get out of the house and experience live music again.

And Cloudbreak isn’t messing around. The festival kicks off with the one and only Sir Mix-a-Lot at El Corazon.

Mix is ​​helping raise funds and awareness for local venues and artists. He said, “Seattle’s music scene is legendary and we only keep making it legendary by feeding the fires of the folks who make it happen – our musicians and our local music venues…”

You can help play an active part in supporting local music while having a fun night out (or many). There’s even some added incentive to attend given that 70 participating downtown Seattle hotels will grant free access to any of the 60+ concerts if you are a guest. See those details here.

King County Executive Dow Constantine said, “This one-of-a-kind festival is a celebration of their return, as we invite guests from near and far to join in the vibrancy of our live music community.”

Among the participating venues are some icons that we all know and love like The Crocodile, The Vera Project, and Neumos.

The diverse lineup features a variety of genres and local artists like The Black Tones, Rocky Votolato, Shaina Shepherd, Visqueen, Damien Jurado and so, so many more.

“Seattle’s incredible musical legacy is well-known across the world,” said Tracey Wickersham, Senior Director of Cultural Tourism. “With Cloudbreak, we are excited to uplift and honor the many music venues of our city, and our musicians, after the hardship they faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Live music is back, and better than ever in Seattle!”

See the Cloudbreak lineup and learn about participating hotels and tickets here.