The KEXP Gathering Space offers awesome live music and incredible coffee in the heart of Seattle.
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You can find the KEXP Gathering Space at the KEXP studios at 472 1st Ave N. In other words, near the Seattle Center. It’s an intimate space for a live concert, allowing around 380 people. The shows are FREE, open to the public, and welcome all ages and even pets.
I have seen a few live performances at the gathering space, including Charles Bradley, Shovels & Rope, Common Market, and Wolf Parade. It’s not a full show, but the performers still play four or five songs. That means the acts last about 20-25 minutes.
On top of live music, the gathering space also includes our favorite coffee shop in Seattle: La Marzocco. Every month, La Marzocco features a different coffee roaster from the United States or around the world. The drinks, snacks, and even the dishes change to look, feel, and taste just like the featured coffee roaster does.
UPDATE: Cafe Vita has taken over coffee operations at the gathering space and also offers fantastic coffee and bites.
When there isn’t live music, the KEXP Gathering Space is still just that — a gathering space. There are couches, chairs, and plenty of tables to hang out, work, or just chat. It’s one of my favorite places to post up and chill in Seattle.
UPDATE: We’ve since moved away from Lower Queen Anne but we still think back to our Sunday mornings at the gathering space, sipping coffee and listening to Preachin’ the Blues on KEXP. We certainly miss those days and try to make it back as often as possible.
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