A nightlife scene is only complete with good music to suit any style or mood. In Spokane, you can experience the grandeur of the Spokane Symphony, the simplicity of instrumental guitar while sipping wine, or the hard edge of rock ‘n roll at one of many major regional venues. When you’re feeling like a good laugh, look to Spokane’s local comedy clubs or venues like The Bing Crosby Theater and Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox that bring a broad range of entertainers to our city. Dust off those dancing shoes and head to nYne or The Ridler Piano Bar and dance until your heart is content. Spokane’s live music events provide the perfect reason for an overnight stay (or two) at a Davenport Collection hotel, the Hotel Ruby, or the Montvale Hotel. Find the best live music Spokane has to offer!
Where to See Live Music in Spokane
The Spokane Pavilion at Riverfront Park
The Pavilion at Riverfront Park is one of the best places to see live music in Spokane. With an annual summer concert series featuring world-class musicians from around the world, the Pavilion is often thought to be the city's best outdoor venue. Located in the heart of the gorgeous Riverfront Park, this open-air venue offers sweeping views of the Spokane River, a dazzling LED light display, and a tiered landscape allowing everyone to see the massive stage. Spokane entertainment doesn't get any better than this!
If you plan to see a hit musical act in Spokane, chances are they will be performing at the Spokane Arena. The state-of-the-art, 12,500 seat arena is host to the largest concerts and live music events Spokane has to offer, as well as numerous Spokane sports teams. If you want to see all the upcoming concerts in Spokane happening at the arena, visit the Spokane Arena events calendar.
The Knitting Factory
When it comes to Spokane music venues, The Knitting Factory is soaked in the culture of the city, hosting every music act imaginable. From up-and-coming local bands to huge world-famous acts, the Knitting Factory is Spokane's premier concert venue. With a capacity of 1,500, the venue is smaller than the Arena or Pavilion, but the huge stage and high ceilings make it feel just as big as the neighboring venues. Found in the heart of downtown Spokane, the Knitting Factory is one of the best places to see live music in Spokane.
No list of Spokane live music venues is complete without mentioning Zola. Regularly hosting top local acts and bands, the concerts here have a much more intimate vibe than shows at the Pavilion or Arena. With an award-winning restaurant and bar, live music isn't the only draw to this hip, modern establishment. Zola is consistently voted as the best happy hour in Spokane, so whether you plan on catching a show or simply grabbing a drink after work, be sure to pay Zola a visit tonight!
Lucky You Lounge
If you prefer your live music venues to come with a scratch restaurant headed by master chefs, then you can't miss Lucky You Lounge in Spokane. With an eclectic and modern atmosphere, this lounge is a great spot to stop in for a crispy chicken sandwich and this weekend's hit music act. The music here is as diverse as their drink menu, with smooth jazz, playful pianos, hard rock and EDM all sharing the stage depending on what night you visit.