Cloudbreak is a unique music festival where attendees can access free music passes by booking a room in a participating Seattle hotel during the festival dates. For Puget Sound locals, this makes a great staycation.
Seattle is known for its legendary music scene and has a history of venues and artists that break the mold to become renowned worldwide. Artists who started out in Seattle represent a vast range of genres, including Sir Mix-a-Lot, Macklemore, Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Brandi Carlile, Fleet Foxes, and Heart. Seattle is also home to several music cultural institutions, including internationally acclaimed radio station KEXP and record label Sub Pop.
Cloudbreak – Seattle’s ReviveLive Music Fest celebrated the return of live music to the Emerald City as venues recovered from you-know-what in 2022 and our city’s music venues were silent for much too long!
While Cloudbreak was initially set to be a one-year event, the positive feedback encouraged Visit Seattle and King County Creative Economy to bring it back another year – this time with the support of an additional partner, City of Seattle Office of Economic Development. The partnership is one-of-a-kind, combining the forces of a destination marketing organization with city and county government to uplift the creative arts in Seattle.
This second annual festival is a way to show off Seattle’s status as a music mecca, and also celebrate the up-and-coming artists that continue the city’s rich music legacy.
Cloudbreak music festival kicks off November 1 at the iconic Crocodile, with an exciting lineup including Kill Rock Stars & Friends Tour, Ben Hunter & Cameron Lavi-Jone,s and Rocky Votolato.
To access shows for free, attendees need to book a stay at a participating hotel. Guests can show their pass plus hotel key card at participating venue doors to experience Cloudbreak shows during their hotel stay.
What if you don’t want to stay in a hotel? Concert ticket prices vary per venue and artist. See below for a complete list of music venues and concerts.
- When: November 1-22, 2023.
- Where: There are a total of 185 artists, 28 venues, and 71 participating hotels.
- Who: The full list of music venues and concerts is at Cloudbreak, Seattle’s ReviveLive Music Fest.
More info: CLOUDBREAK MUSIC FEST
Participating Cloudbreak Seattle Hotels
The Alexis Royal Sonesta Hotel Seattle | Arctic Club Hotel | Astra Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel | Belltown Inn | Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel Downtown | The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio Collection by Hilton | citizenM Seattle Pioneer Square | citizenM Seattle South Lake Union | Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union | Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square | Crowne Plaza Seattle – Downtown | The Edgewater Hotel | Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square | EVEN Hotel Seattle Downtown – Lake Union | Executive Hotel Pacific | Fairfield Inn & Suites Seattle Downtown/Seattle Center | Fairmont Olympic Hotel | Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center | Four Seasons Hotel Seattle | Grand Hyatt Seattle | Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown | Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown | Hilton Motif Seattle | Hilton Seattle | Holiday Inn Seattle Downtown – Lake Union | Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Convention Center Pike Street | Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown | Hotel 1000, LXR Hotels & Resorts | Hotel Ändra Seattle – MGallery Hotel Collection | Hotel FIVE | Hotel Max | Hotel Sorrento | Hotel Theodore | Hyatt at Olive 8 | Hyatt House Seattle/Downtown | Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown | Hyatt Regency Seattle | Inn at the Market | The Inn at Virginia Mason | The Inn at the WAC | Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle | Kimpton Hotel Vintage Seattle | Kimpton Palladian Hotel | La Quinta Inn and Suites by Wyndham Seattle Downtown | Level Hotels & Furnished Suites – South Lake Union | LOTTE Hotel Seattle | Mayflower Park Hotel | The Maxwell Hotel | The Mediterranean Inn | The Moore Hotel | Moxy Seattle Downtown | Palihotel Seattle | Pan Pacific Seattle | Paramount Hotel Seattle | Renaissance Seattle Hotel | Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Convention Center | Residence Inn Seattle Downtown/Lake Union | Seattle Marriott Waterfront | Sheraton Grand Seattle | Silver Cloud Hotel – Seattle Stadium | Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle – Broadway | Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle – Lake Union | The Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton | SpringHill Suites Seattle Downtown/South Lake Union | The State Hotel | Staybridge Suites Seattle Downtown – Lake Union, an IHG Hotel | Thompson Seattle | Travelodge Seattle By The Space Needle | W Seattle | Warwick Seattle | The Westin Seattle
Participating Cloudbreak Music Venues
Some venues are 21+ only.
THE BALLARD SMOKE SHOP | BELLTOWN YACHT CLUB | CENTRAL SALOON | CAFFÈ UMBRIA | CLOCK-OUT LOUNGE | CONOR BYRNE PUB | THE CROCODILE | EL CORAZÓN | FREAKOUT FEST | FREMONT ABBEY | THE FUNHOUSE | HERE-AFTER | HIGH DIVE | MADAME LOU’S | NECTAR LOUNGE | NEUMOS | THE RABBIT BOX | RED LOUNGE | ROUGH & TUMBLE | ROYAL ROOM | SALMON BAY EAGLES | SLIM’S LAST CHANCE | SUNSET TAVERN | TIM’S TAVERN | TRACTOR TAVERN | TRINITY NIGHTCLUB | THE TRIPLE DOOR | THE VERA PROJECT
2023 Cloudbreak Festival highlights
- Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Cloudbreak launch – Kill Rock Stars & Friends, Ben Hunter & Cameron Lavi-Jones, Rocky
- Votolato at The Crocodile (including at venues inside The Crocodile, Here-After and Madame Lou’s)
- Friday, Nov. 3 – Spirit Award and Telehealth at The Vera Project
- Thursday, Nov. 9 – Jenn Champion at Fremont Abbey
- Saturday, Nov. 11 – A-Frames Reunion at Clock-Out Lounge
- Tuesday, Nov. 14 – The Round with local artists, poet & live painter at Fremont Abbey
- Thursday, Nov. 16 – Shaina Shepherd and Tomo Nakayama at Tim’s Tavern
- Friday, Nov. 17 – The Fall of Troy at El Corazon
- Friday, Nov. 17 – Brittany Davis at The Rabbit Box
- Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18 – Smokey Brights at Sunset Tavern
- Saturday, Nov. 18 – Kuinka at Tractor Tavern
- Saturday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 19 – Mudhoney at The Crocodile
- Monday, Nov. 20 – Haley Graves at Neumos
- Wednesday, Nov. 22 – The Dusty 45s at Tractor Tavern
- Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Enumclaw at Neumos
- The full list of music venues and concerts is at Cloudbreak, Seattle’s ReviveLive Music Fest.
Calendar of live music events
The following calendar list includes upcoming live and live stream music events in all genres. We update music events on a rolling basis all year long. We also try to have several free and low cost live music events on the calendar every weekend.
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